So many fun desserts are topped with pie filling. Not only for a burst of flavor, but also for pretty presentation. But today I’m just using it as topping. Buying a full can of pie filling would be a waste.
The good news is you don’t have to plunk down the money for that can of pie filling. You can easily make it yourself in minutes with a simple can of fruit for cheap.
But another of RancherMan’s favorites is Spanish Rice. If it’s past season for cilantro in my garden, this is my go-to for our many Tex-Mex meals like Carnitas Tacos, our homemade Tamalesor even Pulled Pork Enchiladas. Here’s my oh-so-simple Spanish Rice recipe.
Recently we had my parents over for supper. RancherMan grilled boneless chicken breasts as well as different garden veggies. I made Rosemary Rice & chocolate Crazy Cake to go with the meal.
The whole shebangie only cost about $15, much less than treating them to a restaurant meal. So we saved some money yet enjoyed a hearty meal together. We all ate our fill (plus some!) and there was still plenty leftover for RancherMan & me for subsequent meals.
But after a few days all I was left with were a couple of grilled chicken breast & some leftover grilled veggies. Since we’d already enjoyed some of the leftovers over the last few days, I decided to finish off these last leftovers with a completely different meal – chicken fajitas!
This past Christmas our primary homemade gift to our children & other loved ones was homemade Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese. (Be watching, I’ll be sure to share our different flavor recipes including our trial-n-error steps)
But how to present the cheese to our gift recipients? When RancherMan & I were brainstorming about presentation ideas, we decided we wanted a cheeseboard to go with our gift. So we started looking online.
We were pretty surprised at how expensive even a very small cheeseboard was. Even at the discount shops.
Plus – as is our norm – we really wanted to personalize them anyway. So we decided to make the cutting boards ourselves.