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Busy Work vs Productive Work

Today was a busy one! But I managed to have a lot to show for it. I cooked a nice breakfast for the family. I don't usually do all that. I just normally feed the children. But The FlowerChild is staying hungry and it is affecting her attention span so I am trying heavier meals. We had eggs, hashbrowns, sausage and biscuits. I think I could get used to that! Afterwards I cut The Fisherman's hair before he headed to work. Then I cleaned up the kitchen and did some laundry. I also got a loaf of bread in the machine to bake. While that was going we started school time. School was finished by early afternoon.

The washroom is about halfway cleaned up now. I still have a PILE of clothes to do something with. Some are maternity and the rest are the children's clothes they have outgrown.

Lunch was soup and sandwiches. Afterwards we read aloud for a while. The FisherMan braved the cold for a few minutes when he got home and took the girls out. It was just too cold to take little Smil…

Recipe Chuck Wagon Beans

Chuck Wagon Beans

1 lb dried navy beans
6 cups water
1/4 lb salt pork diced
1 large onion
1-3 garlic clove (your taste)
1 large green bell pepper
1 1/2 lbs meat (cubed chuck steak, ground beef, even hot dogs)
1 1/2 t salt
1/2 t oregano
1/4 t red pepper
1/4 t ground cumin
8 oz tomato sauce

Soak beans overnight. In the morning rinse beans. Brown salt pork and add to slow cooker along with beans. Saute onion, garlic, and pepper in drippings. Add to slow cooker. Brown beef and add to slow cooker. Add spices and tomato sauce. Add more water if needed just make sure to cover beans. Cook until tender.