Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New YUM-O Recipe...

Apple Dumplings!
This is a very YUM-O recipe! The above picture are the ones I made, what they lack in presentation they more than make up for with taste! If you don't know, I LOVE Rachael Ray, and this recipe came out of her magazine. Here it is:

Apple Dumplings

1 (8 oz.) can crescent rolls
1 apple - peeled, cored and cut into 8 wedges
1 stick (4 oz.) butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup Mountain Dew (YES, you read that right)

1. Preheat the oven to 350. Unfold the crescent rolls. Place an apple wedge on the wide edge of each piece of dough and roll up; place the dumplings in a baking dish.

2. In a saucepan, melt the butter with the sugar and cinnamon over medium heat; stir in the Mountain Dew. Pour the mixture on the dumplings. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes; remove the foil and bake 15 minutes longer.

Makes 4 servings. (2 each)

So you SHOULD make these, Maddox LOVES them. (so do I) I asked for a subscription to Rachael Ray's magazine for Christmas. I should have asked for some of her spoonulas or cookware. I'm really starting to get more interested in cooking lately, and Shawn says if I stick with it, someday I could probably upgrade my cookware. Rachael Ray online I come...

Monday, November 26, 2007

A little Light on Black Friday...

Over at My Mommy's Place: Mommy's Blog she had a great idea. Check out her post A Little Light on Black Friday. I'll be participating and offering something up in the next couple of weeks. Right now I'm trying to get caught up on laundry, get my house clean after having company stay, and working everything out after having my wallet stolen. So check back to see what you could win.

I'm a Winner!

So I won something!
I won this pair of awesome Twisted Silver earrings
WooHoo! My day is looking up!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Elevated Social Status...

So we just bought a Wii. Haven't even had it a week yet and already our social status has gotten a big boost. We've had friends over for a Wii party, that was fun. But we have many many more people lined up, wanting to bring us things (such as beer and goodies) just for a chance to hang out with us. Or should I say hang out with our Wii. I'm not complaining, fun will be had by all. Had I only known we would have bought a Wii long before now. We can always use more beer.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Fridge from Hell...

UPDATE: To answer Lisa's question...Shawn's Mom works at an appliance store in Clarkston. If we buy it there we get our appliances at cost + 10%, but have to haul it ourselves. However, it's still a rockin' good deal because on the fridge alone we saved almost $600. Plus, Shawn's family lives there so he gets to see his family too.

So here's a picture of our new fridge, officially in the kitchen as of last night. Everything that could go wrong with this has gone wrong. When unloading it from the truck last weekend Shawn's finger got caught in the back of the fridge and tore out a big chunk of his finger. We then spent many hours in the emergency room because we couldn't get the bleeding stopped. By the time it was our turn to be seen, the bleeding had stopped. So there wasn't any skin to sew up so they put this fake skin stuff in the hole and said that more skin would grow back. OK. While the whole finger thing was happening one of the fridge doors got dented. Not even in the house and it's dented. (Shawn's Mom works at the appliance store so they're drop-shipping us a new door for free, all we have to do is put it on, that was nice) Then getting it into the house was a pain in the ass. We had to remove both doors and the drawer to get it through the door, but then it still didn't really fit so a little non-important piece got broken off. Of course we were having friends over for dinner, but Shawn wanted to get the new fridge in the house. So when they showed up all the contents of our old fridge were scattered all over the kitchen and dining room, the new fridge was still being put back together, and I hadn't even started dinner yet. (at least I was just making Papa Murphy's pizza) At least it's now in the house, but now that it's in the house it's making my stove and counter tops look like ass. I guess they're next on the never-ending home improvement list.

Slow Cooking Thursday!

It's Thursday again. Head over HERE for more great slow cooker recipes.

Mexican Pork

1 pound boneless pork roast, cut into 1 inch pieces

1 jar (20 oz. ) salsa

1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, drained

1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, optional

1. Mix pork, salsa and chilies in slow cooker.

2. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or until pork is tender. Stir in beans. Cover and cook on low about 5 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle with cheese.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wordless Wednesday!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

WooHoo for ME!

So you all know about the Fall Y'all Bloggy Giveaway. Well...I WON...TWICE! I'm so excited! First, I won 2 organizing books by Kathy Peel. Thanks Lynnae! Check out her blog at From Under the Clutter. I really NEED these books! Hope they help me get organized!

Then I won 3 5 x 7 prints of my choice from Jennifer Grant Morris! Check out her work at A Thousand Words. If you're interested I picked "tulips in black and white", "sun on water", and "winter's signature" from her "My World" set.

PLUS... you should really check out PRIZEY because I won a potty training prize pack! I'm a prize-winning machine!

Friday, November 2, 2007

And the Winner is....

And the winner of my $5 Starbucks
Bloggy Giveaway...
is Amy from My Zoe Bug!
Congratulations Amy!