Sunday, October 28, 2012

Enter To Win

Don't forget to enter the Dazcot Dezign giveaway.  You have until Thursday, November 1st at noon to get your entry in.  You could be the lucky winner of this fabulous necklace.

Now....GO ENTER!!!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dazcot Dezign Giveaway

Once again, it is time for another Give~Give~Giveaway!!!!!!!!  The Farmer's Wife Facebook page hit 300 fans!!!  Thank you all for liking my page and following my blog!  To show my appreciation for you taking a little bit of your day following me I want to give one lucky reader an awesome necklace from Dazcot Dezign.

I know these necklaces are awesome because I own one!!!  You may have seen it on one of my Facebook posts when I was deciding which t-shirt to wear on game day.  If you didn't see it, I am happy to show you it now.  I received this necklace as a gift from my fabulous friend and reader Nancy C. who is also a HUSKER fan!!!

Dana from Dazcot Dezign was thrilled to offer up one of her fantastic creations to The Farmer's Wife readers!!!  Thank you Dana!!!!  Here is the gorgeous necklace I will be giving away.  On one side it says "Love Life" and on the other it says "Count Your Blessings".  A heart and angel wing charm complete the necklace.  It is CUTE!!!  Who wants it?!?

It is time to start thinking about Christmas.  Wouldn't one of these make a fabulous gift for a sister, daughter, friend or  mother!  Please check out Dazcot Dezign on Facebook for more information.  

There are several ways to enter:

1.  Go to Dazcot Dezign and LIKE it.  Leave a comment letting them know The Farmer's Wife sent you.  While you are there be sure to check out all the great jewelry.  I personally love the HUSKER items and I would love to have Dana make a custom design for me....maybe a Farmer's Wife one.  After you have looked at of Dana's designs come back here and leave a comment on this post letting me know you did so.  If you already like Dazcot Dezign's page, just leave me a comment letting me know that you already like it.

2.  Follow The Farmer's Wife blog.
  Leave a fabulous comment on this post letting me know you are a NEW follower for one chance to win.  If you already follow The Farmer's Wife leave a comment letting me know your pet peeve {mine is not putting a new roll of toilet paper on}.

3.  Follow me on Facebook.
Leave a separate comment on this post letting me know you follow me on Facebook for another chance to win.

4.  Share this post on your Facebook page.
Leave a separate comment on this post letting me know you shared the giveaway on your Facebook page for yet another chance to win.

5.  Do you have a blog?
Leave a separate comment on this post letting me know you shared this giveaway on your blog and you will have another chance to win.

Remember to leave a separate comment for each of the above ways to enter to up your chances.

That is 5 chances to win!!!

I will use to choose the winner.  You have until Thursday, November 1st at noon to enter.  Winner will be announced on Thursday as well.  Winner must contact me via email {under the contact me tab} and provide me a mailing address by November 8th or I will use to choose a new winner.  Be sure to check back to see if you won!  Winner will be announced in a new post.  Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. 


Thursday, October 18, 2012

DIY Birthday Plate

Who loves Pinterest?  What's not to love about it!!!  Millions of great ideas, delicious recipes, photo inspiration, a glimpse of beautiful homes that most {ME ME ME} won't ever be able to afford all wrapped up in one "pinteresting" place!!!  Yep, I'm addicted to it!!!

Here is my latest Pinterest inspired project.

You can check out how I made this simple Birthday Plate over at Her View From Home.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mexican Lasagna

I want to share with you one of our family favorite recipes.  I started making this about 16 years ago and since then has become a favorite in each of my sister in law's kitchens too.  So it is a keeper!!!  It is one of those simple go to meals that you can make when you are short on time.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2 lbs. hamburger
1 small onion, chopped
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 - 10 oz. can of enchilada sauce
1 cup sour cream
1 - 4 oz. can of green chilies {my SIL uses Ro-tel tomatoes instead}
4 burrito size tortilla shells
4 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
salt & pepper to taste

Brown hamburger and onion together over medium-high heat until meat is cooked.  Then add taco seasoning, garlic salt, enchilada sauce, sour cream, green chilies, and salt a pepper.  Stir together.  Layer 2 of the tortillas in a greased 9x13 pan.  Layer half of the meat mixture then top with half of the cheese.  Repeat a second layer.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Top with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and salsa.  Enjoy!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fresh Pumpkin Bread

Since it is fall and since I am in the baking mood and since I have a lot of pumpkin I have been making my favorite pumpkin recipes...whew!!!  I also may or may not have snuck some pumpkin in a few sauces....shhh don't tell my me....a couple of my kids wouldn't eat if they knew I put some pumpkin in their spaghetti sauce.  Anyone else sneak veggies in like that?

This morning I made Fresh Pumpkin Bread!

Here is the recipe:

3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup Fresh Cooked Pumpkin
2 Eggs
1/4 Water
1/4 Cup Oil
1/4 Cup Applesauce
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin, oil, and applesauce.  Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spice together.  Slowly mix dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture and combine.  Pour into a greased bread pan and bake for 75 minutes.

I have a little announcement to make.  I will be contributing over at Her View From Home.  I'm sure some of my Nebraska readers are familiar with it, but if is a site dedicated to women.  Be sure to hop over there and check it out!!!  You can find another pumpkin recipe here along with many more at HVFH.