Hello ladies. I thought I would give you all a quick update on how things went today. Not near as good as I hoped but I know it could have been worse. I sold $22.50. The rolls were the big hit. I sold all of them and 1 bag of laundry soap. No dishcloths sold or aprons. Well, at least I know now what to take next time. My friend told me I could set up anytime. So I think next time I’ll make rolls and cinnamon rolls. Anyway, I’m $22.50 richer than I was this morning and it really was a good day. I got to visit with my friend and her family and meet lots of diffferent people. I definitely will do it again, maybe even next week.
This is a picture of the latest apron I made. Remember last week, I told you all I was taking the laundry soap and some dishcloths to a local store. Well, she wanted them to sell and she said she would try to sell my aprons as well. I hope to take her this one tomorrow. Wouldn’t it be a blesssing if some of my homemade stuff starting selling? I hope to use the money I make from selling my stuff to purchase school books for next year.
Today we are having a new soup recipe I got from a blogger friend, who got it from another blog. I altered the recipe a little to better fit what I had on hand. The recipe is
Super Easy Crockpot Hamburger Veggie Soup
1lb hamburger (I used london broil leftover from the other night chopped into small pieces)
1 onion, chopped and 1 tbsp. chopped garlic
1 can green beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
1 can diced tomatoes
3 cups water
1 T chicken or beef broth powder
2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 can organic cream of mushroom soup (a brand such as Amy’s, found in health food stores)
Salt and pepper to taste
Brown hamburger and onions until meat is no longer pink and onions are soft. Add to crockpot. Add remaining ingredients, stir. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours. Serve with some hot homemade dinner rolls for a great meal. I am hoping to do lots more crockpot meals. The crockpot doesn’t heat up the house like using the stove does and it is easy (I think).
When I started making this soup, I realized I did not have any cream of mushroom soup. I went on line and found this easy recipe to make my own. I found it at CheapCooking.com The recipe is:
Make your Own “Cream of …” Soup
Whether you want to control the chemicals or the fat, making your own white sauce and flavoring it is cheaper and better for you than those canned cream of whatever soups.
2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs flour
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
1 cup milk
In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter. Sprinkle the flour over it and stir to incorporate. Cook over medium low heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in the milk.
Cream of chicken
If you want to make a cream of chicken flavored sauce, use half broth and half milk. If you have troubles getting this to be smooth, try heating the milk or broth before adding to the flour and butter. Bring to a simmer and cook over low heat, barely simmering, for a few minutes until thick.
To make a cheese sauce, add grated cheese and stir until melted.
Cream of celery or mushroom
To make a cream of some vegetable soup, saute 1/4 cup or so finely chopped celery, mushrooms, or onion in the butter before adding the flour and use half broth and half milk.
I am making cinnamon rolls for dessert so I guess I better get busy. Enjoy your day and God bless.
I thought we might all enjoy looking at some summer pictures. I think I like summer better than winter but thats just my personal opinion.
Yesterday was kinda exciting for me. I sold 6 dishcloths and a little girl apron! YEAH! Makes me want to get busy making more. I think the next two I make will be waist aprons instead of full aprons. I want to see how they sell. They seem to be pretty popular.
School today as usual. Tomorrow is Ladies bible study. This week we are studying Mary, the mother of Jesus and Mary of Bethany. This has been a really good study guide so far. I would definitely recommend it. Tonights menu is London Broil, homefries, green beans, homemade rolls and banana pudding for dessert.
Here’s a few pictures of all the hard work the girls and I have been doing this summer. Ain’t God good! So much good home grown food. I love it. Julie took the pictures for me and I think she did a good job. I went shopping today and purchased enough material for 9 more aprons. I have sold all my dishcloths. I have 2 aprons left and 2 quilts. I gotta get busy. I also have some orders for Christmas to get made. Today we went to a fall party at our friends house and the girls had so much fun. Thanks Vicki! I also bought some tea today (Christmas flavors). So now every day at school we’ll be having a tea break. Homeschool is so much fun. Tomorrow is Sunday so I guess I better get busy doing my study on Daniel. God Bless.
Saturday was spent at a local craft sale. I did pretty good selling my dishcloths and aprons. I have needed a new sewing machine for a long time. My old one is about 25 years old and has been giving me lots of trouble lately. Hubby has repaired it many times. Saturday I was blessed to sell enough to purchase this new one. I pray I get as much service from it as I did from the old one. Now I think I need to go sew something. God Bless.