Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mailbox Overload!

Did everyone have a great Thanksgiving weekend?  My family was fortunate to share the weekend with my sister and her kids from Arizona.  They flew in last Wednesday and just left yesterday.  I miss them already.

Last Saturday, I went to the post office to pick up my mail (I have a Post Office box address). I had a big purple card in my box saying "Mailbox Overload", please come to the counter to pick up your mail.  I didn't want to wait in line on Saturday, as our post office always has at least 15 people in line and you have to plan on waiting at least 30 minutes to get waited on. I picked up my mail yesterday, and wowza, it was full of freebies and samples I had ordered from many different places.

I had a full package of Coricidin HBP to try and share thanks to I love this site, you take surveys and are picked if you are good match to try and sample various products and share your reviews via Facebook, Twitter etc.

Another great sample I received was from Airborne Immune System.  I got 4 different samples.  You can go to Airborne Health website and request your free samples.

Also, if you join Naturally Savvy, they will send you free samples of their products to try and share you.r opinions.  In this sample pack I received a sample of Bio-K Plus capsules, it is a probiotic for regular intenstinal functions.  A sample of All Natural Pamela's Baking & Pancake mix.  A free sample of Re-Body SafSlim, a belly fat supplement with clinically researched ingredients.  A sample of Ecover, natural dishwashing liquid, a huge sample, 3.3 oz.  Also received a sample of Blue Diamond Almonds, Baked Nut Chips, Sea Salt flavor.  Can't wait to try these! And one more, a sample of Green Mountain Coffee, the Organic House Blend flavor.

Thru the Walmart website, got a sample of Eucerin Smoothing Repair Lotion and from Target, a free sample of Dream Fresh BB Skin Perfector foundation in light/medium sheer tint.

If you search, and are on Facebook, you can find alot of these deals. 

Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

 Who doesn't love Starbucks Coffee?  Starting tomorrow, November 15th thru the 18th from 2-5pm daily, you can buy one holiday beverage and get one free, of equal value.
Bring a friend, details here: Starbucks website.

Last post was about my Spinach Squares, yes, I ate most of them. I just love them. With Thanksgiving next week already, and Christmas right around the corner, I thought I'd share another favorite holiday recipe.

Scalloped Corn

4 cans cream Corn
1 can whole kernel Corn
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 sleeve saltine crackers (and a few more for topping)
1/3 C. milk
salt and pepper to taste

Pour into 9x13 pan and top with a few crushed crackers. Bake 300-350 degrees (depending on your oven) uncovered for 1 1/2 hours. Feeds at least 8 to 10 people or more if lots of children.  This truly is a favorite.

And just in time for Thanksgiving, Martha Stewart has here 2012 Thanksgiving Cookbook, available for download in pdf form here. Enjoy.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Spinach Cheese Squares

First of all, here is my fabulous find of the day.  Head on over to Family Dollar Tide PODS Giveaway, for your chance to win Tide PODS for a year. Enter daily.

And for all of you spinach lovers, here is an awesome Spinach Cheese Squares Recipe.
This is an excellent appetizer recipe for the upcoming holiday events.
I just made a pan yesterday, and thanks to me, they are about 1/2 gone.  This recipe is kind of a comfort food type recipe for me.  They can be reheated or eaten at room temperature.

Spinach Cheese Squares

16 oz cottage cheese 
2 large eggs
4 egg whites
1/4 C. chopped green onions (I use about 5 stalks)
2 oz shredded cheese (cheddar or I use Mexican blend)
3 TBSP melted butter
1 TBSP all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp minced garlic (I use garlic powder)
1/4 tsp black pepper (I use a little more)
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
20 oz frozen spinach (2 boxes) - thawed under cold water
1 oz Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly spray a 9" square pan (for thicker squares) or a 9"x13" pan (for thinner squares).  I like to use the bigger pan so I get more squares from it.

In large bowl, mix together the cottage cheese, eggs, egg whites and green onion until well blended. Mix in shredded cheese, melted butter, flour, salt, garlic, black pepper and red pepper flakes until thoroughly combined. 

Pour mixture into pan, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake approx. 45 to 55 minutes, depending on pan size. 55 minutes for 9" square pan, maybe 45 minutes for the 9"x13" pan. Bake until top is golden brown. Let cool to room temperature. Cut into squares. Serve at room temperature or warm.

This squares can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen and reheated in the oven before serving.

Makes 30 small squares for appetizers or 6 large squares for breakfast or brunch.  And they are yummy.