I played photographer. We don't do professional photos very often due to the cost. This is my solution.
I was a Baker. We baked wonderfully good sugar rolled cookies and made an easy peasy icing. The girls had a blast decorating them.
We also made popcorn balls! Yummmm.
I was a Crock Pot Extraordinaire! My husband was quite pleased with both dishes. Saturday - Barbeque pulled pork sandwiches with salad and chips (you can't have bbq pork w/o chips!) Try this recipe. It's so easy...so good! Check out the top of my post for the glorious pic.
DIRECTIONS Pour can of beef broth into slow cooker, and add boneless pork ribs. Cook on High heat for 4 hours, or until meat shreds easily. Remove meat, and shred with two forks. It will seem that it's not working right away, but it will. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Transfer the shredded pork to a Dutch oven or iron skillet, and stir in barbeque sauce. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until heated through.
*****Instead of me emptying the entire jar of sauce onto the pork prior to placing in oven, I recommend mixing in about 1/3 to 1/2 of the bottle. That way your guests can adjust the amount of sauce to their taste.
INGREDIENTS (Nutrition) 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed 1/8 cup margarine 1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
DIRECTIONS Put chicken, margarine and dressing mix in slow cooker; mix together and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours. Add cream cheese and soup, mix together and cook on high for another 1/2 hour or until heated through and warm.
The biggest change I made was placing the frozen chicken breasts in the slow cooker whole instead of cubed. I then shredded the chicken once cooked and mixed it in with the soup and cream cheese. Very good and easy!
Also add on the cleaning, the full-fledged grocery store trip and the general day-to-day stuff and you get one tired woman!
Sorry no junking stories today...no time for that.
I am a self-made junker with a *sweet* disposition. Words I live by: reuse. repurpose. reinvent. refresh. refine. recycle. reclaim. remodel. restore. rescue. redeem. and rust.
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