Category Archives: Home Making Momma Helps

Wish List… ICE CREAM

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Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream MakerI know I’ve thrown a lot of links everybody’s way. But, I love coming up with things that is easy for the children to take part in. We make bread with a bread machine to (I know it’s cheating, lol) but I love that the girls can mix the ingredients and watch something form. It’s a good science experiment watching it change from one state to another liquid, powder and such to bread! OR ICE CREAM… YUM!

This is on my wish list for our family. Do you ladies make ice cream of your own? We went to some close friends home for dinner and she whipped up a treat for us using confetti cake batter, it was so good. And the machine was quiet and it literally was done in just a few minutes.

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Budgets

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We recently attended our states Families for Home Educating conference. We listened to a great speaker Mike Smith that is part of the HSLDA (Homeschool legal defense association) and he gave a great talk to fathers (that I had the pleasure of sitting in on) and the roles they play. It was a common theme among speakers to talk about that Husbands/Fathers are the head of the household… it says so in the bible… look it up! One thing that struck a chord with me was Mike asked the question, “How many of you have a budge?” there were many hands in the room raised including ours. He stated that all Christian families should have a budget, his regretfully was to make more than what was going out but he admitted that wasn’t good enough!

With all of these hands raised it made me ponder the question, what does these families budget look like… and I don’t mean how much money to they make, or what are their bills or debt to income ratio. I mean physically what does it look like and what systems do they use. I know it’s always been hard for us when I’ve set a budget in place and my husband is using the debit card, I’m using the debit card and neither of us are aware that they other has used it (eeek!).

Another thing I wondered is how many of these husbands really were involved in the finances or managed them themselves! My husband is the sole provider in our home and I make the budget sit and go over it with him and we discuss that month and our goals.We’ve tried cash systems in the past, and let me tell you IT REALLY WORKS! I mean REALLY WORKS! We always seem to have more money left at the end of the week than if we just used our debit cards alone. We are going back to this system, and I plan on to post on our progress.

One thing to remember is when the cash envelope is empty… it’s gone! Keep that in mind when you look into these links 🙂 Please post and perhaps help us with some ideas or thoughts on the subject.

I wanted to share with you:

What is a  cash system? Let Dave Ramsey explain… please look here: http://www.daveramsey.com/article/dave-ramseys-envelope-system/lifeandmoney_budgeting/

Cute Cash Envelop Systems for purchase… check out etsy: www.etsy.com

Dinner Day, every day?

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I absolutely love FOOD! I love to eat, I enjoy cooking and experimenting. I just dread having to cook everyday (sigh). Where we live the temperature can get up there and with the heat sometimes eating is the farthest away from your mind, or what I planned on cooking just doesn’t fit the bill. I’m curious how do you plan meals and what do you do in those moments you don’t feel like cooking.

Many inspiring Home Making Momma’s suggest preparing meals ahead of time and freezing them. I agree! Tho my husband has a serious complex against this. Please include yourself in my poll so we can hear what mom’s are doing.

Also please feel free to leave a comment 🙂

Did you say Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treat’s?

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When I found this recipe I knew it was a must to take note of! I didn’t know there was other ways to mix up Rice Crispy Treat Fun. 🙂

Ali at Gimme some oven shared this on her blog.

Enjoy! Please leave a comment 🙂

Here is the link to her site: http://gimmesomeoven.com/

I do not take credit for this post… as I have copied it from her site noted above!!! The picture is also Ali’s from gimmesomeoven.

Cake Batter Rice Krispies Recipe
(From How Sweet Eats) Here is the direct link: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/02/cake-batter-crispy-treats/

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag of mini-marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup yellow cake mix
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 (1.75 oz.) container of sprinkles

Method:

Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until they begin to melt, adding in cake mix one spoonful at a time so its combined. Stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix. Press into a baking dish (any size will do) and top with remaining sprinkles. Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting. I find spraying a knife with nonstick spray helps to cut them.