Cold Chicken Pizza

  1. Make your pizza dough as usual ( I use the cheap GV mix from walmart) set aside and let it rise
  2. Cut up lettuce, tomatoe, onion, bell pepper
  3. Boil chicken, shred when done and mix in ceaser salad dressing
  4. Bake pizza crust as directed with 1 1 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese on top
  5. When done layer on the chicken, the vegtables, and then drizzle a little more ceaser salad dressing on top.
  6. Enjoy

Let me know in the comments how you likes this recipe! It comes from my husbands side of the gamily and wr love it!

And please check out the rest of The Outdoor Redhead!

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Bless you Babies

Bless you babies and the love you bring.

Lift your weeping head and close your eyes, listen to the song birds sing to each other the song of life.

Lessons of love and kindness are all around. You have the right to wear the crown.

The crown of happiness is not far to find, just look up and praise the maker if the sun and sky.

Bless you babies and the love you bring.

Breath in the air and let it caress the miracle string in which you sing. Realize you are the reason for someone smiling.

Gather up all that is good and make for yourself a new pair of glasses. People are ugly, but what you may see in the world is what leaves many in awe.

Bless you babies and the love you bring

Go sit in the sunshine and feel the hug of the sun and the kiss of the breeze.

Mountains are hard to climb, but remember big things are meant to be conquered.

Feeling small is a strength of humility you own and others lack. Shine bright with that fact.

Bless you babies and the love you bring.

Open your eyes and watch the dandelion dance in the wind. Small is the seed that travels so far and plants it’s beauty in the yard of many. Some mistake it as weed. While others recognize the strength of the healer.

Bless you babies and love you bring.

I hope know how loved you are. I know right now things are hard. I want the pain you feel to be taken.

Stranger you may be, but my heart and arms are wide open with nothing that is meant to harm you.

I want you to know how perfect you are. Please don’t take life for granted. Bless you babies and the life you bring.

My Grocery Shopping Process

I’m going to make this a quick and easy step by step without a long drawn out story or explanation…

Ain’t no body go time for THAT, so let’s get to the point here.

*Note I have our grocery budget of $150 in mind through out this whole process.

  • Step 1: I look and make two list. What meals I have and what we are out of. Oh! And this includes food + anything else we use for hygene, cleaning, etc.
  • Step 2: I use the flipp app and my stores online website/mailed adds and search for those things in my list that are on sale! I will then list the price and ideal adding as I go. Unless I know an iteam can be found cheaper else where. ( I know I can get bread at our local econo foods for 89 cents)
  • Step 3: I ask what foods my husband is craving and take into account what my toddler has been asking for or run some of her favorite meals by her. I’ll look at the sales ads. Then I will find what I need to make those meals and add them.
  • Step 4: I’ll look at meat and produce in adds and add only what’s on sale at the cheapest.
  • Step 5: I check and make sure my list adds up to only $100 or less.
  • Step 6: One store has a card I can clip digital coupon too, so I do that. The other has a “Super” coupon that is in their sales add I cut that out and put it in my wallet along with any other coupons and my list.
  • Step 7: I go grocery shopping

Here is explanations I was saving.

My list is in my phone with the flipp app and on paper, I take both and sometime forget one..you know which.

Where does the $50 go in my budget?

Well 3 things

Knowing exactly where the sales items are usually in my store I make a point to look. These iteams usually arent included in the add.

I also looking for stock up iteams that are on sale, especially if it’s canned goods.

And during summer/fall we go out to our camp a lot, spend a good bit of time getting wood, and hunting. So we need quick grab n go, grilling,or easy prepared food/drink. During the winter my husband and I have a “date” where we get our favorite foods and watch a movie on the weekend.

Do I store hop?

Sometimes, the stores in town are close enough that it doesn’t bother me too if something like meat is on sale cheaper.

Lastly the irrelevant, my grammar are good is. I have to remind y’all from time to time. πŸ™‚

Comment and let me know what’s on your mind about this.

Sloppy Joe Bake

This is totally not the healthiest meal. And since I was late to the party the pictures aren’t that great either.

BUT kids will eat this

You will need

1lb or 1/2 lb for smaler family Cooked ground beef mixed with your favorite, im to lazy to make my own, can of sloppy joe sauce.

Cole slaw which I’ll tell you how I make mine

One half cabbage cut into quarters. Throw it in a food processor and chop it up fine.

Two tbs of mayo

1/2 cup of sugar

1 diced tomatoe

Pepper

And mix it all up

Now you need 1 1/4 cup of shredded cheese

Hamburger buns

Now comes the part that makes no since, but just do it. With your kids helps

Preheat your oven to 350Β°F

Layer your casserole dish

First bottom of bun

Cheese

Cole slaw

Meat n sauce

Cole slaw

Cheese

Top of bun

Cheese

Bake for 20 min

Now enjoy or not enjoy let me know in the comments if it was a hit or miss

Momma on a Budget in The Big Woods

I’m a momma on a budget living in the real world, out in the Big beautiful woods.

I’ve been looking into ways to do what I already do better.

I’m a momma who budgets and keeps up with a household.

You’ve heard this before and if you’re like me, you’ve watched the youtube videos, read the blogs, but they don’t work.

Why?

These ladies are obviously good at what they do in the modern towns/city world.

There isn’t anything wrong with that, except it’s not working for me.

1. I don’t live in a big house that is shiney and all things white with grey accents.

2. I live 45 minutes away from the nearest big town, where we buy everything.

3. I believe in buying local first, online second, and I don’t use self checkouts or free pick up.

4. I am outdoors getting dirty A LOT. Getting dressed to impress doesn’t happen often. Keeping a pair of jeans from getting holes in them is a struggle.
5. I could keep adding to this list but I’m not, except, where the heck are their kids?! You can’t tell me you’re getting all this done without a kid wrapped around your legs.

I was kind of thinking to myself, I can not be the only one.

Actually I know I’m not the only one.

Here is what I am going to do.

I’m going to start sharing with you MY tips and tricks that keep my sanity around, well…some of the time.

Comment below and let me know your thoughts.

Would you like to see videos too?

What is something you want to improve, but just don’t know how?

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 πŸ¦ƒ

Turkey Bacon πŸ₯“

Fresh spinach leaves πŸƒ

Cream cheese

4 string cheese πŸ§€

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 350Β° for 30 min

Take the toothpicks out and serve.

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

A Seed Can Start So Much More

Memories of gardening with a little 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 75Β°. 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.