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Monday, April 30, 2012

A quick snack- Toaster Pizza

This is a super quick snack to make and eat on the go. Just take a piece of bread and spread a big spoonful of tomato sauce on top. Add a couple slices of cheese and some pepperoni on top.

 Set your toaster sideways and pop them in. make sure to lift the toaster handle up yourself or when the timer on the toaster is finished, it will pop up and come flying out and onto the floor. face down, of course. 


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Budget Friendly Meals- Breaded Chicken and Penne Alfredo

You will need:

bread crumbs
spices: oregano, garlic salt
flour or corn starch
parmesan cheese

 First, stir your raw chicken in a bowl of eggs. It looks gross, I know. It will come out yummy in the end.

 Then transfer the chicken into a bowl of bread crumbs and coat them really well.

 Then fry them up!

 While your chicken in frying, boil a pot of noodles.

 While your noodles are boiling, make your sauce.

To do this, melt 1 tbsp. butter on low heat.
add 1 Tbsp. flour or corn starch. mix
Next, add 1 cup of milk and desired amount of spices.
Bring to a simmer, and add  parmesan cheese.
let simmer for a couple minutes, then set aside.

 When noodles and sauce are done, mix them together. Lit sit for 5-10 minutes if the sauce needs thickening more.

Add chicken, and eat!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Purple Scrap Pencil Skirt

I made this skirt out of leftover black and purple knit I had. I'm sorry I don't have instructions, but it was super simple.
All I did was cut long, rectangular strips out of the knit, about 4x24. Then I sewed the strips onto a piece of cotton. and sewed the cotton to a piece of knit for the back of the skirt. Then I put an elastic band/belt over the top. the end.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Nasty Old Apartments

I could go on for awhile about all the problems that exist in BYU housing from overpriced laundry machines to toilets that drip water into your kitchen, but you all know these things and have your own unique set of BYU housing experiences (I would love to hear some BTW. Tell me your worst story in the comments below.)

Well this week, I found flour beetles in my flour. yuk. I am 99% positive that these lovely creatures came with my apartment. They were living off of a bag of flour that I shoved in the back corner of one of my cupboards when we first moved in. We have lived here for 11 months, which gave those little buggies plenty of time to reproduce. It was not a pretty sight. And I had to throw away 30 pounds of infested flour.  gross.

 So I decided it was time for a little spring cleaning. I am devoting the remainder of my week to cleaning out every nook and cranny of my house. I want every one of those bugs to die twice over. So if I don't post a lot this week, it is because I'm busy murdering beetles in my kitchen.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Budget Friendly Meals- Lemon Cream Spaghetti with Chicken

you will need:

spaghetti or pasta of your choice
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. pepper
1 lemon
1 can cream of chicken
parmesan cheese

 First, boil your noodles

 While your noodles are boiling, fry up your chicken. Squeeze half of your lemon into chicken and add half of your garlic powder and pepper.

 To make your sauce use one can of cream of chicken, substitute water for milk.

Once it starts simmering, add the remaining pepper, garlic powder, and lemon. and add your chicken.

 When sauce is done, pour over noodles. 

Top with parmesan cheese.

Happy eating!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Macey's Case Lot Sale

For all of you that live in Utah, Macey's case lot sale is coming up this next Wednesday, April 11. It's a great time to stock up on food storage and items like flour, sugar, oil, etc. to supplement your food supply with in order to save money throughout the year. I can't wait! for more information see