This is one our old favorites. I originally put this recipe on my "What's for Dinner?" page, but it is at the very bottom of the page and it doesn't have a link so it may have never been a blog post. I started Home Ec @ Home two years ago this month, but I didn't even know what a blog was at the time. A couple of months later, I started my blog, The Home Economist. I've come a long way since then and thought I would share this recipe again since we love it so much. This recipe is sweet because of the brown sugar and is great with ground beef or deer. My boys eat it by the bowl full - it's good even without a bun.
1 pound ground beef
1 med. onion chopped
1 can chicken gumbo soup (Light chicken gumbo soup is good too.)
1/2 cup ketchup
¼ cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon vinegar
2 tsp. mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
Brown ground meat and onion. Drain juice and mix in the rest of the ingredients.
Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.
Serve on hamburger buns.
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A few weeks ago, we went on a once-in-a-lifetime European vacation with extended family. It was an amazing 12 day adventure through Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. Since we were taking our four year old and two year old, I knew I needed a diaper bag that could hold a lot of stuff and be both comfortable and rugged.
The award winning Okkatots Traveling "Baby Depot" Bag (affiliate link) was exactly what I needed. If you are traveling this summer with little ones in tow, this bag is a must.
This bag has many special features. My favorites are:
There are many more wonderful features. See more at Okkatots.
The only con I experienced with this bag was that sometimes it seemed a little big. I noticed this in some very tiny European elevators (I think some of them were 2' X 3'), but most of the time this was not an issue.
I wore this backpack everywhere and loved it. Above left we are at the Pantheon in Rome. This was my favorite building in Rome because it is still beautiful today and it was completed around 126 AD. The boys loved the fountains all over Italy. They ran to every fountain they saw.
Above right we were in the Swiss Alps. We were waiting for it to clear and it never did. It was still amazing. Our boys and my nephew thought it was awesome anyway.
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Some things you may like for summer adventures:
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I don't know why, but I have never thought of creating a maze on the sidewalk for my boys. (Maybe I'm lacking a creative gene.) My super creative husband made some intricate mazes with sidewalk chalk. (affiliate link)
This was a great activity. Our 4 year old loved the challenge and the feeling of accomplishment when he solved each maze.
The younger boys didn't get into solving the mazes, but they loved being outside.
Today is my 36th birthday. My sweet sister Rebecca baked me a cake last weekend and gave me this cute apron. She had it embroidered with my website name, Home Ec @ Home. One of these days, I will film some vlogs (video blogs) and this apron will be perfect. Thanks Rebecca!
My sister, Rebecca, shared this recipe with me when I was visiting with her a few weeks ago. I love how simple and delicious it is. You will need a good quality beef brisket without added seasonings. My sister buys Kosher Brisket at Trader Joe's, but it is pretty pricey at around $8.00 lb. I ordered several briskets from the University Meat Lab for $2.69 lb.
2-3 lb. beef brisket
Garlic cloves, peeled
Salt and pepper
1. Put a layer of mushrooms and onion in the bottom of your crock pot or just mushrooms if you don't like onions.
2. Cut slits in the brisket and push garlic cloves into the meat.
3. Place meat in the crock pot and cover with more sliced mushrooms and onions. Salt and pepper for extra flavor. (Do not add water to the crock pot!)
4. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Serve alone or over a thick slice of bread au jus.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned work at home Mom blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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