Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Works for me Wednesday: Scoop it up!

I was carrying dishes from our lovely patio dinner to the kitchen sink. Of course, I lost my balance and spilt a whole plate of corn, salad, baked potato.....on the carpet. I did a mental head slap (hey, my hands were full!) and ran to the kitchen for a paper towel.

My darling mother in law, whom I adore, said. "Honey, just get a spatula!" My first thought was "huh"? She then explained that the spatula would pick up everything without grounding things into the carpet. I tried it and guess what? IT WORKED!!!!

She said she has done this many times and it always works. She said she has even dropped a raw egg and it picks it right up without breaking it and makes a mess.

What a smart woman I have as my MIL !!!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Check it out!

If you receive Parents Magazine you will see my name in the "Class Acts we Love" section. Its my back to School jar that I posted about last year. You can see the original post here.

I must be on a roll this month because the AP news feed picked up the same idea here!

Exciting stuff !

What's better than Free!!!

I just heard a rumor that today only at Bob Evans you can get free Sweet Potato Fries!

A little birdie also told me that you "like" Bob Evans on facebook you have the chance for A TON of coupons and free kids meals every month.

What is better than free?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Menu Plan Monday- Easy does it!

I keep waiting for things to slow down but I have the creeping sensation that it will only get worse :) We have gymnastics, hubby fishing trips and work schedules that make cooking sort of...errr... difficult. That means crock pot cooking and easy recipes. I am going to be trying what seems like a crazy simple crock pot chicken and I am anxious to see how it turns out! Do you have a simple recipe that is your "go to" for busy nights? Leave it in the comments to share with other busy mamas! Happy eating y'all!!

Monday: Crock pot chicken with carrots and onions (recipe below), broccoli, crescent rolls

Tuesday: chicken broccoli alfredo, salad, garlic bread

Wednesday: Leftover buffet- if its not movin, you can eat it !

Thursday: Slow cooker BBQ chicken sandwiches, baked fries, salad

Friday: Pizza Night!

Saturday: Teriyaki chicken, potato grill packets, asparagus

Sunday: Fajita steak kabobs w/ onions and peppers, tortillas, black beans and rice

Italian Crock pot chicken
4 chicken breasts
6-8 carrots, cut in strips
1/2 onion, sliced
1 c. Italian dressing

Marinate chicken in dressing for at least 2 hours. Put onions and carrots in crock pot, then chicken. Pour marinate over all. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.