Another week, another snow and ice storm on the way! So I am planning a week of family favorites. I am anticipating a snow day on Wednesday, and probably an early dismissal on Tuesday, so I want to make things easy for myself. The only new recipe I’m making this week is the slow cooker Gyros from A Year of Slow Cooking. I’m a little skeptical, but I’ve read quite a few good reviews. We still can’t find a great gyro around here, so if this is at least as good as the local places it will be a winner.
Last Friday, on a whim, I decided to make this copycat version of Chili’s Green Chili & Chicken Soup. While I wouldn’t say it tasted exactly like the restaurant recipe, the soup was delicious in and of itself. If you like the original version, this one is certainly worth trying. What’s on your menu this week?
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Tonight I was switching purses back to one I’d used last week and found a very welcome surprise inside: a bottle of diet peach tea Snapple! I bought it when I was having a bad day and somehow I’d forgotten about it.
This is my all-time favorite Snapple flavor. Granted, it’s not like sitting in a rocking chair on a warm day next to a window with interior plantation shutters, feeling the breeze and sipping on iced tea. But you know what? It’s close enough for me tonight! I think my big Friday night plans include soaking in the tub once the kids are all in bed, watching some brainless television, and savoring every last sip of my diet peach tea
Are you tired of the gray weather? I could deal with the snow and cold if only the sun would shine for more than five minutes. I need to start remembering to take my Vitamin D and my multivitamin. (There are so many different brands out there — maybe I should research the best vitamins for women and see if I’m taking the wrong brand, LOL!)
Well, on the bright side I’m going to visit one of my best friends tomorrow and I am super excited about that! One of these days we’ll be able to have a visit without all of our kids running around, but the kids are excited too. They have a great time playing together. It’ll be the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Ahh, the white stuff is gently falling as I type this. I just came back from a trip to the grocery store and on the way there I saw a car that had driven off the road and ended up in a culvert. How it happened, I can only guess. It wasn’t slippery, though it was on a turn. Somehow I bet a cell phone was involved. I think the car was OK, but the owner might want to look around for a cheap auto insurance quote, just in case! You’d think that with all the snow we’ve had so far this winter people would be used to driving in it. Clearly they’re not!
Honestly, we are not football fans around here, but I know many people who get really into it. And since not everyone can be in Texas for it (oh, to be sipping iced tea while sitting underneath ceiling fans instead of warming my hands around a cup of tea while sitting in front of the wood stove!), parties are super popular. My friend Anita is probably the biggest Steelers fan I know, so I decided to make a bow for her daughter using the team’s colors. And then I figured I’d make a couple more (and I couldn’t leave out the Packers) and list them in my Etsy shop. Check ‘em out:
If your team didn’t make it this year, there’s always next year, right? And don’t forget that I take custom orders. If you have a favorite sports team let me know — I can make any kind of bow you want so even the littlest of fans can cheer ‘em on!
I know you all love nice bath stuff (who doesn’t?) and saw that today Groupon has a great deal for the Bath & Body Works online store: you can get $20 worth of products for $10 or $30 worth of products for $15*. This is only good for online shopping and does not include tax or shipping. You also have to spend the entire amount in one order or you lose the balance.
Not a bad way to treat yourself to a little something to get rid of the mid-winter blahs!
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