Friday, June 25, 2010

Spray Grounds!

I joined a meet up group for mommies and today was the first time that I participated in a get together at a local spray ground. I decided to get there early and I'm glad that I did. It wasn't too crowded but by the time that we left it was packed and there were a lot of bigger kids there.

I thought that Stephanie would enjoy it more but she just hung around on the grass getting into other people's strollers and looking for snacks. Getting wet was not on her agenda today.

Stephanie not looking at me

Now neither of them are looking at me.

Alright, mom, I'm looking...can you leave me alone?!?

It's a nice outing for the babies. Since today is Alex's last day of school I'd like to go more often. We can go early in the morning and be back in time for naps and Alex can still have plenty of time to hang with her friends. Having the extra help will be great and maybe Stephanie will be braver about getting wet with her big sister there.

More Coupons!

It's Friday so that means I have some coupons to share!

Click here for 20% off with any $25 purchase at Bath & Body Works. The online code is 20SALE.

Click here for coupons for baby gear at Babies R Us. Coupons are good through Friday, June 25 - Sunday, June 27.

Click here for $5 off of your purchase of $25 at AC Moore. Coupon is good Friday, June 25 & Saturday, June 26.

Click here for 15% off at Kohl's. The online code is LOWEST4U Coupon is good in store and online from June 23 - July 5.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sour Cream Pork Chops

It's getting entirely too hot to cook here. We don't have a grill so all of my cooking needs to be done indoors in an apartment without central a/c. I do have an oscillating fan in the kitchen but more importantly a crock pot.

I had just finished watching USA defeat Algeria in the World Cup when I realized that I still had not decided how I was going to cook my pork chops. It has been disgustingly hot and humid outside so I turned to my trusty crock pot and began searching online for a recipe.

I found this recipe on allrecipes.com. I posted the recipe below without any changes. I only did a few things differently. I only used 4 pork chops and I did not use any onions but only because I didn't have any. When it was time to add flour to the sour cream I decided to also add some more garlic powder and pepper. Salt wasn't necessary since the sauce was already salty. Oh and since I got a late start I cooked it on high for 3 hours and then switched it to low for another couple of hours.

Browned pork chops

YUM...dinner is served!

Sour Cream Pork Chops


  • 6 pork chops
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream


  1. Season pork chops with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and then dredge in 1/2 cup flour. In a skillet over medium heat, lightly brown chops in a small amount of oil.
  2. Place chops in slow cooker, and top with onion slices. Dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water and pour over chops. Cover, and cook on Low 7 to 8 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
  4. After the chops have cooked, transfer chops to the oven to keep warm. Be careful, the chops are so tender they will fall apart. In a small bowl, blend 2 tablespoons flour with the sour cream; mix into meat juices. Turn slow cooker to High for 15 to 30 minutes, or until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve sauce over pork chops.

My verdict: Very easy and yummy. It was a bit salty so next time I'd cut back a bit on the salt while seasoning the pork chops. Also my sauce was a bit lumpy even though I whisked in the sour cream mixture. It didn't affect the taste at all though. I'd make it again except that next time I'd temper the sour cream first before adding it to the crock pot.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Coupons, Coupons, Coupons!

So since I've been completely M.I.A. lately I've decided to do something different with my blog. Add coupons! I'm not much of a shopper but when I do need to shop I almost always have a coupon handy to save $. I am signed up to several websites so I get emails pretty frequently. I decided to post them on here to 1. pass on the savings and 2. to keep me active on this blog.

My first coupon for Kohl's is for 15% off of your purchase or 20% off of your purchase if you spend $100 or more. The online code is FREEFORME100 or you can click here for your printable in store coupon. This coupon is good from June 17 - 20.

I also have a coupon for AC Moore but it is only good for Saturday, June 19. Click here for 50% off one regular priced item.

Click here for $15 off for ever $75 you spend at Loft. The online code is SALE15. For a limited time there is free shipping on all orders of $125 or more. N0 code needed. This coupon is good until June 20.

Click here for $10 off of your purchase of $40 at Bath & Body Works. The online code is SALE40. This coupon is good until June 27.

That's all for now. As I get more coupons I will post them and I hope to get back to cooking and crocheting.