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Homemaker Portrait | LeAnne Stadler, Season 18, Ep 5

Updated: Feb 29


In this episode, I am talking with seasoned homemaker LeAnne Stadler about her experience of keeping a home for 27 years! LeAnne and her husband, Eric, have 6 children and have fostered over 40! In her homemaking journey LeAnne has navigated her children’s special needs, her own chronic illness, adopting 2 foster kids and the recent loss of her 23 year old son. Through it all, God has shown LeAnne His faithfulness. She says, “Sometimes He’s very quiet, but I know He’s still there because He’s never failed me.”


The Stadler family has recently launched a small elderberry farm called Titus Grove in N.Central Ohio. They are founded on Faith & desire to bring Glory to God in all they do. You can follow along on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube as they learn the ins & outs, victories & defeats & all that is to come on the Grove. I will link all of the places you can connect with LeAnne in the show notes, so be sure to check that out.


SHOW NOTES


EPISODE CHAPTERS


Allison's Update: Spring Cleaning & Caring for Appliances


LeAnne's Beginnings & Expectations: Overrun with Laundry and Figuring out Married Life


Challenges: Hard Pregnancies, Chronic Illness, Fostering and Special Needs


Managing Big Family Living & Showing Hospitality


Seasons of Homemaking: Life After Loss


Homemaker Q&A Fails, Wins, Favorites & Recipes


The Art of Home: Your Most Important Ministry & Titus 2:Wisdom from Proverbs







LEANNE'S FAVORITES


Product or Resource

With so many people coming in and out of her home, LeAnne loves her Bissell Little Green Cleaning Machine. It is lightweight and portable and gets all kinds of stains out of carpets, rugs and upholstery.


Hack or Tip

Whether you are cooking for a big family or just for two, LeAnne encourages you to practice meal planning. Her practice is to plan meals for Monday-Saturday, leaving Sunday open for eating away from home or utilizing leftovers.


She also recommends being flexible with your plan. You may have an unexpected appointment or activity come up on a day for which you had planned a more time consuming meal. It's perfectly acceptable to swap that meal with an easier one planned for another day. Of course, this requires that you have all of your weekly protein thawed at the beginning of the week in case you need to switch things around. Most proteins will keep for a week in the refrigerator, with the exception of seafood, but that usually thaws very quickly and so can be taken out the day of.


Signature Dish

There are no excessive veggies in LeAnne's Tortilla Soup. The creamy, cheesy broth and chicken are the stars of the show. Topped with crispy fried tortilla strips and you've got a delicious bowl of comfort to fill your family members' bellies.



LeAnne Stadler's Tortilla Soup
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