Thursday, April 30, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I was so happy to return home and find the kids perfectly safe and okay, the house still standing and the pets happy as can be! This was the first time we have left the boys (18 and 17) home alone while we left ... not to mention left the country! Everything worked out fine, but as you can imagine, Mommy was fretting about everything!
I spent most of the day before we left on the trip grocery shopping and cooking tons of food for them to eat in my absence. You know me, I LOVE to feed people!!
It was good to get away for 4 fun-filled days, but wonderful to come home again too!
Okay ... now onto the important stuff -- let's see some posting here!!!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
- Pasta and Pomodoro Sauce Mix
- Linguini and Clam Sauce Mix
- Asian Zen Noodle Sauce Mix
For last night's stamping fun here, I made up a large bowl of the Pasta and Pomodoro Sauce Mix. Very easy ... cook the pasta, add the sauce mix to 28 oz. crushed tomatoes. When pasta is cooked, drain and add to sauce mix. I tossed in a small package of frozen meatballs and cooked up a batch of our Perfect Parmesan Biscuits for on the side. Yummy-oso!!!
These meals are a great way to put a homemade, nutritious, hot dinner on the table for your family -- even on those nights when you will be away or too busy (or tired!) to cook! They are MUCH better for you than 'take out'. Each meal will feed 4 - 6 people, depending on what you add into them. They feed my family of 4 (two large teen-aged sons) with another portion left over for lunch the next day!
They are economical too! These days when we are all pinching pennies and watching the budgets, Tastefully Simple Meals are a wonderful way to stretch your family's dollar ... take out can be so costly and unhealthy. Lastly ... our meals are very 'kid friendly' too! Kids love the curly shaped noodles in the Pasta and Pomodoro Sauce Mix!
Contact me today to place an order OR to schedule an in-home tasting party or on-line party to stock your pantry for FREE!
I hosted an extra night of stamping at my house last night and the dessert I made was a huge HIT! It was so SIMPLE ... Tastefully Simple in fact! I took an Absolutely Almond Pound Cake Mix and made according to the directions on the box. Then I added 1 Tbsp. of our NEW Meyer Lemon Oil to the batter. I put half of the batter into a greased bundt pan. Then I layered in the middle of the batter some of our Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread and poured the remainder of the batter on the top and backed for 55 minutes.
After the cake cooled, I inverted it onto a cake stand. The glaze for the topping was about a cup of confectioner's sugar, 2 Tbsp. Meyer Lemon Oil and a smidge of water to make a glaze! I drizzled this glaze on top of the bundt cake and ... WHALA! It was a pretty presentation and so, so scrumptious! I'll never look at the Almond Pound Cake the same way ... I just LOVE that stuff!
APRIL CUSTOMER SPECIAL ... for every $50 in orders you place with Tastefully Simple in April, you'll receive a FREE 8.5 jar of Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread! WOW!!!
The 'Get Connected Promotion' running April 2 - April 30th, 2009 will help you connect with family and friends when you make them beautiful cards and gifts using products from the Occasions Mini Catalog!
Receive a FREE under $10.00 stamp (page 208 S/S Idea Book & Catalog) with your purchase of every $40.00 increment (before S&H and tax) of goodies from the Occasions Mini!
Example: For every $40.00 increment you will recieve a FREE under $10 stamp! When your order reaches $80.00 worth of products from the Ocassions Mini, (before S&H and tax) get two, and so on . BUT when your order reaches 150.00 (before S&H and tax you will get four Free under $10 stamps + Hostess Only items + Free money to spend . WOOHOO!!
Contact me to host a catalog party today and begin earning freebies right away!
Interested in an in-home workshop with your friends ... I have the 25th or 29th available in April.