Monday, September 28, 2009

Give Away Ends 10/4

Just wanted to let you all know that the Give Away will be over this weekend. So......if you are interested please post something!!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Recipe: The Best Egg Salad

I'm not sure how you all make your Egg Salad but this is SO GOOD! You should give it a try. I know it sounds different, but if you like Egg Salad you'll love this.

Boil until thick:
1 Tb. butter
1 Tb. flour
2 Tb. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tb. vinegar
1 beaten egg
1/2 c. 1/2 & 1/2 or cream(I used milk)

Then add:
8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1 Tb. chopped onion
8 - 10 grated hard boiled eggs (I just cut mine up small)
I added them right after the sauce had cooked and I chilled it overnight.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Taco Soup

Taco Soup

1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
1 can whole kernel corn, undrained
1 can tomato sauce or diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans or chili bean work just fine
1 package taco seasoning
1 package ranch (the dry packet)
cut up onion and celery (optional)
water to make it soupy

Put all of the in your crockpot till you are ready to eat and the wonderful smell is filling the house. We like to add shredded cheddar to this and eat it with crackers or my favorite, tortilla chips! This is so yummy!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Give Away!!!

After thinking about it for a little bit I knew exactly what I wanted to offer. I already knew that I wanted to tie in somehow a wonderful blog that I go to. It's called Teaching Good Things. A very sweet Christian lady blogs about her family and the things that they do and believe. I love reading her posts. I know that you'll love it to so I want to encourage you to go over and see what she posts about.

You will be entered in the drawing when you do some of these easy things:

Follow my blog.

Post about my blog on your blog, facebook, link etc.

Sign up for Kathy's emails, leave a post on her blog about what you are doing. Come back and post here and let me know what you did. You won't regret it! Look around and you'll see what I mean.

Dig around my blog and tell me what both of our Dogs names are and what kind they are. Just for fun!! :0)

Come back and post and for everything that you did you will get your name in the drawing 1 time.

You can choose which you would like to receive

#1 You will get to choose with of the lessons you want.

Learn How to Quilt in Five Easy Lessons

Instant downloadable lessons in PDF and packed full of pictures!!!

Do you have fond memories of a special quilt in your family?

Do you love to curl up on the sofa and watch your favorite movie with your family as you snuggle under a cozy quilt?

Do you wish that you could make special, one of a kind gifts for family and friends?

Would you like to learn how to make quilts to sell?

Is your schedule too busy to break away to go a quilt shop for classes, not to mention they are usually pretty expensive?

Are you at a loss for where to start? Then these lessons are for YOU! You can buy them one at a time or all at once! Go here to read all the details!

# 2 This e-book

What to Do When Your Daughter Hates Being in the Kitchen

This is an e-book, instantly download in PDF.

This is an e-book that gets right to the point of purpose and attitude.

It is also filled with hands on ideas to encourage daughters to enjoy working in the kitchen.

This is a great little e-book for parents that need fresh ideas to help their daughter realize the impact of serving others with our time and skills from the kitchen.


#3 This e-book

How to Grow and Use Culinary Herbs

Did you know growing herbs is EASY to do?

Herb gardening adds beauty to your home and flavor to your food!

Did you know that growing herbs is very easy to do?

If you live in the city and would like to teach your children a little about gardening, then this e-book is for YOU!

Herb gardening adds beauty to your home and flavor to your food!

I hope that you will participate and let others know. Those that like to save money and get freebies might like to be included!

The Drawing will end at 2 pm on Sunday Oct. 4th.

Menu Planned For 9-21 thru 9-26

I really don't have a specific day that I have for the meals that I have picked for the week. We stay so busy with everything that goes on during the week. We do try to eat at home especially because it just cost so much to eat out. With 7 of us it sure ads up!!

Here are the meals that I have planned for the week. I'll try to pin point a day for each. I may have to swap them up. I'll also include things that I will have made for lunches for the kids for school.

Monday - (Karate night) Leftover/Easy Meal

Tuesday-Grilled Pork Loin, Baked Potatoes and Baked Beans

Wednesday-(Karate and Church Night) Chili from the crockpot

Thursday-(Night before Spelling Test night!)Poppy Seed Chicken, Stove Top and veggie

Friday-(Karate Night) Crockpot Chicken Sandwiches

Saturday-(I'll be taking a Quilted Bag Class @ our local Quilt Shop all day) DH fending for himself and the kids! :0) I'll have a packed lunch and they can have Chipped beef and gravy or leftovers from the week



Bacon and Eggs

Chicken Biscuits

Biscuits and Gravy



Tator Tot Casserole

Taco Soup

Beans and Cornbread

Leftovers from Dinner


Saturday, September 19, 2009

This, That and an upcoming Give Away!

Seems like its either feast or famine when it comes to blogging! Either you are missing in action for days, weeks or even a month or more or you have a lot to write! I guess I'm just chatty today! :-)

Here's what we have on our plate for today.

Kids are doing chores that have needed to be done for a while so I am sitting back relaxing getting some me time in.

MG didn't sleep.....well took about two little naps last night. Very frustrating! So, DH is at work today and I know he's dog tired!

I have some things I am trying to work two quilts and some other ideas that I am wanting to do for Christmas or giving. I am wanting to get a jump on that because it is just around the corner!

Do you have an idea about what you are doing for Christmas or an idea about what I can do for Christmas? If so please post it here. Not only for me but for anyone else that might read my blog. I love to sew and am semi new to quilting. So, I am thinking about sewing some things this year as gifts. With 5 kids I always need to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the budget as far as I can. So......if you can post some things to help I would love it. So, in doing so I want to return the favor!!! checking back because I am going to be doing a give away for those that post things that I can make as a gift to give to a friend or loved one. You can start posting them when I post the giveaway. So, don't forget to check back in.

We all want to save money right?

We all want to save money right? Well, I go to a favorite site and have found people just like me!! There are tons and tons of things that will save you money, challenges, recipes, just tons and tons of information. I go there several times a day if I am near a computer. I have just started a Quilt Block Swap on there with some ladies that like to sew/quilt/embroider. You can find all kinds of things that would benefit you. Debt Reduction/Management, Utilities, Auto, gardening, scrapbooking, outdoor frugal things just tons and tons of things. My favorites right now are our organizing for the holidays and the section that we are all talking about our Christmas ideas for gift giving. We are all trying to figure out what cute/sensible/afordable gift we can give to our loved one for Christmas. Thinking ahead and being prepared is what is also going to help. Lots of sites for patterns for those that sew and do crafts.

I hope you will go and check it out. I signed up about a year and a half ago. I just love it. Everyone helps everyone.

I hope you'll join me over there. I am Angielikes2cook. Here is the site:

As far as I am concerned this place will always be my favorite place to go for all things frugal!!!

Thanks for reading.

A Prayer Request for a young lady named Rachel.....

While looking at several blogs this morning I happen to find one and was looking around and started reaading. I read the story about Rachel. I wanted to post this link so that you all could read it and pray for her. As I was reading my eyes just filled with tears. I don't know this young lady or her family but I will be praying for her. Please join me in praying. I cannot imagine what they are going through. I know that God has a plan for them. Everything happens for a reason. So please, please pray for Rachel.

Thank you.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Good Morning....

Good Morning. I hope you are doing ok. Well, I'm trying to get back in the swing of blogging again. Trying.....

Isn't it a nice cool morning? I opened the door to let the dogs out and was surprised at how cool it was. They didn't stay out long that is for sure.

So, what is everyone doing today? I have to take our oldest DS to the Dr. We have Karate and Church later this evening. I have a Tator Tot Casserole already prepared in the frig for dinner. I'm sure DH will probably want something else instead but......I'm not sure he'll get it. HA! I wanted to fix that ahead because I knew that it was a busy day today. I also have to take snacks for the kids at church tonight. They start their Patch the Pirate Program tonight and are excited about that! I have to get some snacks fixed up for them. I sure hope I don't forget!!

Last night I made us Chicken Biscuits for dinner. They were simple but good. I also made some spaghetti so that the kids could take it for lunch today and there was some leftover for MG and her Mamaw for lunch. I made the two Tator Tot Casseroles and put one in the frig for tonight and one in the freezer for a later time. Trying to make more when I cook for later. That usually helps. Like there were 2 chicken biscuits left in the frig this morning that DH didn't eat for breakfast so I grabbed them!! HA! If you snooze in my house you loose!!

Well, got to get some things done....

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I just wanted to let you know that at one of the sites that I like to go and read is having a giveaway. Acutally they are having not one but 2 giveaways!! So, check these out......

Giveaway for Stolen Moments Menu Planning Service

I so want to win this one! It sounds great! I would take just the dinner one because that is the one that I have the most trouble with.....dinners. We're so burnt out on EVERYTHING!

Now this one is really neat! It's an online class!! Who would have ever thought about taking online classes to learn how to cook. I love the idea! I would love to have this one too.

Online Cooking Class Giveaway

I hope that you'll go over and check these out. Who knows you just might win!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Good Morning.....

Good Morning. Beginning my day. Boy is it chilly out today! The kids are off to school in long sleeves and jackets. I can't believe it has gotten this cool already! Time for the air conditioning to take a breather!! YEAH! DH will still want it on though! BRRRR!! Will have to take a heater to work w/me! HA!!

Well, I'm off to work. Will hopefully check back in later on. Have a good day!

Need to figure out what is for dinner. Tomorrow I'll put a Boston Butt on before I leave for work so we can have some shredded sandwiches. Those are always good. I cook the meat in Dale's Seasoning. That stuff is Awesome!! If you haven't tried it you need to get a bottle. You can cook any kind of meat with it and it's awesome! I add it to the meatloaf when I'm mixing it up or to Pork Chops, Chicken....just anything!

Gotta run.