Weekly Review – September 9

This will be the first installment in, what I hope to make, a weekly post.  I wanted to have a place, that does not require a social media post, to share a little bit longer version of the week.  Not that my life is so interesting but I do find cool stuff I want you to know about from time to time.  I just want to make this place as helpful for others as possible.  We will try this and see how it goes…

You can tell by a few posts this week that I am knee deep in green chiles.  I got about 22 bags frozen from about 40 pounds of chiles.  I posted a few recipes for you guys… Chile Relleno Casserole and a Leftover Casserole.  I also put up a recipe for my Autumn Breakfast Hash which you could also add green chiles to if you are so inclined.  I would love to hear what you think if you try them.

Next week is all about the apples… I have two large paper bags full of apples to start processing.  I am planning on doing some canning so stay tuned.  I am also planning on processing some Salsa Verde with some of those chiles.


A few recipes from other green chile enthusiasts I tried…

Homesick Texan has two recipes from her website that I used this week – Green Chili Corn Pudding and Squash and Green Chili Casserole.  Both recipes were a huge hit with the family.  Here are my personal results for each.  I got to use my cast iron over-sized skillet for the casserole.  I love using my cast iron!

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An amazing Corn and Green Chile pudding recipe from Lisa Fain at Homesick Texan.
Homesick Texan’s Squash and Green Chili casserole… the perfect side for our Sloppy Joe night this week.

They may look similar in the pans but they had very different taste results.  I will definitely keep them in my “What to make with all these green chiles” file.  LOL

There is no need to reinvent the wheel, right?!  I love testing out new recipes even when they are not my own, like the ones above.  There are some great chefs, cooks and bakers out there and we should share and encourage one another in my opinion.  I have no qualms about sharing other people’s links and websites to delicious eats.


Here are a few more I found this week that I will be trying…

Low Carb Yum shares a recipe for low carb/gluten free coconut flour pancakes.

The Chex company recipes are always a favorite in our home…. Gluten Free Chili Chocolate Cereal Bars

Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix

Baked by Rachel shares Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

A Paleo Gluten Free version of oatmeal from The Whole Smiths called Grain Free No’tmeal

Tori Avey is one of my favorite bloggers… she shares a recipe and video for a Savory Slow Cooker Brisket for the coming Rosh Hashanah celebration.

Over at the Nourishing Home I found a great Grain Free Nut Free Kind Bar recipe.

Gluten Free Focaccia – two recipes for the GF eater from King Arthur Flour

One more…. Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies from Garden and Gun Magazine


I am also reading a great bit of information on productivity

12 Habits of Highly Effective Artists

The Science of Productivity – this is a video link

The Science of Procrastination – another video from the same group.

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Pomodoro Technique

The Best Pomodoro and Timer Apps Online – I use the Pomodoro Timer Lite, btw.  Oh, and Pomodoro means tomato…. because of those little tomato timers people used to use in their kitchens.  Clever!

This is a good Pomodoro for use when you are on your computer and don’t want to use your phone… Marinara Timer.

12 Best Pomodoro Timer Apps to Boost Productivity


and Simplicity…

How the Weekend Has Disappeared and Why We Need to Take It Back

The Internet Is Broken… Now What?

19 Things Introverts Would Rather Talk About Than Make Small Talk – Because I am an ISTJ and this is interesting to me.  LOL

Courtney Carvers Project 333 from her blog Be More With Less is at the top of my simplifying list for Autumn.


Other Stuff that sparks my interest…

I added a new app to my phone for Scripture Memory called Scripture Typer… so far it is very helpful!

The Man Who Invented Christmas – a new movie coming November 22nd

An Awesome Pie video FB link

Eater.com has their new list of 2017 Best Food Memoirs out.

A FANTASTIC MOVIE WE SAW THIS WEEK… Bridge of Spies – starring Tom Hanks… check out the trailer here.

Are you a Yarn Enthusiast?  A knitter or crocheter?  Here is great news for our health…

Experts Say Knitting And Crocheting Can Have A Surprising Impact On Your Health


That about wraps up the week online for me…. this is a bigger list than I would usually have because I have been doing that bit of research on productivity and such.

If you like what you see please let me know if anything was helpful or if I should continue to share these things.

I am not an affiliate for any of the sites listed here and I don’t make any money off of anything you click through here.  I just love these things and wanted to share them with you.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend and check back next week for some more recipes and links.

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Thanks for stopping by!


The image at the top of the page came from Morguefile.com

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