This post is simply a look at a few of the pallet wood projects we’ve done this year. From iPhone stands to rabbit hutches, we show you some fun things to do with pallet wood. In most cases they cost us no money, but a few projects required some screws or bits of other materials that amounted to a couple bucks here and there.
As you may have seen, we have a large family. That said we are not able to eat out all the time, or ever. So when I ask my wife what she would like for her birthday dinner she always says, “Alice Springs Chicken from the Outback.” So we have made a very close copy cat recipe and we save a lot of money. For us to make this meal for 9 people it costs as much as 1 meal at the Outback. So here is our copy cat Alice Springs Chicken.
Copy Cat Alice Springs Chicken
8 Boneless Chicken Breasts
Honey Mustard Sauce, recipe follows
1/2 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
Onions and Mushrooms, Sauteed
3 cups shredded Colby or Monterey Jack Cheese
Marinade your Chicken breasts with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Garnish chicken with bacon, onions and mushrooms. Drizzle honey mustard sauce over chicken and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese has melted. Enjoy!
Honey Mustard Sauce
3/4 cup Dijon Mustard
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup honey
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
1/8 tsp garlic
1/8 tsp salt
Combine all of these ingredients and drizzle over your cooked chicken breasts.
The easy how-to video tutorial on how and why to save your ever coveted chocolate for the END OF TIMES! Survive in STYLE while others go without chocolate chip cookies… or you could just be nice and share with them.
This video is a basic overview on how, why, and the viability of our Emergency Solar Power backup System. Just the basics, solar energy is really a great solution for a lot of our power challenges on the homestead.
Keeping of livestock healthy, happy and safe is important to every homesteader. Keeping our animals in and predators out is of key importance in achieving this goal. Benjamin Franklin even said “Tis a well spent penny that saves the goat”, advice well noted. This video is a very basic overview on our solar electric fence setup, and why we really love our movable fence.
1 large onion, finely diced
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
6 cups whole milk
4 heads broccoli, cut into florets
1 pinch of nutmeg
4-5 cups of sharp cheddar cheese
Dash of salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Chicken broth if needed for thinning
Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat, then add the onions. Cook the onions for 3 to 4 minutes, then sprinkle the flour over the top. Stir to combine and cook for 1 minute or so, then pour in milk. Add nutmeg, then broccoli, a small dash of salt, and plenty of black pepper.
Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender. Use an immersion blender to grind some of the broccoli. Leave some of the broccoli in larger pieces. Stir in cheese and allow to melt.
Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
Makes 10 servings.