Friday, December 11, 2009

Looky what I found at BJs this week! We used to enjoy eating a snack chex mix that had these rye chips...until we stopped eating dairy. But we always wished we could take these chips out of the mix. Now we can have a bagful! And the price was very reasonable...$5.56/bag. Yummy!

Aside from chips, *smile,* our good news today is that Tricare has agreed to pay for Maggie's neuro biofeedback treatments! What an answer to prayer! So instead of paying $60/session (for 40-60 sessions), we just have a $12 co-pay. Maggie's therapist was so excited that she called us at home last night with the news. Treatments should start next week. What a Christmas gift!Years ago we had an ice storm (worse than the blizzard we had a few years later) in the winter of 1993 (I think). Our neighborhood was without electricity for 3+ days. But our family thought it was a wonderful vacation. We had plenty of heat thanks to our woodstove and fireplace, the food kept refrigerated in the garage, and I had bought disposable diapers for the baby. Mike would make the neighborhood rounds with pots of hot water and coffee.

During that time, I made my best bread ever on the woodstove. I put the bread pan on a trivet, then sprayed the inside of a large stockpot with water and turned it upside down over the bread. I also cooked a large pot of chicken and rice soup. We still talk about those fond memories.

Anyhow, I wondered at the time if there were such a thing as a woodstove oven or a campfire oven. So imagine my surprise when I discovered the above Coleman camp oven for $24!
The stove is intended for use with the Coleman camping stove, but I know it will work just as well on my cast iron woodstove in the basement.
I saw this version also, but it is priced at $185. Anyhow, I thought this was interesting. I found all these pictures on

I was watching Wagon Train one day and there is a scene that shows a campfire oven that is very similiar to the first oven I showed you. Ever since then I have been looking for this. Just one note if you plan to buy one: there are two sizes, a 12x12 and a 14x14 (approximately). Make sure you get the larger oven if you want to use a 9x13. Goodbye trailmix, hello warm muffins!
My mom forwarded me a funny email with this pic and the following message:

I got stopped for speeding yesterday!

We are busy doing chores and catching up. Ruthie is feeling much better. We hope to do our final Christmas shopping later today, but it's looking iffy.

Our church is praying for the granddaughter of one of our members. Her name is Bethany, and she has leukemia (ALL). She is not doing well right now thanks to the H1N1 flu, so our family is praying on her behalf. Bethany's Mom keeps everyone up to date with her condition. It is just amazing the little medical miracles that happen everyday.

Enjoy your weekend. Many blessings ~ Kathie


Anonymous said...

I'm so excited about those rye chips. My diet is so limited these days but rye bread is something I can eat! I'll have to check these out.
Glad to hear your daughter will have her treatments partially paid for by insurance. That is a nice Christmas gift. I sure hope little Bethany will do better soon.



Deb said...

Kathie ~ such good good news about the insurance covering the cost of treatment!!! PTL!! Won't it be great when Maggie is pain free?! That's what we can be praying for.