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Chicken Fajita Salad with Poblano Buttermilk Dressing

Chicken Fajita recipe, part of the dinners under $10 series at www.PintSizeFarm.com

Delicious!

It’s time for another frugal dinner under $10 (even less if you can use some ingredients from your garden or homestead) recipe thanks to Everyday with Rachael Ray!

Serves 4; Prep 30 minutes (plus marinating); Cook 30 minutes

Chicken Fajita Salad with Poblano Buttermilk Dressing

Ingredients
Juice of 2 limes
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and black pepper
2 poblano chiles, halved and seeded
1 sweet onion, thickly sliced
½ up buttermilk
4 medium flour tortillas
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 large head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
Directions
  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium. In a shallow bowl, pour all but 2 teaspoons of the lime juice over the chicken. Add a tablespoon olive oil and turn to cat; season with salt and black pepper. Cover and let marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss the chiles and onion with 2 tablespoons olive oil; season with salt and black pepper. Transfer the chiles to the grill and tent with foil. Grill, turning occasionally, until softened, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, over and let stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile grill the chicken and the onion, turning once, 5 to 6 minutes on each side; let cool.
  3. Peel the chiles and slice. Using a food processor, puree one-third of the chiles with the buttermilk, 1 tablespoon olive oil and the remaining 2 teaspoons lime juice; season with salt and black pepper. Transfer the remaining chiles to a medium bowl. Coarsely chop the grilled onion and add to the sliced chiles.
  4. Brush the tortillas with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with the cayenne, salt and black pepper. Grill, turning once, until crisp, about 2 minutes; cut into wedges.
  5. In a large bowl, toss the romaine lettuce with half of the poblano dressing. Slice the chicken and serve on top of the romaine. Add the chile-onion mixture and the remaining dressing; serve with the grilled tortilla chips.

Merry Christmas Cox’s Honey Giveaway

Merry Christmas Coxs Honey Giveaway Oct. 27th-Nov. 2nd, 2014 by FoodStorageMoms.com

Budgeting for the holidays can be made easier with a few DIY gifts and winning a gift giveaway helps too! Here are three DIY gift ideas:

There are more DIY gifts to come! Who do you need to shop for this season?

This Cox’s Honey giveaway is a little different. We will have one winner chosen through our Rafflecopter system. Then that winner will give the names and addresses to Cox’s Honey for FIVE of their friends to receive the same gift pack shown above! WooHoo! This is a sponsored group giveaway and we thank Cox’s Honey for
these awesome prizes. Have you tried their creamed honey….fabulous! Have you seen: Cox’s Honey Website?

This Cox’s Honey Gift Pack Giveaway is open to any resident who is 18 years of age or older who lives in one of the 48 US Contiguous States. This giveaway starts on Monday, Oct. 27th at 5:00 am (MDT) and ends on Sunday, Nov.2nd, 2014 at 5:00 pm (MDT). The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear back from said winner in the designated time period of 24 hours we will choose another winner and they will have 24 hours to respond from the time the notification email is sent. Please check your SPAM email folders. Good luck to everyone! Let’s be prepared for the unexpected!

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Top 100 Homestead and Garden Posts | HomeAcre Hop 10/23

Honey Oatmeal Cookies

from: Homesteading on Grace

It’s been a long week! The van broke down (kinda) and we were told it was a $2000 repair. Honestly, I don’t believe them. I wish we had a mechanic we could trust. Auto Zone said it was a $9 repair so that is the one we did, LOL. I HATE cars!!! We got some surprise rain again last week. What an odd fall season! I (sadly) do not have a fall garden because we will be gone for part of it so I have to wait until next season.

I keep finding free Amazon books and posting them to my facebook page. They are not coming as fast as last week (I think it was the start of the fall season that made the publishers give those instant discounts on the garden and homestead books), but they are still coming. With the Christmas season coming up quick we should start seeing more deals out there!

I am going to be participating in an online Cookie party next month so stay tuned! There will be a cash giveaway (it’s at $300 right now) and a bunch of other goodies. If you celebrate Halloween don’t forget to stop by my Halloween Pinterest page! There are lots of family-friendly ideas for the holiday.

There were 96 submissions last week (are you guys preparing for Christmas already!). Let’s hit 100 this week! I don’t think we have been under 100 for a long time. The submitted posts were wonderful though – so great job!

In leu of the upcoming cookie party, this week I am featuring Homesteading on Grace and her recipe for Oatmeal Honey Cookies. Granted cookies are not really healthy, but these come as close as you can get!

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Sew Easy DIY Homemade Hand Warmers

These homemade hand-warmers are super easy and cheap to make. Found at www.PintSizeFarm.com

Homemade Christmas

Winter is just beginning, but these little hand warmers are always great to have around! Besides, this gives you time to plan on sewing a few extra for Christmas.

Do It Yourself (DIY) Hand Warmers

Supplies Needed:

Directions:

  • Cut the fabric into a rectangle. You can use any size that you want. I use a 5″ x 10″ rectangle and the final hand warmer is four and a half inches square. Keep in mind that you will cut the fabric in one layer and you will have to fold it when you sew so the size will be cut in half. Leave some space for the stitching as well.
  • Fold the fabric so the two front sides of the fabric are facing each other and stitch two of the unfolded sides as if you were going to make a pillow or a bean bag. It will be faster if you use a sewing machine, but it is not necessary.
  • Flip the fabric inside out. You now have a piece that looks like a bag.
  • Fill the bag with Ceramic Pie Weights. Rice will also work, but I like pie weights more for the hand warmers (they warm up easier and stay warm longer vs. the rice and they are harder to burn.
  • Stitch the bag closed.

To Use:

  • Warm them in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until it reaches the desired temperature. This usually takes me 1.5-2 minutes, but the actual time will depend on your own microwave.

You can make 18 hand warmers out of a yard of fabric ($2-$7) and 4-8 bags using the package of pie weights from Amazon. ($6). So if you are looking for amounts here is a guide:

  • 1 yard of fabric, 1 package of pie weights = approximately 6 warmers for $10
  • 1 yard of fabric, 2 packages of pie weights = approximately 12 warmers for $16
  • 1 yard of fabric, 3 packages of pie weights = approximately 18 warmers for $22
  • 2 yards of fabric, 4 packages of pie weights = approximately 24 warmers for $28

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All American Sun Oven and Dehydrator Kit

Benefits of an All American Sun Oven with Dehydrator Kit with a giveaway at www.PintSizeFarm.com

All American Sun Oven with Dehydrator Kit

The All American Sun Oven with Dehydrator Kit retails for $399, but can currently be found on Amazon for $324. It is rated a 4.6 out of 5 with 53 reviews! It would be a great addition to any homestead and would even work for apartment homesteaders if you have a sunny balcony.

Benefits to Using a Sun Oven

  • Using a sun oven can help you be more frugal by cutting your utility bills. Wouldn’t it be great to have that bill lowered. Of course, using a sun oven does require the sun to be available. However, it is possible to obtain good results even on a partly cloudy day. If you are in Arizona, like me, this is not a problem!
  • The All American Sun Oven is manufactured right here in the USA. The company stands behind their product. Globally, Sun Oven has worked to bring this off grid cooking solution to many undeveloped parts of the world, allowing people to eat healthier, cooked foods. I am happy to work with a company that has a giving mission. Vote with your money! Support the people who are worth supporting.
  • You will be prepared to cook without fuel or electricity! Cooking in a sun oven is simple and generally only takes a little longer. You use a little less liquid in casseroles, soups, and stews and the same amount of liquid in baked goods.

Giveaway of the All American Sun Oven with Dehydrator Kit

The All American Sun Oven Giveaway is open to any resident who is 18 years of age or older who lives in one of the 48 US Contiguous States. This giveaway starts on Monday, Oct. 20th at 5:00 am (MDT) and ends on Sunday, Oct. 26th at 5:00 pm (MDT). The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear back from said winner in the designated time period of 24 hours we will choose another winner and they will have 24 hours to respond from the time the notification email is sent. Please check your SPAM email folders. Good luck to everyone! Let’s be prepared for the unexpected!

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Top 100 Homestead and Garden Posts 10/16

This hummingbird is so cute! Featured post for the homeacre blog hop found at www.PintSizeFarm.com

Hummingbird

I have been finding a ton of free homesteading kindle books lately! You do not need a kindle to get the free books. They download to quite a few different devices (including a computer). I post the free books on my facebook page so be sure to follow me there. Other than that, it was a pretty slow week!

If you celebrate Halloween don’t forget to stop by my Halloween Pinterest page! There are lots of family-friendly ideas for the holiday.

We had a great group of post submissions last week though…. 130 of them! Choosing a feature post was really hard, but this week I went with A New Little Friend in my Garden by Sharing Life’s Abundance. She has some adorable hummingbird photos. We get quite a few hummingbirds here, but we haven’t had many lately (although our butterfly population has exploded in the past couple weeks). Thank you for the great post!

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Excalibur 9 Tray Dehydrator Giveaway

The Excalibur 9 Tray Dehydrator

An Excalibur dehydrator is on every homesteader, gardener and prepper’s wishlist. It is a top of the line dehydrator! Because of that, several of our members have come together to purchase one of these great machines and give you the opportunity to win an Excalibur 9-tray dehydrator with a 26 hour timer. This model retails $350. It’s basic black and with its 9 trays, adjustable thermostat and 7″ 600 watt fan it means business!

Just to help prove how amazing the Excalibur is… it is rated a 4.7 out of 5 on Amazon with 444 reviews!!! That’s a lot of happy customers.

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