Friday, February 27, 2009

Focus Friday!

Wow its friday already?? Heres my progress from last week:

Fax our tax to the tax preparers--done they are currently reviewing them! Still need to send one more w2--total of 12 all together!!
Go on a hike to the falls and eat out at IHOP for free pancake day--did that! it was rainy but alot of fun! I should post some pictures...
Go to walgreens and get some deals---did awesome this week! Paid $2 for a whole bunch of stuff including 12 candy bars, gilette razor, lipgloss, foil etc!
Work a bunch of days--no cancelling me this week thank god...tonight I work 8 hours then not again til monday
ChaCha 10 times a day--I didnt do as much as i should have but definitly more than usual!
Run at least 4 days a week with Adam- I ran 3 days this week, which I was happy with because we went hiking too!

My goals this week

  • Get 3 references this week from work to apply with new travel companies (for more jobs)
  • Scrapbook 2 pages this week
  • No eating out at least until St Patricks day...i need some recipes
  • Chacha at least 10 times a day again
  • Run 3-4 times this week with Adam
  • Get financial review done for Feb
  • Finish Book and bring it back to the library on Sunday

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Whats for Dinner Wednesday
Thrifty and Chic mom does a topic every wednesday to plan your meals, I am going to participate.


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough, torn into pieces

1. Place the chicken, butter, soup, and onion in a slow cooker, and fill with enough water to cover.
2. Cover, and cook for 5 to 6 hours on High. About 30 minutes before serving, place the torn biscuit dough in the slow cooker. Cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center

Monday, February 23, 2009

Giveaways for Feb 23 week!

Hey!! Hows everyone doing this week? I had a good one, other than being cancelled from work :( We are going to Twin Falls and Snoqualme Falls tomorrow, that should be fun! I did some scrapbooking this week. This is one of our wedding this past august. Theres lots of giveaways out there. Here we go!
Dairy Queen is giving away a gift card to the first 250 bloggers to write about their sweet deals value menu! Adam and I are often found at Dairy Queen, especially at home with our friends! This is our place to meet! I would love to try some of these sweet deals!! I want 4 ice cream cones for $5! haha That would be awesome!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Focus Friday

My goals this week
  • Fax our tax to the tax preparers
  • Go on a hike to the falls and eat out at IHOP for free pancake day
  • Go to walgreens and get some deals
  • Work a bunch of days
  • ChaCha 10 times a day
  • Run at least 4 days a week with Adam

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ravioli with Sauteed Zucchini

Whats for Dinner Wednesday
Thrifty and Chic mom does a topic every wednesday to plan your meals, I am going to participate. Today I am making Ravioli with Sauteed Zuccchini.

Ravioli with Sautéed Zucchini


  • 1 pound cheese ravioli (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 small zucchini, sliced into thin half-moons
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)


  1. Cook the ravioli according to the package directions. Drain them and return to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the zucchini, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the zucchini mixture and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan to the ravioli and toss gently to combine. Serve with the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan.



Sunday, February 15, 2009

Giveaways Feb 15

Hope everyone had a great valentines day!
Here are some giveaways this week!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Giveaways Feb 10

An Island Life $50 Home Depot Giftcard
Frugal Finds From Your Frugal Friend Rainx Giftpack
STL Mommy Seventh Generation Free & Clear Starter Kit Giveway
To Save a Penny Giftcards and PG giveaway!!

Menu Planning Monday
Go graham Go does a topic every monday to plan your meals, I am going to participate. Today I am making Spinich Lasangna. I love this recipe! Although, since we are living in a studio apt with no oven, I am attempting this in the crockpot, i am nervous about it...

Easy Spinach Lasagna

  • 1 15oz fat free Ricotta cheese
  • 1 10oz frozen chopped spinach (thawed and drained)
  • 1 4oz can mushroom stems and pieces (drained)
  • 1 Large egg
  • 2 cups fat free shredded cheese (Use your favorite kind)
  • 1 jar chunky mushroom spaghetti sauce
  • 9 lasagna noodles (uncooked)
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 400. in a big ole bowl dump Ricotta, spinach, mushrooms, egg, 1 cup grated cheese and mix well. In a 9 x 12 baking dish dump 1/2 jar spaghetti sauce, place 3 noodles, top with 1/2 cheese mixture, three more noodles, rest of cheese mixture, last three noodles, dump last of sauce on top. rinse jar with 1/4 cup water and pour around edge, cover and bake 45 min. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cup of grated cheese return to oven for 10-15 min till cheese is melted and just a little brown. Let stand 10 min before cutting.


Thaw spinach in microwave 3 min on high and separate with fork. Use your favorite grated cheese, don't let the traditional mozzarella be your only choice. If you want more garlic add more garlic. Be bold make it your personal recipe. Add a can of sliced olives just for the fun of it.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Our valentines day

So this valentines day Adam and I are going to eat at the Space Needle. We have been in Seattle for about 2 months now and have not gone up it yet. We are only here until May so we have to! To make it cheaper we are going to eat breakfast instead of dinner and you dont have to buy a ticket if you eat in the space needle! Also we are doing this on Sunday instead of Valentines day because #1- Our 6th month anniversary :) gotta celebrate
#2- We are both working on Valentines day
I cant wait :)
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