Friday, January 29, 2010


I did it again. I cooked and neither Lon nor myself died. I'm completely overwhelmed by taking three graduate courses at once this semester so decided to cook a little side dish/ appetizer. I believe I got this recipe off of the Pillsbury site. They're covered meatballs. You'll need:

2 cans of Grands biscuits or three Grands Jr-whatever you have a coupon for

15 or so croutons crushed

1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese or a ton if you're me.

2 tablespoons melted butter

15 meatballs thawed

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Grease a cookie pan or use your very versatile cooking stone (I use it for EVERYTHING!)

Roll out the biscuits

Add cheese as pictured.

I told you I used a ton.

Push meatballs down into the center of each biscuit.

Pinch the biscuit up and around to cover all of the cheese and meatball and seal.

See the seals?

Cover the top of each biscuit with butter-brush it on ever so gently.

Add crushed croutons on the top. I put mine in a Ziploc baggie and whacked them until they're crushed.

Bake for 10-12 or until golden brown and there you go.

Happy Cooking. We're going to PF Chang's!!! Oh yea!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Need S'Mores?

Each week I'm trying to make something new. Last week it was S'mores brownies-so easy and I think with my couponing it cost me 1.50 for the batch. Now you know I didn't make the brownies from scratch because I'm working on making things from my stockpile. So you need:

1 box of brownie mix (follow the directions on the back regarding water, oil, and eggs)

1 bag of mini marshmallows or 40 large jumbo ones

3 Hershey's chocolate bars broken into small pieces

1-2 cups-depending on you of graham crackers or graham cracker crust

I baked the brownies plain and them pulled out five minutes early. First throw on the marshmallows, if you're using the big mallows like I did but them up first. They work as the glue some get them everywhere! Next spread on the chocolate and then grahams. Cook for 5 more minutes or until the mallows brown a bit. They are sooo good and something about the mallows just brings it to a whole nother level of goodness. I got this recipe off of a frugal blog and I can't remember where but to whoever figured this out thank you!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

So I got married again!

The first time Lon and I got married we ran off to Vegas. That's right-at the Little White Wedding Chapel. I believe we were in the same room Britney Spears got married in. It was so fun, so risky, so us. I'm a devout Catholic though and while Lon and I knew we wanted to get married I was waiting for my annulment from my first marriage to come through. You Catholics understand.

So we agreed that once it came through we could have a blessing in the Catholic church. Super small and private much like the first one. Well my annulment came through this summer and we have been preparing for our Catholic blessing ever since.

Deacon Tim was nice enough to marry us again on our anniversary. So two years to the day we tied the knot again. I guess it's pretty finalized at that point. Thank you God for the blessing that is Lon. I couldn't have dreamed there was someone like him meant for me.

My Dad giving me away.

Deacon Tim-the man who went through the divorce, the annulment, and now my happily ever after with me.

The night ended with cake-made by me and bowling. More pictures to come once Marc sends the professional ones. These pictures thanks to Smelanie!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Monkey cupcakes

Melanie and I made the first batch of monkey things for Kim's shower. The monkey cupcakes. I'm so happy with how they came out I had to share them!!!

What'd You Get For Christmas?

Do you remember growing up and running to the phone after you opened all of your gifts to call your best friend and dish about what each other got? Well that's how Suzanne and I always rolled.Christmas 2009 consisted of lots of food, teenagers hiding their faces and refusing to hug people, and getting everything we wanted yet spending half of what we did last year. How that happened I'll never know!
I got my Flamingo Motel!!! I have been wanting this for two years now-why because I collect dept. 56 and have a deep love for flamingos. Lon got extra points for this after last year's mishap.

Lon got a dremel-whatever that means. He wanted it-I bought it.

Teenagers refusing to be merry until the opened their gifts.

And probably the best gift of all from my Dad.