Faux Stroganoff

Simple easy, cheap Faux Stroganoff


  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • 2-3 c. uncooked Penne pasta
  • 1 pouch onion soup mix
  • 1 sm. can evaporated milk (6-8 oz.)

In a sauce pan cook pasta as directed on package.

In a pot or deep skillet, brown hamburger and drain grease.  Add onion soup mix to meat, stirring to let excess meat grease soak into soup mix onions and coat the meat.  Once well blended add milk and stir till creamy.  Add cooked pasta, stir and serve.

Feeds 3-4

Fall Peonies and Sunflowers

Getting ready for Fall with a peony and sunflower door hanging.

Getting ready for Fall.  I didn’t have any wreaths in my stock, so I used a wicker basket. Glued styro-foam into the basket covered with spanish moss then placed my flowers in.  I took a chenille stem and wired it to the side of the basket and hung from a door hanger.  With a little adjusting I could take down and use for a center piece (sneaky huh?)

Jalapeno Pork Sausage and Rice

Simple and spicy one dish meal.




In sauce pan cook the rice according to package.

Meanwhile, in a skillet cook all remaining ingredients on medium heat until rice is done.  Add rice to the mix and heat on low till ready to serve.

A Sweater for Suki

Dog sweater knitted and crocheted with two strands of yarn, blue and red.

My first dog sweater modeled by the wonder dog Suki, done with two strands of yarn at a time, red and blue.  Back is knitted in both knit and purl stitches.  The straps are double crochet to make adjustable with the barrel buttons.  Crocheting creates natural holes in the pattern so to make random button holes.