Friday, August 28, 2009

Cinnamon Buns

I just thought I would let you all know that the little cinnamon treats that were in the last food pack (did you miss the info? if so you can find it here) were delicious! They tasted like little cinnamon buns! Yummy bread doughy outside with the cinnamon all warm and gooey in the middle. We had a few the other night as I was wanting something sweet :) I saved a few for the next AM and ate them cold out of the fridge. Still yummy but way better when they are warm!
Just thought I would let you all know another part of the package we are pleased with. Saving money on our food bill each month, new foods to try sometimes - we are pleased :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

bs-dog-kisses-memories-and-you-guessed it....more!

Welcome to the August 27th version of Thursday Thunks!

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by
Kimber, the number of kids I have (just one for me!) and the color of dead roses. (doesn't it just depend on what color they were to begin with?)
1. Have you ever played Bullshit?
Yeah but not recently

2. A dog licks you on your face. Are you disgusted or thinking it was sweet?
DISGUSTED - I would never voluntarily put myself in this position and I would probably be in a tizzy if a dog got this close to my face - bad experience before and I prefer not to be around them at all.
3. Tell us about a fun/special memory you have of a grandparent.
I have so many lovely memories of my grandparents. One of the things is family holidays - we all got together in their house and there was room for everyone without it feeling the least bit crowded. Depending on the holiday we did different things like 4th of July watching fireworks and doing sparklers in the backyard. Christmas was waiting for Tinkerbell and they had this angel that was suspended on a bouncy wire from the ceiling! Colored logs in the fireplace. *sigh* I miss my Grandparents!

4. Have you ever pet a rat?

5. If I walked into your kitchen, where are the cups?
in the dish drainer or the cupboard in the corner on the right.

6. Since you already let me in your home, I found the cup and had water, now where's the bathroom from the kitchen?
since you are a stanger I would probably send you next door to the bathroom LOL! Ok well if I was persuaded to let you use my bathroom it is down the hall on the left.

7. Have you ever pet a turtle or tortoise?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Stupid Questions That You Love to Answer

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen,
the number ziltch and the color of spider webs.

1. Your thoughts on hunting?
Dh is a hunter. I am not.
2. Swine Flu vaccine... will you get it?
Doubt it.
3. What is one job/profession that you think there are just too many of?
Professional Bullshitters...oh wait maybe they call them Lawyers.
4. I want to go on a diet, what advice will you offer me?
diets don't work, lifestyle changes do...if you figure out a way to stick with the changes that is fool proof please let this fool know :)
5. You are going out on a date with someone for the very first time.
When you get into their car, you see a box of condoms on the floor.
What do you do?
I wouldn't be going on a date right now as I am married...if I found condom's on his floor I would be pitching a MAJOR fit cause there is no need for them at this stage in our game so that would mean something funky going on :(
6. Name something in your bathroom that shouldn't be there.
a screw drivier my husband had taken in there for some dumb reason and has failed to put it away!
7. What was your Kindergarten teacher like?
hmmmm I don't recall a lot of Kindergarten, I had a uniform to wear to school that's about it LOL! My first grade teacher was AWESOME though and has kept in touch with my family all these years and we used to visit her during the summer...she is a very special lady.
8. What kind of oil do you use when you cook?
DUHHHHHHHHHH the kind in the bottle in the cupboard!
Or some from the big container (GFS Brand) on the top of the fridge if I am frying something.
9. If someone takes an unflattering picture of you and posts it online, do you beg them to take it down or do you laugh at yourself with everyone else?
I take you haven't seen them floating around on my dd's website already or the ones that someone posted on FB from hs and the prom - OMG we thought we looked good? LOL all a matter of perception I spose and the trends of the time!
10. What brand of dishwashing soap do you use?
Sometimes Pam handles it other times Dawn. ;)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Foods Here & the Freezer is Full Again!

I was talking to a friend about the food packages we have been getting so I thought I would share a picture with you all for a little refresher :) The place we have been using is called
Great Food For All. It is similar to Angel Food Ministries however we have found that we get a little better quality food with GFFA and as simple as it sounds I like that it comes in a sealed up box so I get to unpack it not have a bunch of stuff thrown in the bag/box we take into Angel Food for picking up. Now that doesn't mean I don't like the Angel Food I just prefer GFFA most months! We do sometimes do both but they often are for pick up the same weekend and the freezer doesn't always have room for 2 full basic boxes! You also have to compare menu's and decide what your family likes and what you will use. Silly to get a package just cause it is from one place if you don't like the items in it this month KWIM?


Both are similar in that you HAVE TO buy the Basic Box before you can get any "add-on" packages. Now in recent months I notice both have added alternatives to the traditional Basic Box, they call them Senior Packages and Empty Nesters or something similar. With the purchase of any one of these you can add on with other packages like a meat package, a veggie one and whatever other specials they have put together for the month.

So here was my August Basic Box:

The big brown bag on the bottom (upper left) was hash brown sticks - LOTS OF THEM! I repacked them into Ziploc's and wrote the cooking directions on each Ziploc. The center things are not corn dogs they are a cinnamon dessert thing and we haven't yet tried them. The upper right is a large container of soup! Ground beef, ham, chicken, a specialty roasted chicken package, green beans, corn, frozen berries pizzas and a crab puff appetizer package.

We also opted to add the meat package from August for grilling out with:

ground beef - 2 packages 2 lbs each, those round things in the middle are burgers! HUGE burgers!, some steaks, some more chicken too.

I have priced out the items in stores when we have been out and we definitely get our $$$$ worth so don't be afraid to give it a try if you have a pick up place close enough to you!

The food comes from all over not just bulk places, we have seen the Schwan's label on things, we have seen the same packages at GFS that we have received through here so it comes from a wide variety of sources.

I introduced some friends to this who order the Senior Package each month cause they like freezer meals and she says they are really good - we aren't too keen on freezer meals so I can't vouch but if you tend to like them I would venture to say they won't disappoint you!

So here are the links for the September Menus for both places...maybe we'll see you there!

September GFFA Menu

Angel Food September Menu

do a search at either place to find one close to you and go from find out how they handle the orders and get yourself saving on some good food!

I just noticed on the Angel Food Ministries that they state you can order ANY boxes there are NO required boxes any more :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Summer Treat Give-Away

I love Yoplait yogurts and they come in a ton of varieties! The whips are pretty darn awesome for a frozen treat. YES I mean put it in your freezer let it get good and firm and then pop it out for a delightfully refreshing treat! My favorite is the Orange Creme but oh the Chocolate Mousse is heavenly too! Oh and then there is Key Lime....well you get the picture :)

Anyway my friend Jyl who is the owner of Post-It Place is having a great
give away right now for this:

now how awesome would that be to make some awesome yogurt Popsicles to enjoy while doing some heavy duty summer relaxing! LOL I would love it! I think what I would love most is the color changing spoons though ROFL yep there is still some little kid in there yearning to get out!

So do you want a chance (even though I AM GOING TO WIN THIS!!!!{fingers crossed}) you can have a chance by going {here} and leaving the information she asks for to be entered.

Good Luck!


P.S. don't forget to check out The Post-It Place as she has other give-aways going on that you might be interested in too PLUS her blog is just pretty darn cool and you ought to be reading it anyway!

I won I won

A book!

Awhile back I entered a contest at the Polka Dot Banner and today I got a notification that I had won a book! How exciting. I love to read! Trying a new author out and I can't wait to dig in and see what kind of story she has spun!

Falcon's Prey by Kristina Coia

I'll let you know my thoughts on it after I get a chance to read it.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Questions About This, That & the Other Thing

Can you believe it is Thursday Thunk time again!
My answers can participate too just click {here}

1. Hypothetical question- you are in a building with famous works of art, old manuscripts of famous novels, and original sheet music from famous composers. The building is on fire and looks to be completely destroyed. Do you grab any of the famous works before fleeing, and if so what?

I would probably be ogling the manuscripts so I would grab whatever is closest to me and as many as I could carry and then run outside. Gotta be careful though older dried things burn faster!

2. In August 1969, the Manson family went on a 2 night killing spree. Do you think 40 years later they have paid for their crimes?

No I believe and eye for an eye.

3. Power Outage! What's the longest you have been without power?

Couple days, not so bad BC (before computers) now it would be difficult! LOL Can be romantic though like dh bringing home propane for the camp stove and cooking dinner together, candlelight...

4. Just bought a new tazer gun. Will you let it be tested it on you to see if it works, and how it feels to be tazered?

Hell NO but I would offer up my BIL for you to try it on :)

5. A neighbor's mail was delivered to you. In it is a magazine not wrapped in plastic. Is it ok for you to flip through it before giving it to the neighbor? Do you tell them you looked through it?

Depends on the magazine I spose if something on the cover grabbed my fancy I might look otherwise I would probably just plop it into his mailbox since it is right next to mine. If I did look I probably wouldn't say anything. If it came to the box mail I just look for our names and if something isn't I hand it right back to the clerk.

6. If I went through your purse/wallet right now, what all would I find in there?

Hand cream, kleenex, chapstick, mirror, tweezers, bandaids, library card, toothpick,Tinkerbell wallet with some change and a dollar in it and a $25 Ruby Tuesday card - anyone want to go to dinner?, my DL and Bank Card, My checkbook and keys. My cell phone is thrown in on top now too and my sunglasses since I am inside. Pretty boring LOL!

7. Have you been living under a rock?

Some days I sure think so!

8. Tell us something crazy you did this week.

huh...I am trying to think what wasn't crazy

I am Gold

I am conventional. I am the pillar of strength and have high respect for authority.
I like to establish and maintain policies, procedures, and schedules.
I have a strong sense of right and wrong.
I am naturally parental and dutiful.
I do things that require organization, dependability, management, and detail.
I need to be useful and to belong. I am the sensible, stable backbone of any group.
I believe that work comes before play.
I value home, family, status, security, and tradition.
I seek relationships that help me ensure a predictable life.
I am caring, concerned, and loyal.
I show concern through the practical things I do.
What color are you?
You can find out {here}

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Questions Much to Do About Nothing

Welcome to the August 6th version of Thursday Thunks!

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen,
the number 1 and the color of the crap under your shoe.

I don't see any crap under there cept the ugly carpet!

1. What the hell were you thinking?

hmmm just now 2 seconds ago WAIT now? hmm what was the question?

2. The tornado sirens go off in your neighborhood - what do you do?

Look out the window.

3. Give us a recipe.

1 Egg
1 slice cheese
2 slices canadian bacon, regular bacon, ham or sausage (whatever the heck meat is in the fridge!)
2 slices bread or a bagel or an english muffin (again whatever the heck bread choice we have - even a tortilla if need be!)

Place pat of butter in fry pan, turn heat element on to melt it and coat pan bottom.
Cook egg in fry pan until cooked hard (easier yet pop the dang thing on purpose when you put it in the fry pan!
Cook meat in a second fry pan or just do it after the eggs - whatever you like here.
Toast your bread choice if desired otherwise get it ready to make a sandwich.
Place cheese slice on bread.
Place cooked egg on top of cheese slice
Place meat choice on top of egg.
Put bread top on.
Put in plastic bag and give to husband to take to work :)

Can double or triple as needed!

4. It's the middle of the night, there isnt a car in sight and you are stuck at a red light that just won't change.... how long do you wait until you run it?

probably not too long if I didn't fall asleep waiting already.

5. When was the last time you got all dressed up fancy-like?

Couple weeks back a Friday evening.

Where did you go?

FOE 2051 Grand Opening dinner and dance. Nope I didn't dance but the music was good!

6. Have you ever had a mole removed?

Yep, I was MAD the first time my mom made the appointment and didn't tell me why I was going to the Dr. just that I had to go :( It HURT like heck! Have had some removed since then but as an adult and I made the appointment. I have 2 more I need to get looked at, funny it was on my to do list today and I am Thunking instead! LOL

7. Are you in an area of record highs or record lows for the temps this summer? Are you lucky and stuck in the middle where it's somewhat normal?

I think we are stuck in the middle it is only in the 70's here today and was yesterday too BUT they say a HEAT WAVE is coming next week.

8. When was the last time you changed your furnace filter?

We don't have filters on our furnace.

9. What's your favorite type of frog?


10. If you were to go on America's Got Talent, what would you do for your talent? (and choosing not to go is not an option....)

huh? I would be there only to root for my bff HRH as she sings and dazzles everyone!

11. Have you ever been on a rooftop of a building?

Yes - not telling what I was doing there though!

12. What is the first website you go to each day when you sit down at your computer, other than your email?

well my gmail to use the chat to see if my dh is online so I can say good morning otherwise facebook.