I usually use my homemade laundry detergent, but when I see a deal like this on laundry detergent, I stock up. This week at Walgreens, Purex laundry detergent is buy 1 get 2 free. You pay $5.99 for three bottles, plus you can print coupons for $1.50 off 2 Purex and $0.50 off one Purex. Use both coupons and pay $3.99 for 3 bottles of detergent making them just $1.33 each.
Also, check out the clearance end-cap at the back of the store. You never know what you will find. My husband uses Breathe Right strips regularly and I found the 2-pack samples for $0.09 each. I bought 10 packs for $0.90. I also found a 10 pack of Breathe Rights for just $0.34.
We loved this spinach salad with warm bacon dressing. We had a little leftover tonight, so I put it on homemade pizza before baking and it was the best spinach pizza. So many flavors and how can you go wrong with bacon? Our family loves bacon, like really, really, loves bacon. When I asked my six year old what he wanted for his birthday party meal last summer, he said bacon. Sadly, I got so busy with all of the party food that I completely forgot to make the bacon. But all was well, he got a nice big helping the next day.
10 oz. bag fresh spinach
4 slices bacon
1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup minced sweet onion
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons good-quality aged balsamic vinegar
1. Tear spinach into bite sized pieces and place in a bowl. (I did not do this and the spinach leaves were kind of large for the kids to eat.)
2. In a skillet over medium heat, fry bacon approximately 5 minutes or until crisp; transfer with slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate, leaving fat in the skiillet.
3. Return skillet to medium heat; add oil, onion, salt, pepper, and sugar. Cook two to three minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is slightly softened. Add balsamic vinegar; stir together.
4. Pour warm dressing over spinach and toss gently. Crumble bacon over spinach and serve immediately.
Makes 6-8 servings.
Adapted from What's Cooking America
Disclosure: We received a Magna Color for review. All opinions are honest and are my own.
My boys were so excited to receive a Magna Color. It is a fun magnetic art toy which provides an outlet for your child's creativity in an easy to transport, mess free form. Magna Color is perfect for road trips, waiting rooms, or any time you need to keep your child occupied.
Magna Color is a specially designed magnetic drawing studio with a screen sweeper that impressed industry guru Dr. Toy who named it one of her Top 10 Creative Toys for 2012. The new 2013 model builds on the success of the first model by allowing kids to place their artistic creations under the sea! Kids use Magna Color pens to draw along the Magic App stencils. Parents download the free Magna Color App onto their iPad. Together they "launch" the colorful marine designs and watch in delight as fish jump off the screen. It's like having your own Magna Color aquarium!
You can hear the boys' excitement as they play with the Magna Color App on the iPad in the second video below.
My 4 and 6 year olds really enjoyed playing with their new Magna Color. My 2 year old, however, wasn't quite ready for it yet.
The Magna Color is easy to use. You lift up the top to change the Magic App stencils. The special pens are stored in the side and easily pop out when needed.
When you are finished creating, you use the screen sweeper (in the video below) to clear the screen and push the colored discs into the shoot on the back. You then shake the Magna Color to let the colored discs fall down through the sorter and into their corresponding pens.
The video above shows the boys using their new Magna Color.
In this video you can see how the Magna Color iPad App works with the Magna Color to create an exciting aquarium experience. The app works with 2nd generation (and above) iPads only.
You can win a Magna Color! Simply use the rafflecopter form below. US only.
It's been a while since I posted a menu plan and I've come to realize that at this crazy busy point in my life, I just don't have time to post a weekly menu plan. However, I still write some of our meals down in my blogging binder and will post them periodically when I actually have some time to sit down and compose a post. These are all meals that we have enjoyed over the past month. I hope you find some meal planning inspiration and enjoy them as much as we do.
Hamburgers, Homemade Potato Chips and Sliced Tomatoes
Greek Style Skillet Dinner, Sliced Tomatoes
Black Bean Soup and Honey Cornbread
I baked it in my large iron skillet instead of a 9 X 13 pan and it was the best cornbread I have ever made. It was perfectly moist and delicious.
Steak, Beats from the garden, Sugar Snap Peas
Leftover Chili and Baked Potato Bar
Leftover Spaghetti, Homemade Apple Sauce, Garlic Bread
Beef in Red Wine and Mushroom Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Grilled Tilapia, Cous Cous, Corn
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned work at home Mom blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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