Saturday, August 17, 2013
1 kool-aid packet
2 cups club soda
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 crushed ice
Blend kool-aid, sugar & 1 cup of club soda on high until sugar is dissolved. Add ice & blend until smooth. Add remaining club soda & blend. Pour in glasses and freeze for 30 minutes.
2 parts baking soda
Mix and store in an air tight container
SIDE NOTE: you will have to stir the mix before every use since the baking soda will settle.
Another simple and amazing crockpot meal. This one is my latest obsession. I have made it 3 times in the last 4 weeks, and my husband doesn't like it, so I have 5-6 meals for the week!!!
1/4-1/2 cup brown sugar
In small containers (or snack bags): add 1/2 cup oats & 2 TBSP brown sugar
To serve 3/4 cup of water or milk
SIDE NOTE: I personally only like the brown sugar oatmeal. But here is a link with a few other variations.
More DIY oatmeal packets
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 cans: cinnamon rolls with icing
Pour butter in 9x13 glass dish. Separate rolls from tubes and cut each roll into 8 pieces & place in dish. Beat eggs, add cream, cinnamon & vanilla. Pour over cinnamon roll pieces. Drizzle syrup over top. Bake at 375 for 20-28 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes. Heat cinnamon roll frosting in microwave and drizzle on top.
SIDE NOTE: since we thought the bottom was too soggy we probably won't make this again, since I am not good at altering a recipe, but if someone can adjust it so that it isn't soggy, let me know!!!
2: 14 oz cans chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/3 tsp pepper
Combine and cook on low for 5 hours. Stir in package of cream cheese & cook an additional 30 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
SIDE NOTE: This might have failed for me because I used hash browns in the refrigerated section, which might be smaller than the frozen bags. I won't try this again just because I have other recipes for this soup that are different enough for me to try.
I tend to be a messy person, organized, yet still messy. But in the past 2 or 3 years as I have become more organized, however I get frustrated when I do everyday cleaning work, because I would feel overwhelmed.
So I decided to combine 2 of my favorite things: lists & organization.
I wrote down any chore I could think of that I had to do as a kid and now as a homeowner. After that I broke the list down further of how often they should be done. When I was finished I had a pretty stellar list. It makes cleaning easy because I can section out what I need to do over the month, rather than cramming all of the hard stuff into a weekend. My husband loves the list also because he can find something to do and help me out. Keep in mind this list is tailored specifically for my house, but the basics are there.
As you'll see in the photos below I have the notebook open for a full month, breaking down to: daily, twice a week, weekly, twice a month & monthly. For the weekly and twice a week I wrote down how many were in the list so that I wouldn't overwhelm myself. I did the same for the monthly, but just averaging out how many things to do a week, for the same reason.
There are somethings like changing the air filter that only need to be done every few months but I wrote those down in the months they need to be done. Mainly because we didn't change the filter for our first year and it was yucky and you notice a big difference when it is changed when it is supposed to be. I also have replace the shower curtain, wash out the dog kennel in the every 3 month list, but they aren't all in the same 3 months. Just to keep it evenly spaced.
I have realized through making this list how particular I am with things, but I am grateful that I finally after 28 understand how I work, and how I can make myself better.
I hope this template will be helpful for some. I will also post other links since others like to work room by room.
Room by room
Mother of all checklists
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Apple Brickle Dip
1 pkg (8oz) softened cream cheese
1 pkg (10oz) English toffee chips *
¼ cup sugar
½ cup Brown sugar
Mix together and enjoy with some granny Smith apples!!! I like the dip best the next day when the toffee chips have softened. *there are just plain toffee chips, and one with chocolate. I've only tried the plain ones, but am sure it's great with chocolate too!
Also some grocery stores only have one kind of the toffee chips. The Harmon's I went to had the plain chips, and Winco have the toffee with chocolate.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken:
4 Chicken breasts
4 minced garlic cloves
4TBSP brown sugar
3tsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 500. Lightly grease casserole dish and place chicken inside. Saute the garlic until tender. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar. Cover chicken with mix and S&P. Bake uncovered for 15-30 minutes. ENJOY!!!
SIDE NOTE: Since this chicken had an Asian chicken feel it would go great with some rice.