Monday, November 28, 2011

Menu ReVamp Monday



I've been doing Menu plan Monday for a while now, and it's been great, but honestly I have not been able to keep with the menu.  I have started doing LESS cooking.  Although I LOVE to cook, I've found that by REVamping the Menu, I can have dinner on the table everyday, but only cook 3-4 days a week, the rest of the days it's mearly TOUCHING UP...

So, my menu this week will look a little more like... THIS...


  • Wednesday..............Pork Meatballs and Pasta w/ Bruschetta
  • ......................................Triple the pork recipe and freeze extra meatballs.
  • Thursday................. Crock Pot Tortilla soup (w/ LO Turkey instead of chicken)
  • Friday....................... Meatball Grinders with LO Meatballs
  • Saturday..................Free Day
  • Sunday..................... Left Overs


This should take the guessing out of cooking, save us some money when it comes to groceries shopping, and help me keep to the meals I CAN eat...




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Sunday, November 27, 2011

A sure begining to the Season

Most folks have wonderful and amazing traditions that signify the true begining of the holiday season. Putting up the Christmas tree, Cutting down the tree, Advent Calenders, Holiday shopping, etc.   For us? (Or me should I say) It's the Holiday cards... THAT is when reality sinks in for me.. Time to buckle down and get this ho ho holiday started.. Bwahahahahaha

This year?  We are ordering ours from Tinyprints.

 Christmas Cards Fantasy Snowflake - Front : Black

Tinyprints offers an amazing array of styles and designs.  I almost DARE you to go on there and NOT find one (or in my case SEVEN) you like.

IMPOSSIBLE.. 

I absolutely LOVE the fact that not only do you have control of the picture (s) you upload and add, but they also give you some creative liberties with the design.  I am by NO means picky (insert sarcastic eye roll HERE) sooooo, this is PERFECT for an obsessive control freak like Mua!!!

Tinyprints has rocked our holiday world this year... and in doing so, we hope they will rock yours.

Chic Sophistication  Christmas Cards Merry Medley Christmas Cards 

  Chic Rings Christmas Cards Shared Joy Christmas Cards





Out of almost 500 cards we've narrowed it down to 4.. STILL can't decide...

Which do you think???



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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Patriotic Purse & Accessories Review and Giveaway


Image borrowed from Patriotic Purse and Accessories Website


About the Mastermind:

Amber is a US Navy submariner's wife and stay at home mom of three very active and amazing little boys. Sewing has been her hobby since she was a little girl and helps her stay home with her children.




About the product:

Amber was kind enough to make a set for my gremlins.  I have to admit I was surprised and very appreciative.  These little hats weren't just adorable, but practical too.  Absolutely love that they are machine washable and durable... A MUST when dealing with two "wild things" like I do every day. 

Pros: 
  • Durable
  • Practical
  • Adorable
  • Warm
  • Fashionable
  • Machine Washable

Cons:

The only con I could find was that I didn't have MORE!!!.



BONUS:

Win it!


Amber does NOT just make kiddie hats, This woman has TALENT..
AND she is so kind, she has agreed to give away a free winter hat, dog bone or key chain to one lucky reader.


Mandatory Entry:

Head over to Patriotic Purse and Accessories and comment here with something you would LOVE to own, and why and be a be a public GFC follower of our Blog.

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Please leave me a comment and your email address for EACH entry that you complete above so I can accurately pick a winner. Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 24 hours I will chose a new winner. This contest ends on December 11, 2011 Midnight EST.




BIG thumbs UP!! for Patriotic Purse and Accessories...




Buy it!

If you can't wait till you win IT... Amber has graciously offered our readers a 10% discount on any accessory or Gift Certificate bought before December 15th, Just pop in our discount code... MOMONTHEFLY2. !



Thanks everyone and good luck!
US entries only, winner will be chosen via random.org at the end of the contest. Winners will be posted here, please leave a valid email address or blog address if you'd like to be contacted should you win. Winner has 24 hours to claim their prize, or another number will be drawn. This contests ends at 11:59 pm EST on MARCH 14, 2010.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving every one.. 
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Let us not forget to take a break from the hectic cooking, the family time, the football game, and the nonstop eating to reflect and be truly thankful of all our blessings.
I am thankful for so much.. 
  • An amazing and generous GOD.
    My military brothers and sisters, because of them, I can enjoy my day in PEACE. 
    Having hubby home and not deployed.
    A wonderful family that still claims me.
    A loving husband that after years of torture still comes home to THIS.
    2 beautiful gremlins that tell me they ♥ me even after I've yelled at them.
    My friends, that although they don't understand me still humor me and laugh at my silly antics.... 
    and of course my adoring in-laws.. because of them we will be stuffing our faces, and all I have to do is bring the spawns and our pies... bwahahahahaha
 
Hope you and your family have an amazing family holiday.




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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Soooooo, apparently we start the fund raising training early @ my house..








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    Monday, November 21, 2011

    Menu ReVamp Monday






    Monday..................... Chicken Enchiladas  W/ homemade Pico De Gallo and Guacamole 
    Tuesday....................   Leftover Crock Pot Chili from last Thursday
    Wednesday..............  Arroz con Pollo (made with extra chicken from Monday)
    Thursday.................  Thanksgiving Dinner w/ family
    Friday.......................  Salmon Salad w/ White Rice
    Saturday..................  Leftovers
    Sunday..................... Free Day


    This should take the guessing out of cooking, save us some money when it comes to groceries shopping, and help me keep to the meals I CAN eat...

    Now, Wish me luck... (=




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    Sunday, November 20, 2011

    When the Moon Hits Your Eye...


    Like a big pizza pie...

    Bwahaahhahaha


    You've guessed it.. We've made Pizza...




    We've tried many , many recipes in the past, and short of actually buying prepared dough from the local pizzerias, it just never tasted right.  We have even gone the easy route and used Pillsbury grand biscuits for minipizza's once.. (the gremlins liked it)

    Till we found THIS recipe....


    Photo: Basic Pizza Dough


    Ingredients

    • 5 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
    • 1/2 cup cornmeal
    • 2 envelopes (1/4 ounce each) rapid-rise yeast
    • 4 teaspoons coarse salt
    • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for brushing

    Directions

    1. Make the dough: In a food processor, pulse together flour, cornmeal, yeast, and salt. With processor running, add oil and then 2 cups cold water in a steady steam; process until dough just forms a ball.
    2. Turn out dough onto a floured work surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, 3 to 4 minutes. Place in a resealable plastic bag; let rise until doubled in bulk, 2 hours at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator (let come to room temperature before proceeding, about 40 minutes).
    3. Divide dough into four equal portions; roll into balls, and cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap until puffed, about 20 minutes.
    4. Preheat oven to 500° . Place each dough ball on a baking sheet; using your hands, gently flatten, and pull into 8-by-10-inch ovals. Top as desired.
    5. Bake until crust is golden brown and toppings are hot, rotating sheets halfway through, 10 to 12 minutes.







    Thank you Mi Cosina

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    Tuesday, November 15, 2011

    Heelys: This Momma was Rollin'

    I'll admit it... I was a Heelys virgin.  Honestly? I thought they were just for kids....
     But they looked like sooooo much fun.. So as you could imagine, I JUMPED at the idea of trying them out myself, and squealed with glee when they arrived at my front door. 

    Not having skated on TWO wheels in ages.. (over 25 yrs if anyone really neeeeeds to know) I was a LIIIITTTLLEEEE freaked when it came down to the nitty gritty.. BUT there's an awesome tutorial on their site you really should check it out.. made it a whole lot easier to get the swing of things.. and THAT I did my dear quickly... YUP.. this 39 yr old was ROCKIN'.. Bwahahahaha


    About the product:


    Heelys are the two-in-one shoe that lets you take life at your own pace. With the wheels out, the stylish designs perform and look just like any other shoe. When you easily put the wheels in, you roll at a different speed. Heelys are about exploring your freedom, unleashing the fun and empowering you to be fearless.



    Pros: 
      • The shoes were comfortable
      • Appear durable
      • Versatility
      • A WHEEL



      Cons:
      • The shoes were a little heavier than regular shoes
      • It is a little difficult to remove the wheel


      BONUS:

      Heelys is throwing a Black Friday special!! Between Nov 25-Nov 28, Buy any pair of Heelys, get the second pair for $25. Or buy a Nano, and get a pair of shoes for $25, and get free ground shipping on all orders!
      BIG thumbs UP!! for Heelys ...



      Buy it!

      You can either buy your OWN pair online or find a local retailer.




      And try it for YOURSELF!!!!



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      Monday, November 14, 2011

      Tag Back Tuesday

      Welcome To "Tag Back Tuesday" .. If it's your first time... or you come every week... 


      THANK YOU!!!


      We have found so many hidden gems with these blog hops.. !


       How it Works

        First rule is..... There are NO rules... Except.. Have fun.. Follow if you want and please NO giveaways or adds .. 

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      • Follow the first 3 entries which includes your Host Blogs and our Co-Host of the week.

        


      Our Highlighted co-host of the week (will be chosen randomly from the past weeks' Linky and MUST have our hop button or blog badge visible on your blog... Pretty sad, but today I had to randomly select 18 /EIGHTEEN/ Linkers, and most not only did NOT have a mandatory badge, but weren't even FOLLOWING us.. bwahahahaahaha)

      NOW, follow as many other blogs as you would like. ***Please leave a message so we know you followed.***
      PLEASE these are NOT mandatory, but it is polite etiquette to at least follow the first THREE.!!!! I have seen many co-hosts end up with maybe 3 new followers and we have had 60+ link up, and that's just POOR blogsmanship if you ask me!!!
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        Menu ReVamp Monday



        I've been doing Menu plan Monday for a while now, and it's been great, but honestly I have not been able to keep with the menu.  I have started doing LESS cooking.  Although I LOVE to cook, I've found that by REVamping the Menu, I can have dinner on the table everyday, but only cook 3-4 days a week, the rest of the days it's merely TOUCHING UP...

        So, my menu this week will look a little more like... THIS...


        • Tuesday.....................
        • Beef Gyros (using LO Beef)
        • Thursday................. 
        •  
           Thanksgiving Dinner w/ Family


        • Friday....................... 





        • Saturday..................Free Day
        • Sunday..................... Left Overs


        This should take the guessing out of cooking, save us some money when it comes to groceries shopping, and help me keep to the meals I CAN eat...




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