March 10th, 2010
I’m still hopeful that warm breezes are coming soon. Are you? After some long winter months with several unexpected storms, it seems as if we’ll have to wait just a little longer for spring at our house.
But, when the weather finally breaks, I’m taking the family for a nice, long stroll through the countryside. If you’re thinking that sounds like a good idea, you’ll want to check out our feature article to see how you can make a walk in the country a learning adventure with the help of a great website I found.
This week’s inspirational story and quote are both about saying yes; yes to your dreams and yes to your abilities. Are you dreaming about a better life, or are you living a better life? Are you saying ‘Yes’ I can do this and ‘Yes’ I can make this happen? Take a minute to reflect on this if you will.
Those are my thoughts this week. As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions. Feel free to email me at email@example.com
Susanne – The Hillbilly Housewife
P.S. Don’t forget about the Crockpot Cooking Made Simple sale. You can still get the guide, recipe collection and 5 bonuses for 50% off here:
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The secret to living the life of your dreams is to START living the life of your dreams.
Have You Taken Part In Our Newest Cookbook?
We are almost ready to complete our collection of easy “throw together” meals which will feature many of your recipes. But, we have room for more, so be sure to gather your recipes for easy, 5 or fewer ingredients, and get them emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
I know many of you have created great meals with little to go on but what’s left in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer after you’ve exhausted the grocery money. I hope you’ll take a minute to share those recipes with us so we can get them published in our new eCookbook.
Be sure to include the history of your creation along with the ingredients and simple cooking directions. That’s all there is to it.
Please email your recipes to me at email@example.com so I can include them. I’ll keep you informed on when we’ll be releasing this fun new eCookbook resource. Of course, if you submit a recipe, the eCookbook will be my gift to you.
News From The HBHW Club
The interview with my friend Christine Steendahl of TheMenuMom.com is ready for your review in the Club resource. In this interview, Christine and I discuss her menu planning tips and ideas, along with what she learned from her Freezer and Pantry Challenge.
You won’t want to miss this valuable resource. You’ll learn Christine’s successful strategies for eating on a budget, not just when cooking meals mostly from the pantry and freezer, but year round. Our discussion about meal planning, budgeting, and coupon shopping will clear up some of those sticky problems we all have trying to plan meals and save money at the same time.
The audio recording of the interview is available as a resource to members in the Club area. I’ve also included a written transcript along with the audio for those who prefer to read. If you’d like to listen to this great, informative, and fun interview, click the link below to join the Club.
As a HBHW newsletter subscriber, you can join for only $10 per month here: http://www.hillbillyhousewifeclub.com/special.html And to make it even easier, I’ll let you try it out for just a dollar for the first 7 days.
What’s been going on at the HBHW Club? Most of us are still in hibernation mode, but with the spring comes some new topics.
I’ll be poking my head into the forum more often to see what’s happening. I hope you’ll join me there.
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After you check out the Freezer/Pantry Cooking resource, be sure to click on and take a stroll through some of the previous resources. In case you’ve missed any, they should all be there so you can catch up on any you didn’t get a chance to read. Let me know what you think of the resources and if there are any topics we should explore further.
I’d like to share one of the recipes that was submitted to the HBHW Club this past week.
Broccoli Corn & Stuffing Casserole
- 1 egg, beaten slightly with a fork
- 1 (10 oz) pkg. frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
- 1 small can cream style corn
- 1 Tblsp. onion, minced
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- pinch black pepper
- 2 Tblsp butter or margarine
- 1 cup any seasoned stuffing mix
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients.
In a saucepan, melt the butter or margarine and mix in the stuffing mix until coated well. Stir 3/4 cup of the stuffing mix into the bowl with the broccoli/corn mixture and toss together.
Turn into a casserole dish and distribute the rest of the stuffing mix over the top.
Bake, uncovered, in 350 degree for 40 to 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
And here are a few more recipes that have recently been added to the member area.
- Country Style Molasses Cookies
- Easy Breakfast Bake
- Nutty Lemon Layer Dessert
- Creamy Crunchy Cabbage Bake
All in all, we have over 343 new recipes in the member area already.
One of my favorite part of the HBHW Club is the Member Forum. Here are just a few of the most recent posts.
Member Forum Posts
- New Resource: Freezer/Pantry Cooking Audio Interview with Christine Steendahl
- Catching Up With Each Other
Why don’t you join us so you can get in on the conversation. I look forward to chatting with you in the member area.
Are you planning to get outside and enjoy a little nature? How would you like to turn that stroll through the countryside into a frugal and fun learning experience for your family?
With just a little time, you can turn your youngsters’ natural curiosity about the trees around them into a real learning experience. Gather some leaves and cones and with the help of a great little website I found, you can identify the trees in your woods or neighborhood. Check out this article and see how you and your family can enjoy some great frugal fun this spring.
Healthy Hillbilly Housewife
Here’s what’s new on the healthy hillbilly housewife section. You can also go straight to http://www.healthy.hillbillyhousewife.com
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Here are some of the most recent recipes that have been added to the HBHW site. Enjoy!
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I’m Looking For:
This section is all about you. If you are looking for a particular recipe or a tip on how to do something, submit it here and I will post it in an upcoming newsletter. I’ll give you my input and other readers of the newsletter will have the opportunity to share their recipes and tips as well. So take a moment to post your questions and of course if you have a tip or idea for any question posted in this section feel free to leave a comment under the appropriate post.
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Below you will find some of the recent responses to the “I’m Looking For” Requests. You may also want to go directly to this section and browse through all the recent submissions and replies. To do so, click on “I’m Looking for” here, and start looking through them.
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A Yes Face
Author – Charles Swindoll
During Thomas Jefferson’s presidency, he and a group of travelers were crossing a river that had overflowed its banks. Each man crossed on horseback, fighting for his life.
A lone traveler watched the group traverse the treacherous river and then asked President Jefferson to take him across.
The President agreed without hesitation, the man climbed on, and the two made it safely to the other side of the river.
Somebody asked him,”Why did you select the President to ask this favor?” The man was shocked, admitting he had no idea it was the President of the United States who had carried him safely across.
The man said, “All I know is that on some of your faces was written the answer ‘No’ and on some of them was the answer ‘Yes.’ His was a ‘Yes’ face.”
That’s it for this edition of the Hillbilly Housewife Newsletter. I hope you’ve had as much fun reading it as I had creating it for you. I also hope that you have found the information helpful and useful. And by all means feel free to forward the newsletter to family and friends or even better, encourage them to subscribe to it.
Do you have a question, a tip, a recipe or a story you’d like to share with us? Email it to me and I’ll include it in a future issue. Can’t wait to see what you have to say.
Susanne – The Hillbilly Housewife