Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon paprika
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups beef broth
1 1/2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
2 potatoes, cubed
1/2 pound mushrooms, quartered
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
Place beef stew meat into a slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix together flour, paprika, salt, and pepper; sprinkle over beef stew meat, stirring to coat. Stir in beef broth, teriyaki sauce, onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, mushrooms, garlic and bay leaf.
Cover, and cook on Low 6 hours, stirring occasionally.
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Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Explore your options. It's fun and exciting to go to an indoor play and party specialty places. But they can be very expensive. I know some people are willing to pay extra so they don't have anything to worry about. Unfortunately, I don't have that luxury! Look around and be creative. If you can't have the party at your own home, try local parks and playgrounds or your local community center. Or, instead of paying for the full party, pay for a small group of friends to go to a play place, then back to your house to finish up the party with cake and ice cream. Or consider off-peak times. Some play places offer considerable discounts for weekday parties.
Keep it simple! There is no need to spend money for the kids to be entertained. Print up some coloring pages, throw down blocks, Lego's, cars, doll's or whatever your child likes to play with. I had our box of Legos and some puzzles and the kids had a great time. Throw kids together with some toys and they will entertain themselves!
Don't feel the need to feed the kids a meal. Or, if you want to, pick something quick and easy. Our local pizza place has $5 cheese or pepperoni pizza's available all the time. It was quick and easy and the kids loved it. If you don't want the added expense, then have the party between meal times and just have a few snack-type treats.
Make the cake yourself. If you're keeping it simple and small, making a cake is a breeze. Not only do you keep the cost down, you also cut down on left overs! And to decorate it? Look at your child's favorite toys, clean them up and use them on the cake -- Pokemon figures, Thomas trains, Polly Pockets, Dinosaurs... whatever you have, use it.
Finally, use your resources and use what you already have. Can't bake? Perhaps you have a friend that can. Ask her and this can be the birthday present. Do you know people that own any businesses that may give you discounts on party supplies or bounce houses for your yard? I looked at what I had on hand when it came to the goody bags (which are optional). I had been given lots of Kung Fu Panda activity CD's and had lots of left over Halloween candy. With a little planning and creativity, it is possible to throw a fun, exciting party for your kids for under $100. The final cost for our birthday party was $75, and $25 of that was the clubhouse rental. All together there were 20 people -- 12 kids and 8 adults. Every one had a great time and no one missed any bouncy castles or people dressed up as a big mouse.
During one of my trips at the shopping mall, I saw this bag from LV and fell in love with it. The problem is, it is very expensive and right now, I can not afford to buy it. Maybe when I save some from opps earning, I will be able to buy it. Who knows maybe hubby or someone in the family will get it for Christmas present for me. Well, all I can do now is just wish and hope :-).
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
What Your Thanksgiving Meal Says About You
When it comes to the holidays, you follow and love the big traditions. You look forward to them every year.
You see the holidays as a time to be close to loved ones. It's a good time to reconnect and make memories.
You like the more adult aspects of the holidays - parties, cocktails, and having time off from work.
During the holidays, you are likely to feel creative. At your worst, you feel unappreciated.
You consider yourself a real red blooded American, and you're proud of it.
You tend to spend your holidays sharing and pitching in. You'll do whatever needs to be done.
Since Tanksgiving Day is only two days away, I decided to take this test and see what Thhanksgiving Meal will say about me. I like the results because that is how I am when it comes to traditions and Holidays; but what I didn't like and is not true is that I feel unappreciated, because it is not so true and also I don't consider myself as full blooded American, but proud to be married to American and of course am American now because I am married to American Caucasian. Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone!
Pinoy Gaming World 24
EU Watch 24
Basketball Daily 23
Tomorrow is Here 21
my angels world 21
What the Bald Guy needs to know about sports 21
Spices of Life & Everything Nice 20
Faith and Facts 19
Pregnancy and Cancer 19
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
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Here are the rules for this tag:
"And lovely are the blossomsThat are tended with great care,
I’m passing this on to: Everyone who considers me as one of their friends, too! Grab it guys!
Friday, November 21, 2008
You Are Very Approachable
You can talk to anyone, and it shows. People are eager to start conversations with you.
You are open and friendly. You are willing to connect with almost anyone.
While it's great to be approachable, there is such a thing as too approachable.
Eventually someone will try to take advantage of you. Don't be afraid to say no or end an awkward conversation.
It is nice to know that I am an approachable person even though sometimes I feel like people are having hard time talking to me because I am a quite and shy person. But what they don't know is that I am a friendly person and easy to get along with once you started talking. I wished people would judge me not the way they see me in person or outside appearance but what I am inside. We can not really judge the book by its cover. Can we?
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The following Lean Cuisine products are being recalled:
LEAN CUISINE PESTO CHICKEN WITH BOW TIE PASTA" brand frozen meals. Printed on each side of each package is a production code of "8280595912" as well as a use-by date of "Best Before MAY 2010."
LEAN CUISINE CHICKEN MEDITERRANEAN" brand frozen meals. Printed on the side of each package is a production code of "8231595912" or "8241595912" as well as a use-by date of "Best before SEP 2010"; a production code of "8263595912," "8269595911," or "8274595912," as well as a use-by date of "Best before OCT 2010"; or a production code of "8291595912" or "8301595912" as well as a use-by date of "Best before NOV 2010."
Each package also bears the USDA mark of inspection as well as the establishment number "EST P-9018." The frozen chicken meals were produced on Aug. 18, Aug. 21, Aug. 28, Sept. 9, Sept. 19, Sept. 25, Sept. 30, Oct. 6, Oct. 17-18, Oct. 22, and Oct. 27, 2008, and were distributed to retail establishments nationwide, according to the USDA.
Consumers with questions about the recall should call 800-227-6188.
Where did the plastic come from? "We determined that the plastic entered our facility in a single lot of an incoming raw ingredient," O'Hearn says. "We're trying to figure out how to prevent this from happening in the future. But we went into action very quickly on a very small number of complaints."
I used to be a dialysis patient and I tell you the diet for a person who undergo dialysis is very different from the foods the normal or healthy person. It was hard for me that time; I am glad I was over it and is now enjoying the foods a healthy person enjoys. Thanks to the the toddler who donated his two little kidneys to lengthen my life for the sake of my son and husband. The Lord always works in such a way that blesses the life of each one of us and according to our needs. Anyway, If you are on dialysis, just read the link provided above from Da Vita.
Believe while others are doubting.
Remember we can do this !!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Isn't it great? Olive Oil gives us a lot of good health benefits for us; that is why I love using Olive Oil in almost everything O cook in my kitchen.
1. I met my husband through LDS Singles.com
2. I love playing scrabble
3. I hate driving at night
4. I have a daughther who died a stillborn
5. I don't know how to swim
6. I want to learn to play at least one musical instruments particularly, PIANO
7. I am an organize freak
8. I hate dirty kitchen and bathrooms
9. I am a disciplinarian
10. I learned to wash my own clothes when I was only six year old
For those tagged, you have to do the following:
1. Each blogger must post these rules
2. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves
3. Bloggers that are tagged need to write about it in their own blog, the ten things, and post these rules. you need to choose ten people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don`t forget to leave them a comment telling them they`ve been tagged and to read your blog.
I am passing this tag to Geraldine, Leslie, Gles, Karla, Maureen, PCHI, Lisa, Jacky, Nancy, Makoy and those who wants to let a little bit of them be known. Everyone is welcome to take this tag, so feel free to grab it :-)