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Holidays can be stressful. Being a single mom can be very stressful. Putting those two together can be a disaster waiting for happen. I was in this spot for the time 6 years ago with the twins. I had left their father and we were spending Christmas alone. I had been blessed with an apartment from a transitional housing program in town. The boys received donated presents from Toys for Tots, and we were given diapers and food from church members and the Salvation Army. Going into that holiday season I imagined the worst case scenario. I was sure that nothing would go right. I am so glad that I was wrong. This month I found out about a newly single mom facing the holidays alone. She has a little girl that is about to turn 3 and her son is 5 months old. They are trying to restart their life on their own. Just the three of them facing Christmas by their lonesome. This brought back so many memories. I immediately wanted to help. I didn't have much to give financially that day but even $5 can help, so that is what I sent.
I know that the end of the month, the end of the year, and the holidays leave us all a little short on cash but can you spare $5 for this mom? She has a GoFundMe page set up that you can donate to (but they do take a small fee). Or you can send a cash gift via Paypal. Please message me for her account information. GoFundMe page - https://www.gofundme.com/mylittlefamilyneedshelp
Or purchase something for her and her two kids. This is a link to an Amazon wish list with some items they could use. http://a.co/0p3Er7t
Current needs: Christmas gifts Clothing - 12 months boys Diapers, Size 3 Pull Ups, Size 2 (girls)
I want to bless this mom in the same way I was blessed on the Twins' First Christmas. I have been in her spot and we have overcome so much in the last six years. She has a long road ahead of her and I want her to start out with some hope for 2017.
Ok, so the newbies are enamoured with their new Instant Pots. Now we need good food to cook in the IP. Do you purchase food in bulk? Do you just shop for that day's meals? Weekly shopper? As luck would have it, I was just invited to be part of the Zaycon Fresh Premiere Influencer program. There is a potential to earn when referring new customers. Share the deals with friends, family and neighbors. A truck will deliver to your area. The deals I am getting in my email are amazing. I have had the chicken breasts and bacon, a friend was a customer. You can take advantage of all these deals too.
So tonight I was just going to research some more ideas and recipes for my Magic Pot. Then a Snow Day was called for Tuesday.
Since I don't have to get up early tomorrow, and I was hungry, and I was cold - I decided I needed some pasta.
However, I wanted to try out some Hard Boiled Eggs first - so I made 6 of those. They turned out so pretty. Even Sammy ate one!
Then I started the pasta. I put the IP on saute, added 2 lbs of ground beef and let it cook. I added a little bit of water so it didn't stick to the bottom of my pan. Then I added a box of bowtie pasta. I then broke up a little bit of spaghetti and tossed that in too. One jar of spaghetti sauce got dumped on top along with some spices. I added 2 jars of water as well. I set it to cook for 7 minutes.
On the first try, the pot didn't seal all the way. I realized that the sealing ring on the inside of the lid was still too warm. I rinsed it off and put the entire lid in the fridge for a few minutes. Then I started the pot back up. Set it for only 4 minutes this time. It just finished -
Note the paper bowl and plastic fork - I hate doing dishes. I used to hate cooking.
I can't wait until the boys are old enough to not break dishes while doing chores...
I hope no one gets tired of reading about my Instant Pot adventures because I am having a great time! I haven't smiled like this in a long time - especially from cooking.