Saturday, January 19, 2013

Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life: Soups

Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life's topic this week is Soups. I'm sharing the Mr. Food's Quick & Easy Diabetic Cooking Cookbook's Frogmore Stew. Think of it as a Stoup~thanks Racheal Ray for that word!

It's been awhile since I made this recipe. Maybe I'll add it to next week's menu plan.

Join in the fun by linking up at Kelly's Korner!
Frogmore Stew

8 cups water

1 tablespoon seafood seasoning

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

1 lb turkey kielbasa sausage, cut into 2in pieces

3 medium potatoes, cut in half

3 medium onions, cut in quarters

2 large ears of corn, husked and cut into 3inch pieces

1 pound medium shrimp, unpeeled

In a soup pot, combine the water, seafood seasoning, and ground red pepper and bring to a boil over high heat.

Add the sausage, potatoes, onions, and corn, and cook for 15 to 20 mins, or until the potatoes ate fork tender. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 to 3 mins, or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.

Strain the stew and serve immediately, along with bowls of broth for dunking.

5 Minutes for Mom Pin It Friday ~ Use Things Around the House!

Many of us are turning to homemade cleaning products these days. Whether. it's because they want to cut down on harmful chemicals or to save money, It's a good thing! (Thanks Martha Stewart)

Here's just a few that I discovered from Pinterest. Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting Pin It Friday.

Source: food.com via Rona on Pinterest

Dawn & White Vinegar for cleaning sinks, faucets and showers

Ceramic tile grout cleaner

Source: food.com via Rona on Pinterest

Heavy duty floor cleaner recipe: ¼ cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap ¼ cup baking soda 2 gallons tap water , very warm. Once a month.

All natural homemade furniture dusting spray

To clean a cast iron skillet, toss about 1/2 cup coarse salt into the pan and rub with a soft sponge. The salt removes excess oils and takes off the bits of food without messing with the seasoning of the pan. kitchen

1-2 cups of water w/ 1-2 tblsp of vinegar put in a microwave bowl and put in microwave for 5 minutes

Thursday, January 17, 2013

ProAct Inc: Las Vegas Residents Have a New Prescription Discount Card

When my husband and I were unemployed, at the same time, we used the Nevada Drug Card, a prescription discount card was extremely helpful in purchasing our medications. We saved as much as 70% on some generics! What a life saver!

Recently, Clark County has announced a partnership with ProAct, a prescription discount card. This card not only can save you money on your prescriptions but also vision and hearing check ups.

Oh, and it's not just for people who don't have prescription insurance. Click here for more details!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Smart & Final #ChooseSmart Twitter Party, January 24

I don't know if you knew this but I'm a fan of Twitter parties. It's a great way to learn about new products and services, meet new people and win stuff!

Smart & Final #ChooseSmart Twitter Party | Orange County Mom Blog 1.24.2013 2pm EST

When: January 24th at 2 to 3pm EST 10 am to 11 am PST

Where: Online at Twitter.com using the hashtag #ChooseSmart The party can easily be followed using this special tweet grid link: http://cbi.as/zw9ni

Who to follow? The host Shelby @GlitterfulFelt, and the co-hosts @somedayilllearn @cbTweetChat

Prizes: (3) $50 Smart & Final gift cards and (1) $100 Smart & Final Gift Card

RSVP: Head to OC Mom Blog to RSVP (Use your @ Twitter handle to RSVP for the party)

PaperBack Swap: I'm So Ready!

My husband suggested PaperBack Swap, the book swap club when he overheard me saying that I was looking for something new to read.

I went to the website and remembered I already had an account. My account just needed some quick housekeeping-removing and adding books. Then I was ready to take it off vacation hold! And wait for some inquiries for my books.

Well today I checked my account and saw that I had 6 inquiries. Whee! I'm so excited to start swapping books again!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Menu Plan Monday ~ January 15, 2013

As I continue to cut back on the red meat meals I've been getting complaints from the hubby and son. So I've requested a steak dinner, for my 51st birthday, later this month. It will be a wonderful treat for the whole family!

Another goal has been to include a meatless meal each week. Meatless meals ingredients cost less and more healthy. Are you including meatless meals in your menu plan?

Thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday! Join us for recipe ideas.
butter chicken, brown rice, green beans

Falafel Sandwiches

Pork Black Pepper Stir Fry, Brown Rice

turkey tacos, refried brown rice

veggie pizza

Have Enough Faith in Him to Continue to Follow

Sometimes, I need an extra nudge, to get through my painful day!

Christ doesn't call us to understand it all, to see all of God's plan. Instead He wants us to have enough faith in Him to continue to follow him. Step out in faith today. Tony Dungy

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Jumping Tandem Sunday: Light the Way of Your Road Map

I pray a similar nightly prayer to the one below: Dear Heavenly Father, Please continue to light the path that you have chosen for me. I will continue to walk it till you call me home. Amen.

Source: tumblr.com via Betty on Pinterest

Courtesy of CALLED Magazine

Father, please show us what steps to take in order to fulfill the dreams You’ve given us. – Make Your road map clear … so we can maximize our time on earth, rather than waste it. ~In Jesus' Name, Amen