Thursday, February 26, 2009

New web site

Just took my left over Pork roast and made an amazing dinner, I did use the Pork twice but I did it to see if I could. I went to and found a recipe for Sweet and Sour Pork. I followed it pretty well, I added a dash and I mean a small dash of Cheyenne pepper. Oh, baby it is good. I made some Pork fried rice and used my dehydrated peas and carrots.

1 pound pork butt, cut into 1 inch cubes (I used left over roast)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 egg white
2 green onions, chopped
enough oil to coat the bottom of a fry pan
1/2 cup cornstarch

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 stalks celery, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
white sugar to taste
salt to taste

1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, undrained (I used 2 tbspoon of Apricot jam instead of opening a can I would waste half of. )
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Place cubed pork in a medium bowl, and season with 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon sugar, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Mix in the egg white and green onions. Cover, and place in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.
Heat 1 quart oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C) in a large, heavy saucepan or deep fryer.
Coat the pork with 1/2 cup cornstarch, and fry in the heated oil about 10 minutes, until evenly browned. Drain on paper towels.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok over medium heat. Stir in the celery, green bell pepper, and onion, and cook until tender. Season with salt and sugar. Remove from heat, and set aside.
In a large saucepan, mix 1 cup water, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup sugar, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, and 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce. Bring to a boil, and stir in the cooked pork, celery mixture, and the pineapple chunks with juice. Return to boil, and mix in 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1/4 cup water to thicken. Cook until well blended.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Good Meat Sale At Broadway Albertsons

Ground Beef is 1.99 per pound, and Chicken is 1.88 per pound. Also, if you call ahead, they'll package your meat in individual pounds and flash freeze it for you. They also have a few good Kraft deals, so grab an ad at the door, and be sure to ask for extra coupons. Hurry! You won't want to miss it!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

What's for Dinner????

Day 1

We are going to cook for 3 meals any cooked meat will store up to 1 week in refrigerator or freeze for upto 1 month.Drop 4-5 or even 6-8 chicken breast into Crock pot. Salt and Pepper and if frozen add NO water. I added carrots celery and onion. Now my Pot pie is ready to assemble. I also used dehydrated because it is winter and fresh is expensive. I buy my dehydrated from the Prepardness store but I am looking for a better source.
Cook till completly done, no pink about 6-8 hours. You want them very tender.
When completly cooked I take a pair of kitchen scissors and chop into bit size pieces.

Now for meal 1. Pull out 1 1/2 cups of meat and veggies. I make a gravy and usually I have left over mashed potatoes from Sunday. Serve with some carrots sticks or apple slices and left over rolls from Sunday. (How easy)

Day 2

Make a Jello- your favorite, I dont have one.
Fry 2-3 lbs of ground beef. season with salt and pepper and maybe a bit of onion.
Tonight we are going to make a Shepards pie with a twist. Instead of using your potatoes or Tater tots, We are going to top with Pie crust. Make fresh or use Pillsbury. ( I am not good at crust so I use easy Pillsbury. Not the most on the budget though. )

Day 3
Let's go Italian (use some of that hamburger you cooked yesterday)
On this blog in recieps there is a excellant reciep for Homemade Spagetti sauce. Now all you have to do is boil the noodles and fix a roll or even a cheap Pillsbury Pizza crust. Roll out and butter and sprinkle with Garlic salt and slice into sticks.

Day 4
Tonight we are going to pull out Reserve Chicken.
We are going to make Biscust Wraps.
Add 1 beaten egg, 1 Tb water, 1 green onion chopped, this is more for color. 1/2 c celery. If your family dosent like celery substitute with apple. 1 tsp salt & pepper. 2 tsp Miracle Whip or for you die hearts Mayonnaise.

Stir well. Using Biscut dough, cut biscut in half horizontally, flatten and fill with filling. Top with top half and seal edges.
Bake at 350 for 17--18 minutes. Until golden brown.

Serve with left over Jello, or a fresh salad.

On Monday or Tuesday you should have baked a cake or maybe cookies for Dessert. But stay out of them during the day.

I have left day 5 open as it is usually Friday. I suggest you make homemade Pizza and let the kids help. Stay in and watch a movie and save enough money for next weeks groceries. use your ground beef on the Pizza or do a Ranch Chicken with left over chicken and sprinkle with dry Ranch dressing before topping with cheese.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Holy Cow! I've Hit The Motherload!!!

Albertsons is having a General Mills Sale until Tuesday. For every 10 participating items you buy, they will give you a $10 coupon for your next order. In addition, for every 5 fruit snacks you buy, it gives you an additional $3.50 coupon + the $10 coupon, so $13.50 towards your next order. Here's the clincher: Broadway Albertsons will do these in individual transactions for you, to maximize your saving power!!!!

This is what I got this morning. Be prepared to wait in line. Jenna and I were in line for 2 hours to checkout. But well worth it, you want to know why?

Total Spent: $74.93 on everything you see here.
Total Saved: $302.45!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Plus, these little puppies are on sale to. I love love love the pizza you make with crescent rolls, and now they sale it in a sheet so it's even easier. And, Wayne at Albertsons probably has some coupons if you ask. Keep in mind, I used only 5 additional coupons for the crescent rolls, so I could have done much better had I taken my coupons with me. Just food for thought. Ha! Ha! Get it, food for...okay, sorry it's been a long day already.

Now I don't know about the rest of you, but that is awesome food storage!!!
Posted by The Hammers

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Featured On Local News 8

If any of you are insomniacs like me, you may have just seen the coupon queen on Newsline, and a girl I went to high school with was also commented, Kimber Towers. Anyways, they said to go to the news' website to get her blog name. Well, I did the hard work for you and it is called
I also put a few more on there, so check out our sidebar links.

Happy Saving! Oh, and get to Albertsons! The sale is AWESOME!!!

Good to know someone cares

Just returned from Albertson's on Broadway in Idaho Falls. Great Deals!!!!Bone in Hams- big ones. $!.49 a lb. Great for Easter. Not to mention all the buy 10 and get $10.00 back. I spent less that $100.00 and came home with twice what I would have bought at Walmart. This is my take.
I only went in with the idea to buy 10 items for food storage. Did that, then I found the great buys on the hams and some great Pork Roast. Albertsons even had the coupon form the newspaper. (We'll talk later about them.)
I purchased my 10, the checkout person made sure that I bought all the items that would get me $10.00 BEFORE I purchased any other item, as to be able to use my $10.00in rewards money. They have a couple of Custome Service people who walk the iles and if you look confused will stop and walk you through how the program works. He even showed me that if I like Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate frosting in the tubs instead of the plain Chocolate there is an EXTRA $.25 OFF coupon on the tub. Hows that for service? You wont find that at Walmart. Ok, I still stop at Walmart but really ladies give Albertsons a try while they have these great sales. BUT- It is at Broadway only, but worth the drive.

While I was there I met 3 very nice ladies trying to makd sence of this whole coupon thing. I shared with them this post and if any of them check us out stop by and say Hello, by clicking on commets.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cute Idea about World peace cookies. Maybe I’ll try it.

I thought I’d share a cute idea we did the other night for Visiting Teaching.
We had a “very fond of you” get together.
My partner and I invited over the 3 ladies we visit teach to. We wanted to make a treat for them for Valentine’s day,

But thought it would be more fun to get them together and do chocolate fondue.

It was lots of fun to get together with people that we see each month, but don’t know each other very well.

My only thought was that maybe next time I will invite the ladies who visit teach me and my partner could do the same. Sort of as a thankyou for being there for us. So instead of just 5 of us, it could be more.

Or you could do it however. You wouldn’t have to do this just at Valentine’s day, either. Chocolate fondue is good anytime. J

Oaky, that’s all. Stick that in your cute blog and share it.

Love ya. Kinie

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

World Peace

I have been reading alot of blogs, mostly because I am bored. They keep talking about World Peace Cookies. I have an idea and a challenge.
Make a batch of cookies. I dont care what kind just a batch of cookies. Use Pillsbury if you want (Albertsons has them on sale) Make the cookies and then take them to someone in your neighborhood on a plate that you dont care if you get back or not. NOT A PAPER ONE. Write a note of that says. These cookies are to spread World Peace and I start with you. Please carry on the act of goodness.

Nothing else needs to be said. Then wait and see if you become the recipant of a plate of cookies. If not you have done your part to spread World Peace.

I woul hope all your that see this note will comment on your reciepe and share what happens as you share your cookies.

Pay it Forward

I have seen this on a few other blogs and I have decided to play along. I'm excited lets all get excited and start Paying it Forward!!

1. Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me (yeah for handmade!).

2. Winners must post this challenge on their own blog, meaning that you will pay it forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

3. The gift that you send to your 3 friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember it’s the spirit and the thought that count!

4. When you receive your gift, blog about it! If you are not one of the first three to comment on this post, you can still play along. Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same! It's all about paying it forward.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Valentine Challenge

Ok, Sunday is 7 days till that big day of saying "I love you" to all that we love.
So heres a challenge with chocolates to all that leave a comment.
Who will you tell? and why do you love them.

I'll start. I will tell Cody Hammer how much I love him, because he comes to grandpa's and watches any motor sport that happens to be on. Last week it was Minature Motorcycles with grown men. He walked through the room and noticed it on the tv and dropped right in his tracks and watched the rest of the show. Thank you Cody and that is why I love you.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine Gift ideas

Money tight? Here are some fun and cute ideas to save money and still do something special for the ones you love

Toothpick: Because I "picked out" the best fish in the sea.
Flower: In the garden of life, friendships are the flowers.
Lifesavers: Because sometimes we all need a little extra help.
Cotton Pad/Ball: To cushion rough roads we may be traveling.
Rubber Band: To remind us to be flexible.
Safety Pin: To bind us together.
Sweet & Sour Candy: To appreciate the yin & yang of our personalities.
Candle: Because you light up my life.
Hugs & Kisses Candy: Everyone could use a little hug and kiss.
Happy Face Sticker: Catch my smile, it's contagious!
Band-Aid: To help sooth hurt feelings.
Eraser: So we start every day with a clean slate.
Tissue: To dry any tears you may have.
Jewel: You are more valuable than a precious stone.
String: I'll be there for you when you're at the end of your rope.
Bubble Gum: Together we can stick through anything.
Lemon Drop: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Mirror: So you can see my most favorite thing in the world.
Popcorn: Because thoughts of you keep popping into my head.
Jolly Rancher: For all the times you make me laugh.
Sweet Escapes: For all the romantic times we spend together.
Nestle Treasures: I treasure you more than anything in the world.
Puzzle Piece: You complete me.
Sugar Packet: Because you are so sweet to me.
Permanent Marker: Because you've left a lasting impression.
Clay: We can mold our relationship to our own perfect ideals.
Match: Because we're the perfect match.
Silk Rose: I'll love you till this rose dies.
Pom Pom: Because you give me the warm fuzzies inside.
Balloon: Because together we can reach for the sky.
Measuring Tape: Because no one can measure the love I have for you.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Week Menu with new reciepes

Ok middle of the week and here we are finally, But I found some really good recipe's for the next three days. Thursday is one we have already used but it is worth repeating.


Sweet and Sour Meatballs
These meatballs are terrific appetizers. They work well for parties or for a dish to take. My family enjoys them at home as a special holiday treat!


2 pounds ground beef or chuck
2 eggs
3/4 cups seasoned bread crumbs
1 onion, chopped, sauteed
salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for Sauce:

1 bottle chile sauce
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 sm can of apple juice – 6oz.?


Chop and lightly saute the onion in a small amount of oil or butter. Plan to use the same pan for the meatballs. A large non-stick fry pan or covered skillet works well.

Combine chopped beef with bread crumbs, sauteed onion, and salt and pepper. Mix well. Form into small meatballs according to your preference. Brown the meatballs in the skillet (use oil if needed to prevent sticking). Pour off any fat.

Combine all sauce ingredients. Heat the sauce, add the meatballs, and simmer covered for 1/2 hour. I use a large, covered, non-stick skillet and use the same pan for the entire procedure.

You could serve these over Rice, or even over a Baked Potato.
Serve and enjoy!!

Crispy Onion Dijon Chicken

1 can French-fried onions, crushed
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Coat chicken with mustard and then French fried onions. Put chicken on
cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.


Turkey Bacon Avocado Wrap

4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 lb turkey breast tenderloins, cut crosswise into 1-inch slices
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
1 medium ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and mashed
2 cups shredded lettuce
1/2 cup drained roasted red or yellow bell peppers (from 7-oz jar), large pieces cut up
8 Old El Paso® flour tortillas (6 or 8 inch), heated

1.In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until almost crisp. Add turkey slices to skillet; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until turkey is brown on all sides.
2.Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place turkey mixture in cooker. Top with barbecue sauce and taco seasoning mix; stir to mix well.
3.Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.
4.Remove turkey from cooker; place on cutting board. Use 2 forks to break up turkey; return turkey to cooker. Layer avocado, lettuce, turkey mixture and bell peppers on tortillas; roll up.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

To warm tortillas, wrap them in foil and heat in the oven at 325°F for about 7 minutes. Or place them on a microwavable plate, cover with microwavable waxed paper and microwave on High 45 to 60 seconds.
Tender, low-fat meats, like the turkey tenderloins in this recipe, will get dry and tough if overcooked, so follow the cooking times carefully.

Note: you could use a Pork roast or tenderloin for this.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sweetie Contest

Where did last week go? We missed it completely and we are sorry for that.
First the winner of January Peek a boo is (drum roll please) GINA LEE. We had 6 visitors, I put all the names in a box and had my sweetie husband draw out a name. You are the winner and if you will call me or Casie we will get your cookbook to you. Congradulations.

Now we will start a Sweetheart contest. Who ever sends us a post with a Valentine treat- for your sweetie-mom or kids even what you do for teachers. I will pick my favorite, and send a special book called "Things to Do" . I will try and post a pic for you but who knows how that will work.

Good Luck to all.