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

A Snack Time Solution That Works For Kids & Grown-ups Too

This is just what have done and recently discovered.

The To Go Snacks

I have a designated bin for snacks. All of these snacks are quick grabs for the diaper bag and myself.

In this bin I keep baggies of animal crackers, veggie/fruit straws, nuts, raisins, dried cranberries, trail mix,etc.

I also have pudding cups, granola bars, organic fruit/veggie gummies,freeze dried fruit.

Now, y’all. I am cheap! I buy these things in bulk. Separate the serving sizes, i.e 12 crackers per baggie.

My baggies are colored on purpose this allows me to keep things organized.

Here for example, I have yellow bags filled with apple straws and crackers, blue bags filled with just crackers, and the red bags are just apple straws.

I do separate the nuts for myself into smaller, little snack bags, but I’m out today.

The baggies I use are the cheapest of the cheap on the shelf. One day, I’ll get even cheaper about it and buy reusable ones.

The snacks, like I said are in bulk, on sale, or cheap..but also I am weird about certain ingredients, so I always check out what’s in the food before I buy.

The gummies I buy for my daughter are found at dollar general, the freeze dried fruit is at dollar tree (there is more in the package than Wal-Mart’s brand)

Snacks At Home

I recently discovered this trick and it works SO well with my two year old and my mommy brain.

She gets…her own snack drawer in the fridge! …that she has to share with mommy and daddy.

So, I haven’t found containers yet to organize this a little better, but I took my fruit drawer and added a few things.

In mason jars I have string cheese, the bowl has boiled eggs, then we have apples and grapes.

The grapes I haven’t gotten around to slicing up and putting into baggies..

Right above that drawer I have yogurts.

Also, the door bottom shelf I have her drinks of water.

I need to experiment a little with this and find what will fit in that drawer, but I plan on adding other choices, such as half pb&j,cottage cheese,berries.

My two year old can open the fridge get what she wants and is good to go.

She isn’t allowed in there except after she has eaten her meals and not before.

It took a day to set the boundaries, but after a few “no dont do that” she got it.

Since these are filling nutritious , she so far, goes in once after breakfast and once after lunch. That’s it.

It’s helping teach her independence and boundaries, and helping me skip the 3 minutes of “what can I give her for snack” and it has been awesome for those days I don’t have a minute for lunch to just grab a boiled egg and cheeese.

Fashion That’s Country & Classy

Hey Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Outdooredhead is one of my many titles, I would like to keep it, as I have worked hard for my little side hussle. Any and all support is appreciated.

As I had mentioned I am going to be introducing clothes to you in a different way.

I didn’t want to abandon everything I had worked for if I didn’t have to. I’ve found the loop holes and would love for you to stick around.

I created this group to share with you fashion that is country and classy, yet affordable. You will also be supporting small businesses IN the UNITED STATES! I am all for backing our country in every way.

Now, I will be upfront with you. This is NOT another MLM group. These clothes come from well known companies, like Muddy Girl, to little boutiques, like The Pink Buffalo.
And yes, I do receive commission in one way or another from a couple of these companies.

You can find this group here

https://www.facebook.com/groups/188115772040068/