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9/26/2012

Lunch 9/26/2012

Here is Miss V's lunch today

Peanut Butter & Jelly on Whole Wheat
Red Apple Slices
Red Grapes
Crackers with Peanut butter
Yo Crunch with Oreos
Capri Sun

9/25/2012

Lunch 9/25/2012

Here is Miss V's lunch today

Peanut Butter & Jelly cut into a pumpkin
Pretzels
Apple Slices with Caramel
Red Grapes
Yo Crunch with Oreos
Capri Sun

9/24/2012

Progresso™ Recipe Starters creamy Parmesan basil cooking sauce

I picked up a couple different Progresso Recipe Starters last time I went grocery shopping. 

I loosely went by the recipe under the label tonight.

8 oz uncooked fettuccine (used bowties instead)
1 package (1 1/4 lb) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2 tablespoons butter or margarine (used coconut oil instead)
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 can (18 oz) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ creamy Parmesan basil cooking sauce
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup whipping cream or half-and-half (used milk instead)
 
Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package.
 
In 12-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Add butter and garlic; cook until garlic is softened. Stir in cooking sauce, Parmesan cheese and cream. Simmer 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until well blended.

Serve over fettuccine.

I also steamed some broccoli and served it on the side.  But the sauce tasted pretty good so I just mixed it in the leftovers.  I don't think the milk made it any less thick and creamy and would use that again.

Lunch 9/24/2012

Here is Miss V's lunch today

Peanut Butter and Jelly cut out like an apple
Horizon White Milk
Apple Slices with Caramel
Red Grapes
Pretzels
Smores Goldfish
Yo Cruch with Chips Ahoy

9/21/2012

Pizza Friday Snacks 9/21/2012

Miss V's Pizza Friday Snacks

Capri Sun
Gogurt
Apple Slices with Caramel Dip
Carrots
Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

9/20/2012

Lunch 9/20/2012

Here is Miss V's lunch today

Peanut Butter & Jelly on a Whole Wheat Goldfish
Red Apple Slices with Caramel Dip
Carrots and Snap Peas
Gogurt
Mini Chocolate Chips
Crackers and "cheese"
Fruit Snacks
Capri Sun

9/19/2012

Lunch 9/19/2012

Here is Miss V's lunch today

Peanut Butter and Jelly on a Whole Wheat Goldfish
Sliced Cucumbers
Red Apple Slices with Caramel
Red Grapes
Horizon Strawberry Milk
Gogurt
Buddy Fruit
Breakfast on the Go packet

9/18/2012

Lunch 9/18/2012

Here is Miss V's lunch today

Peanut Butter & Jelly on a Whole Wheat Goldfish
Apple slices and grapes
Carrots with Honey Mustard (she told me after school that it wasn't a good combo)
Gogurt
Crackers and "cheese"
Capri Sun
Mini Chocolate chip cookies

9/17/2012

Lunch 9/17/2012

Here is Miss V's lunch today

Peanut Butter & Jelly on a Whole Wheat Goldfish
Red Apple Slices and caramel dip
Goldfish Crackers
Sliced Cucumber
Gogurt
Yogurt Pretzels

9/14/2012

Pizza Friday Snacks 9/14/2012

Pizza Friday Snacks
Capri Sun
Gogurt
Goldfish
Breakfast on the go packet
Mandarin Oranges
Red Grapes

9/13/2012

Beef Stew (another version)

So I have been really bad at blogging lately.  I made a fantastic beef stew and kind of scribbled directions as I went a long and totally forget to take a picture of the final results.

2 pounds of stew meat
Flour, salt and pepper
2 large onions, chopped
4 celery stocks, chopped
1 pound baby carrots
6 large russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 packet of Brown Gravy mix
1 packet of Onion Gravy mix
Rosemary stalks
1 box of Beef Stock
2 Cups of water (or a little more depending on your crock pot size)


In a large ziplock add flour, salt and pepper (didn't measure).

In a skillet, I added a couple tablespoons of coconut oil and heated on med high.  Add a few pieces of meat to the flour mixture and shake to coat.  Shake off the excess flour and place in the hot skillet.  Brown on all sides and then set aside.  Continue until all the stew meat is browned.

In your crock pot place onion, celery, carrots, Rosemary, and potatoes.



Sprinkle on the gravy mixes.


Add the stock and browned beef.


Add enough water to bring the liquid to about 1 inch below the top of the crock pot.

Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, serve with nice crusty bread.

Lunch 9/13/2012

Miss V's lunch today

Ham & Cheese on a whole wheat Goldfish
Snap Peas
Red Grapes
Capri Sun
Breakfast on the Go Packet
Yogurt Pretzels
Breadsticks and "cheese"
Gogurt



9/12/2012

Lunch 9/12/2012

Miss V's Lunch today
Ham & Cheese on a whole wheat Gold Fish
Snap Peas
Red Apple Slices & Caramel Dip
Go Gurt
Capri Sun
Yogurt Pretzels
Goldfish

9/11/2012

Lunch 9/11/2012

Here is Miss V's lunch today

Salad (Very Veggie Blend) Orange and Red Bell Peppers, Carrots, Snow Peas and Tomatoe with Greek Dressing
Capri Sun
Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Breakfast on the Go Packet
Gogurt

9/10/2012

Coconut Body Scrub

Here is my second kitchen craft today.  Again it is a sample for our Gift Making Day at church and the idea came from Pinterest.  It is called Coconut Sugar Scrub.

Again I used about 3/4 cup of granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of the coconut oil.



I am a little disspointed with this one.  I was expecting it to smell like coconut.  The oil I bought has no scent what so ever.  I guess I will have to pick up some coconut extract to add to it.

Gardener's Hand Scrub

I know I have posted how much I love Pinterest.  I am trying to come up with ideas to help out the ladies that run the Gift Making Day at my church. 

So I found an idea called Gardener's Hand Scrub and thought it would be a cute and easy thing to make.

I picked up the small mason jars last night at Walmart.  The original recipe called for the Pink Dawn, but the store I went to this morning didn't have it.  They had this on and the lavender kind.  I think this one smelled a bit better.
 
I used a bit more than 1/2 cup of granulated sugar.

Then added about 1/2 cup of the Dawn and mixed it well.  It was still a bit to runny so I added a bit more sugar.  When it looked and felt right I poured it into the mason jar.
 

Of course I am out of one of my ink cartridge so I quickly made a tag and cut it out in a tulip shape and added some scrapbook fibers.

Lunch 9/10/2012

Here is Miss V's lunch.  She has been asking for salad again.

Very Veggie Salad mix
Carrots, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, green beans, snap peas, Colby Jack Cheese cubes, honey ham and Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
Strawberry Milk
Nutri Grain Bar
Mini Pretzels
Mini Chocolate Chip cookies

9/07/2012

Pizza Friday Snacks 9/7/2012

Yeah it's Pizza Friday!  All Miss V needs today is a drink and a few snacks.

Capri Sun
Fruit Snacks
Mini Pretzels
Gogurt
Red Grapes
Apple Slices with Caramel dip

9/06/2012

Unreal #41 Candy Coated Chocolates

I am a Bzz Agent and currently working on the Unreal Candy Campaign.  I have enjoyed the candy bars and next up are the Candy Coated Chocolates, aka Unreal #41.

First thing I noticed were the colors were definitely not artificial.  They more muted and that is fine with me.

I tried one and let it melt in my mouth.  It was slow to melt much like the "junked" brand.   Then the chocolate taste hit me by surprise.  It is NOT a sweet chocolate at all.  It definitely tasted like dark chocolate which I normally love.  I don't think I love these.  They left a bitter after taste in my mouth. 

You can find more information on Unreal #41 on their site.  Here is the list of ingredients
Milk Chocolate (chocolate, skim milk, cane sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, organic blue agave inulin, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), Cane Sugar, Calcium Carbonate, Colored with (beetroot juice, turmeric root extract, purple cabbage juice), Gum Arabic, Vanilla Extract, Carnauba Wax & Beeswax

Contains milk, soy. May contain tree nuts, peanuts, wheat.

  I am not thrilled with these.  I know I would not purchase these.

Unreal #5 Chocolate Caramel Nougat Bar



So the other day I blogged about being a Bzz Agent and trying new candy from Unreal. 

Today I tried the #5 which is Chocolate Caramel and Nougat bar.  Again I cleared my mind and didn't want to compare it to the "national brand". 

The first thing I noticed how fresh the chocolate tasted.  It is has a nice flavor and not that sickly sweet taste.  I also noticed how thick the nougat was.  I really like that.  It makes you feel like you are eating something not air. 

I am very impressed with this candy bar too.

If you want more information about Unreal #5, just take a peek at their site.

Here is the bars nutional information.

Ingredients:
Milk Chocolate (cane sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, milk powder, organic blue agave inulin, skim milk, soy lecithin, vanilla extract),Caramel (tapioca syrup, cane sugar, fructan (prebiotic fiber), organic palm kernel oil, whey, milk protein concentrate, organic cream, vanilla extract, salt, soy lecithin), Tapioca Syrup, Cane Sugar, Milk Protein Concentrate, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Skim Milk Powder, Cocoa Powder, Salt, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Evaporated Cane Syrup, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract
Contains milk, soy. May contain peanuts, tree nuts, wheat.


Lunch 9/6/2012

Here is Miss V's Lunch today

Horizon Vanilla Milk
Breakfast on the Go Packet
Pretzels & "cheese"
Fruit Snacks
Gogurt
Peanut Butter & Jelly on a Whole Wheat Goldfish
Carrots
Apple Slices & Caramel dip

9/05/2012

Lunch 9/5/2012

Here is Miss V's lunch today

Peanut Butter & Jelly on a Whole Wheat Goldfish
Capri Sun
Gogurt
Mini Pretzels
Sweet & Salty Granola Bar
Fruit Snacks
Watermelon
Cantalope

9/04/2012

Lunch 9/4/2012

Here is Miss V's lunch today

Peanut Butter & Jelly on a Whole Wheat Goldfish
Capri Sun
Mini Pretzels
Fruit Snacks
Watermelon, Cantalope and Green Grapes
Colby Jack Cheese Cubes

9/03/2012

Unreal # 8 (Chocolate, Caramel, Peanuts, and Nougat candy Bar)

I am a Bzz Agent and recently was picked for the Unreal Candy Campaign.  I really couldn't wait to get my coupons.

They finally came in the mail the other day and I had to look online to see where they were sold.  I saw they were sold at Walgreens and that was perfect because I need to pick up a few other things. 

The Unreal coupons were Buy One Get One so I picked up all the different kinds.

The first one we tried was the Chocolate, Caramel, Peanuts and Nougat candy bar.  The first thing I did was to have an open mind.  Yes these are the same ingredients at my favorite candy bar.  The first bite kind of shocked me in a good way.  It wasn't sticky sweet.  The chocolate tastes more like semisweet than milk chocolate. 

Overall it tasted pretty good!  I am pretty impressed with it.  Just don't compare it to the "other" well known candy bar, if you do you might be disappointed if you go in with the expectation that it is going to taste just like it.

If you want, here is the link to the nutritional information:  Unreal #8

 
Milk Chocolate (cane sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, milk powder, organic blue agave inulin, skim milk, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), Caramel (tapioca syrup, cane sugar, fructan (prebiotic fiber), organic palm kernel oil, whey, milk protein concentrate, organic cream, vanilla extract, salt, soy lecithin), Peanuts, Tapioca Syrup, Cane Sugar, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Skim Milk, Peanut Flour, Salt, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Evaporated Cane Syrup, Soy Lecithin
Contains peanuts, milk, soy. May contain tree nuts, wheat.



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