Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Easy BBQ Ribs recipe at Kraftfoods.com

Check these ribs out. It's not the ingredients, but how he makes them. Check out step 2.

Cookies & Creme Pudding Pops recipe at Kraftfoods.com

Check out these great summertime treats. Lots of great ideas to keep the kids from melting in the hot sun.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Confessions of a list maker.

Okay, so I have been searching for some grand idea to help me get to the chores that need done, but never quite make it to the top of my list.

So I decided to make (another) list. I called it the ONE A DAY list. This list is things that need done, but after the daily pick ups and surface cleaning, I never get to. Every day I take a few minutes and do at least one thing on my list. So far this week, I think its helping. Here is my list. Maybe you are struggling with the same problems, so I thought if it helps, I'd share. I'd love to hear from you if you have a great way to tackle the chores in your home.

Vacuum Stairs
Dust handrail
Clean front closet
Wipe down one wall
Take down and clean blinds in one room
Wash window in one room
Sweep front steps
Wipe out bathroom drawers
Vacuum out couches downstairs
Clean glass on picture frames
Sort Socks
Wipe down Kitchen chairs
Deliver borrowed stuff to owners
Sort out shelves in my closet

Eat Cheap! Wednesday Freebies at Arby's!

Below is a list of freebies offered by Arby's each Wednesday! Sorry we missed out this week, but keep it in mind for next week.

JULY1 - Free Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase
8 - Free Orange Cream Swirl Shake with any sandwich purchase
15 - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
22 - Free Roastburger with any soft drink purchase
29 - Free Iced FruiTea with any sandwich purchase

AUGUST5 - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
12 - Free Roast Chicken Club with any soft drink purchase
19 - Free Iced FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
26 - Free Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase

Monday, June 15, 2009

Grilled Chicken on stick.

Breaded chicken is a good bet for finicky eaters, and this variation, grilled and served on a skewer, makes it even more appealing to kids. Add your child's favorite dipping sauce, and there might not be any left for the adults!

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, pounded 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
Salt and pepper
24 (10-inch) bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
3 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
1 1/4 cups plain dried bread crumbs
Step 1 Cut each chicken breast lengthwise into 1/2-inch-wide strips and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold the chicken strips slightly and weave them onto the skewers.
Step 2 Prepare a charcoal fire or set a gas grill to medium-high, close the lid, and heat until hot -- about 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 3 In a small bowl, stir together the oil and the barbecue sauce. Spread the bread crumbs on a sheet of waxed paper. Lightly brush the sauce mixture over the chicken strips and then roll them in the bread crumbs.
Step 4 Grill the chicken fingers uncovered until they're no longer pink inside, about 2 to 4 minutes per side on a gas grill.
Step 5 Serve with the dipping sauce of your choice. Serves 6 to 8.

Kmart deals

Kmart has a pretty good sale this week on certain items like bath tissue, ziploc, laundry soap, etc. (Lots of choices)

Buy $20 get a $3 gift card back

Buy $35 get a $7 gift card back

Buy $50 get a $14 gift card back

Also, they have Pepsi products on sale 5 for $12.

I think I'm going to stock up on bath tissue and paper towels and turn around and use the gift cards to get the pepsi free. Just thought.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Free Chocolate Friday Again!

Get your free chocolate here.https://secure.realchocolate.com/ Much better than getting bills in the mail!

Monday, June 8, 2009

What's for Dinner

I found this receipe on a blog from Ririe Stake Enrichment, (I know that is not right so someone come back and correct me.) Anyway I took the receipe and tweeked it to what I had in the kitchen. Here goes.

Ham & Cheese bake.
2c cooked ham-cubed
1/2 c Swiss cheese, I only had slices so I cubed them small
1/2 c Monterey Jack cheese- cut small to match the swiss
1 green onion- sliced small
1/4 yellow pepper- cubed small
1 carrot- cubed small like other veggies.No favorits here.
1 tsp. dried mustard
1Tb fresh lemon juice
1/3 c water
1 pinch of oregano, nutmeg,and a sprinkle of Paparika for color.
1 can Chicken cream soup- wish I would have had Cream Celery soup - chicken will work
1 frozen pie shell
2 cups dried old bread, cut into cubes.

This reciepe was one they suggested to be made ahead and then frozen till assembly time.This is what I did.

I chopped my veggies and cooked in water till broken down but not mussy. Added the spices and water and cooked for a about 2 min till it got thick. added soup, lemon juice. Cooked till soup broke down. Poured all over top of the ham and cheese. Poured into pie shell. Let rest.

Take the bread cubes and toast in frying pan with a bit of butter and a little olive oil. Be patient with these. Let them toast. Pour on top of pie and sprinkle with a bit more Paparika and bake till bubbly hot and serve with salad.

Let me know if you try this and how you would change it.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Regal Free Family movies every week this summer


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Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Veggie Tale Movie (G)
Evan Almighty (PG)

Kit Kittredge: American Girl (G)
Nim's Island (PG)

Horton Hears A Who (G)
Inkheart (PG)

The Tale Of Despereaux (G)
Kung Fu Panda (PG)

Everyone's Hero (G)
Surf's Up (PG)

Doogal (G)
Journey To The Center Of The Earth (PG)

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (G)
Bee Movie (PG)

Mr. Bean's Holiday (G)
Alvin And The Chipmunks (PG)

Space Chimps (G)
Madagascar 2: Escape To Africa (PG)

Thanks mom for a great motivator

Thanks mom for this great book. It is a great motivator. This author, Anitra Kerr, breaks the everyday mess of cleaning and organizing down into days, with cute little titles for each. Like "Making the most of Mondays and Wise Tip Wednesday" It's a good push I needed to get moving this summer.
You can find it at Deseret Book or let me know and I'll let you borrow it.

Rainy Day Reading

I'm going to buy this bok today. A friend read a small clip to me and I can't wait to read the whole thing. This guy is an awsome speaker and author.

When Times Are Tough: 5 Scriptures That Will Help You Get Through Almost Anything
by John Bytheway

Free Chocolate Friday Again!

I got my first one a few days ago. Better than getting bills in the mail

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

T.G.I. Friday's - Buy one get one free

I found this at Being frugal is fabulous. She has a great site and always seems to know the best deals first. Buy one entree, get one free. Coupon expires June 22nd.

Check out her site at: http://www.beingfrugalisfabulous.com/

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happiness: Some seek it, Some make it

We had a great night at Enrichment. We played the cutest game and had a speaker on happiness. It is just what I needed to hear. One of the things the speaker said is this: "Happiness, some seek it, some make it."

I hope I can apply this to my life. I need to stop seeking it and start making it. My sister Casie made this cute handout above. I'm thinking about having it made into a picture for my little girls room. It would fit perfect with her decor and I want her to grow up learning this from her earliest of ages.

In case you need a cute little game for anyone or anything here is what we did.

We put these candy bars in a bag and made everyone pick one out, without looking.
Then they had to tell the group the following, which coordinated with the candy bar.

Snickers - an embarrassing moment.
Almond Joy - something that really brings you joy.
Milky Way- tell what you wish for. your hopes and dreams.
Kit Kat (give me a break) - tell what you love to do in your spare time.

It was fun to hear every ones little stories. And we just had lite refreshments and then we did Highlights.

Highlights are where everyone in the group (or at our house we do this at the dinner table) tells something that happened to them that day that was the "Highlight" of their day. It can be whatever made them feel special, anything they were proud of doing, anything that made them stop and say - wow, that really made my day.

try these at your house, our kids love to do Highlights and we try to do them everynight at dinner time.


What a great treat! We went to sonic and got free FREE FREE Rootbeer floats. I just told the kids, "hurry, get your shoes, lets go!" They thought it was very cool and out of my normal self to run out at 10:00 at night to get a rootbeer float.

This may be my new hobby, find fun free things to do with the kids. I have been thinking, that maybe (knock on wood) that this down economy is just what we need to remind all of us to not be so greedy. We dont need to spend and do everything under the sun. Maybe it is helping all of us enjoy the little things for a change.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bath and Body Semi-Anual Sale

Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale begins today.

Here is a break down of the sale:

Signature Collection Classics: $5.00You can see all of the collections that are on sale for $5.00 {regular prices are $9.50-$10.50} here.

Cleansers and Moisturizers: buy 2 get 2 freeThrough June 7th Cleansers and Moisturizers are buy 2 get 2 free. You can see which are included here.

Foam Burst Collection: $4.00Through June 3rd, the Foam Burst Collection is on sale for $4.00 {regular price is $9.00}. View the collection here.

Home Made Simple Coupon Book

This is an awesome coupon book from the folks at Procter and Gamble with $30.0o in coupons which usually includes one coupon for a free item! Click here to request yours, it only takes about a minute to request yours and it is free. I recieved mine last week and its great!

Free RootBeer Float at Sonic!

From 8 p.m. to midnight on Wednesday June 3rd you can get a FREE Root Beer Float from Sonic! (That's a great freebie!)