Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Listicles - Double Topics

Our topic this week for Monday Listicles comes from Anna at The  Mommy Padawan. Actually she gave us two topics to chose from....

#1 – list 10 things you really like about yourself, things you are good at, your super powers!
#2 – You have 48 hours free of all responsibilities and unlimited cash, what 10 things would you do, places you’d go, etc.

Because I think I am a pretty plain jane average person I am going with option #2! Who doesn't love dreaming about 48 hours responsibility free with all the money in the world!

1. Fly to Vegas
2. Stay at the Wynn in some really fancy suite (or other extremely fancy hotel there!) and Gamble (duh) but on the dollar machines! 
3. Open a ton of savings accounts and stock pile it! (sorry its the saver / accountant in me!)
4. Buy LOTS and lots of Apple Stock, Cummins Stock, and whatever other stocks I want!
5. Buy (paid in full!) a new Truck, Camping trailer for my husband, House and probably a Camaro for myself :) Oh and whatever other new toys I need (new TV... check!)

6. Pick up my new puppy I have always wanted

7. Go on a shopping spree and get all the outfits I keep pinning on Pinterest
I love the jeans and shirt!
8. Oh and since we are shopping, Go get all the amazing kitchen gadgets I have always wanted! And Home Decor stuff :)

Any woman who owns this can expect a marriage proposal sometime soon. #Kitchenaid #Wonder_Woman #TGIEph

9. Donate some money to a charity... or better yet, just leave random envelopes of cash on people's doorsteps who I know need it

10. Fly to Australia!

** I am assuming I get to keep everything I buy after the 48 hours! Its only fair! Oh and I get to stay in Australia as long as I want :) I'll pay for myself to get home!**

This is linked up with Stasha over at The Good Life for Monday Listicles

Sunday, April 29, 2012

11 Facts and Questions

I've seen these 11 question posts going around and didn't think much of it until I was tagged by Tami from Not Just A Hockey Mom.

Thought it was fun and figured I would give it a go :)

So we are supposed to tell you 11 facts you may not know about me, and then answer 11 questions

11 facts
1. My favorite color is red
2. I love watching trashy reality tv
3. I prefer sitting around a bon fire and drinking beers to going out to a bar
4. I am too impatient to make complicated recipes
5. I am happy to be having 2 boys, I won't have to buy new clothes or toys
6. I read more books now that I have a kindle
7. I turn 30 in 20 something days
8. Grilled Cheese sandwiches are delicious. They are also my go to dinner choice when I don't feel like cooking
9. I never pass up a chance to buy kettle corn from a stand, but HATE the kinda you make in the microwave
10. I'm really not that into crafting, even though I keep trying
11. I despise gardening. I want to tear my gardens out and put rocks in

Now for Tami's 11 questions
1. If you won a million dollars in the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?
I would totally buy a new house! I desperately want to own at least an acre so we can ride our dirt bikes

2. What is your favorite beverage?
With-out alcohol - Water Ha ha! With Alcohol - Long Island Iced Tea (oh how I want one now!)

3. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall… which is your favorite and why?
Summer, its beautiful here, and warm! The days are long and there is plenty of time to be outside. It rains all the rest of the seasons :)

4. If you could travel anywhere and money isn't an issue, where would you go?
Australia is at the top of my list!

5. If you had to choose: Allen or Charlie (from Two and a Half Men)? 
I never really watch this show.... but Charlie I guess

6. Big City or Small Town?
Small town, I don't like being crowed in big cities!

7. What is a pet peeve about your significant other?
Oh there are a few, but it would be whenever I ask him what he wants me to make for a meal he says "I don't care" ugh!

8. What type of music genre do you listen to?
I listen to almost all of it. Country, Pop, Rock... I have a favorite song in each category

9. Gum or Breath-mints?
Breath Mints, gum loses its flavor fast!

10. Thong or Granny Panties?
Granny Panties while prego... way more comfy!

11. What is your favorite dessert?
I love cooking dessert, I don't eat a lot of it! Weird I know, But I would have to say my favorite dessert is Strawberry Shortcake :) With angel food cake and real whipped cream! Yum!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

M & M Cookies

A few weeks ago (2 days after Easter to be exact) I bought Easter candy for 50-70% off. Perfect for trying out new types of cookies!

So I tried out Peanut Butter M&M's and Pretzel M&M's cookies. I used my basic go to recipe that is DELICIOUS!

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Created by Me 
1 cup + 2 tablespoons of softened butter
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 box (3.4oz) Vanilla pudding mix
2 eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 1/4 cup of flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups (1 package) milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325

Beat together butter, white sugar and brown sugar. I usually let mine go for a couple of minutes.
Add in eggs and vanilla, beat for a minute or two 
           (I like to think longer is better because it gets air in there. Of course I have no idea)
Add in vanilla pudding and beat a little longer
Slowly add in flour and baking soda

Mix until fully Incorporated

Here you would add the chocolate chips, but This time I divided the dough in half, peanut butter m&m's in half and pretzel m&m's in the other half

Scoop onto greased baking sheets. I use a cookie scooper thing (pretty sure that's the technical name)

Bake for 10 - 12 minutes - I did 12 because its a lower temp. 

Both cookies turned out delicious and were all gone within a day! I really liked the pretzel version, but you have to let them cool all the way or the pretzel part is soggy. Its a great way to get rid of extra candy you have laying around, or buy on clearance like me!

This is linked up with
What's cooking, love?
Michelle’s Tasty Creations