Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast

Y’all , if you are a cheese lover you are going to like this dish.

Honey, here is what you are going to need to have a party in your mouth.

7 Turkey Breast Cutlets 🦃

Turkey Bacon 🥓

Fresh spinach leaves 🍃

Cream cheese

4 string cheese 🧀

Pultry Seasoning 🏺

Layer seasoning, cream cheese,spinach leaf, then half a string cheese stick on the turkey

Roll it up

Wrap bacon around and secure with toothpicks

Bake at 350° for 30 min

Take the toothpicks out and serve.

( Sorry for bad pictures, chopped one is for the toddler in the house)

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A Seed Can Start So Much More

Memories of gardening with anlittle bit of meaning

The start of this year’s vegetable garden. ❤🌶🌶🌶 Has me thinking…

I’m so blessed to have grown up in a family that taught me to grow and preserve my own food.

From the womb I have been in a garden just about every summer of my life… Literally my mother will tell you about sitting in a lawn chair gardening while pregnant with me, haha

The memories I have in the garden are just amazing…

My dad and Grandpa would call up our long time family friend and neighbor Mr. Goss.

He would come over with his tractor and plow. Tilling up the field that sat surrounded by cow pastures.

I would watch him wanting a ride on that tractor so bad. Ever so often my momma would send me or my sister out to give him a glass of water. The sun was hot.

-Momma still wouldn’t allow us in shorts until it was above 75°. She was set on raising us to be ladies, little southern bells, just like all southern momma’s. –

Daddy usually used this opportunity to tell us to get out there and start picking rocks from the tilled garden. There was always rock, a never ending dreadful supply.

After we go out there in, well our sandles looking to get yelled at to put some real shoes on, hoe the rows and drop seeds.

Momma and Daddy would allow for us to pick a couple of flowers we liked to put at the head of the garden, I remember one year I chose sunflowers. I was so proud of those suckers.

My sisters and I would play Pocahontas run through the corn.

One year walking around the garden I had a deer come up behind me, and chased me all over the tarnation. It had everyone coming over to see what I was screaming about.

By the end of the season my mom and great aunt- even my grandmother when we went over Helen mountain to visit, had me and my sisters helping snapping,popping,stringing,and canning to supply the family with a winter supply every summer…

We would sneak a handful of green beans to play tea party with.. and I tell you another favorite. When the corn 🌽 was ready, my parents would allow us to go out and grab an ear off the stock to throw in the microwave to have with dinner, oh it is the best!

These memories are just a handful that make my heart smile and my soul feel at home.

Some have treated me like I’m just a stupid hick others have wondered if I was just a city person putting on, and a handful have asked me to teach them what I was brought up doing.

I know what have is a treasure.

This knowledge I have and the way I live is me carrying on a tradition that has been just a way of life for my beloved family over hundreds of years.

The memories like the ones I spouted off in no particular order are ones I hope to leave my daughter with.

My grandfather, he may be gone, and the garden is just a grass field now. All those memories though, I have of the summers in and by the garden, is the best I’ve got left of him and some of the best days of my life.

That’s something I know my daughter is getting with her grandparents. And I hope the tradition carries on and doesn’t get lost.

Because planting that seed, is just so much more.

Vinison Nacho Dip that’s Super Bowl Worthy

All right people Superbowl is coming and we need super simple, easy, food!

So I’ll share one of my lazy, feed a lot of people, and relax, ” meals”.

This will also save your wallet especially if you already have a deer in the freezer from the season…

You will need

3lb of ground venison/bacon – we add the bacon with hickory liquid smoke in when processing- or just ground venison or beef. If you want the bacon taste…add a little bit of bacon grease.

15oz can of a Tri Bean Blend of kidney,pinto, and black beans ( Blend this)

1 half jar of tostitos nacho cheese dip

2TBS of sour cream

1/4 cup of old El Paso Taco Sauce

1 package of old El Paso Taco seasoning
Brown meat and drain off access liquid – I’m the person everyone hates who boils the blood out with water and sea salt, do this if you want to.

Rinse meat with cool water in a colander.

Transfer to crock pot

Combine meat, sour cream,cheese dip, sauce, seasoning, blended beans.

Cook on high for 2 hours in the crock pot

* I sometimes add a shredded cheese on top when done.

Serve as a dip or over nacho chips with lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and what ever else you like with nachoes.

The Dead Period of My Outdoors Life

It’s January. I haven’t posted a lot in a while. And I’m sorry for that.

Here is what I’ve been up to.

#Sirphis aka Muddy Girl sent me a little present for the Holidays, this warm – warm as in your use to being up North and when it’s 20°F it feels like spring – hardshell jacket with my second favorite print serenity.

Y’all can get a 15% discount using my code btw FIELDSTAFF730 and clicking the picture below will get you to the right website… no I don’t get paid any profit, but I do like helping you save on cool clothes.

So I HAD to try and get some updated pictures.

The one up there ⬆was taken while my husband and I went to check on the camp, while out predator/bunny hunting…

Let me just say. As far as hunting goes.. y’all I’ve not seen a darn thing since the grouse I shot back in the fall.

It really makes a girl question herself and her abilities…

Below here ⬇ is a picture..I was TRYING to take in good lighting, but I had to share because when I went to look how it turned out, I found my mini me copying me! 😁

I’ve also been planning out my gardens. I have ideas about a pumpkin patch in my back yard and building a bigger raised bed.

I’ve got food plots on my mind too. We will see where that goes.

BUT my January is pretty boring yall. The snow is to high and the baby is to big to carry snow shoeing this year..yeah last year I carried her snow shoeing.

Anyways, that’s real life guys. Real life of a mom.

Simple Meal Planning

Okay y’all. Let me make myself clear.

I’m lazy when it comes to meal planning, because… well if you’re a mom, someone who is working and going to school, or a business owner reading this I don’t need to explain.

This week is my “no spend” week.

Meaning, I HATE grocery shopping and it’s winter, so you never know when the roads are going to be crappy.

Which leads me to thinking I’m gonna keep my little hiney at home. Put my money I WOULD spend in my savings and stretch my groceries out until I have to go.

Which leads me to doing the following steps

1. Look at what I have in my pantry, fridge, freezer.

2. Come up with meals using those things.

3. Write down a “menu” that has no specific days per meal on a magnetic dry erase board.

Which looks like this.

4. When it comes time to cook I choose one meal and look and see if I need to prep something for the next day- like if I decide I want to make Shepard pie, I would lay out some ground venison.

I erase what I cook as I go, day seven rolls around, I’ll look again.

Now what do I do as far as groceries? Let me explain this to you very sloppy, yet simply

This week, I’m at the end of my stock, so I would look in my kitchen to see what I have + sales and create my grocery list and meal plan based off of that.

TIP: I also leave $10- $20 in my groceries budget to stock up or for a great deal.

I.e.

I make a lot of chili in the winter, I will buy 3 cans/bags/what ever that’s non perishable. Use one now and the other two for later.

chicken broth is on sale for $1, I wouldn’t grab just the one I need I would grab 3. Butter is on sale buy one get one free again I wouldn’t buy just one I would but 4 and put the other two in the freezer for later.

And because I know your going to ask.

My grocery budget for the month is $425. This includes any and all consumables, diapers, wipes, toilet cleaners, laundry soap, normal food etc.

I was at $300, but the cost of living has gone up so I had to adjust.

I try to actually only go big bulk shopping once a month because I live so far from a grocery store and then my husband grabs things as needed on his way home from work.

If you live near a store, cut yourself some slack and break down your budget into a weekly budget.

Anyways, that’s basically it. I hope this helps. 🙂 Any questions ask!

I’ve been asked, so I figured I’d let y’all in on how my hair is looking like this.

I have what I call “combination” hair. As in, it’s curly on the sides, type 2 wavy the rest of the way, except for the back part that people will often comment on and say “oh hey you have white hair”, actually..it is blond and happens to be the straight part.

I’ve ALWAYS struggled with