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Showing posts from February 5, 2012

Weekly Meals and Other News!

Tonight we are having RICE BOWLS. I'll post that recipe either tonight or tomorrow when I wake up. They are really easy and something everyone loves around here (well, there's only 2 adults that live here, but you get the point, haha!) 
I think tomorrow we might just have spaghetti. Something simple to make before I run to the grocery. :)
As for next week...
I am getting my wisdom teeth plus one cut out early Monday morning. I would say that I am extremely nervous, but the pain that I feel EVERY day is kind of overpowering that at this point in time. I am terrified of being put under, but I know that (after the few days at first) I will feel tremendous. I have every tooth possible for a human being and with my wisdom teeth all being in, they have created some problems with my other teeth, ESPECIALLY the one right next to my top left, so the doctor said it would be best to just cut it out as opposed to trying to fix it. So, there you have it! 
I typically baby sit two babies a…

Cubed Steaks... We Love Our Crock Pot!

We have a good bit to get done today. I have a sick husband, Tayler hasn't been feeling too good, we are trying to get our dining room painted, a closet that needs cleaned out, and errands that need ran... soo today is definitely a CROCK-POT DAY! Don't you just love that thing? If you're busy, you can just throw dinner in and let it cook! Perfection. I'd love to personally meet and thank the person that invented that sucker. He or it is probably a SHE ;) has made my life much easier! :)
Today, I am making Cubed Steaks for dinner. I've already had these before, but I'm pretty sure I haven't blogged about them. They are a favorite around here, so it's about time I put the information down for all of you to see!
I originally found this recipe here if you are curious! Here's what you need:
 I used a pound of Round Steak.
1 packet of Brown Gravy Mix
1 packet of Au Jus Mix
1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup
1 can of French Onion soup

 (the pound of round s…

We Decoratin' the House!

We are preparing to do a huge home makeover on our house! There isn't anything it HAS to have done, but we want to spice things up a little bit! :) We want to paint and start working on some crafty decorations. I LOVE our house and I am SO thankful for it, but... I'm tired of bland white walls, haha! Any one else out there have white walls and desire to do something with them?? Please tell me I'm not the only one! 
I have been trying to get my ideas together and I think we have some themes for a few rooms. We are going to focus on 4 main rooms right now and as time progresses, we will move on to the rooms that we feel look 'alright' right now... even with the white walls :)
So, first on the list: THE OFFICE.
We are wanting to go with a soft baby blue and then black and white accents. For the walls, we are looking at something like this:  Found here
And then thanks to lovely Pinterest, I have our curtain/lamp inspiration

Aren't those just adorable? I am super ex…

Two Timin' Pasta Bake.... DELICIOUS!

The husband isn't feeling very well, so he is taking a nap.. Tayler is playing with her new toys.. so I figured I would get on here and update about the SCRUMPTIOUS dinner we had tonight! I got this recipe from Pearls, Handcuffs, and Happy Hour and let me tell you.. we will absolutely be having it again! Ethan LOVED it and I did too! 
I know I was supposed to make Cubed Steak and Mashed Potatoes tonight, but I was totally feelin' this pasta. I'm glad I was!
Here's what you need:
1 box of penne pasta. (I got the Great Value kind.. it was wonderful!)
1 jar of Alfredo Sauce (I used Bertolli)
1 jar of Pasta Sauce (I used Hunt's)
1 cup of mozzarella cheese
First, boil the pasta according to the directions on the box. I always throw some salt and butter into mine to make sure that it doesn't stick together! :)

As you are doing that, take your jar of alfredo sauce and your jar of pasta sauce and mix it together in a large bowl. After, add the cup of mozzarella cheese …

Crack and Texas

First... CONGRATS to the Giants on their Super Bowl victory! That was an incredible game. I'm a serious football fan, but when there are blowouts... I could really care less about what is going on. Last night, however, I was on the edge of my seat. I'll be honest. I wanted the Giants to win JUST BECAUSE Eli was playing in his brother's stadium. There was no other reason besides that. I thought it would be an amazing honor for him. And I'm sure it was! :)
Speaking of the Super Bowl...
I made 2 dips for the game and I thought I'd share the recipes with you guys. The pictures are terrible and I apologize for those, but they tasted delicious (at least I REALLY thought so ;)) and I think that's all that matters!

Bacon Cheddar Dip, AKA Crack.
All you need is:
16 ounces of sour cream
1 cup of cheddar cheese
3 ounces of bacon bits (in the bag, not the jar)
1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch mix
Mix all of that together and refrigerate. I refrigerated it about 12 hours an…