Friday, January 30, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Chicken and noodle casserole
2 cans chicken stock
1/4 cup or a bit more flour
1/4 cup butter
1 cup cubed velveeta cheese
2 chicken breasts cooked and diced or cubed.
2 cups frozen peas
Box of your favorite pasta
- Cook noodles to al dente or just about done in my world.
- Start making a roux. Melt butter in saucepan, stir flour into melted butter and let cook for a few minutes.
- add in a cup or so of the chicken stock and whisk together. Once combined add the rest of chicken stock and stir frequently.
- Once combined and slightly thickened, add in cup of velveeta cheese and allow to melt.
- Combine sauce, chicken and noodles. Add peas.
- Place in 350 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes.
This is really quite tasty and easy to make! It gets the Haley stamp of approval.
I served this with a salad and crescent rolls. It was a yummy dinner tonight!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Roads are bad, it is colder then a witches hoohaa... and it is supposed to get colder! ACK!
Menu Plan for dinners!
Steak, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls
Chili Cheese Dogs, chips
Homemade Pizza and breadsticks, salad
Meatloaf, potatoes, green beans, rolls
Pork Chops, salad, peas, cheesy potatoes
Chicken and noodles casserole
Grilled cheese and tomato soup
In no particular order!
View a ton of other menus here!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I also made some mini muffins (chocolate chip and Raspberry Lemon) I have to share my recipe for the rasberry lemon because they are so so good. These are very lemony so don't make them unless you love yourself some lemon!
makes 12 regular size muffins or 24 mini muffins
1-3/4 all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar ( I used organic cane crystals)
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 6 oz container raspberry yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter
1-2 tbsp lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
You will need two bowls for this
In one bowl stir together flour, baking soda and powder and salt.
In the other bowl mix together yogurt, egg, butter, lemon zest and juice until smooth.
Stir into other batter until just moistened.
Spoon into muffin or mini muffin tins.
I baked for 9-1/2 minutes, start checking them after 8 minutes.
I also put a glaze on mine:
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup organic sugar ( you can also use white sugar, if you feel like it)
In a saucepan stir together until sugar is dissolved turn off and let cool it will thicken slightly.
Once muffins are done, poke holes in them and spoon glaze on them.
They are super yummy and you will love them! If you love lemon that is!
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
3 electrasol diswasher tablet (25 packs) for .75 cents each!
2 Eggo Waffles packs 1.25 each
4 bottles of suave shampoo ( I think these were like 38 cent each!)
Not even 8 dollars for items that are of way more value! The electrosol alone is regularly priced at 4.29 a box!
Take your coupons from this weekend and go to Target!
You won't regret it!:)
Monday, January 05, 2009
So, we are living off my salary, which is going much smoother then I anticipated! About two months ago I started paying off debt a little by little. We really don't have much debt, just our house payment and 1 vehicle payment and household expenses and a few credit cards with not much balance. I have been paying the credit card down with the least balance and this month I will get to pay one off! YIPPEE!!! one down and a few more to go! I have filed my cards away out of my wallet so there is no temptation and we pay cash for everything now.
So, budgeting, more specifically, the food budget. We cook alot from scratch around here, but what we don't I use coupons for and stalk the grocery sales. I have a really well stocked pantry and freezers so I pretty much just pick and choose things that I might need. Today I was able to get what is in the picture below for about 5$.. not bad and most of it was for stock piling!***NOTE***after trying to load the picture for 2 days now on blogger, I am unable to post it. I have no clue why because the picture size is very small.. I will try photobucket later today. I still have to hit target and hyvee tomorrow and then Wal-mart on Wednesday. I try very hard to stay away from Wal-mart and I only go in there to get the really big loss leaders and then high tail it out of there!
I am also going to start doing the Menu Plan Mondays at Organize Junkie . I won't start until next week though as I haven't really had much time to plan out my menu this week! I am excited about it all!
Oh, another thing...I went to both Walgreens and CVS in my area yesterday and today, and boy I was so disappointed. Most of the really good sales, they were already out of the product :( Ugh!
Saturday, January 03, 2009
You should go here and enter yourself!
Friday, January 02, 2009
Is really ticking me off, I can't get a good picture in a less then well lighted area for anything, everything comes off grainy and mis colored. I don't know what I am doing wrong. It has alot of settings on the top.. I was using the portrait one with the flash. I think I should have used the high ISO setting. I had a camera that was exactly like this just a few years old and it took great pictures all the time. I never really had to mess with anything. This is really frustrating to me. It takes good pictures in high light but I need great pictures all the time. Especially in low light or heavy flourescent lighting. Haley plays volleyball and cheerleads in a gym that is painting like a mint green... All of my pictures from Cheerleading save a few have come out grainy and with a greenish cast on them. I need some major help, can someone direct me to where I need to go?
Thanks in advance and I will leave you with a real cute picture of our little dog Kneissa and one of the outside cats, Mel.