Monday, January 30, 2012

Shopping For A TV Console

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! My Hubby threw me a surprise party for my birthday, which brought me to tears (of joy)!

Well over the weekend hubby and I had a conversation about a new television console. We have had the same console for over five years and it really needs to be upgraded. It is not solid wood, and it just needs to be replaced… I went to the store earlier today to see what goodies I could find. This particular store has items priced at 50% or more off of items that are scratched, overstocked or discontinued. I have the option of purchasing the items new at full price or 50% off with a minor flaw...


Below are my top selections...
(The prices below reflects the items that are 50% or more off).


($200.00)

(89.00)



(149.00)

(199.99)


(169.00)


Are you currently shopping for something for your home?



Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME!






Hello everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous day so farJ. Today is my Birthday YAY! There will be no project or recipe post today! My kitchen is closed for the weekend (yes, I said weekend!!!), and my glue gun is unplugged…I will be spending this weekend celebrating with family, and friends! I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful and supportive people in my life (including you guys!). The only thing I am missing is my Tiara (Yes I know, LOL)

Have a Fabulous Weekend!





Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Coconut Curry Shrimp


  

Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 scallions, whites and greens separated, chopped
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 oz coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • salt (to taste )

Directions:

In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Add scallion (whites) and curry powder and sauté one minute. Add shrimp and garlic, season with salt and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add coconut milk,  mix well. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, until shrimp is cooked through. Remove from heat, mix in scallion (greens) and basil.

Enjoy!




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Monday, January 23, 2012

Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia

(my plate yesterday)


Hello & Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fabulous, and productive weekend. Last week I decided to make this dish, we had all of the ingredients in our home. I have seen this recipe on several different restaurant menus, and I thought it would be nice to have something different for dinner. I did a goggle search and came up with this recipe by Rachel Ray, and I knew I had to try it. I followed the directions and in less than 15 minutes dinner was done. I opted to pair this dish with canned veggies (what happened to the fresh veggies is another story for a different day). Hubby absolutely loved this dish. The meal was so good to that he asked for me to make it again yesterday. Nothing was left the first time I made itJ.

Recipe Adapted from: via

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese ( I used a blend of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 tilapia fillets (about 1 pound total)
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges (optional)

Directions:

    Preheat the oven to 400°. In a dish, combine the cheese with the paprika and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the fish with olive oil and dredge in the cheese mixture. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until the fish is opaque in the thickest part, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve the fish with the lemon wedges.

    Enjoy!



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    Friday, January 20, 2012

    To Do List!

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    I hope you are having a fabulous day! Last weekend, I came up with the conclusion that I really need to create to some type of home (or household) management binder.  At some point I would like to start keeping track of everything that my family is purchasing on our grocery list and the items that are not our grocery list. I would also like to start a weekend “To Do List” (pictured above). This list will be compiled of simply whatever needs to be done around our house over the weekend. I know with all of the technically now a days. I could simply put everything on my phone or computer… however, me just being me; I would prefer to have a hard copy right in my face!

    I would love to know if you have a Household Management binder or do you have a weekend or weekly “To Do List”


    Thursday, January 19, 2012

    Balsamic Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

    Recipe Adapted From: via
    4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thawed
    Pinch of salt
    ¼ Cup balsamic vinegar
    ¼ Cup extra virgin olive oil
    8 slices mozzarella cheese
    4 Tomatoes, seeded and diced
    8 fresh basil leaves, stacked, rolled and thinly sliced into chiffonade
    3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
    Pinch of salt
    1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

    1. Preheat a grill pan over medium heat on the stovetop. Spray with cooking spray. Combine balsamic and olive oil in a bowl. Season both sides of chicken with pinches of salt and place on grill. Brush top sides of chicken with balsamic mixture. Cook for 4-5 minutes and flip chicken. Brush with additional balsamic and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until cooked through. During the last 2 minutes of grilling place 2 slices of cheese over top each chicken to melt.
    2. In a large bowl combine the tomatoes, basil garlic, salt and balsamic. Toss gently to combine. Place chicken breasts on a serving plate and top with tomato mixture. Serve warm.


    Enjoy!





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    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Did You Receive any Home Décor or Cooking Magazines this Month?




    Did you receive any home décor magazines in the mail over the weekend (or this month)? I did, and I am super happy too! The best part about it was that all of the magazines were free! (I found a rebate on the back of a bake baking soda box for the Better Homes magazine, and mailed it out A.S.A.P. & I also saw a posting on Hip2Save) Another option is going to your local library if you are trying to cut cost and clutter. The library usually have pretty much all types of magazines.


    Do you have a favorite magazine?

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    30 Minute Meal or Less!








    Last week I decided to try this new recipe out. This recipe is super easy and could be made in 30 minutes or less. I opted to make my own dough however, this meal would be ideal for crescent rolls (yummy). I also opted to use canned chicken verses making homemade chicken (are you seeing how easy this meal could potentially be? Well, trust me it is! My family and I loved this recipe and I know yours will too!





    Recipe Adapted from: via


    • 1 pack of ranch dressing (powder pack)
    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder (optional)
    • 1 pkg cream cheese (8oz)
    • 1 pkg crescent rolls (6 ct) or dough of your choice
    • 2 Cans of Chicken or two Shredded chicken breasts
    • 1 1/2 Cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    • 1 Cup grated Monterey Jack or Italian five cheese
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 Cup bread crumbs
    • 1/4 stick melted butter
    Combine chicken, cheeses, salt and pepper (garlic) and ranch powder. Spoon onto crescents (or dough). Roll them up making sure they are sealed around the chicken mixture. Brush tops with butter and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes.
    Enjoy!
    





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