October 12, 2009

Friend Makin Monday

Another week of Friend Makin Monday!!! Go here to link up.

This week's questions is...

What are you going to be for Halloween?

I am not dressing up. I haven't done that in years but the kids are. My daughter wants to be Tinkerbell

My son is still undecided. He said maybe a bear?? We will see what we find.

October 09, 2009

MY HUSBAND IS HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After 15 loooooooooooooooong months he is now home from Iraq. I am no longer a single parent or at least until the Army decided to take him again.

October 05, 2009

Free Sample of Oregon Chai

Go HERE to get a free sample of The Orginial Chai Tea Latte Mix

Italian Beef & Pasta

3 to 4 lbs. beef chuck roast
2 onions, chopped
13 1/4 oz. can sliced mushrooms
2 26 oz. marinara pasta sauce
2 T. zesty Italian salad dressing mix
16 oz. pkg. spaghetti, cooked

Combine all ingredients but spaghetti in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Slice beef and serve over cooked pasta.

Creamy Beef Stroganoff

2 lbs stew beef, cubed
salt and pepper to taste
2 10 3/4 oz cans of cream of mushroom soup
3 T. Worcestershire sauce
3 oz. cream cheese, cubed
16 oz. sour cream
cooked rice or noodles

Place beef in slow cooker; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour soup over top; add Worcestershire sauce. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. 30 minutes prior, stir in cream cheese and sour cream. Serve over rice or noodles

Chicken Supreme

2 1/2 os pkg. dried chipped beef
8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
8 slices of bacon
1/2 c. sour cream
1/4 c. all-purpose flour
10 3/4 oz. can of cream of mushroom
12 oz. pkg of pasta (cooked)

Arrange dried beef to cover the bottom and lower sides of a slow cooker. Wrap each piece of chicken with a slice of bacon and arrange on top of dried beef. In a small bowl, mix sour cream, flour and soup together. Pour over top of chicken. Cover and heat on low for 8 to 10 hours. Serve over cooked pasta.

3 Tips for Getting Dinner Ready in a Flash

Samsung and Twitter Moms are teaming up to ask the question. What are your 3 tips for getting dinner ready in a flash?

Well here are mine.

1. Use a slow cooker or crock pot. I ABSOLUTELY love mine and use it quite often. I have 2, one oval and one circle. I tend to use the oval crock pot for meats and the circle crock pot for soups, dips etc. I have tons of crock pot recipe books.

2. Have a plan. I plan my dinner's off what I already have in my stockpile and what is on sale from the local store's sale flyers. If you don't plan your meals then it is hard to get dinner ready in a flash! You can also put your plan online at Organizing Junkie's blog and see everyone else's plan to get ideas for future use.

3. I always brown my ground beef when I buy it, then freeze it already cooked. Then it cuts preparation time down because you don't have to brown the ground beef. Of course if you had planned on making a meatloaf, you couldn't do this, but you could prepare the meat loaf then put in in the freezer. Then all you have to do is throw it in the oven to cook!

Friend Makin Monday

It's Monday again, so that means it's Friend Makin Monday, go here to link up for this week's question.

This weeks question is:

What are your hobbies? What do you wish that you knew how to do?

What I ♥ to do:

1. Watching TV

2. Couponing

3. Shopping

4. Reading

5. Scrapbooking but I never get to do it anymore (even though this is what I do for a living!! LOL!)

What I wish I knew how to do:

1. How to knit

2. How to be patient!!

3. How to sew

Menu Planning Monday

Go HERE to link up, if you want to participate.

Monday: Chicken Supreme (crock pot)

Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner (Bacon, Egg & Cheese sandwiches)

Wednesday: Creamy Beef Stroganoff (crock pot)

Thursday: Taco Night

Friday: Manwiches

Saturday: Italian Beef & Pasta (crock pot) THIS IS MY FAVORITE!!!!!!!

Sunday: Leftovers Buffet (We have our Dave Ramsey class at church, so I don't cook on Sundays right now)

Free Coffee Sample

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October 02, 2009

I won a Blog Award!!!

Mellisa gave me this award from Getting All My Ducks in a Row.

The rules for the One Lovely Blog Award are:
Accept the award; post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

The blogs I chosen are.

Theta Mom
The Wife of bold
The Wannabe WAHM
The Queen of My House
The Penny Pinching Mama
The Misplaced Midwesterner
The Crazy Suburban Mom
The Buzz
One Chic Mommy
The Art of Being Mom
Thanks, Mail Carrier
Surrounded by Boys
Saving and Giving
2 Kids, 2 Dogs, 2 Tired
Mommy Has to Work

Free Samples

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