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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Ramblings from the backroad....


A few days ago, my husband and I enjoyed a fun extended weekend in one of our favorite cities, Nashville, Tennessee! We attended the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention that was held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. The convention is in a different state each year. This is our 4th time attending, and we always look forward to it.

Our convention was full of great breakout sessions with a variety of topics. I am a volunteer for Ag in the Classroom and loved the Purple Plow breakout session for new ideas for classroom lessons!


We also heard from Reba during the closing session. A highlight of the convention was that President Trump came and addressed the thousands of farmers and ranchers that attended.

Nashville is one of our favorite cities! We first went there on our honeymoon and stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, and have been there a few times since then. The hotel is a beautiful resort and convention center that is full of indoor atrium gardens, little shops, restaurants, and a lazy river that you can enjoy a boat ride.


We really like to go downtown and enjoy the atmosphere. We enjoyed eating at the Wildhorse Saloon and Caney Fork Restaurant. A place we really loved was The Southern! We love to seek out good food when we travel and it was so worth it.


We jumped on board with the Uber service as a way to save us parking and having to drive. So many of our friends were using it on the trip and it was so convenient!! One of our drivers actually gave us the restaurant suggestion for The Southern and I'm so glad we checked it out!

Our last evening we enjoyed a Grand Ole Opry Performance!


A few things I picked up from the weekend:

This FarmHer t-shirt

This set of chapter books for my boys to read featuring stories on the farm.

Now back to our regular schedule of school, work, and sports practices. I'll be enjoying more of my Instant Pot as well!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Instant Pot Spaghetti

Spaghetti is always an easy go to meal for us and all the kids eat it well. I always have all the ingredients in my pantry and its great for nights you need to get an easy meal done relatively fast. I LOVE how the Instant Pot actually helps the meal get done even quicker and it is delicious!

This Instant Pot Spaghetti is an easy meal to make for family dinner

When I got my Instant Pot, the spaghetti was the first thing I've made, and I've made a few other batches since. For dinner and to freeze for later!

So good!

This Instant Pot Spaghetti is an easy meal to make for family dinner.

Simple dinners are always a hit and with busy schedules. Between the kids in sports, homework, and the farm, sometimes simple dinners are wonderful!

This Instant Pot Spaghetti is an easy meal to make for family dinner

So with the Instant Pot, the great thing is everything can be made in the insert pot! Brown the meat and the ingredients and it cooks for 8 minutes and dinner is ready!

This Instant Pot Spaghetti is an easy meal to make for family dinner

And bonus....one pot, no colander or extra pans needed!

By time your garlic bread is done, your spaghetti will also be done!

This Instant Pot Spaghetti is an easy meal to make for family dinner


Instant Pot Spaghetti
PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE

Ingredients: 

1 lb. lean ground beef (if not lean, just drain off the grease)
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 (16 oz) box spaghetti noodles
1 (24 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (24 oz) jar water

Directions:

1. Press the Saute button and add the ground beef, pepper, minced garlic, oregano, and chopped onion to the insert pot. Cook the ground beef until fully browned. Turn the Instant Pot off. Drain any grease if needed.
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2. Break the spaghetti noodles in half and place them over top of the meat in the Instant Pot. Placing them crisscross will help ensure they are fully cooked and not stick together. Pour the spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes and water over the noodles and meet, making sure the noodles are completely covered.

3. Place the lid and seal the Instant Pot. Set it to manual mode, high pressure, 8 minutes cook time. When the time is up, do a manual quick release on the vent. After the venting is completely released open the lid. Stir the spaghetti well to be completely blended. Serve with your favorite cheeses.

This Instant Pot Spaghetti is an easy meal to make for family dinner.


This Instant Pot Spaghetti is an easy meal to make for family dinner.


Get a favorite family meal to the table even faster, with this super easy spaghetti recipe for the Instant Pot!










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