Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekend Treats...BBQ Pizza

One of my favorite weekend treats for the kids is BBQ Chicken Pizza.

Simple Ingredients:
Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza
Target Market Pantry Chicken Tenders
Kraft Honey BBQ Sauce
Mozzarella Shredded Cheese

First I sauteed the chicked in a little veggie oil til brown, then I added it to my already simmering bbq sauce. Then I rolled out the Crust and preheated it for 5 mins in the oven(see package instructions).
I drizzled the sauce all over the crust, then added cheese, then added chicken..then baked for another 12-15 mins.



Saturday, March 5, 2011

not doing..

I've spent the past month...NOT looking for work, NOT trying to be productive and NOT worrying about money.

I've cleaned, cooked, made myself over and focused on what is truly important in family and friends.

Sometimes NOT DOING brings you closer to all the things you are trying to DO.
Sitting back and not spinning your wheels on a daily basis will calm you and quiet you and make you think clearly. When you put all your energy into one thing, full speed ahead, you exhaust yourself and you have no energy for anything else in your life.

Sometimes you just have to just be..just breathe...just be...Do Nothing.

My horoscope says to "Take it slow, and you will get to the right place at the right time."


Monday, February 7, 2011

Crockpot Chronicles, Recipe No. 3 - Chicken Noodle Soup

One of my favorite crockpot recipes...

I start off by pulling all the chicken from a store bought Rotisserie Chicken placing it in the crockpot.EASY!!!!!

1 cup chopped onion and 1 cup chopped celery
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken noodle soup
4 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper and any other seasoning you desire

cook 3-4 hours
then add bag of frozen carrots
cook another 30 mins

add egg noodles the last 10 mins...serve with some cheddar garlic biscuits..yum yum!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Filing..and not smiling...

I will be spending my weekend filing and organizing my COFFICE...closet/office..get it??
Normally, I am really good about keeping all the pertinent documents organized in my house (or garage)...lately I've been neglecting this task.
Evidence of the buildup below...
Some of the files I keep...organized by year
-Each child with the following certificates, test scores, handwritten stories and medical information.
-Expenses (all bills paid)
-ME with the following dividers...medical, backtoschool, etc..
-Car...Repairs and payments, insurance, etc...
-House...leases, letters, etc...
-Workplace ...paystubs, letters, etc...
-IMPORTANT (docs I keep up front for easy access)

Filing is so important especially at tax time. After I got caught up on my filing I was able to find all the information I needed to file my taxes.

Now I just need 2 more W-2's and I can get this tax season behind me.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

MY TUESDAY REVIEW: Coffee Creamers....

So I didn't start drinking coffee til I worked for a large general contractor. YES, working with a bunch of construction workers made me addicted to coffee 3 years ago!
I need it to wake up, to sleep, and to feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I said I would only drink it in the winter months but that has turned into EVERYDAY!
Mr. Coffee was my very first coffee machine. I've since donated HIM to the jobsite that was responsible for my addiction saying I was going COLD TURKEY and quitting.

hmmmm that didn't happen...

Now I use...Folgers Coffee Singles. The come in these little tea bags and smell so good and you can make the cups as strong as you like! They come in decaf as well

While I don't use sugar I double up on the creamer..Okay sometimes I TRIPLE the flavors! Coffee Delight has some new yummy flavors...My favorites to mix are the Vanilla Latte and the Pepperint Mocha.

What's your favorite coffee and creamer?? Please share!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Me for Sale...Surviving Interviews....

The BEST THING about getting laid off is that you get a much deserved (but not requested) few days off! You can sleep in, stay in your pjs and eat junk in front of the tube all day...But that doesn't pay the bills, or buy the groceries or pay for the occassional haircut and pedicure...So at some point you must start working again.

Which brings me to the WORST THING about getting laid off: at some point you will have to sell yourself again.

Just as your previous employer was starting to love you and you've just settled into your job, BAM, they let you go...this has happened to me 3 times in one year! Yes the year was 2010!!!

They already knew how great you were and you already KNEW that job you have to convince someone else...just as you did them (in the beginning) that

a) you have a great personality
b) you are qualified
c) you can do anything
d) you don't care about the pay
e) you will never take a day off.....


The older I get the more and more I'm more up front with my Do's and Don'ts and my Can's and Won'ts!

I want flexible hours, I want higher pay, I want a 30 min lunch (don't make me take an hour), I want time away to attend my kids award shows, and I want benefits.

Lets see how far this takes me , I have 2 interviews this week...I know in my heart of hearts I will take the best offer, but the one that wants me to start immediatly and just be grateful to have a job.

Not fun being desperate. *sigh*

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

MY TUESDAY REVIEW: Rold Gold Dipped Pretzels...

So I'm a pretzel nut  fanatic!! ..that is my vice--- pretzels, the Rold Gold Tiny Twists..I eat TOO MANY and I eat them all day! I've been doing this for about 2 years...

So imagine how I felt when I found these in my local grocery store!!
White Dipped Honey Braided Twists and Dark Dipped!!!

My fav however is the Classic Dipped Tiny Twists...the perfect combination of my 2 favorite things on earth! Chocolate and Tiny Twists pretzels...

can you say HEAVEN!!!!