Iowa State Fair

Oh..You may be saying what is with this title, but for the last five years I have entered the pie contest at the Iowa State Fair. I have won a handful of ribbons. This has given me soo much encouragement in my recipes and cooking efforts. This year will be different. I am furthering my education this year to advance my career. This means that on the day of pie judging, I will be taking a final for my summer class. I am still going to try and enter a pie or two, but I don't think that I will be entering 10 pies as I did last year.

I do think though that I may enter some different contests this year. It is time to broaden my horizon's as I say. So, here it is. The next few months of my blog will be devoted to the homemade way of life. I am on a quest to make wonderful food that will be proud to stand at the Iowa State Fair.


Spring Sewing Project

I took a little hiatus from cooking last week to make a project for my daughter. I had this wonderful pink sparkly fabric that was screaming to make a dress. So I did it. Here is the picture and the best part was it didn't cost me anything. I had all the supplies on hand.


My menu for this week is:

Monday: Cheeseburger Pie
Tuesday: Leftovers or pork chops on the grill
Wednesday: Beef enchiladas
Thursday: Lemon Chicken on the grill
Friday: Pizza--Greek grilled Pizza

Very simple. I am planning on using only staples I have on hand for these dishes this week.


Ham Casserole

I have found a winner in my house. We are trying to find new ways to use up our Easter Ham. I dug this recipe out of my box and the kids love it!

Ham Casserole

8 oz. noodles, cooked
8 oz. cooked ham, diced
1 med. onion, chopped
8 oz. sour cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cans of green beans, drained

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredinets together. Place in a greased casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes.

Frugal Leftovers

I have been racking my brain over the last few days to use up my ham from Easter. I have come up with using it to make a pineapple ham pizza tonight. Will post recipe later today!