Family Joy Blog Linkup #65

Family Joy Blog Linkup #65

Yesterday we got started on our new chicken coop! Well, my husband did that is. 🙂 We have 14 baby chickens right now waiting on that new house. Some are in our shed and the others are in a mini-coop outside. Our butterflies also appeared this week, but unfortunately all of them did it when no one was watching. The last two made their appearance during the night it seems. We already released the first three. If you would like to hear more about our caterpillar experience you can view…

Watching Our Caterpillars Transform Into Chrysalis

Watching Our Caterpillars Transform Into Chrysalis

It may be no surprise to my readers that we added a few more “pets” to our current animal collection. Although, these pets are rather the temporary sort. I finally made good on my desire to purchase a caterpillar kit this year for our family. If your children are into creepy crawlies, or fascinated by how stuff works they would enjoy this experience as well. *This post contains affiliate links/ads so I may receive compensation if you choose to click on them and make a purchase. But it won’t change the cost. See…

Family Joy Blog Linkup #64

Family Joy Blog Linkup #64

What have you written this week that you want to share? Family Joy Blog Linkup is back for another weekend of sharing and fun! We appreciate those of you who come back weekly and if you are new, then thanks for joining us! This weekend was an event I’ve been anticipating, the local “chicken swap”! I brought home 10 new chicks. Four are Cream Legbar to add to the ones I’ve hatched once they are a little bigger. The other six are Speckled Sussex. I was disappointed that the day…

Instant Pot Linkup #5

Instant Pot Linkup #5

It’s time to bring out those great instant pot and other electric pressure cooking recipes! Check out what recipes your hosts have as well. We also chose 3 posts from last party to feature this week. Maybe yours will be next time! So share those great instant pot tips and tricks with us again! Now Let’s Party! Please only share Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker recipes, ideas and tips! Please share as many Instant Pot recipes with us as you would like. The more the better. We will be pinning and sharing…

Pressure-Cooked Cheesy Sausage and Quinoa

Pressure-Cooked Cheesy Sausage and Quinoa

Cheesy sausage and quinoa is an easy protein-packed dinner I recently made in my trusty instant pot. I would say the inspiration for this dish came alot from a soup I’ve made in the past. That Cheeseburger Soup is a delicious recipe I’ve made on my stove top or in a slow cooker. I get that recipe from a cookbook called The Joy of Sharing, which is a collection of recipes from people associated with the Bald Eagle Boys Camp. It was printed and copyrighted in 2007 by Morris Press Cookbooks. *This…

Family Joy Blog Linkup #63

Family Joy Blog Linkup #63

Happy Easter!  “He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Luke 24:6,7 NIV. I wish you a joyous Easter with your family and friends. And I also welcome you to join us again at Family Joy Blog Linkup!     Charlene @ Thinking Outside The Pot: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog Samantha @ Sammy…

Our Cream Legbar Chicks Hatched!

Our Cream Legbar Chicks Hatched!

Well, after 3 weeks of waiting and anxiety, our little chicks hatched! Technically, they waited till Day 22 and 23 to hatch. As I referred to in my prior post, Our First Experience Incubating Hatching Eggs, they typically take about 21 days. However, other factors can play into it. But, I was getting worried when nothing was happening last Monday! And I was asking online if I should be seeing something, and people weren’t all real encouraging. My husband told me to just give it more time. Hatch Time! So…

Family Joy Blog Linkup #62

Family Joy Blog Linkup #62

It’s Sunday! And that means it’s also Family Joy Blog linkup time! I’m feeling quite a bit tired this weekend. That’s due at least in part to the hatching of our new baby chicks. Look for a post later this week about that. My two oldest kids were delighted seeing them hatch. I also recently ordered some other “pets” for them. But you will have to hear more about that later! It’s time to party!     Charlene @ Thinking Outside The Pot: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog Samantha…

Instant Pot Linkup #4

Instant Pot Linkup #4

We, your hosts, are bringing 3 more instant pot recipes to you this week! And of course we want you to share yours too! We also picked a few of the posts from last linkup party to be featured . We hope to have the party even bigger this week. Remember any electric pressure cooking post is allowed. It can be recipes, tips, or whatever you want to share about electric pressure cooking. Instant Pot linkup time! Please share as many Instant Pot recipes with us as you would like….

Pressure Cooked Chicken Corn Noodle Soup

Pressure Cooked Chicken Corn Noodle Soup

Recently one of my children was sick, so I thought it was a good opportunity to try making pressure cooked chicken corn noodle soup in my instant pot. Previously, I’ve made chicken corn noodle soup from scratch on the stove top. I think originally I looked up some recipes online to get started, and I’m sure I got the idea to use thyme to flavor it from one or more of those.  But now I can basically throw most of it together from memory. It’s not something I make often, but…