Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping!

So, I just wanted to post that I got some good deal at Wally World last night! I spend 73.79 and all of the items were items that were in the ad for the 10pm sale.
I got 2 pillows, a rug, ninja treat/drink maker (get to make smoothies again), wax warmer with 2 wax melts included, Bones Seasons 2 and 3, Princess Bride on Blu-Ray. The receipt shows that I saved $15 but it didn't show my savings for the other four items. All of these items are for at home use. Haha None are gifts. I had fun shopping.

Today, I bought 2 pairs of pants for my husband on Jcpenneys.com and am just having them shipped to the store. I'll go pick them up. I hope they fit him alright. I am so mad at myself though because I didn't go through MyPoints for that and I could have got 2 points for every dollar spent! *sad face*

Not sure what deals are out there for Cyber Monday yet but I know I need to get some Christmas shopping done! I am going to try to make it to Walgreens as well. I've got a whole list of stuff that ends up being free after Register Rewards and also some profit using coupons! Now that is pretty good!

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Have a happy day,


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Wednesday

Easy Weeknight Meal :)

This is really easy to put together, it just takes a little time to cook the pasta and then bake it. Mmmm.

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Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake

8 oz uncooked penne/rigatoni (I used the Barilla Wheat Penne Pasta)
1 T olive oil
1 c chopped onion
1 (10 oz) pack frozen spinach, thawed and drained
3 c cooked chicken breast (I used canned chicken breast)
1 (14 oz) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained
1 (8 oz) container Philadelphia chive & onion cream cheese
½ t salt, ½ t pepper
1½ c shredded mozzarella cheese

Prepare pasta according to pkg directions. Spread oil on bottom of 11x17 in baking dish; add onion in a single layer. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or just until tender. Transfer onion to large bowl/pot, set aside.

Drain chopped spinach well, pressing between paper towels if you feel you need too. Stir in cooked pasta, spinach, chicken, salt, pepper, diced tomatoes and cream cheese into onion in bowl. Spoon mixture into 11x17 dish & sprinkle evenly with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake covered at 375 for 30 minutes; uncover & bake 15 more minutes or until bubbly. I only baked it 8 more minutes ;-) Enjoy.

Let me know if you like it. My husband thought it was good... He ate like 3 helpings!

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Have a Happy Day,


11.23.11 - Today I am thankful for life.

201 post!

Wow. Maybe it will be a goal to see how fast I can make 300 posts on my blog? LOL Just Kidding. But honestly I do want to blog more!

I made an entree for dinner today that I enjoyed and it was hubby approved! I'll post that tomorrow since I am going to bed now! :( I could probably stay up a couple more hours but I won't. It is almost 2 AM here in Kentucky!

So, is there anything that you would like to see me blog about because I am clueless on some days? Leave me a comment below!

Have a happy early morning,


P.S. I posted that I am thankful for my S.S. kids today and that I can teach them about Jesus and show them how to live a life pleasing to Him. for 11.22.11

Monday

Today's Test Is Tomorrow's Testimony!

Hi everyone. Sorry I haven't updated for about a week or so. I don't have a good excuse this time. Really, I have had blogger opened in a tab on my browser and just haven't updated. I haven't even updated my Thanksgiving thankfuls! But I have kept up with them on Facebook. So, if you would to check out me on there you can. My Facebook

Our car has been broke down for a week. Then, we thought we got it fixed this past Saturday. It ran Saturday and yesterday!! Hubby went out to start it and leave for work and it wouldn't work! So, I don't know... We think we know what it is. Saturday, we changed the fuel filter... But think the real culprit is the fuel pump. We will see. I hope we get it fixed soon!

I am just grateful to know that today's problems and tests are tomorrow's testimonies!

So, what am I thankful for today?

Those tests that are my testimonies!

Well, I am off to try to pick up and then vacuum!

Have a happy day,

Wednesday

Today I am thankful for things that we take for granted some times... a roof over my head, food in my stomach, clean water to drink, and shoes on my feet... and so much more.

Have a happy day,

Tuesday

11.8.11 - I am thankful for my friends!

Do you get gas at Thortons?

Passing along this coupon from Thorton's! You might need to like them on facebook first before you are able to print. It expires on November 14th.

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Have a happy night,

Bubble-Up Pizza

I wanted to post this recipe for you just in case you'd like to try it also... I made this last night and my husband loved it! I thought it was good too!

Ingredients:
1 1/3 cup of sauce (I used Classico Traditional Sweet Basil)
1 can of Grand Buttermilk Biscuits not flaky.
Pepperoni (I used Turkey Pepperoni)
about 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Cut biscuits in quarters and place in bowl. Pour Sauce over and stir until completely covered. Add some pepperonis in as well if you would like and stir. Place in oven for 20 mins. Pull out of oven and add mozzarella cheese and more pepperonis both under and over cheese. Place back in for 10 minutes. Remove from oven let sit for a couple minutes before serving. Enjoy! I didn't make a salad but it probably would have gone good with a garden salad!


I didn't get around to posting yesterday's thanksgiving. 11-7-11 - I am thankful for my family! I'll come back later with today's! I've some laundry to do! I better get to doing that shortly.

Have a happy day,

Monday

All Blessed Up!

I had a great day today. God is so good. This morning, I had 8 in my Sunday School class. I taught about Adam and Eve. The Bible point today was "Say No To The Devil." It was a really nice class even if the kids were a little hyper! It is so good to have kids returning... There is this one little guy who has been coming that is just soaking it all up. I love that! :)

This afternoon, my husband had an invitation to preach in Crittenden. Bro. Darrell joined us on the trip. It was a good service. It was shorter than we are used too and funny thing is that they covered everything (opening remarks, prayer, testimony, song service, preaching, altar, dismissal). He said we were on the road longer than actually being in church... haha It was an honor being there to worship and fellowship with them.

We headed to Wendy's after service and ate with a couple and their two sons. That was nice. Then, Bro. Darrell, my hubby and I went to Walmart to kill some time. We went to church after that. Bro. Sam preached tonight out of Jonah. His title was "Stop Messing with the Mariners." What a great Word!

After service tonight, we went to Frish's first with Bro. & Sis. Hall and I got a slice of Apple Pie with ice cream and hubby got Oreo Cheesecake. We sat and talked with them for a bit and then left. Travis and I went to Applebees after that! LOL Yum! We were so hungry because we didn't eat that much at Wendy's and neither had Breakfast... So don't judge! haha

We are all blessed up! How about you today?

‎11.6.11 - Today, I thank God for my in-laws!

Have a happy night,

Sunday

Leadership!

I've been thinking about those that have had some sort of influence on my life... the ministers, Pastors, and teachers. I am so thankful for them and glad that they listened and obeyed God when teaching and preaching the Word to me! So thankful for my Pastor and his wife. I've been under their ministry since 2003! There are many others that I could mention here because I've been in church practically most of my life... but time doesn't permit at the moment!


Have a happy night,



11.5.11 - I am thankful for every pastor, minister or Sunday School teacher that has ever taught me or preached the Word to me.

Friday

Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball and a thankful note!

Again as promised, here is the recipe to my cheeseball. I make this all the time for church because they love it.

Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball

1 8oz pkg cream cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheese
1/2-1 pkg dry Ranch dressing (not dip) mix
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Allow cream cheese to come to room temperature. Add sharp cheese, and Ranch mix.
Mix well to combine.
Use your hands to roll the mixture into a ball.
Put the chopped nuts in a small bowl. Roll the cheeseball in the nuts.
Cover with press n seal or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve with crackers!

Be sure to check out my previous post that has the recipe to the Buffalo Chicken Dip! :)

11.4.11 - I'm thankful for my mom and dad. They raised me up right! Love them both! Miss you Mom every single day ♥!

Frank's RedHot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Here is the recipe of the Buffalo Chicken Dip as promised. I took this dish with some Pretzel Crisps to church last Sunday for our Pastor's 30th Pastoral Anniversary and everyone loved it! I thought it was great myself! P.S. I am not a fan of Blue Cheese but I couldn't taste that flavor at all in this dip!

SERVINGS: 4 cups dip
PREP TIME: 5
COOK TIME: 20

INGREDIENTS:
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup blue cheese dressing
1/2 cup FRANK'S® REDHOT® Original Pepper Sauce
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 cans (12.5 oz. each) White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained

DIRECTIONS:
HEAT oven to 350°F. Place cream cheese into deep baking dish. Stir until smooth.
MIX in salad dressing, Frank's RedHot Sauce and cheese. Stir in chicken.
BAKE 20 min. or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish as desired.

Have a happy night,

Thankful

‎11.3.11 - Thankful for the little things in life like Chocolate!! LOL :)

I promise I'll have a real post soon! If you read this, make sure you Follow my blog!

Have a happy night,

Thursday

I'm Thankful Day 2!

11.2.11 - I am thankful for my grandma Sarah that took me to church with her and lived it! It is because of her prayers and her love for the truth that I am in the Church today!

Have a happy night,

Wednesday

Organization! I need some in my life!

It is true. I really need it in my life! I have always made lists but lately I haven't been doing that great of a job getting the tasks done and crossing them off. I have found quite a few other bloggers that have made some printables to help me on this. I was thinking about make some of my own and letting people download them from me if they want. Check out The Peaceful Mom and Money Saving Mom if you need help in meal planning, household management, daily planning or even a password keeper! These two ladies have great ideas and helpful ways to get those tasks done that you need to get done.

So, what made me think that I need more organization? Doing the bills! I've got some bills due the beginning of the month, some the middle and some the end! I need help! lol Do you ever panic because you think you missed a payment and are late? I did that tonight. I wasn't late if you are wondering but whew what a panic! :) So, I am gonna try to find something I can use to make sure I've got a little organization for this matter!

I really like Money Saving Mom's personal daily docket, she has a place for the amount of water she drinks, exercise and bible reading! Very awesome.

What do you use or do to keep organized?

Have a happy night,


Also to start November off right, I am going to be posting on my Facebook and on my blog every day something I am grateful for. I love Thanksgiving! It is my favorite holiday.

11.1.11 - I thank God for his blessings on me! Biggest blessing is my husband. Thank you God for this man of God! ♥

Tuesday

Hand Cramps and Hot Head Burritos

Today, I went to my MIL's to help with Christmas gifts. What we did is trace some coloring sheets into a water-coloring book for the kids. I traced 24 pages. We took the page in the book and placed a carbon paper over top and then the coloring page. I traced elephants, camels, snakes, penguins, whales and several other animals. I did this crouched over this fold-up table that was not at a great height. After the 3rd page, my hand was cramping! Haha

I am sure that these kids are going to LOVE their gifts this year. They are getting a decorated box that has all kinds of stuff in it. Paints, crayons, glue sticks, erasers, etc. It will be just in time for their second half of school after the holidays.

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Travis come home from work and picked me up. We headed over to Hot Head Burritos for dinner. We saved so much tonight. Here is what we did. We did two transactions. First let me say that they give you stickers for each burrito you purchase and after 10 stickers you get a free entree (This is called the "Free Stuff Card") and secondly I received a Free Burrito Card in the mail because I participated in their text message challenge. We also have an app on my iPhone that gives you a free drink with a purchase of a burrito. Knowing this, Travis went first and got 2 burrito bowls & drink. He used the free burrito card and iPhone app coupon. He got a sticker added to one of the cards that we had already that made if full with stickers and now able to turn in for a free entree. He ended up paying 6.67 total. So, I went next and got a chicken quesadilla and a drink using this Free Stuff Card. I ended up paying 1.69. It pays to do two separate transactions sometimes! Have I mentioned yet that we also got 3 cookies because it is Free Cookie Monday? Great deal tonight if you ask me. But you know to be honest, I was really wanting to go to Captain D's. I've been wanting some of their hand-breaded fish!! So my MIL and I are going on Wednesday which is All You Can Eat! Lord Help Me Not To Over Stuff or Be Gluttonous!

Let me know what you think!

Have a happy night,