Friday, January 22, 2010

First REAL sale on Etsy!!

This morning I awoke to a sale on Etsy! I sold a really cute headband that I made. She really paid! I have "sold" other items but the buyer was a No Pay, which was really frustrating. Oh well...

Today will be filled with house cleaning, errands, and finally cooking dinner. Anyone have a great new recipe that we could try here at the Vaught residence? I love to cook and am always loking for something new to have for dinner. We are such creatures of habit that we fall into a rut sometimes and have the same few meals over and over, and over, well you get my drift.

Wow!! What a great start for such a dreary day. The weather is just gloomy today. It is what I call an Eeyore Day.

Thanks for dropping in. Leave a comment and let me know how you are doing.


  1. Congrats to your sale! Happy Dance, Happy Dance :)

    It's an Eeyore Day here to. For dinner tonight it's meatloaf AGAIN ! I to am in need of recipes for a large family.

  2. I saw your post on etsy and found you..then i started typing up recipes lol. Here is one I have found that I love and is pretty frugal too..
    Venison (ok probably hamburger!) and Beans
    6 slices bacon, chopped
    1 ½ lbs Burger
    1 med onion, chopped
    1 cans (16oz) pork and beans
    1 can (16oz) kidney beans drained
    1 can (16oz) butter beans or great northern beans drained
    1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    1 cup ketchup
    2 tbsp vinegar
    1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    ½ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp prepared mustard

    This recipe called for a Dutch oven, which is a pot that you can transfer directly from the stove to the oven, without the handles melting off...which I do not have. So I redid the instructions so you use a pot and then an oven safe pan.
    Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a pot cook bacon over med-low heat. Remove with slotted spoon, set aside. Drain all but one tablespoon bacon fat (but if using hamburger, you really don’t need any fat). Add hamburger and onion and cook over med heat, stirring occasionally until no longer pink and onion is tender. Turn off heat. Drain and return to same pan. Add reserved bacon pieces and all remaining ingredients to pot. Mix up with a spoon then add to an oven safe dish (I have used an 8x8 Pyrex and a 10x7 dish with the same results). Cover with foil and bake until bubbly about 40 minutes.
    Note: I have only 2 people here and this has enough left overs for the next day. It would definitely feed a family of 4.