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Showing posts from April 15, 2007

Rona's Book Recommendation: The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

Originally posted on BerryMorins Bits and Tips, in December 2006.

Here's a book that had been on my reading list for a long time. I finally had the opportunity to get my hand on a copy through This much talked about book is just amazing, heart warming and caused me a few tears. It's a lovely little book that follows the main character, Eddie, through a series of meetings with people who have affected his life, after he dies. The last thing he remembers is two small hands linking with his, as he tries to save a young girl from an amusement park ride accident. Some of the five people he meets surprise him, as well as the settings in which he finds them.

This book really puts light on those of us who may feel we have a dull, boring life with no purpose.

Here's a book that makes a fantastic gift for anytime of the year. With all the horrible news recently we should all get a copy and read it.

Laughing Mommy 'Ocean Star Book Drawing' - Deadline April 23, Monday!

If you would like to be entered into the drawing all you have to do is leave Laughing Mommy a comment, on her blog. On Monday, April 23, She'll put all the names in a hat and have Tessa pick one out. If you are the lucky winner, she''ll mail the book to you. No need to leave addresses in the comment section… if you win, she'll email you. Good luck

BerryMorins Bits and Tips Recommend Weekly Blog - Diabetic Recipes

Here's a blog that is dedicated to a variety of delicious and appetizing recipes, for the diabetic meals! How does Grits and Cheese Chile Pie sound for tonight's dinner? Diabetic Applesauce Pancakes would certainly be a tasty way to wake up my bunch, in the morning.

Being a diabetic doesn't mean that you have to eat bland, boring meals. Please stop by Diabetic Recipes today!

Slow Cooking Thursday - April 19

Substitutions: Egg Beaters for whole eggs, your favorite cheese can be used instead of Monterey Jack, any precooked seafood can be used

Seafood Crustless Quiche

Butter Flavored Oil Spray (PAM)
10 eggs, Beaten
1 cup light cream
1 8 ounce pkg shredded reduced fat cheese (Monterey Jack)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 6 oz can cooked crab, drained
1 6 oz can cooked salad shrimp, drained
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (about 2 shakes)
6 scallions, thinly sliced (both white and green parts)

Spray the sides and bottom of crockpot. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, cream, cheese, and pepper. Stir in the crab, shrimp, Tabasco and scallions. Pour mixture into crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours. Do not overcook or the quiche will be dry.

Enter Knitted Give-A-Way Contest at Tea Time Ramblings

Tea Time Ramblings blog is having a Knitted Give-A-Way Contest! She'll be giving away 2 knitted hanging tea towels and 3 knitted dishcloths, in a variety of patterns.

Better hurry over there and sign Mr. Linky. The deadline is May 27, 2007, Midnite, Central Time.

Grilled Cheese Done Right by Christine Steendahl

April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month. In honor of this yummy, kid friendly sandwich I have Christine Steendahl's article to share. Enjoy!

Grilled cheese sandwiches are the simplest meal to make. Children can even learn to make it themselves. The ones I used to make contained regular cheese and white bread with butter to cook it. Here are a few ways to make that grilled cheese sandwich healthier for your kids.

First of all you need to reduce the fat in the cheese. Full fat cheeses are a thing of the past. A slice of fat free cheese melts just the same with fewer calories and fat. If American cheese is too ordinary, try a slice of Swiss or provolone cheese. Monterey Jack is great on a sandwich, also. One slice of cheese is plenty, but if you are using the fat free kind, you could usually get by with two slices for a creamier sandwich.

What about the bread? The bread is crucial. White bread contains too many sugars that are not healthy for you. Try whole wheat or seven grain…

A Day of Love for Heather - BooMamma Blog

Please join us on Wednesday, April 18 at BooMamma, to pray and donate towards Heather and her family's expenses for travel and living. Heather has been diagnoised with a brain tumor and will need surgery.

Stop by 5 Minutes for Mom for more details. I Should Be Folding My Laundry is hosting a giveaway for those that blog about the event. Sweet Little Thoughts is providing a Chocohlics Delite Care Package. In this box is a Got Chocolate Cake, Hot Chocolate Packet, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Tootsie Pop Suckers, Chocolate Kisses and M&Ms.

Menu Plan Monday - April 16

Here's this weeks poll Question - Paper or Plastic? Which do you choose and why? I prefer to get paper bags, especially when we go to Henry's Farmers Market or Whole Foods Store. I like to use the paper bags for wrapping my books and CDs for mailing. (I belong to Paperback Swap, SwapCD, BookMooch, Frugal Reader)*Will post this recipe later in the week.Caesar Parmesan Shrimp with Brown Rice, Mixed Greens SaladTilapia Fillets Packets with Red Peppers, Brown RicePinto and Ham SoupBeef and Chicken Fajitas, Whole Wheat WrapsCrockpot Chicken with Veggies*Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Did You Watch '24' Last Monday?

Jack Bauer saved another day and now he has to save Audrey. Yes, Audrey is alive. Visit the official '24' website for video clips, include the episodes that you may have missed, poll questions, message board and lots of other good stuff.
How are you enjoying watching Ricky Schroder's performance on '24'? Do you think he'll be back next season?

My Chronic Pain Does Not Control Me! - My New Blog

I've been a chronic pain sufferer since a car accident in 2000 and a work related injury in 2003. As I continue on my pain management journey I have learned to embrace my pain, become a SAHM/WAHM, homeschooler and a Christian. I've learned to become my own health advocate, research alternative and Western medical treatments. My chronic pain does not control me!

I decided to launch a blog that would focus on the many facets of chronic pain, resources, information and occasionally my personal experience with my pain management journey.

If you, a family member or friend are a chronic pain sufferer please feel free to visit My Chronic Pain Does Not Control Me!.