Posted by: Dawn | on October 4, 2017
Recently a family in our church needed some meals. It was a crazy time for every one in our church and I knew that and had not signed up to take a meal but last minute I decided I could tag team with the one person who had signed up and offered to bring a dessert. Fortunately, I had an angel food cake in the freezer that I could pull out and put my grandmother’s Brown Sugar Frosting on. I have such great memories being in her home Sunday after church for lunch and she would often serve us this exact deliciousness! This recipe is great on cinnamon rolls or chocolate cake! And it is super easy!
And this is the final project. I could eat a piece of this right now!!
Happy Autumn ya’ll!
Posted by: Dawn | on July 18, 2016
This is the final recipe in the FREEZER MEAL Marathon. I am sure there will be several batches of these going into the freezer before we start back to school in September. On those homeschooling days when it is taking longer then I want it to my freezer is my best friend, it has saved my sanity many times!
A little side story about our summer has to do with chocolate chip cookies. My oldest, Camden is 8 years old and has lots of energy. Sometimes mothering him requires more then I want to give. He is very aware of his surroundings, the calender and what we are doing ‘next’. Most times his ‘next thing’ and my ‘next thing’ are oceans apart. The reality of laundry, blackberries that need picked, and hungry mouths take priority over all the fun things on his agenda. I was praying over this one morning a couple of weeks ago and it was like the Lord showed me that today was the day to teach him how to bake cookies. So that afternoon we did it. The next morning was Saturday and I had errands to run. I was in and out all day and he asked me if he could bake cookies, I kinda muttered, “Sure, you are aware I won’t be here much to help?”. By his own initiative he took that same recipe and baked perfect cookies. The rest is history. He has been baking a lot of cookies this summer. God is such a creative God. I am so grateful for that prompting. It has helped keep him busy and it has helped me in the kitchen.
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
3 cups butter, softened
3 cups brown sugar (sometimes I only add 2 cups of brown sugar and then just bump the flour to 1/2 cup more because I think this is too much sugar)
3 cups white sugar, I use sucanat sugar here instead of white
1 tbsp vanilla
9 cups all purpose flour
(do not pack the flour in the measuring cup, if you spoon it in vs scoop your cup full I think you will find you like your end product so much better )
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp baking soda
2 tbsp hot water
6 cups chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla.
Dissolve soda in water.
Add flour, salt and soda mixture. Mix well. Add chocolate chips.
Make cookie balls.
I freeze 12 cookie balls in quart sized freezer bags. It’s a perfect amount for us to enjoy a fresh chocolate chip cookie. Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes.
Posted by: Dawn | on May 9, 2016
We love these Whipping Cream Potatoes and they are so easy.
You can use them for a breakfast side or a dinner entree side. Almost every time I serve them to company there are no leftovers.
WHIPPING CREAM POTATOES
3 (30 0z) bags of frozen hash browns (or 30 cups of cooked shredded potatoes)
4 1/2 cups whipping cream
2 tbsp salt
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form but do not over beat or you will get butter. Add salt and pepper to whipping cream, just until blended. Fold shredded potatoes into whipping cream mixture. Separate out into baking dishes. Wrap with foil and freeze. When ready to use pull out of freezer in the morning and bake in the evening at 350 for 60-70 minutes or until golden.
The above will make 22-24 servings.
Here the meatballs are baked,
not terribly appetizing but slather some of that homemade BBQ sauce on and you have a winner!
We are sick in our house so it has been a different kind of day but I am so grateful for many things in the midst of the sickness! I am blessed, 4 sweet children who call me momma!
These 2 recipes are in my book that you can purchase here.
Posted by: Dawn | on April 25, 2016
Disclaimer: I am struggling to get the pictures loaded tonight but will post recipe anyway. Maybe pictures will follow, to be determined…. 🙂
Sloppy Joe’s are a great, quick lunch or dinner for Saturday’s.
Whether we are at the boy’s basketball games or outside working on some project the last thing I feel like doing is coming inside to cook. I am learning to plan ahead and this is one of my go-to meals. I always throw mine into the crockpot because I think it saves time but you can easily prepare this recipe on your stove top by frying your meat. This particular batch I used all the ground meat I had in my freezer which was a combination of beef, chicken and venison.