Crock Pot Venison Stew Perfect For A Chilly Day

It’s a little chilli today, feels a bit like fall πŸπŸ‚

We all woke up with a cold too, so I thought some warm venison stew,

sounded perfect for our bellies tonight for supper.

You will need:

2 pounds venison cubed up like for stew obviously (use beef or bison if you don’t have venison)
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp pepper
1 medium onion, chopped chunky

1 TBS of dried garlic, minced garlic..
32oz of broth, one part beef the other vegtable
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups carrots cut julian or frozen
4-6 golden potatoes,cut into chunks pieces

1 cup frozen corn
2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 bay leaf
11/2 tsp of tumeric

Combine in the crock

Mix
1/4 cup flour or two TBS of corn starch
1/4 cup of cold water

or milk and set aside seprate

Set on high for 6 hours, the last 30 min add in the flour

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Two Meals 4 Chicken Breast

Need to meal prep for the weekend?

All you need is a few ingredients.

4 chicken breast πŸ”

4 bell peppers

3 banana peppers

4 tomatoes πŸ…

1 onion

Diced butternut squash

Salt

Pepper

Garlic

Parmesan

Italian seasoning

Ababo seasoning

Oranges 🍊

Redwine Vinager

Olive oil

Cole slaw

Cranberries

Meal 1:

I sliced 2 of each veggie , drizzled them with red wine vinegar, salt, black pepper, and garlic.

Baked them in the oven for 20 min at 350Β°F on the top wraxk of your oven

Under the veggies I also baked the chicken for 30 minutes.

I sliced two chicken breast into strips, sprinkled them with Mrs. Dash original seasoning and drizzled olive oil on them

I surved that with a side of cole slaw which is just chopped up cabbage,carrots,celary, mixed with Cole slaw dressing and topped with dried cranberries.

Meal 2

While meal 1 was cooking I diced up the rest of the veggies and chicken along with one onion

I cooked the chicken first in my cast iron pan with a little olive oil and ababo seasoning.

Then on the day eaten I added in the vegetables with a little bit of Italian seasoning.

*don’t store these already combined and cooked.. Itll be gross

When that was finished I made angel hair pasta.

Get a rabid boil of water and a little milk.

Add pasta until cooked

Drain

Sprinkle with with garlic and Parmesan cheese .

Then top them the veggies and chicken

Surved with diced butternut squash drizzled with honey,oranges,and raspberry-leaf tea to drink.

Storing

Since this was just for two day prep everything went in my Anchor containors individually and in the fridge, then when ate heated up quick in the skillet or oven.

FRUGALLY Healthy On A Budget : Challenge Accepted.

Hey guys,

So time and time again I have heard “I can nor afford to eat healthy. ”

I took that as a challenge and the challenge was excepted! I am going to PROVE you can buy healthy foods and not break the bank.

I went to our most costly grocery store in our area and shopped, just for you spending $59.13 of my budget and spent it just in healthy foods.

Here is the list. ( no all is shown in the video below, my fualt , sorry)

Apple Cranberry Juice

2 1/2 gal Whole milk

2 blocks of cheese πŸ§€

1 16 slice american slice cheese πŸ§€

1 16 ozCottage cheese

2 cans of green beans

Can of mixed vegetables

Can of Black beans

Can of Kidney Beans

4 bags multi grain and whole grain bagels

1 head of Lettuce

1 bag Cole slaw

1 jar Cole slaw dressing

1 Cucumber

10 ears of corn on the cob 🌽

2 lb Grapes πŸ‡

3lb Apples 🍎

2.54 lb of Bananas 🍌

3lbs of cherries πŸ’

2 lb ( 2) Big Beef Tomatoes πŸ…

2 fresh baked Italian loaf bread 🍞

Natural polish sausage

2 6pack all natural drum sticks

2 pachages of cured diced ham

2 bags of frozen broccoli

So I am all about being 100% honest

when I said in the video I spent a little more because I have a family of 3..and shopped for 3-4 weeks… Here is what I meant.

I bought the quick junk food- 6 frozen πŸ•Pizza , 2 banquet meals, 4 snack boxes ofpizza rolls, and waffles…for our days I know we will not be getting home + diapers, allergie pills, paper plates.

Making my total grocery bill

Why? Because… honestly …I do not feel like heating up my house to meal prep πŸ˜‚

I’ll save that for the 20Β° below freezing temperatures , not the OMG it’s 82Β° πŸ”₯ in the UP of Michigan days.

Anyways my tips are

1. Keep inventory of your kitchen

2. Make your grocery list according to the adds

3. Use coupons, savings cards, and apps that will help ger your money back.

4. Keep a well stocked pantry with staples

5. Pre cook meats and break them up into meals, cutting and sectioning them

6. Remember less is more, but fill your plate with mostly vegetables.

Know your portion sizes for meats, produce, and dairy.

Have a great week all,

Shanna

A Easy Family Meal

Menu

Pinapple Cocunt Chicken

Butternut squash macaroni and cheese

Vibrant Garden Salad

Pinapple🍍 Coconut Chicken πŸ—

Preheat oven to 350Β°F

Line your baking pan with aluminum foil

Lay out 5 skinless boneless chicken breast ( I use perdue organic)

Start by drizzling the chicken with 1/4 cup of redwine vinegar .

Then, put one teaspoon of crushed pineapple on each chicken breast.

Next, sprinkle 1/4 cup of chopped coconut over the chicken and a bit of original Mrs. dash seasoning.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes

Lastly put a teaspoon of honey BBQ on each breast. Cook an additional 10 min

Macaroni & Cheese

Put 1 1/2 cup of diced butternut squashed (I used organic frozen for convenience) in a pot with…

1/4 cup of organic chicken bone broth & 1/4 cup of milk.

Turn it on medium low until it comes to a boil. (About 6 min)

*at this point you can freeze the mixture for future meals if you want to double the recipe. Don’t add the cheese if you do this.

Blend the mixture with your blender add 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese (you can add more if you don’t care about calories) with half a stick of cream cheese.

Make 1 box of veggie noodles as directed, except use either milk or vwgtable broth instead of water. and the sauce.

Salad

One whole ice burg lettuce, mustard spinach, tomatoe, one granny Smith apple peeled, red and orange sweet peppers, red onion.

Dice all of this.

Add

Sunflower 🌻seeds, dried cranberries, cocunut shavings, Italian bread crumbs.

I eat it with out dressing, if you use a dressing add in a little red wine vinager.

Vuala, you have a tasty meal.

Taco Mac n cheese casserole

2 box’s of mac and cheese

1 lb of hamburger made into taco meat

1 can of Refried beans

4 cups of shredded Cheese

3 Tomatoes diced

1 cup Salsa

1 cup Sour cream

2 cups of Lettuce

So cook up the mac n cheese like normal than take a 9×13 pan.

Layer the Mac n cheese on the bottom, add cheese and a little bit of taco meat.

Then add another layer of mac n cheese add refried beans and cheese to this layer more Mac n cheese add taco meat and cheese and salsa add last layer of mac n cheese add the rest of the cheese cover with tinfoil and throw in the oven for 15 mins at 350Β° so all the cheese melts!

Pull out and top with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and more salsa if you would like!

Eat an enjoy!

~Crystal

Made From Scratch Rhubarb Cake

3 cups raw Rhubarb cut
1  cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tbs of Cinammon 
1 Farm Fresh Egg
1/2 cup butter
1 cup applesauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour


Wash and Cut your Rhubarb dicing it.  Fill a measuring cup up to 3 cups
Mix all dry ingredients except for your cinnamon and white sugar

Add liquid ingredients blending until it is all mixed and there are no lumps

Add in your rhubarb

Pour that mixture in a 9x13x2-inch pan

Take your cinnamon and white sugar mix it together,  then sprinkle on top of the cake. 

Prehead oven to 350Β°F Bake for 35 Minutes

Let cool,  you should have a moist yet sticky cake that is delicious! 


-Tashanna

Hard Work & Family Time

When you mix our kind of work with a little time for your friends and family time you are bound for a little adventure.

These past two weeks have been absolutely packed full and busy. So I am going to just give you the highlights of the Memorial day weekend and week. πŸ™‚

Saturday we got up early, it’s the time of the year we have to start the process of cutting, splitting, hauling, and stacking, wood.

We headed out to the family camp to do exactly that.

With my daughter in one arm I threw wood in the bed if the truck while my husband split it.

It wasn’t to much longer when my father inlaw and our great uncle showed up. They took over for me.

So Casidy and I went on our own adventure.

When it was all said and done, we headed in.

That night we had our friends over for a little cook out. It was a good time as always up until they decided to get funny.

My sister in law and I was in the kitchen talking to the other ladies when her husband calls us.

“Sara, shanna, come look at this! ” he calls.

Well, assuming one of our husbands wad probably doing something hilariously stupid we walked towards my back screen door.

The guys had a Pine snake 🐍 caught in a tub.

I grabbed my daughter and ran back through the house with my sister inlaw behind me. Both of us screaming.

She yells, ” Get in the car! Get in my car! ” no questions asked I got into the passengers side of the car.

With our driveway being so muddy from the rain Sara slides on her ass falling.

She gets in, turns the car on.

Here those pains in our butts come with the snake, Sara puts the car in reverse and there we were ready to go.

I yell out the window “kill it! ”

One yells back “No, we can’t. ”

I yell back “I don’t give a shit kill the damn thing”

Getting the hint the guys finally got into my friends car and took the snake off down the road.

I’m still pissed they didn’t kill it, watch it come right back.

See, when you grow up down south with poisonous snakes like this copperhead that bit my friends son over the weekend-who is thank God alright🐍, you do not make friends. I hate them.

Sunday came along, we ended up fixing a belt on our car and that evening I finally got my garden in.

Monday I spent my time with my family. My parents, nephews, grandfather,and friends came for another cook out.

It was nice, we ate good food like my friends yummy chickpea salad recipe, which I will ask her if I can share with y’all.

Tuesday, I did mor gardening. and something pretty awesome happened

This women right here, ran.

It was freaking hot in the house, so I decided after my workout and a little gardening I was going to put casidy in the stroller and walk to my mother in laws for dinnner.

The walk turned into me running 1/4 of a mile.
Guys, this is huge for me! Why? I havent ran without having an “episode” from my superventricular tachiacaria in years. This is a condition that caused my heart will beat to fast. I usually A. Lose vision or B . Faint while feeling dizzy like and overwhelmingly hot.

It’s been 4 years and today I really think I can get back to 5 miles a day. I have to thank beachbody for teaching me how to eat properly/drink water consistently and all the motivation I have to exercise everyday from my team and being a coach. Not only has it helped that condition, but my RA so much.

Wednesday I went over to my mother in lawd so she could show me how to cook with a preserve ruhbarb.

I got 3 freezerbags and a cake out of it along with an education of how to work with this northern plant.

It is perfect πŸ‘Œ for summer eatin alone, but that cake, boy was it ever a comfort food fit for winter. And as you can see, it is to tasty to wait for a picture.

Get the recipe here.

Well, that is all I have for you today folks.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, be sure yo check out other sections of our website and follow us on social media.

-Tashanna