Friday, July 31, 2009
So last night when I got home from work, I was faced with the wonderful task of figuring out what I should make for dinner. Anyone who knows me knows I'm great at appetizers and desserts. Dinners are usually Tim's specialty. Tim and I hardly plan a lot of meals because we've been so busy this summer. Tim has his volleyball leagues or he's at the gym, and we don't always feel like cooking something big. Lately with this hot weather I haven't even been that hungry at night so we end up fending for ourselves most of the time. When I got home I had so much motivation to do all types of stuff. Even though Tim had a vball game tonight, I thought it would be nice to make a meal that he could just heat up quick when he got home. As I'm scouring my cabinets, all I kept seeing was meals that had a lot of carbs. The last week or so I had been eating way too much pasta, bread, and cheeses. I needed something that didn't feel like a brick in my stomach! My signature dinner is usually enchiladas which I have perfected from my mom's recipe. Everyone I make them for loves them. I was about ready to just suck it up and make the same dinner I always make when I realized that I was going to do something different. I thought I should make stuffed peppers. My stepmom has a great recipe for them, but the only problem was I knew she was unreachable for the recipe at the moment. So what does a girl do? I winged it, that's what I did. I took a picture after I had already eaten mine because it wasn't until I ate it that I realized they were good!
Next time I promise to take a pic when it's fresh and looks much better. Since I just winged it, I'll tell you what I put in it but I have no idea on measurements!
- Ground Beef
- 1 Cup Rice
- Tomato Soup
- Crushed Red Pepper
- Garlic Salt
- Whole Peppers
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Shredded Cheese
Saute beef and drain. Cook rice and add to beef with tomato soup and milk. Simmer on low for about 5-10 minutes while adding salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, and garlic salt to your liking. Cut tops off peppers and fill. Pour excess around peppers along with 1/2 cup of spaghetti sauce or salsa, top with shredded cheese and bake at 350 for about 16 min.
That's what I did and it turned out great! Let me know if you need anymore specifics! Enjoy.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Of course as with every circular you get from Ulta, here is your weekly $3.50 off a purchase of $10 or more. Just use the promo code for online use or if you need to print the coupon out for in store purchase click here.
Ulta has some great promotions this week. Check out their website for deals on clutches, buy one get ones, and free fragrance gifts.
So now I'm on a mission to find the next book I want to start reading. There are so many that spark my interest, especially ones that are summer movies this year. I got my weekly Borders coupon in my email this morning (which I will post for everyone to use), and I was perusing the website to see if anything else sparked my interest. To start, I found four books I'm interested in reading. If anyone has any suggestions or reviews about them please let me know! Was there a must have book of the summer I missed? Fill me in!
I absolutely loved Emily's Something Borrowed and Something Blue which was another suggestion by friend and fellow blogger Christina. I wasn't sure about her books, but once I started reading I couldn't put them down. By the way Christina, I know you read this and I still have those books to give back to you! That's how long it's been since we've seen you guys!
I had seen this book in the book store for so long meant to grab it, but I just kept choosing other books over it. A couple days ago I saw the trailer for the movie and I finally was like, "I need to read this book!" Whether I read it first or see the movie, it's right up my alley. I'm such a sucker for good love stories and I see everything with Rachel McAdams, plus Eric Bana is pretty easy on the eyes too.
This book like The Time Traveler's Wife have been on my reading list for quite some time. However, I will most likely read the book before seeing this on the big screen. I read articles about fans and the author being furious with the ending of the movie. Usually I'm pretty good at separating books and their movies as two different entities. I am very excited to read this though, and I've heard it's a must read for anyone who has a family member diagnosed with cancer.
I almost shot out of my chair to run out to borders and go pick up this book until I realized it wasn't out yet! I love Dan Brown and I especially love the Robert Langdon books from him. He has a new book coming out September 15th that follows Robert Langdon through yet another adventure filled with many twists and turns. I cannot wait to pick this up. Everyone knows about Brown's already successful DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons, but you should also check out some of his other books that don't follow his famous Robert Langdon character. They are just as suspensful and great to read.
Finally, if you're a True Blood fan, you have to read The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris in which the television series is based on. There are now 9 novels in total. This is a series I'm going to have to start in the winter when I have a little more time.
I hope you guys enjoy my pics, and as always I love your feedback. Let me know what you think of my pics and add some of your own!
Thursday, July 23, 2009