Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I got all this at Homeland for $34 and some change: 24 yogurt cups, 4 jars of pasta sauce, 4 frozen meals, 1 tub of mashed potatoes, 1 tub of Philly cooking cream, 4 bottles of citrus tea, 1 large bottle of sweet tea, 2 cream of chicken soups, 3 cream of mushroom soups, 5 chicken noodle soups, and 3 cans of chunky soup. I also earned a ticket (maybe 2) to An Affair of the Heart
(If this doesn't seem like much to you for $34 just know that at WalMart's regular prices the yogurt alone would have cost $16)
I use these two sites to find the majority of what I'm going to buy:
Thursday, October 6, 2011
...and tonight I tried it out. Let me tell you, it tastes even better than it looks. Everybody (including the baby) loved it!
For the filling I used:
about half of a rotisserie chicken from the deli at WalMart
4 ounces cream cheese
8 ounces ricotta cheese
3 tablespoons basil pesto
1/4 cup jarred alfredo sauce
a couple tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese
I switched up the recipe a little because I knew I liked ricotta filling but wasn't sure about the cream cheese and I wanted to save the rest of the cream cheese to make some of these:
The link goes to a recipe for french toast but I just make the sauce and frosting and put it on homemade buttermilk pancakes. Mmm....
Grating the soap is kind of tedious but the rest of the process is easy peasy! After I made mine I read a comment somewhere that you can put the bar of soap in the microwave for two minutes and it will puff up then you'll be able to smush it into a fine powder, so I'll try that on my next batch. But considering that you only use 1 tablespoon per load, that might be a while! The only downside is that your clothes don't smell like lavander/lemons/etc afterwards. However, if you like your clothes to smell like, well, clothes then this is right up your alley! It makes almost no bubbles in the machine, but your clothes will definitely be clean!
If you're interested in making your own laundry detergent check out Google or Pinterest for lots of variations.