Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Reese's Bouquet, Slow Cooking Thursday and you guessed it... DEALS...

So, I was having one of 'those' days yesterday. You know, the day where you are feeling perturbed for absolutely NO reason at all. I spoke to the hubby on the phone during the day and he gathered that I was in a 'mood' of sorts.

So, he comes home with a sweet card and this behind his back... The sweet man MADE me a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup BOUQUET. He went to the store and got the candies which he taped to kabob sticks then wrapped the bottom with pink tissue paper and ribbon. I can just picture him putting all this together in his truck at the parking lot of the store. hehehe Seriously, he's the BEST. He knows I would MUCH rather have Reece's over flowers ANY DAY. Flowers die, Reese's make you feel all better. ;-)


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And now for the Slow Cooking portion of the show...

Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes

I found this recipe over HERE.

4 extra thick pork chops
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper
3 large russet potatoes
1 can cream of asparagus soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
4 ounces Velveeta, cut into chunks

-Melt butter in a large skillet.
-Sprinkle salt and pepper generously on both sides of chops.
-Brown chops on both sides.
-While chops are browning, wash the potatoes and slice into 1/4 inch.
-Whisk together the soup, sour cream and milk.
-Spray crock pot with PURE.
-Layer potatoes slices, soup sauce and cheese chunks 2 or 3 times.
-Lay pork chops on top.
-Cook on low 4 hours.

**My notes: I added some onion powder and extra pepper to the soup mixture. I thought it needed a little more flavor. Also, I had to put it on HIGH and it took me almost 4 hours for the potatoes to cook through. We LOVED this recipe!! Sooooo yummy!!! Thanks, Tamy!

Head over to
Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for more Slow Cooking recipes and to participate in Slow Cooking Thursday!

Question of the Day
Do you like flowers or something else
to be given to you as a surprise?

If you haven't already,


Mari said...

I love the Reese's bouquet! I think I'll make one for my hubby! The pork chops look good too. I don't have a recipe like that. Thanks.
PS - I love flowers!

Kristen said...

I don't know. I LOVE a good flower bouquet. But Reese's are just amazing. This is a great idea and like mari, I might make one for my hubby too! He absolutely loves Reese's...they are his favorite candy. Thanks for the great idea!

Shell in your Pocket said...

That looks very yummy!!!

I would rather be surprised by a piece of jewerly...I know I know...not expensive but even a charm for my bracelet. But, I would take flowers anyday and cherish them!!!
-sandy toes

lynette355 said...

Your hubby gets the "what a man" award. Great idea on his part.
I love chocolate and coffee so that is the way to my heart.
And my fav flower is Glads. I get them "from my hubby". I buy them and call him and say--"Hey guess what you just did". Don't bother me at all cause he laughs and says it was all in his heart. Our lover's joke.

Anonymous said...

That's so sweet about your husband. Very creative (and delicious). The recipe looks great too - thanks! It's raining today, so I'm definitely in the mood for crock pot recipes.

Jess said...

Well, I'm not sure.

I love candy, so that'd be nice. But I always buy my own flowers for around the house...So when the husband does surprise me with them, its pretty awesome.

~Trish~ said...

Reeces are MY FAV!!! I'm not a big flower person at all. I do love tulips though :)

Anonymous said...

that is so freakin cute! What a good thoughtful husband!! Love it!

I do like flowers a lot! I actually still have some of the flowers from the first bouquet that Sidnei got me! They go into a scrapbook page :) Though I have yet to scrapbook them! Even though they just die, they are beautiful and I love them none the less! But, I would NEVER turn down a bouquet of chocolate! :) haha!

Natalia said...

That is so creative, and sweeeet! :)

I'm a flower freak and wish I got them a lot more often *sniffle*.

Anonymous said...

Either one makes me happy.

(You know he just wanted somethin, somethin right?)

Lump said...

WHAT?! 65% off that waffle maker? OH YES I need it. :) thanks for the link!

The Happy Mom said...

You're a lucky lady, he's a keeper! I'm totally with you, peanut butter cups make the world a better place. :) I do love getting pink roses though, they're my favorite.

And I'll have to go check out that waffle maker too, my daughter LOVES those dipper wafflesticks. Anything with no cutting involved is big at our house. :)

Susie said...

What a sweetie-pie! I think the best part is that he is so in tune to you that he knew you needed a little pick-me-up:-) That's awesome:-)

Anonymous said...

What a sweetie to make a Reece's bouquet!!! Very cute! :) Looking at it makes me hungry!

SuZ said...

Oh what a wonderful man you have there!! Makes me want a Reese's right now.

Crystal Rae said...

OMG that is so sweet. Hubby's are great. And honestly I would rather have a Reese's bouquet then flowers. Plus, reese's are my favorite candy, LOL. I ate a whole bag, the big bags you get for trick-or-treaters. LOL. Yeah I'm not proud of it! LOL

Huse Yo Mama said...

Seriously - your hubby needs to start a blog for men to read.


I love surprises, but don't really like flowers. Candy is best! Or even when the hubby fills up my car without me asking.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ What a sweet man!!!

I love flowers but I'd be happy with Joe just cleaning something... :)

Michelle said...

Your man is such a keeper! To be honest any unexpected gift is fun to receive.

angie said...

Reeses flowers?! That is the sweetest thing ever!

Thanks for the can crusher deals. I think I will actually get that first one!

QOTD - I like any sweet surprise. But, as for flowers, don't spend to much money on them. The little mixed bouquet from Walmart is fine with me!

Ash said...

Holy smokes - is it already Thursday!?

I used to like different surprises, but now I'm into the flower thing again, because usually it's my sons picking out the pinkest petals they can find to give to Mama.

NOTHING is better, well, that Reese's thing is pretty cool. I do love the thought of your hubby creating his work of art in the parking lot.

Sweet guy!


Anonymous said...

Reeses yum... I like flowers!

How is everything :)

Mammatalk said...

What a sweet hubby! I will take a chocolate over roses anyday.

I have always felt a little sad getting flowers b/c then I have to watch them die. Don't mean to be morbid, but I would rather get candy or a potted plant. :'>

magpie said...

could you please get your husband to talk to mr. magpie??? i'm dying! what a guy! and oi'm so buying that wafflemaker- thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh that is SO sweet! I'm jealous. Lately my husband gets me flowers--but that's far and few between :) I'd rather have your kind of bouquet than flowers but he'd never torture me like that!

tiarastantrums said...

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup BOUQUET - TOOOOO cute!!!!!!!

I dont' really like flowers so much - then I have to remember to water them, they get in the way on my counter - then they die and make a mess - then I have to clean the vase. (I think I complain too much) Anything that creates more work for me is not so much a wonderful surprise!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

You have such a wonderful guy. I agree with you, chocolate over flowers anyday!!!

I also wanted to let you know that ShopKo also has the same deal on jeans too. Which is good, my little guys loves to burn out knees for the fun of it. Just go to customer service and find out the brand that they will replace on and stock up.

I love flowers but the ones in my yard are the ones that I love. I would rather get a GC for time with the man or for a special trip. For Valentines I always tell him that I really just want a letter from him. Those words sustain me longer then any flowers do.....

Melodie said...

LOVE the Reese's bouquet!!! I'm forwarding this post to my hubby. (hint, hint)

Honestly, just about anything would be a nice surprise, but if given a choice, I wouldn't choose the flowers. Flowers die, but diamonds are forever!

Renee said...

Wonderful SCT recipe! The sale price for the Quisinart waffle maker is fabulous. I'm going to hint to hubby tonight - lol. Have a wonderful week.


OklahomaMomma said...

Wow! Your husband is a sweetie!! And so creative!!! This slow cook recipe sounds so delish. I might have to make it next week.

Tabitha Blue said...

That is SOOO sweet!! I'd love a Reese's bouquet anyday!! :)

Sandra said...

Great recipe and the bouquet is so cool, I think I'll make one for my hubby :)

Elyse said...

How SWEET of your hubby! That is a good man!!

Kelsey said...

I'm pretty sure your hubby is the best one out there! Any man who makes me a reeces bouquet wins me over!

Actually it's a really great gift idea, I think I'll do one for my friends bday.

Anonymous said...

Flowers are fun sometimes but your Reese's bouquet is so sweet and personal! These are some great deals-thanks for sharing them and thanks for dropping by my blog as well. I really appreciate it!

Jennie said...

Flowers are wonderful, but my practical side says way spend alot of money on something that is going to die, if my hubby wants to spend $30 - $50 on something, get me a gift card or take me to Target!

Tamara Dawn said...

I just have to say that is so sweet of your hubby :)

Makes my heart melt. What a sweet man! Nothing says love like chocolate and peanut butter wrapped in a bouquet!

the pearson ANTiCS said...

i too am a reese's freak! in fact, we just named our new baby girl, nola reese [yes, after as my son calls them..."my favorite"]...although, we also liked the name :) kuddos to your hubby!!

Holly said...

Your man rocks!

WheresMyAngels said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh he is a keeper! Now CherryMashes on a stick would be better but you all might not have them in stores around ya.

Pam Hawk said...

What a sweet, wonderful guy you have. And you're sharing his thoughtfulness with the world. I can't decide which one of you is luckier...

threesidesofcrazy said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Potatoes can be so pesky to cook!!

Anonymous said...

Reese's bouquet. So sweet. YOu're very lucky of your hubby, cause not all hubbies are like that. Take good care of him.

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