Monday, November 30, 2009
Let's play catch up soon. Until then...
Saturday, November 28, 2009
For the first time in a loooonggg time, I stayed the night with my grandparents to help with Thanksgiving prep the next morning. I now have a new found respect for my grandmother for all of the work that's put into making Thanksgiving extra special. She pulls out fall table cloths, fine china, carries the extra leaf to add to the table, she decorates the children's table, the beverage tables and so much more. And she still managed to get dressed and look fabulous! PLUS...she can cook her butt off!
She is officially making me step up my game. My grandfather is one lucky man. Maybe that's why he's stuck around for 30 years:)
She even gave me a boost. I came home with several cooking utensils, casserole dishes AND cookbooks.
Gotta luv it!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
So this week I will share some of the meals that make my family's Thanksgiving menu.
I click on the image to find that it's completely SOLD OUT! What's up with that?! Take the pic down ShopDetour...you got my hopes up for nothing! :(
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
My fav thing that's quick and easy is green bean casserole.
Mr. Hailey "claims" he won't eat it. We'll see...he will come around.
Anyway, with Thanksgiving just days away...if you're looking for a last minute dish to add to your menu. Try this...it takes about 35-40 min (including prep time).
I made it for our work dinner today...and it was a BIG hit!
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Dash ground black pepper
4 cups cooked cut green beans
1 1/3 cups French's® French Fried Onions
Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.
Bake at 350°F. for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir the bean mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining onions.
Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.
For Broccoli Casserole, substitute 4 cups cooked broccoli flowerets for the green beans.
For cheese lovers, stir in 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese with soup. Omit the soy sauce. Sprinkle with an additional 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese when adding the remaining onions.
To add a festive touch, stir in 1/4 cup chopped red pepper with the soup.
To add crunch, add 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds to the onion topping.
For bacon lovers, add 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, to the bean mixture.
For Golden Green Bean Cassrole, substitute Campbell's® Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup for the Cream of Mushroom Soup. Omit the soy sauce.
Tip: Use 1 bag (16 to 20 ounces) frozen green beans, 2 packages (9 ounces each) frozen green beans, 2 cans (about 16 ounces each) green beans or about 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans for this recipe.
It belongs to Kim from the Atl Housewives. While I don't agree with the story behind it, I can't deny that THIS is a ring.
My ideal ring...is a lot smaller and A LOT less gaudy....but I too would love a cushion cut stone.
But no platinum for me though...give me white gold. Platinum scratches too easily...and unlike Ms. Kim, I work hard everyday.
But you can't deny, this is a nice ring!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
I haven't tried it yet but I WILL!!! There are only a few ingredients...which is right up my alley.
For Starters: Arugula - fresh from the garden. Olive oil. Lemon Juice. Shaved Parmesan. Fresh-ground salt and pepper. Bon Appétit!
No seriously, that's it!! Enjoy!
$$$Open a savings account that doesn't allow easy ATM access
$$$Start small if you have to, $5 is better than nothing
$$$Do not 'binge save' or deprive yourself, it’s a recipe for failure
$$$Pay yourself first! Save before any other money is spent…even before bills
$$$To curb the temptation to spend, consider payroll allotments so the money never touches your hands
$$Establish a realistic goal to keep you focused
$$$Share your goals with your inner circle for support
$$$Surround yourself with positive people who will motivate you
$$$Save at least 1/2 of your found money (i.e. bonus, tax refund, gifts, etc.)
As with all other goals, saving requires discipline. It is hard at first, but it doesn’t take much to get started. Watching your money grow is the greatest reward. Imagine being fabulous AND financially savvy!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
...Besides my shoes, they are usually my favorite part of an outfit. But what people don't know is that I have never paid more than $20 for ANY of my fashion rings!!!! NEVER! My thoughts are: if I have to spend so much on real jewelery., I don't mind bargain hunting for a cheap...yet chic fashion ring.