Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I'm BAAACK ... but not over here

Wow, it's almost been a year since I posted something on Pennies In My Pocket. LONG story short, life got in the way of my blogging. I know, the nerve! ha.

If you're interested, you can find me over here:
You'll be able to see what I'm up to now. It's fantastic!! If you're going to leave a comment, leave it over at 6 Feet Over because I'm never on Pennies anymore.

Can't wait to catch up....I'll come by your blogs soon! :)


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Let me read my magazine while my slow cooker fixes dinner...

I just found a magazine deal on Amazon. Am I the only one who loves to receive magazines in the mail? It's like Christmas in my mailbox. I know, cheep thrills, but it's true. I've received them as gifts and I gotta tell you, it is the gift that keeps on giving all year long. Thinking I may need to go through the deals here and find some gifts for people...

- Up to 75% Off Cooking Bestsellers

- Home & Garden Magazine Deals

- Parenting & Families

- Children's

- Sports & Leisure Deals - from boxing to knitting

- Business & Investing

- Brides & Weddings

Now time for the food portion of the show....

Red Wine Turkey Thighs

I found this leave-some-wine-for-the-turkey recipe at Gourmet Momma.

2lb-3lb turkey thighs, remove skin and excess fat (you really can use any part of the turkey)
1 cup dry red wine (or 1 cup chicken broth plus 1 Tbsp red-wine vinegar)
1 cup thinly sliced onions
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp each dried rosemary, sage, thyme and salt
GRAVY: 3 Tbsp flour1/4 cup water

1. Eight to 12 hours before cooking, put all except Gravy ingredients in a 3 1/2-qt or larger slow-cooker. Cover and refrigerate.
2. Cook on high 4 to 5 hours or on low 8 to 10 hours until turkey is tender.
3. Remove turkey thighs to cutting board and cover loosely with foil.
4. Gravy: Set cooker to high and cover. Whisk flour and water until well blended. Whisk into liquid in cooker. Cover and cook, stirring once, 15 minutes or until thickened.
5. To serve: Cut meat in large pieces from both sides of each thigh bone to give you 4 pieces. Arrange on serving plates; spoon on some gravy. Serve remaining gravy from a sauce boat

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
What is your favorite magazine?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Save some green on St. Patrick's Day....

Happy St. Patrick's Day to ya! I'm fixin' a cup o green tea in honor. Now, if I could only find a green shirt...don't wanna get pinched.

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Question of the Day
Wear green or get pinched???

Monday, March 16, 2009

I'll have 3 Saturdays a week, a side of mashed potatoes and Menu Plan Monday

Ahhhh I love weekends and I really believe that Saturdays are just as fabulous as they were when I was a kid. A little sleepin' in, make a big breakfast, lounge 'round the house, get things done...I do wish we could have 3 Saturdays a week.

Who do I contact about that?


- Coloring Pages for St. Patrick's Day, Celtic Coloring Posters and Cards
- California Pizza Kitchen - free meal on your kid's birthday! Register online and you'll get an email for the free meal during their birthday month.
- 100 Free Things To Do With Your Grandkids - great link to forward to the grandparents!


Oooo I love a ONE DAY SALE! (I see a KitchenAid 6-Quart Mixer...)
The Amazon Kitchen & Home One-Day Sale--Save up to 60% Deals are good for TODAY only.

Shutterfly deals...
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For more fabulous meal plans, visit!

Monday: Easy Lemon Pasta with Chicken (photo to the right) - I use whole wheat pasta)
Tuesday: Bean & Veggie Burrito
Wednesday: Orange BBQ Drumsticks
Thursday: Red Wine Turkey Thighs - I'll post this recipe on Slow Cooking Thursday
Dinner at the in-laws

Question of the Day
What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy Friday Sale To Ya!

OK, I'm doing it...I'm staying up late to post the Friday Sale. I really wish Amazon would give me a 'peek' pass into the Friday Sale so I don't have to wait for the clock to strike twelve, but oh well. I just had to break myself away from the book I'm reading to partake in a little bargain hunting. Anyone else reading The Secret Life of Bees?

And here we go....

Anyone who knows Mikasa knows that this is a wonderful deal. This would make a fabulous gift for a wedding or for yourself. ;-)
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Not my style, but maybe yours?
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Keep those wine bottles in a pretty little wine rack...
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Call me crazy, but there is just something about a wood cutting board that makes a kitchen complete...
Pinzon Rectangular Bamboo Cutting Board
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Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping

Talk about this in ALL colors. (prices vary per color)
Empire Red - KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixers
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This reminds me I need more kitchen towels...unfortunately, I'm addicted to Williams Sonoma towels.
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Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping

Oooohhh ME LIKEY! I'm thinking this entire set would look fabulous in my backyard.
Strathwood Camano All-Weather Wicker Arm Chair With Cushion
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Two of my favorite things combined...
Pineapple Fountain
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OK, it's lights out for me. Knock yourself out at the Friday Sale ... there's more where this came from.

Question of the Day
What book are you reading or want to read?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Yawn...Can't. Stay. Up. Late. Anymore. & Slow Cooking Thursday...yuuummm!

OK, so my blog posts are fewer lately. I've been trying to get to bed earlier...which is a big struggle for me. I'm a night owl by nature, but as I'm aging, it gets harder and harder to function the next day. I used to work on my blog at midnight and now that time slot has poofed out of my schedule. I am amazed at how well some of you bloggers do with staying consistent with your posts. Maybe I need to hire some of you to work on mine!

Here are some deals lofting around the net...

Easter basket fillers ...
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Grocery Deals at Amazon ...
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- Save Between 20% and 50% on Pet Food

Apple Glazed Pork Roast

I found this seriously-so-fabulous-people-will-think-you-spent-all-day-on-it recipe in my crock pot recipe book that came with my slow cooker.

3 - 4 lb pork roast (I always get a 2.5 lb roast)
4 - 6 apples, cored and quartered (I use Fuji because of the sweetness)
1/2 cup apple juice
5 Tablespoons of brown sugar
2 Tablespoons of ground ginger
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Rub roast with desired amount of salt & pepper.
2. Place apple quarters in bottom of slow cooker, place roast on top.
3. Combine apple juice, brown sugar and ginger then spoon over top of roast, moistening well.
4. Cook on low for 10-12 hours. (My crock pot only takes around 6 hours on low and 4 hours on high.)

This dish is FABULOUS!! I serve with red potatoes and green beans.

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
How late do you stay up at night?