Saturday, September 26, 2009

I need help

Okay guys, I have gotten off the couponing bandwagon... and I need a boost to get back on. I had just went out and spent over 60 dollars getting this nifty binder put together... you know the zipper one with the baseball card holders, and the dividers for the categories.... yeah lets just say that cost a LOT of money... and then I got really depressed, was not on the right meds, and just stopped doing it... in my mind state I thought it was a waste of time..So I started getting all my HBA stuff at Teresas (which I plan on continuing unless I can get it free with the coupons) and I have two gigantic freezers filled to the gills with meat... I mean seriously, my hubby even says okay thats enough for now... (they are filled like that cause I get the meat REALLY cheap, like 30 dollars for a 275 dollar load of meat.... yeah, see thats why I do it). I need to get back to couponing though for the "other" stuff... the stuff I didnt think I would miss, but now that I am running out of it, I miss getting them for almost free... you know like the A-1 sauce to go with all those free steaks I scored, and the mustard that hubby eats on EVERYTHING including salads, and the salad dressing that I eat on everything... and the endless supply of snacks like rice cakes and chex mix, and all the other wonderful food scores you get with coupons. I have to start back, and I have to do it tomorrow... Period, no excuses, no fussing about it, it HAS to be done... so come on guys, can ya give me a LITTLE bloggy love here... I mean NOONE ever even says Hi anymore??? Whats up with that... arent you all suppose to encourage me so I go out and find the deals for you, lol.... Okay, enough of that stuff... bye for now.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Whats for dinner

I am trying really hard to get back into the whole blogging thing, cause it really is nice to have an outlet to the world. Since I do not work, its my socialization. Long story short, I am going to try to start posting a whats for dinner here post every day... along with recipes if one is needed for the meal we eat. I am a down to earth southern lady born and bread, and I cook good old fashion stick to your ribs, and make your ass spread kinds of meals... the ones that makes ya unbutton your britches for a few after your done, lol.

Tonight's menu is:

Homemade Pinto Beans
Homemade Corn Bread
Fried Tators
Salmon Patties

Recipe for Corn bread

My dear father taught me how to make corn bread at an early age, and I have been told by many that it doesn't get much better than mine so here ya go..hope you like it as much as my family does.

Your gonna want to use

about 2 1/2 to 3 cups of corn meal MIX (must say Mix on the bag okay)
about 1 Cup of Self Rising Flour (if you only got plain flour just put a smidgen of baking powder in it)
1-2 eggs, (if they are large or jumbo then just use one, if not use two)
enough buttermilk to get a creamy consistency (you want it to be a little runny, not like biscuit dough, you want this to be a little soupy

Preheat oven to 400-425

Get an Iron skillet and put you about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of shortening in it, and the put in on the stove eye and allow it to melt. Now your going to pour that batter in on top of your shortening (make sure you have enough shortening in there to cover the bottom of the pain, if not... then add some more okay) and when you start seeing bubbles come to the top you are going to remove it from the stove eye and put it in the oven. Let it bake until it is good and brown and you can put a toothpick in it and it comes out clean, just like with a cake...about 15 minutes or so.

The top is gonna be good and crunchy cause you allowed it to fry on top of the stove before you put it in the oven.

Hope you enjoy!!

New bloggy name

Hey there guys, not sure if anyone ever even reads my blog but, if you do you all probably remember that I am a foster mom. Well let me just start out by saying that since the whole first foster son terror began and ended, I lost my desire to be a couponing queen, lol... I still shop frugally, but since I live where I do, its easier for me to do so with the stores around here, and get the same great deals that all the couponing guys get, just without all the hassle of clipping.

Okay so a little bit of an update on our life here. Here goes. We are no longer foster parenting at this current time. The one and only devil of a child I had in my home has made me decide to not do it again ever...or at least not for a very long time. The child has caused me to have anxiety attacks from all the stress I went threw when he was in my home, and the thoughts of another one scares the life out of me.

Bryan and I are still happily together, and for the most part have been able to recover from the 4 months of hell we endured before we finally MADE the agency remove this child from my home. It was ridiculous really, they have a right fighting boss lady over there that is to young to have the job of being over that many children, that loves being a "boss" and is insistent on fighting for all costs of being right, and she was giving me HELL on removing the child from our home. It came to the point of me having to tell them either move him or we will have the police do it... then was told by the agency, well if he isn't hitting you, I don't see the problem... the little shit ATE my Nintendo, my dogs toys, his own game system, and packs of pencils like they were taffy... HELLO this is NOT what we signed up for. So long story short, we no longer have him, or any child in my home... although I want to be a mother really bad, its hard being put down and mistreated by a child that you have opened your home and heart up to, so I do not believe I am the person for that particular job, no thanks.

I had to go to the ER the day before yesterday. I just knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was having a heart attack, just knew it.
Turns out I was wrong, I am having Anxiety Attacks, and heart palpitations? from the Anxiety/Panic attacks. Long story short they put me on meds that do not go well with me.. I can not usually function with anything stronger than a Advil in my system, so these pills they put me on, lets just say poor ole Bryan is having a hard time handling me when I take them. He says I cry once they get in my system, and that the other night I beat him up, lol.

I just wanted to let everyone that follows me know that as much as I enjoy getting the great deals, its just not my cup of tea to clip anymore, so that's not what this blog is going to be about anymore... hope that's okay with you all!