Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Closer - The Season Finale

Did you see the season finale of "The Closer"? It's nice to know that Brenda puts her marriage first. Don't know what I mean by that? Well then watch the full online episode.

Teen Eyes - Paid Online Surveys for Ages 13-18 is an online survey panel of teens between 13 and 18. Our son Marcus has been a TeenEyes participants for many years. He usually receives 3-4 surveys a month, responds to them and get points that can be redeemed for a check.

Sometimes, I'm sent an online survey because they want a parent's opinion. After I respond the points go into his account.

This is nice way for your teen to make their own spending money.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Garlic Prime Rib Recipe

It was a hard decision but Marcus and I chose this recipe for our Christmas Prime Rib.

Courtesy of allrecipes and Chef Mike

1 (10 pound) prime rib roast
10 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons dried thyme

1.Place the roast in a roasting pan with the fatty side up. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme. Spread the mixture over the fatty layer of the roast, and let the roast sit out until it is at room temperature, no longer than 1 hour.

2.Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

3.Bake the roast for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C), and continue roasting for an additional 60 to 75 minutes. The internal temperature of the roast should be at 145 degrees F (53 degrees C) for medium rare.

4.Allow the roast to rest for 10 or 15 minutes before carving so the meat

Merry Christmas From Muffin!

Even Muffin Wants to Wish Everyone a Merry Christmas

Another Christmas Blessing!

A Christmas Basket Full of Gifts

A very generous person dropped off a large wicker basket of food for our family at our church. One of the church couples called to say that they would be dropping it off since it contained some perishable items.

After they dropped it off Marcus called me to help him put away the food. Our mouths dropped to the floor! The basket contained a Prime Rib Roast, lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, milk, cheese, nuts, olives, pickles and a variety of breads.

They also included a Christmas card with $400 but didn't sign it.

We would like to let them know that our family has been so truly blessed this Christmas. This is the best Christmas we ever had. I also want them to know that we will be paying it forward.

To you and yours here's wishing a Merry Christmas from the Berry-Morins!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve Services at Calvary Chapel Spring Valley

On December 24th, Thursday, at Calvary Chapel Spring Valley, there will be a family service in the chapel at 5:00 pm, followed by services in the gym at 7:00 pm and
9:00 pm candlelight service.

Childcare 5 and under will be available.

The Church at South Las Vegas Has Free Items at The Store!

More Christmas Cards at Our House!

I really love stories like this. Here's an example of the community extending a hand to help their neighbors. And it's in my own backyard of Las Vegas!

The Church at South Las Vegas offers free clothing, baby items and toiletries every second Saturday at "The Store". Click here to watch the short video.

Tidymom's Cullen turns One!

Cullen turns One!

I couldn't help but smile! Cullen is adorable. And today's is his birthday! Let's wish Cullen a Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Festivus in a Box™ Introduced for Holiday Season

Festivus in a Box™ Introduced for Holiday Season

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Are you a Seinfeld fan? Do you remember the famous Festivus episode? Well, Festivus has been celebrated by many families and friends since the original airing of the show.

After dinner, there's the Airing of Grievances and then the Feats of Strength, a family wrestling event. Instead of a Christmas tree there's a simple aluminum pole displayed in the home. If you don't have the room this company sells a tabletop version.

Angel Food Ministries - January Coupons

New Angel Food online coupon codes for January ordering period are "NEWYEAR5" which is 5% a "Signature Box" of Angel Food Ministries. The coupon is good for the first 2000 users.

The other online coupon code is "SURFNTURF" which is $2 off when you buy both the Seafood and Premium Meat Box.

Dear Mr. President: A true story about unemployment insurance

Dear Mr. President: A true story about unemployment insurance

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Good News! On The Road Again!

FedEX delivered our clutch cable around 7pm on Monday. Thank you FedEX! My husband quickly opened the box and responded "I think this is the wrong size." I told him this was the only option available on the AutoZone website and to relax.

Tuesday morning I called Mike, the Mechanic. He told me he just needed to finish his coffee and he would be right over.

A man of his word, he arrived ready to work. Marcus, our teen, took the part out to hime while I stayed insided nursing my cold. After a hour Mike phoned Marcus and said he was finished.

I went outside, started our loyal car up and announced "Thanks Mike"! My first trip was Einstein Brothers Bagels to break in our gift card.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Enjoy Our Christmas Tour 2009

Just a few photos of our apartment Christmas decorations! Enjoy!

Our Eddie Bauer Tree ~ I actually bought this tree at their website years ago for $15!

Christmas cards courtesy of the Workplace Like Home Christmas Card Exchange

Michael's Arts & Crafts ~ I purchased this at their clearance sale years ago

The Teacup Set is Courtesy of the Calvary Chapel Spring Valley Women's Tea

Monday, December 21, 2009

VIPdesk Seeks 100 Home-Based Agents in Kentucky

VIPdesk Seeks 100 Home-Based Agents in Kentucky

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This is a reputable virtual call center company. You'll find them mentioned on Rat Race Rebellion, Workplace Like Home and WAHM.

If you live in Kentucky, are looking for a work at home customer service position, click on the link above for more details.

"The Closer" ~ Don't Miss The Season Finale

The Closer starring Kyra Sedgewick

I cannot believe it that after 4-5 episodes The Closer season finale is tonight! Wow! Where has the time gone?

Anyways, I know the hubby and I will be watching this episode tonight, on tv.

If you miss this episode or need to catch up click here to watch the full online episodes. "Thank you"

Question: Do You Still Read Your Local Newspaper?

Marcus' Favorite Snack - Fry Bread

In my recent phone interview I was asked some terrific questions. I'm so glad that Charles, my husband and I prepared.

So, here's a question for you. What newspapers do you read daily?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - December 21, 2009

Our Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas from the Berry-Morins!

My son and I will be anxiously waiting for FedEX to arrive with our car part tomorrow. Once we've received it I'll be phoning the mechanic to arrange a time for him to install it. Hopefully, we'll have the car running again by Tuesday or Wednesday. In the meantime, we've been walking and taking the bus.

I participated in a Secret Santa Exchange this year, courtesy of Decisionally Challenged. Michelle, My Secret Santa, sent us a box full of goodies this week. She made our Christmas! Thank you Michelle for your generosity.

We picked up our Angel Food boxes on Saturday morning so many of our meals will be based on the ingredients. This food co-op program saves us money and provides our family with quality food.

I had my drug test for my new work at home customer service position last week. I told the technican about my pain management medications. He did make a note of them but advised me that I'll probably still receive a call from the regulator. They will need to verify the prescriptions.

Now, onto this week's menu plan. Thank you Organizing Junkie for your hosting duties.

Merry Christmas from the Berry-Morins!

Roast Beef Hash

Lasagna, Mixed Green Salad, Garlic Bread (Christmas Dinner)

Chicken Sandwiches, Celery Sticks, Potato Salad

Pinto Beans with Ham

Broiled Tilipia with Lemon, Brown Rice and Green Beans

Subway 12 Foot Special - Dine Out, Save Money

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