Sunday, February 27, 2011

Progressive Wrap-Up

Another successful progressive dinner last night! We stuffed ourselves silly with...

Cajun Crab Dip
Cajun Shrimp Cocktail
Skewered Cajun Dusted Shrimp & Chicken
Mushrooms with Crostini
Red Beans & Rice
Cajun Shepherd's Pie
Homemade Biscuits with Honey Butter
Bailey's Cheesecake
King Cake Cupcakes with Root Beer Frosting (pictured above)

Sweet Jesus...we were STUFFED!!!!! We washed it all down with French Martinis, Hurricanes, Bloody Marys and Irish Eyes (Sort of a Bailey's milkshake). Sooooo yummy!! Thank you to Dave & Sarah, Pam & Ed, Carolyn & Randy, and Chris & Scott for your delish creations!

We already have our next one planned! BBQ!!!! Can't wait. I am the last stop with a BBQ dessert! Yay!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Free Tissue and Cough Drops at Walgreen's!

Walgreen's sells some sort of Vick's cough drops for .99 and if you use the $1 off any Vick's product from the 1/16 PG, that makes them free! But..there is supposed to be a coupon in tomorrow's paper that will give you a free box of Puff's with any Vick's product purchase.

Progressive Dinner Tonight!

Tonight we are taking part in a progressive dinner. At the end of the summer last year, we planned one with a group of friends for December. That one was such a success, that we planned another one! Our house was a stop on the last one, but not this one. Even though we are not a stop, I'm still going to provide some goodies! I entered to win a House Party a few months ago sponsored by Zatarain's. I was going to have my own party, but I'm going to bully my Mardi Gras party in with our progressive, since most of the evening is Cajun inspired, anyhow!

Zatarain's sent me a fun box filled with all sorts of goodies! The sent a huge bag of Mardi Gras beads, a bunch of masks, some of their most popular products to make and try, as well as coupons to share with friends. I'm going to make some Red Beans and Rice, as well as some King Cake Cupcakes. I have some fun things planned for us as well! I'll update with some fun pictures and maybe some video of us doing the "Second Line" tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I spent a few minutes this weekend trying to organize my little couponing stockpile. Here is a geeky picture.

My Marketing class watched some excerpts from that show "Extreme Couponing" last week. Once I revealed that I had a stockpile, I was immediately accused of being a hoarder. I promised them I'd take a picture to prove otherwise. it is. Not crazy...right???

Who Knew?

Who knew it would be so easy to re-schedule jury duty? I was supposed to call later this afternoon to get the verdict on whether or not I was to report for my civic duty tomorrow. While I do think the idea of being on a jury is sorta cool, I just don't have the energy for that right now. So..I had all of my ducks in a row, my story all planned out, and ready to plead my case to whoever was lucky enough to be on the other end when I called today. Turns out, it's an automated system. All I had to do was press #1 and the ever-so-cheerful automated voice on the other end said "Your request has been approved". Who woulda thunk it??

Sunday, February 20, 2011


So...this is my first blog post. It has become an obsession of mine these days...reading random blogs. Most of the blogs I am glued to contain tutorials for projects/ideas that even if I had an infinite amount of time, I would never be able to complete. I have zero need for a paisley-fabric-covered-recycled-milk jug that will turn into a nifty paint brush holder. However, I can't take my eyes off the project and at some point, I will figure out an immediate need for a paisley-fabric-covered-recycled-milk jug that will turn into a nifty paint brush holder.

So, let's get started!!!

Not much on the big agenda today, which is nice. Jack has hockey this morning and winter workouts for baseball this evening. A whole lot of nothing is going on in-between. Lots of school stuff to try to accomplish today, so obviously I should spend the morning starting a blog :)

I think I'm going to put a pork roast in the slow cooker with some BBQ Sauce so we can have some Pulled Pork Sammy's for dinner tonight. I also need to get my papers. Those of you who know me best, know I'm a coupon geek. I think I may just pick up two or three today.