Saturday, August 31, 2013

Freebies for You! (re-post)

Please enjoy these freebies for your personal use only, compliments of The Mix Gal.

Click to Download "Snowman Soup":

Click to Download "Joy to the World":

Click to Download "Peace Love Joy":

Click to Download "Santa":

Click to Download "Weekly Menu Planner":

♥ Luv From KerrieLynn, The Mix Gal

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Veggie Critters!

~Keep Life Simple by Mixing It Up! TM

Take Care ♥ Luv From KerrieLynn

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Deal of the Day 8/24/13

~Keep Life Simple by Mixing It Up! TM

Take Care ♥ Luv From KerrieLynn

Friday, August 9, 2013

Chicken Chow Mien Recipe

I am definitely going to be making this! Looks super easy and yummy!
5 ounces dried yellow Shi wheat flour noodles* or medium egg noodles
1 teaspoon sesame oil, plus more as needed
11 ounces skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
Dash dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon five-spice powder
1 teaspoon chili sauce, optional
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons groundnut oil (peanut)
1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely sliced
5 ounces bean sprouts
1 large spring onion (green), sliced lengthwise
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
Freshly ground black pepper, finely ground
*Can be found at specialty Asian markets.

Watch how to make it here:

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Re-purpose those Fruit Cups!

I saw an image the other day that was making the rounds of Facebook and it showcased a wide mouth canning jar with tortilla chips on the bottom and a small plastic cup inserted into the top to hold salsa, dip or something similar.  The small plastic cup had a link so that you could purchase them.  I saw the $11.00 sticker price - I am not sure how many you got for that price, but still, I was sure I could do better....

Now being the cheap thrifty person that I am I immediately thought to myself "It looks like a Dole Fruit Cup would fit right in there instead!"  Since I am a Mom of a grade-schooler who takes a cold lunch to school everyday, we always have the fruit cups in the pantry, so I set to work testing my theory.  I also want to add that based upon the comments on the original image another friend of mine (Judy) was thinking the same thing as me.

I set up my test kitchen and I am happy to report that the Dole fruit cups fit like they were made for the canning jars and no leaks either - I shook it, turned it upside down and even left it sitting on it's side for the whole day (yes I went to the day job and left it sitting on my counter by accident).

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