Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monster Oreo Pops featured

My Monster Oreo Pops were featured today at Chickabug blog!.  Pop on over and check out the other fun Oreo pop ideas. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

House Party- Johnsonville Pizza Possibilities

I am so excited to have won another House Party.  I came home to find the box sitting on the front porch and we ran right in to open it.

This fun party pack included:

3 coupons for free packages of Johnsonville Italian Sausage
1 coupon for Sargento Cheese
1 pizza cutter
1 spoon for spreading pizza sauce
1 apron
1 oven mitt
15 coupons for $1 off Johnsonville Italian Sausage
5 recipe booklets
16 paper plates
16 napkins

Friday, September 16, 2011

Freebie Friday

Wow it has been a crazy week.  Between my sons weird school schedule due to conferences and other things I haven't had time to think let alone blog.  Lucky for me, the freebies continued to arrive.
I won the free candy bar by playing the Twix game found here.

The Oscar Meyer free hot dogs coupon was a Facebook offer.

I received the milk coupon from a promotion and Walmart sent me the Nivea sample and coupons.

Have a great weekend and I will do my best to post my weekly menu plan on Sunday.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bacon, Ranch and Chicken Mac N Cheese

When Tina from MOMS CRAZY COOKING contacted me about participating in her Crazy Cooking Challenge I knew this was something I was interested in.  Not only did it require finding a new recipe in blogland that I haven't tried but it also involved making Mac N Cheese.  I am fully on board with anything that requires cheese.

I looked at several blogs until I finally came upon this Bacon, Ranch and Chicken Mac N Cheese recipe on Cooking Claire.  Not only did the ingredients sound yummy but the picture had me drooling.  I am so glad I tried this recipe.  It is now a favorite in our house.
8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
1 slice applewood-smoked bacon
8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
1/3 cup condensed 45% reduced-sodium 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded six-cheese Italian blend (such as Sargento)
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded colby-Jack cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.
Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in pan. Finely chop bacon; set aside.

Increase heat to medium-high. Add chicken to drippings in pan; sauté 6 minutes or until done. 
 Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; sprinkle flour evenly into pan. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk. Combine milk and soup, stirring with a whisk; gradually add milk mixture to saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat; let stand 4 minutes or until sauce cools to 155°.

Add Italian cheese blend, onion powder, garlic powder, dill, and salt, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in pasta and chicken.

Preheat broiler.
Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with reserved bacon and colby-Jack cheese. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Freebie Friday

I received a few fun freebies in the mail this week.
I received a bar and coupon from Kashi, a free can of Purina Pro Plan cat food and a packet of pectin from Ball.
 Target sent me two diapers and a coupon and you can get a free sample of Splenda from here.
If you don't already, I recommend you sign up for the freebies.  Might not seem like a lot but it adds up.  Have a great weekend.