Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Week Winnings February 6-12, 2012

Not bad winnings this last week! I'm excited to get the pasta to make some new dishes to try!

  • Rooware Children's Tableware
  • Picasso's Giveaway including: Piancone brand pastas: Linguini, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, penne Rigate, Ponzu Picatta Sauce, Mezzo Mezzo Sauce, recipe cards for both sauces, Dukka spices with recipe card and prep instructions and assorted candies!
  • Free 6 pack Zevia all natural soda

Weekly Menu Plan for February 13, 2012

Monday - Waffles and sausage

Tuesday - Heart Pizza

Wednesday - McDonalds (I know, kinda eww but I have things to do in town and need a distraction for the kids!)

Thursday - Stir Fry/Sweet and Sour Chicken

Friday - Taco Night

Saturday - Oven Chicken

Sunday - Spaghetti

Sorry for Lack of Posts!

My sister was staying with us for a few days before she left for Belgium for 3 years! I am so happy for her new adventures to come but a lot of things got "thrown in the backseat" while she was here! I will try getting posts updated here shortly and get back on track!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Best Day Ever....For The Kids Anyways!

For Princess' 4th birthday, she wanted to go to Chuck E Cheese. We decided to go ahead and have the party there. I am so happy we did! We all had a blast and it was so nice to just drive somewhere for a party and not have to do much prep work, cook anything and not clean up! If you have never gone to a party at Chuck E Cheese, I suggest you do! You can even go in and just go play or do your own little party without their help and planning! I have a feeling lil sweetheart will want to have her party there too! I will be so excited to see her have fun there!!! I hope you enjoy the pictures :D

Pinterest Success/Fail

I have decided since I have been having a lot of fun with Pinterest lately that I will be posting different things I make :) I have had a bit of success and a couple failures but have been having a blast on Pinterest! The people that invented it are just wonderful! Best time killer ever!!!

Week Winnings January 30 - February 5, 2012

  • Box of Ocean Spray fruit snacks
  • Alphabeast stuffed monster
  • Fit Moms for Life book (since I had already won this once, I gave it up for another reader to win!)

Weekly Menu Plan for February 6, 2012

I can't believe how far behind I am! I will catch up and add a couple more posts. I feel bad! Things have just gotten crazy lately!

Monday - Spaghetti

Tuesday - Patty Melts

Wednesday - went out

Thursday - went out

Friday - Bierocks

Saturday - eat out

Sunday - oven chicken

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Crockpot Potato Soup

I have been looking for a good potato soup recipe lately and haven't had too good a time looking. I would find one recipe I would like to an extent but not all the way. I finally broke down and pieced together two different recipes and I was pretty impressed! It got approval from princess and my lil man but sweetheart did NOT want to try it. First time ever!!! Anyways, without further ado, the recipe!

Crockpot Potato Soup
  • 6 medium to large size russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup green onions, chopped up best you can
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits for garnish

Clean up potatoes and peel them. Dice them up to size of pieces you would like. Bigger ones will take longer to cook. I diced mine to about 1/2" thick. Put them into the crockpot and mix together with the cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup. Mix in the green onions and put the lid back on. Cook on high for about 3-4 hours depending on how big the pieces. Once or twice in the 4 hours, stir it. At the end of the 4 hours, take out a potato and make sure it is cooked. Then add in the cheddar cheese and milk and stir until cheese is melted and its all mixed together. Put lid back on for about 10-15 minutes until hot again. Pour and enjoy!!!!