Monday, November 15, 2021

Monday Message

"Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth, with all its abundance, for our benefit and use. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience. He has lovingly commanded us to 'prepare every needful thing' (see D&C 109:8) so that, should adversity come, we may care for ourselves and our neighbors, and support bishops as they care for others." (All is Safely Gathered In pamphlet)

This week I have been doing a deep clean and organizing. I cleaned my jars and put pasta in six of the jars, the pasta was on sale last week.

This is the first mix, it is my favorite mix, it is like Bisquick. The whole book is full of recipes using this mix.

I also made up the mug mixes, these are favorites of ours as well...

Mug Mix

You take a dry cake mix (any flavor you like) then add a dry angel food one-step cake mix to it, stir well, then I put it in a half gallon jar.

To make it, you put three Tbsp of this mix into a microwave safe mug then add two Tbsp water, stir well and microwave for one minute.

The flavors I use are chocolate, lemon, orange, strawberry, and spice.

We like chocolate chips in the orange one. In the lemon, we like to top it with cherry pie filling after it is done. We also like fruit on the top and on the spice one you can put pudding on top, the spice one is new to us this year.

Then I like to make two different snack cake mixes, one is from a Woman's Day magazine from the seventies. and here it is. 

The other is from the Make-A-Mix cookbook. Another I mentioned before is the scone mix from Little House Living.

Next is...

I still want to mix up Make-A-Mix quick mix and waffle mix.

That will fill my jars that are empty and will make meal planning easier. - this is fantastic, I like quick cooking so this was great.

I found these helpful oatmeal add-ins... - this was neat at their site too.

I have been doing some deep cleaning/organizing in the kitchen this week as well as making mixes. - here are gift ideas using jars.

My mother-in-law used to always say, don't go in debt for Christmas. So I am telling you this is wise, don't go in debt for Christmas. - here are some great frugal gifts for giving. - lots of great ideas for gifts. - homemade tree ornaments. - helpful ideas. - I like this as people put in their ideas.

Missy says keep your spending down this year, you will thank her later.

Gus says he is always happy with a scratch under his chin from you guys and some catnip.

They both say keep on wearing a mask and washing your paws, we are not out of the woods yet.


  1. Your cats are very wise, indeed!

  2. Don't go in debt for Christmas or your wedding. Simple is just fine.

    1. That is for sure simple and wonderful. We have gone to some weddings so fancy to find out the marriage lasted less then a year but the debt lives on. Look to how our great grandmother did their weddings they had to be frugal and were creative. Christmas as well. The more frugal were the most memorable.

  3. Thank you for more mix recipes. I made up some bread mix from your recipe last week, and it was delicious

    1. Best I have ever had I say plus you can make so many different things from this yum.


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