If you enjoy Southern Grace, Gardening, Preserving, Recipes, Handmade and Homemade, and Primitives then you are going to love this Blog. There will be many useful ideas and upcoming tips that I have learned on my journey that I will share on this site.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Health Benefits of Green Tea

I love my Green Tea. I have been drinking Green, Black and White Tea for 10 years now. I also mix Green, Dandelion and Spearmint Tea and drink it as Iced Tea all day long.  Speaking of tea, I need to go brew some for the day!

Stuffed Summer Squash

Stuffed Summer Squash fresh from your garden is devoured in my house!  This was made with fresh Tomato Sauce and Squash from the garden. (If you would like to know how to can Tomatoes the tutorial is in my 'Preserving Foods' section)  My older kids love this dish , except for my 10 yr old son who hates Squash and that is why I make Squash Cupcakes for him. (I will post that recipe in the future for finicky eaters) You can also make this recipe with Zucchini!

6 Summer Squash
1 lb Ground meat of your choice
1/4 cup chopped Onion
1/2 cup chopped Green Pepper
1tbsp Basil
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 tbsp Garlic powder
1 Egg
1/4 cup uncooked Brown Rice
1 Qt Tomato Sauce
Parmesan Cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

Use whole Summer Squash cut the ends and scoop out the insides with a teaspoon (like you would a Pumpkin) leaving a hollow whole Squash ready to stuff.

Mix onion, green pepper basil egg and brown rice together in a bowl with the meat of your choice. If you are a vegetarian you can also use cooked Quinoa and  Brown Rice mixture to stuff the Squash.

Stuff the Squash with the meat mixture and place in a lightly greased baking dish. Pour Tomato sauce on top of the Squash.(I can my Tomatoes already pre seasoned so if you want to add spices to the sauce before pouring it on the Squash then do so)

Top it off with Grated Parmesan Cheese and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes. Test it with a fork for tenderness. When it is tender, it's done and it is delicious!!



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Primative Pomanders

Dried Clove Studded Orange Pomanders

I have always loved Primitives but of recent decided to redecorate the house in Primitive decor. One of my favorite things to place in wooden bowls or baskets around the house are Pomanders. I have always purchased them but when I was outside playing with the horses I wondered how you made them...so I looked it up. Very interesting if I might say so myself!  Although I did promise my husband that I wouldn't be taking on anymore projects I thought I would share the link on how to make them. I really love how they look and they smell delicious!

Click on this link :   How to make Primitive Pomanders
I have a lot of favorite sayings and quotes but I think this one is by far my most favorite.  I am a true believer in creating a life you love because I have done this. Even if you have set backs and detours (and you will) continue to go after your dreams or whatever it is you want to create. Always move forward!