Sunday, March 18, 2012

Caller ID

I am a huge mystery book reader.  That is by far my favorite type of book to read.  So I have a couple of recommendations, and they are both by a high school friend of mine... Rachelle J. Christensen.

Wrong Number is her first published book

Wrong Number

Caller ID is her 3rd!  They are both very good and suspensful books.  I own both if you want to borrow one, or both.  (Her other book is a non-fiction book about dealing with miscarriages)

Caller ID

Rachel  :)

Crockpot Lasagna

The other day Austin was eating some leftover crockpot lasgna while John and Meagan were over.  He commented on how it was the BEST lasagna I have ever made.  Mind you, I am a terrible, and I do mean terrible, lasagna maker.  But this one turned out really good, and it was so easy and really quick. 
I got the recipe from this website...
    The Ingredients:

    --box of regular lasagna noodles
    --jar of pasta sauce
    --cottage or ricotta cheese
    --package of shredded Mozzerella cheese
    --mushrooms (optional)
    --meat (optional)-- I happened to use 1 pound of hamburger meat.
    --spices you use normally when you brown ground meat (I use salt and pepper)
    --1/4 cup water

    The Directions:

    --brown meat with chosen spices in large skillet
    --pour in entire jar of pasta sauce (save jar, don't rinse or throw away!)
    --simmer on low for a few minutes

    --put a ladle-full of sauce mixture into the bottom of your crockpot.
    --top with a layer of dried lasagna noodles. You'll have to break them to fit, and little pieces will fly all over the place.

    --smear cottage cheese on top of lasagna noodles

    --layer mushrooms cottage cheese
    --add a handful of the shredded cheese
    --ladle on some more of the meat sauce
    --top with more dry noodles and repeat layers until crock is to desired capacity.

    --put the 1/4 cup of water into your empty pasta jar and shake. Pour tomatoey juice over the whole pile of food.

    --cover and cook on low for 8 hours, high for 4.
    --Check noodles an hour before serving, and push the top ones down into the liquid if they are getting too hard or are curling up

    This lady added a lot of veggies that I did not.  My kids eat vegtables good enough that I do not need to hide them in food.  But more power to you if want to hide them in this.  I think she had spinach and chopped up other veggies.  :)
    Rachel   :)

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012


    Ok girls, here is a post from our visit to Mary's when we first got to meet adorable little Brooklyn.  She is such a doll!!!  Thanks Mary for letting us come and hang out for a while!  

     Mary wanted to teach us how to make the CUTE, CUTE flowers she made Brooklyn.  Now all our girls match.    We had such a fun time together.  Next time we just need Stacy!!  We missed you.

    Now please know, these pictures are not edited yet, so don't judge.  I just wanted you to get a little sneak peak.  It was so, so much fun to take these pictures.  Thanks Mary and Michelle, oh wait, thanks Brynlee and Brooklyn.  You were such well behaved little girls.

    Friday, March 9, 2012

    Sunny D Music

       Sunny D is running its "Drink Up and Download" promotion again!  I love this.  You enter 10 codes from participating Sunny D bottles each week for a chance to win between 1-100 songs.  They have a really great selection of songs, really new ones too!  I just got Selena Gomez' "Love You Like a Love Song" for example. 
      You are able to enter codes once a week.  I have found the best deal is buying the 6-packs from Walmart.  My local Walmarts have them priced at $2.00 for a 6-pack.  Each bottle has two different codes one it, one on each side of the bottle, so for $2.00 you are able to get 1 1/2 weeks worth of codes.  I participated in the program for 6 weeks last year and the lowest amount I ever won was 5 songs.  I won 20 songs one week!  You can't buy songs anywhere for that cheap!  So, these are not completely free, but pretty close!  Some of your local stores may have 'buy one, get one free' programs too that would make this even cheaper.  There was also a coupon for $0.55 off when you buy 2 Sunny D's ($0.55/2 Sunny Delight Products 01/08/2012 SS Insert (exp 03/31/2012)).  This could help get you started!  Enjoy the music

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