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Recipe Box: Coconut Chicken & A Giveaway

Today I  am sharing a delicious recipe for Coconut Chicken AND I am giving you the chance to win a bag of the new King Arthur Coconut Flour and the cookbook Coconut Oil by Elizabeth Nyland! Scroll to the bottom of the post to enter the giveaway!coconut giveaway

If you are not familiar with the King Arthur website be sure to check it out, they not only have a large variety of wonderful tools for the kitchen they also sell wonderful flour!

Hopefully many of you are familiar with the blog Holistic Squid. I love her blog and she shares many good recipes and tips for eating healthy. This recipe is an adaptation of one of her recipes.

Coconut Chicken

2 pounds of boneless chicken
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup of King Arthur Coconut flour
½ cup of shredded coconut
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
Fresh pepper
½ cup coconut oil

In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients except the chicken, egg and coconut oil.coconut chickenThis mixture freezes well, I just keep a bag of it in my freezer for a quick dinner.coconut mixture

Cut the chicken into strips and mix in a bowl with the beaten eggs. Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour mixture.coconut chicken

In a large saucepan, heat about 4 Tbsp of coconut oil. When the oil is hot add the dredged chicken pieces. Cook the chicken until all the sidesare brown.coconut chicken Remove chicken and keep warm while you cook the remaining pieces of chicken. Add more oil if necessary. We love this chicken especially when served with sweet chili sauce! It’s even good as leftovers the next day!

Coconut Chicken

Coconut Chicken

Now for the giveaway. Enter below using the Rafflecopter for your chance to win a bag of King Arthur Coconut Flour and the cookbook Coconut Oil by Elizabeth Nyland.
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HomeAcre Hop #97

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Welcome to The Thankful HomeAcre Hop!

Can you believe that next week we will be celebrating Thanksgiving? The week of Thanksgiving we will all be taking a break from the hop and encourage you to take a break to give thanks and spend the day with your family and friends.

Today we invite you to share your Thanksgiving, Autumn, Harvest and Preserves posts! You are also welcome to share your homesteading, homeschooling and homemaking post.

After you’ve shared your favorite blog post stop by and visit some of the posts as well.Be sure to visit the other hosts as well. We would love to have you follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy, Google+, Instagram or by email

Tracy @ Our Simple Life
Sandra @ Clearwater Farm,
Kathi  @ Oak Hill Homestead,
Heidi  @ Pint Size Farm,
Lisa @ The Self Sufficient Homeacre,
and Me! (Nancy @ On The Home Front)

Each co-host will feature their favorite post so be sure so check out the other blogs to see if you’ve been featured! Be sure to link back to one our our blogs if you’d like to be featured! Thank you everyone for your fantastic posts.  If you were featured be sure to pick up your “I was featured” button. We look forward to seeing what you have to share this week!

Have you ever made your own yogurt before? Jen who posts over at The Easy Homestead shared a great article on How To Activate a Yogurt Starter (with recipes). Be sure to stop by, she’ll answer any questions you may have.How-to-Activate-a-Yogurt-Starter-The-Easy-Homestead-.com_


Congratulation Jen!

If you would like to be featured in the future, be sure to link back to the hop! We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week! If you were featured, grab the button to display proudly on your blog!


Prudent Living on the Homefront

Please, only link posts that you haven’t linked before and follow the rules!

Before you link up your perfect post remember the rules!

1. Family friendly posts only!
2. Please, no posts dedicated to advertising products.
3. Link as many seasonal and harvest posts as you’d like! Older posts are great too.
4. Please, only link posts that you haven’t linked before!
5. Please visit as many of the other posts as you can and let them know you found them here!
6. If you wish to

November in Vermont

November in Vermont is what my husband refers to as stick season! The colorful leaves have fallen and usually the ground is not white yet. I still find beauty in the trees that surround us.Stick Season
The wood is stacked and ready to keep us warm all winter.Winter wood
The honey bees have taken every last bit of nectar from the few surviving flowers.Bees in the flowers
At the beginning of the month there was still some color and a few withered berries on the blueberry bushes.Fall blueberries

By mid month we’ve had our first dusting of snow, just enough to dust the barns along the roads.November barns
The lumbering project has begun on our property. Since our property is in “current use” the woods are managed by a forester. Upon his recommendation it was decided there would be some trees removed. It’s a good way to keep the remaining forest healthy. I’m amazed at the size of some of the trees coming off of our hill.harvesting wood
Not much color around but in the kitchen my Thanksgiving cactus is in full bloom.Thanksgiving cactus
Another week and we’ll be gathering with family to celebrate Thanksgiving!prudent livingLinked To: OutdoorWednesday

Countdown to Christmas

Each year Christmas comes on the same day. Despite the fact that I’m an organized person it never feels like I have enough time to get ready! All of a sudden I’m realizing that I have to have things packed and ready to ship in a matter of weeks! Having all of our children on the west coast this Christmas means a different type of holiday for us. All the gifts have to be packed and mailed in time to arrive for Christmas!

How to get ready? The first step is to determine our budget. I don’t want to be paying for our Christmas purchases for the rest of the year! Determining ahead of time what we plan to spend and then sticking to it helps us stay within our budget.

Then I make a list of who I need to shop for and jot down ideas that come to mind or suggestions I been given. I’d love to give homemade gifts to everyone but that’s just not possible. For neighbors and our postmaster I make my Snax Mix, I can mix up a large batch and have enough for everyone.

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Delicious Snax Mix

Another favorite food item I like to make is Candied Pecans. These are tasty to enjoy by themselves or put on a salad. You can make them ahead of time and store in an airtight container.

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Ingredients for candied pecans.

I have a few knitting projects going. I’m making our grandson a Christmas stocking. My mother-in-law started this tradition when she knit stockings for each of our four children. When our two daughters were married I continued the tradition and knit a stocking for each of our son-in-laws. When our granddaughter came along I made her a stocking and now it’s time to make one for our grandson. I’m almost finished! Should be done by this weekend.knitting project

I also found a free template online for some adorable bird ornaments. As soon as I finish the stocking I’m starting on this project. Aren’t they wonderful?bird ornaments

For any family dogs I made up a batch of homemade dog biscuits. I know the dogs enjoy this tasty treat!

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Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

Will you be hosting the big Christmas meal at your house this year? If so figure out which dishes can be prepared ahead of time. By making some of the dishes ahead of time you will be able to have an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas.

What do you do to get ready for the holidays?

Ready For Old Man Winter?

We’ve all heard the weather predictions for a cold winter, at least here in the northeast. Are you ready for Old Man Winter? Wintertime can mean ice, snow and perhaps a few snow days where everyone is home. Are you ready?2014-2015-winter-4

First take a look at the outside of your house. Make sure it is winter proof. If you have gutters they should be clear of leaves. Do you have basement windows that need to be covered for the winter? Make sure the gardens are cut back and all of the garden hoses and tools are properly stored for the winter. If you have a fireplace or woodstove is your wood stacked and covered?

Is your wood covered?

Is your wood covered?

Prevent frozen or bust pipes by shutting off the water to all outdoor facets and allowing them to drain. If the faucets need to be on all winter make sure you install a frost free sillcock instead.

Are your outside faucets turned off?

Are your outside faucets turned off?

Inside it’s always good to be prepared for unexpected power outages and cold snowy weather. Have a few flashlights and fresh batteries on hand. Extra blankets incase the power is out for more than a day and you have no way to heat the house. Luckily we have a wood stove and in the case of a power outage we can just all move into the living room!woodstove

Make sure your car is ready for the winter weather too. Do you put snow tires on? What about winter wipers? You should have a safety kit for your car consisting of a shovel, sand or cat litter for traction, booster cables, and extra warm clothing and boots, an ice scrapper, and a winter sleeping bag or blankets. It’s also a good idea to have some snack food, water, and a flashlight. You never know when you might get stuck on the road.Car supplies

Look over your winter gear – coats, hats, gloves, scarves and boots. Does anything need to be replaced? Nothing like having your first snow storm and finding out your child’s boots don’t fit!

Winter mittens for everyone?

Winter mittens for everyone?

Prepare your kitchen for the winter as well. Stock your pantry for those unexpected snow days. Have ingredients on hand to make soup. If you loose your power make sure you can still prepare quick meals like tuna fish sandwiches! I use my crockpot a lot during the winter. I also try to have a few extra meals in the freezer. If you’re feeling under the weather it’s nice not to have to cook!frugal, prudent living


Recipe Box: Coconut-Curry Butternut Squash Soup

I’m not sure where this recipe came from, however the minute I saw it I knew I had to try it. I love butternut squash and butternut squash soup and am always trying new recipes. This one is a keeper! I love recipes where you just combine everything in one pot.

Coconut Curry Butternuet Squash Soup

Coconut Curry Butternuet Squash Soup

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

2 Butternut Squash
2 ½ cups of homemade  broth, I used chicken although you could use vegetable
1 cup of coconut milk
¼ cup sweet chili sauce
1-2 tsp curry powder (or more according to your preference)
1 tsp grated ginger
Juice from 1 lime
¼ cup brown sugar (I liked the soup without the added sugar)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds. Place the squash on a baking sheet and roast for 30-45 minutes, or until very soft. Scoop the squash pulp into a soup pot with the remaining ingredients.

Place all ingredients into your pot.

Place all ingredients into your pot.

Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Either blend with an emersion blender or puree in batches in a blender.



Serve hot. If the soup is too thick for your liking add a little milk to thin to the consistency you like.

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

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