Saturday, March 17, 2012

Trying some pins.

First of all thank you so much for the amazing response to my plea for help!  I got so many great I'm having the issue of which one to go with.  For now I have put the bar in time out and it will be allowed out when I can look at it without wanting to curb it!

Moving on!  I've actually been trying some of the things I've been pinning on pinterest and wanted to share the yay's and nay's with you all.

Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips with Chipotle Ranch Sauce
Made these oven chips last night.  
Pretty good, a little soggier than I would have liked but not bad.  I would recommend for something a little different.  

pesto orecchiette w/ chicken sausage 

Pesto Orecchiette With Chicken Sausage

Really good, would def make again.  Side note:  I can never find orecchiette in the super market.  Is it in some super secret location, too cool to hang out with the regular pasta?  I used shells instead which turned out fine but....what's up with that?

Yogurt Drops: Spoon flavored yogurt into a plastic bag. Squeeze dots onto cookie sheet and place in freezer. They'll be ready in about an hour! | Such a great healthy summertime snack. 
yogurt drops
Loved these.  I actually just used a go gurt tube and cut a little hole in it and squeezed out the dots that way. They were tasty but melted pretty quickly.  An adult wouldn't have a problem but my 2 1/2 year old's grimy little fingers got pretty messy after a while.  Might limit to just a few to avoid a mess.

Great idea! 
Did this when my sister watched our kids and my son had strep throat...sorry Meg!  After she left I didn't continue it because surely I wouldn't need it...well, we missed about 3 or 4 doses and I was continually asking my husband if he gave my son his morning dose or not.  Probably should have stuck with it!  

Grilled chicken doesn't have to be boring, top it with sauteed spinach with garlic, mozzarella cheese and roasted peppers and you have a quick and easy chicken dish your family will love! This is perfect for any busy weeknight; serve with pasta or a simple salad for a low carb meal.    On hot days, no need to turn your oven on, you can do this all on the gas grill, put the chicken back in the bbq with indirect heat until the cheese melts.     I used homemade roasted peppers for this but jarre...
YUM!  This was really good!

craft sticks and velcro, these can be arranged to make shapes and letters (great busy bag idea!) 
My son liked this for about a hot second then he was over it.  Might bring out again later but wasn't a home run.  He might be too old...or lacking an imagination!

Bought these for my little girl and they are C.U.T.E!  Highly recommend!  Coupon code: ShareToms gets you $5 off any purchase.

story of my life. 
and of course I did a lot of this!  

and these might be one of the things I picked up!

Women's Xhilaration® Sonya Rhinestone Flat - Champagne.Opens in a new window 
cute right!?!  


  1. I get all my Orrechiete at either Trader Joes or a grocery store in California called Fresh n Easy. Both places have it. Or you can get it at World Market!

  2. I get mine at Trader Joes (Short pump)

  3. my mom always uses that pasta and I can never find it. She only shops at Martins and I shop at kroger or walmart so maybe that's the secret! I've asked her before where she finds all the fancy pasta and she laughs an says the store. Ha. I know it the barilla brand in the blue box if that helps! Oh, and it really does make everything taste better!

  4. Martins used to have oracheti but I get mine at Trader Joe's now. its like $1 a bag...good deal!

  5. How is it that I own every pair of flats Target puts out but I haven't spotted those gems yet? And I have been debating the Toms for Avery for quite some time, I might wait until the Fall, but I love them!!!