November 30, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Monday--(DD's 3rd Birthday) Fleisch Kuechle, pasta roni, corn.

Tuesday--Easy Crock pot roast, mashed potatoes, peas.
Wednesday--Chicken parmesan, angel hair pasta.

Thursday--Leftover roast.

Friday--Roast chicken, rice, mixed winter veggies.

Saturday--(DD's birthday party) hot dogs, chips.

Sunday--Chicken soup.

November 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Pillsbury Home is Calling Giveaway

The Pillsbury Home is Calling campaign wants to bring families together and is helping by delivering more than 1 pound of groceries to food banks each time someone forwards their commercial to a friend.

The giveaway:

Pillsbury has offered 2 lucky readers a chance win a Pillsbury Home is Calling gift basket. Each basket contains:
a coupon for free Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls
a magnetic coupon holder
a house-shaped mouse pad
a pot holder
an Oneida cookie sheet
a bread basket
a Pillsbury Doughboy figurine

Who can enter:

This is open to anyone with a US shipping address. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. Please be sure to leave an e-mail address if it is not in your profile, or if you are not a blogger. I must have a way to contact you!

First, leave a comment telling us your favorite Pillsbury product. You must do this to qualify for extra entries.

To gain additional entries, you may leave an unlimited number of comments, as long as you share your favorite part of the family meal in each one.This contest will end on Monday December 1, 2008 at 11 PM EST. The winners will be selected via a

Winners will be e-mailed and announced here and will have 48 hours to respond, or a another winner will be drawn.

November 25, 2008

Budget Friendly Thanksgiving Menu

This year I am more on a budget than ever before for Thanksgiving and I wanted to share my menu with you.

Turkey and gravy (done by my mom. Thanks! :))

Mashed potatoes--$1.75
1 5 lb bag of potatoes--$1 (I got a 10 lb bag on sale for $1.99)
2 cups of milk--.50
1/2 stick margarine--.25
salt to taste

Corn Souffle--$1.77
2 boxes of Jiffy cornbread mix--$1.00
1 egg--.15
1/2 cup of milk--.12
1 can of cream corn--.50

Mix ingredients together and place in a baking dish. Bake at 350 for approximately 30 mins.

Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes--3.35
2 large sweet potatoes--$2.00
1/2 cup sugar--.08
2 tablespoon margarine--pennies
1/2 cup milk--.12
1 egg--.15
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 bag of marshmallows--$1.00

Brussel Sprouts with bacon--$6.00
2 1 lb bags of frozen brussel sprouts (thawed)--$4.00
1/2 lb of bacon--already had on hand
2 cans of chicken stock--$2.00
1/2 an onion--already had on hand

Brown the bacon and set aside (leave bacon grease in the pan ;) ). Saute the onions until translucent, remove. Place thawed brussel sprouts into pan and brown. Add chicken stock to brussel sprouts. Once the brussel sprouts have become tender, add onions and mix together. Remove to serving dish and sprinkle pieces of bacon on top.

Stuffin Muffins--$4.00
Cornbread bought from store--$2.00
1/2 cup of dried cranberries--already had on hand
1 granny smith apple--$1
1 can of chicken stock--$1
1/2 onion and 2 stalks celery--have on hand
salt and pepper to taste

Cut cornbread into 1 inch cubes. Cut apple into 1/2 inch pieces. Dice onions and celery. Mix ingredients together and add cranberries. Add chicken stock until mixture is moist. Fill muffin tins with stuffing and place into 350 degree oven for approximately 15 mins or until brown.

November 23, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Monday--Chicken Noodle Soup.

Tuesday--Grilled cheese and tomato soup.


Thursday--Happy Turkey Day!


Saturday--Probably more leftovers lol.

Sunday--Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas.

What's on your Thanksgiving menu this year?

November 17, 2008

No Menu Plan Monday this week

Again lol. DH just left this morning for Alaska and then he'll be going to Trinidad. I wish he could find a job here :(

November 16, 2008

Fun With Fall

Need ideas to keep an almost 3 year old busy on a cool fall day?

Try gathering fallen leaves and gluing them. We tried to make a "turkey" then it just turned into DD having fun with glue and leaves.

November 14, 2008

Forgot to share my good news

I passed my portfolio and exit exam. Guess what this means? I graduate on December 13, 2008 with my Master's in Community Counseling!!!

November 10, 2008

Winner of the giveaway!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-11-10 13:50:03 UTC

Comment number 13 was from Melissa at Twincredible Twosome


November 9, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

My DH is home so menu planning will become somewhat easier again. I hope you all have a wonderful and delicious week :)

Monday--Chicken Cordon Bleu, noodles, and peas.

Tuesday--Salsa Chicken with rice and veggies.


Thursday--Gulash Soup.


Saturday--Grilled cheese and tomato soup.


I've been tagged!

Lisa from A Stitch of Faith and Melissa from Twincredible Twosome have tagged me. 

Here are the rules:
  • Link back to the person who tagged you and share the rules on your blog.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Tag seven people and list their links in your post.
  • Tell those seven people they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
1. I have a strange obsession with "good" pens and other "cool" office supplies (i.e. post it notes, etc.)

2. We got pregnant with my DD through in-vitro.

3. I *love* the fall because my favorite "holiday's" happen: Halloween, Thanksgiving and I'll throw Christmas in here even though that's technically "winter" lol.

4. My entire family is German. My parents moved to the states when I was 3 months old.

5. I used to competitively show quarter horses in my younger days.

6. I despise doing laundry, well technically getting the stuff out of the dryer and putting it away.

7. I have no middle name, seriously.

Tag! You're it!

November 4, 2008

Don't forget to vote today!

It doesn't matter who you're voting for, but go out and vote today!

As an incentive, there are companies who are giving away freebies if you vote.

Krispy Kreme is giving away a free donut if you come in with your "I voted" sticker.

Starbucks is giving away a free cup of coffee.

Ben and Jerry's is giving away a free scoop of ice cream.

This is a historical election. Please use your privilage to vote!

November 3, 2008

Review and Giveaway

I am so excited to tell you about this wonderful company, True Soaps, and products. I was first introduced to Debbie's soaps 5 years ago at my first trip to Christmas Made in the South. My first purchase was a magnolia melba lotion and a salt scrub. Since the first time I purchased from her, I have bought other lotion scents and of course her soaps. 

Debbie's lotions are wonderful! My favorite scent is Spun Sugar. If you ever wanted the smell of cotton candy in a lotion, this is it. Another great thing about the lotions is that they continue to leave their scent hours after you put it on. I hate putting a lotion on and it not having a smell anymore after a few minutes. Debbie describes Spun Sugar as "Yummy sweet smell reminiscent of Cotton Candy, but *all* grown up! A light, luscious lotion that liquefies on contact with your skin. Slips into your skin quickly and leaves you feeling cool, smooth, and smelling incredible. No sticky residue or oily feeling."

Now the soaps. Where can I start? The soaps smell wonderful and leave your hands soft and very clean feeling. Another great thing with the soaps is they last a long time. I use mine everyday and it has lasted me about 4 months at a time. My favorite scent is spearmint and lavender. It's minty and very refreshing. The bars are approximately 3 ounces and come hand wrapped in beautiful papers. 


Thank you Debbie for being The Adventures of a Working Mom's first giveaway!

Debbie has generously donated a $25 electronic gift certificate for the winner of the giveaway.

This giveaway is open to non-bloggers and bloggers; however, it is open to U.S. residents only. The contest is open until November 9th at 10 pm EST. The winner will be pulled by on November 10th and will be announced at that time. The winner has 48 hours to contact me after being announced. If no contact has been made, a new winner will be pulled. 

To enter:
Head over to Debbie's site TrueSoaps and tell me how you would spend the $25 gift certificate if you won, this will give you 1 entry.

To earn extra entries:
Blog about this contest--1 entry.
Carry my button in your sidebar--1 entry.
Add this to your technorati favorites--1 entry.

Good luck everyone!

Menu Plan Monday




Thursday--Goulash Soup.

Friday--Pork chop casserole.

Saturday--Chicken Cordon Bleu, rice, veggies.