Saturday, January 02, 2010

Fresh Pork Picnic with Vegetables - Southern Food

Pork Shoulder picnic roast is on sale at Food 4 Less so I'll have Marcus buy one tomorrow. (97 cents a pound)

•fresh pork picnic
•all purpose flour
•seasoned salt and pepper
•2 tablespoons shortening or vegetable oil
•2 cup water
•1 bay leaf
•1 large clove garlic
•4 sweet potatoes, peeled, cut up
•4 large turnips, peeled, cut up
•1/2 medium cabbage, cut into 4 wedges

Rub fresh pork picnic shoulder roast with seasoned salt and pepper.
Melt shortening in a Dutch oven or large kettle over medium-high heat; brown pork shoulder roast on all sides. Add water, bay leaf, and garlic. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Add potatoes and turnips. Cook for 15 minutes. Add cabbage wedges. Cook for another 20 minutes, or until cabbage is done. Arrange pork picnic shoulder roast and vegetables on a platter.
Recipe for fresh pork picnic shoulder serves 4.

I Cannot Believe I'm Sick Again!

I was probably feeling good for a few days before I had a relaspe. Ugh! I just need to get and stay healthy before January 25! (my start date for my new job) In the meantime, I'm taking my vitamin C, drinking plenty of water and getting rest.

Part 1: Work at Home, Scammed at Home

Part 1: Work at Home, Scammed at Home

Educate yourself ~ don't fall for work at home scams!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

I Played Secret Santa This Year!

I was Andrea H. Secret Santa in the Secret Santa Exchange hosting by Decisionally Challenged!

I hope that she enjoyed her gift.

A New Year's Resolution for Marriage Poll - Marriage

I've seen many New Year's resolutions on blogs and message boards but this one jumps out because it's about our marriages.

So, for 2010, what's your New Year's resolution for your marriage?

Mine ~ telling my hubby how much I love him and showing it!

You can join in the poll at Marriage and see the results.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Great News! I Got a Full Time Work at Home Job!

I received the phone call with the official job offer this afternoon. I've already passed the background check and drug test so it's a firm deal.
I'll be a virtual customer service rep for a large company.

I start on January 25th! God is always good!

Recycle or Donate Your Old Cell Phone

Did you or a family member get a new cell phone as a gift? Well, don't throw out that cell phone!

Here's some donation and recycle options.


American Cell Phone Drive

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Using a padded envelope, you can mail your unwanted cell phone to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which collects and distributes working cell phones to victims of domestic violence so that they may call 911 for help in emergencies.

Recycle Your Christmas Cards - Fresh & Easy

Christmas Cards

Fresh & Easy grocery store offers a Holiday Card Recycle Box inside the entrance of the store.

Visit their website for a local store.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Suicide is Painful

Suicide is Painful

Praise and Coffee is sharing this very important post enlight of our horrible economy and how it's effecting men and marriage.

Please take a moment to read it and share it with your blog followers.

I'm Still in the Job Hunt!

It seems my work at home position is a NO GO. After receiving my drug screening results they realized that I'm too much of a worker's comp risk.

My unemployment ends around early March so we'll pray that I find something before that occurs.

So, it's back to the job hunt for a work at home position.

The Faces of the Recession in Las Vegas

Beatrice Collins, 30, a former pit clerk at The Cannery, has had two job interviews and is hopeful.

One quote that stays with me is from Beatrice Collins ~ "I didn’t know how bad it was until this happened to me.”

My reply to Beatrice ~ "Me too"!

Click here to read the full article.

Drivers putting off needed car maintenance due to recession

Drivers putting off needed car maintenance due to recession

Mobile Mike says to avoid putting off car maintenance. It will cost you in the end!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Homeschool Prom Tickets - Las Vegas Homeschool Prom

Attention teens and parents!

Homeschool Prom tickets are on sale now and are only $35! The price will go up to $45 after February 1st.

Please visit lvhomeschoolprom. com for all the information and to purchase tickets!

Prom is on March 19th, 2010 from 7pm-11pm!!!

This exciting event is open to all homeschoolers in southern Nevada age 15 and over!!

Prom Committee

Menu Plan Monday - December 28, 2009

I'm so glad that we were able to have our car repaired and running for 6 days. We were able to run lots of errands, pick up Marcus' new eyeglasses and my medicine. But it's now making a horrible noise and Mobile Mike advised us that we need to have the water pump, several seals and timing belt change. He says we can drive it on very short distances only.

My husband's work hours were reduced severely so we'll be walking and taking the bus for awhile.

In the meantime, our Christmas was great. I hope that yours was too! Now onto this week's menu! Thank you to Organizing Junkie for hosting MPM!

Roasted Pot Roast, Vegetables, Mixed Green Salad

Baked Ham, Macaroni and Cheese, Vegetables

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Sauce, Mixed Green Salad

Ham and Potato Cassorole

Chicken Noodle Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Free Bus Rides on New Year's Eve - Las Vegas

The RTC is offering free non-stop rides from the new Centennial Hills Transit Center and Park & Ride (US 95 & Durango Dr.) to Downtown Las Vegas from 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

The service will be operating every 20 minutes. You can ride route 106 A/B to access the park & ride or you can park your vehicle at the facility.

10 Things Husband Should Never Do - Diane Oatis

I don't know about you but I love getting appliances from my hubby! He was definitely thinking of me when he bought a Dyson vaccum cleaner. He's very thoughtful because he knows I'm a clean freak!

Question: Do you disagree with any of the 10 things? Which one(s)?

Article Courtesy of Shine

Guys, we love you, we really do. But as wonderful as you are, every so often you do something that makes us want to jump out the nearest window (or push you out first). Please, please, don’t ever…

1. Offer to “babysit” your own kids. When your 16-year-old neighbor does it, it’s called babysitting. When a parent does it, it’s called child care, and it lasts for at least 18 years. Get it?

2. Imply that office work is harder than housework. At the end of a hard day, there may be smoke coming out of your ears, but let’s face it: You’ve basically been sitting on your butt. That same smoke is coming out of our ears too—but we’ve cleaned the house, shuttled the kids around, run errands all over town and lugged grocery bags besides. When we say we’re exhausted, we are exhausted.

3. Give a home appliance as a gift. Forgive us if we can’t work it up for this one. A new washing machine? Really? Can we get you some new snow tires?

4. Buy us the “cougar” perfume. Under our crew-neck sweaters may beat the heart of an untamed vixen—but most of us don’t want to smell like one. (Nice try, though.)

5. Brag about your driving. This is supposed to let us know that ours isn’t so great. If my husband tells me one more time that he’s been “accident-free since 1978,” I’m going to reach over, grab the wheel and make the car swerve into something, just to shut him up.

6. Be unimpressed by a meal that took a lot of time and trouble. I don’t know whose fault this is (Food Network? Julie and Julia?), but every so often we get the idea that it would be fun to make stock and spend the day basting. If the result is less than earth-shattering, say something nice anyway.

7. Buy clothes without trying them on. We know that the second you get into a department store you start to feel faint, but do us a favor and take the extra five minutes. Otherwise, you know who gets stuck with the returns?

8. Know it all, especially in public. Oh, honey. While you’re going on at length about whatever it is, we’re taking the temperature of the room, and we know everyone’s starting to fidget.

9. Say anything remotely critical about our new haircut. Sometimes getting a new cut goes well; sometimes it doesn’t. Usually we know the difference. Don’t rub it in.

10. Expect a medal for doing a little housework. Umm…it’s your house too, right? For now, we’ll give you the bronze. Maybe someday, if you work hard enough, you can pick up a gold.

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