New Years Dinner

Its about that time again…where did the time go? Wow, it seems like just yesterday that I was feeding babies and doing laundry well I’m still doing laundry but the babies are all grown up now and through all of those years we have kept a tradition going on New Years Day and that is to serve black eyed peas and ham, (hog jowl) greens and cornbread with all of the other trimmings at my table….that is one thing I so look forward to every New Year…starting my New Year off with my family…HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE……

ORGANIC COFFEE

Organic coffee is coffee produced without the aid of unnatural chemical substances. First, organic coffee is free of harmful pesticides. Second, it is free of unnatural herbicides. For instance, to avoid the need for herbicides, many coffee farmers can simply use the shade of other crops. Third, organic coffee does not use unnatural additives or other chemicals when the berries are roasted and otherwise processed. Mass-market coffees, in contrast, may contain traces of herbicides and pesticides as well as artificial ingredients.

Organic coffee farmers also have to use organic fertilizers for their coffee to be 100% true organic. Some organic fertilizer options include chicken manure, coffee pulp, bocachi and general compost

 

To be sold as organic in the U.S., imported coffee must gain organic certification. Among other standards, this includes meeting the following requirements:

The coffee is grown on land that wasn’t exposed to synthetic pesticides or other prohibited substances for 3 years prior.

A sufficient buffer exists between the organic coffee and the closest conventional crop.

A sustainable crop rotation plan is in place to prevent erosion, the depletion of  soil nutrients, and to naturally control for pest. .

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Baked Spaghetti

This baked spaghetti and meat balls is everyone’s favorite. So easy to make… You make it like you always do and then put in a skillet sprayed with Pam and grate a 1 cup of Parmesan cheese on top place in oven and bake at 3:50 * until melted and brownish on top… So delish!!image

Bubbling Chicken Casserole

imageIngredients:

2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups frozen veggies (I used mixed, any type works)
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
2 (6 oz) cans of refrigerated biscuits

Directions:

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the chicken, cream of chicken, sour cream, cheddar cheese, veggies, garlic powder, and salt.
Cut each biscuit into fourths and toss pieces into chicken mixture.
Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray and spread chicken biscuit mixture evenly.
Place pan in preheated oven, 375, and bake for about 35-45 minutes, or until cooked through. *Could take longer depending on oven
Remove from oven and serve!!

http://thecookinchicks.com

this is the site for this recipe and it is very good. I enjoy her recipes and information on other things. Check it out… Enjoy!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

imageThis pumpkin was easy to carve. I used a paring knife to cut triangles out for the eyes and nose and and big open mouth and I used small marshmallows for teeth because I wanted a happy Jack-o-lantern. What will yours look like. Let your imagination go crazy. Happy Halloween 🎃