Thursday, September 30, 2010

Trip to the Grocery Store

Why does a trip to the grocery store always end in you spending more money than you said you would? I ran by the grocery store today to pick up spaghetti sauce and that was it. But the WD was having a sale on Reese Cups, my favorite, at buy one get one free. I also needed a new toothbrush and mouthwash and of course some gum that I threw in at the last minute at the register. This wouldn't have happend on our usual Sunday grocery outing especially with Lee. He is very much a stick to the budget kind of person. Usually I am too but tomorrow is payday so that makes it easier! I did save over a dollar on the big can of spaghetti sauce and over $2 on the total bill. Lee likes when I find a deal. I will say that to make me feel better.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pizza Wednesday

As I am posting these recipes on here we are having a frozen pizza for dinner...ha. I worked overtime tonight and usually Thursday is pizza night (this has been the case for almost a year now) in the Busby household. I have the stuff to make the Zesty Italian Crescent Casserole tomorrow. Who wants to come for dinner?

Best Lasagna Ever

This is from the Pioneer Woman. I've put a link in here b/c the recipe was a little too long to type. It was delicious.

Best Lasagna Ever

Zesty Italian Cresent Casserole

I loooove bread so if there are cresent rolls in my casserole that just makes it even better.

1 lb of ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup tomato pasta sauce
6 oz shredded mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 (80z) can Pillsbury Refrigerated Cresent Dinner Rolls
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp butter or margarine, melted


1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. In large skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium heat for 8 to 10 min or until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Stir in pasta sauce; cook until thoroughly heated.

2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine mozzarella cheese and sour crea; mix well.

3. Pour hot beef mixture into ungreased 9 1/2 or 10-inch glass deep-dish pie pan or 11X7-inch (2 quart) glass baking dish. Spoon cheese mixture over beef mixture.

4. Unroll dough over cheese mixture. (If using pie pain, separate dough into 8 triangles; arrange points toward center over cheese mixture, crimping outside edges if necessary.) In a small bowl, mix Parmesean cheese and butter. Spread evenly over dough.

5. Bake at 375 degrees for 18 to 25 minutes or until deep golden brown.

~Wow Pillsbury sure does go into a lot of detail in their recipies~

Cook Book Blogging

So I'm always having to relook my favorite recipes up online. I have a recipe box but it is so I thought why not have them on my blog and I can just look them up any time. I'll post one of my favorites as mentioned in yesterday's post. Please feel free to post any of your favorite Fall recipes or just easy recipes in general. The CrockPot has become one of my best friends lately so if you have any recipes then you will get bonus points. Happy Eating.

Taco Soup
2 pounds of ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 can pinto beans (I use ranch beans)
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can of stewed tomatoes, mexian style ( I will probably leave this out next time unless you like a lot of tomatoes)
1 can of Rotel tomatoes (use original unless you want your nose to run)
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
1 pkg original hidden valley ranch dressing (dry pack)
2 1/2 cups water or more to make soup broth

Brown ground beef and onions in a large pain, drain off fat. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for an hour or so. And your finished. I like to top mine with cheese and sourcream with tortilla chips on the side. Enjoy!

This is not my soup but it looks yummy.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall is Here

Fall is my favorite season. The summer weather, hopefully, is now behind us because I am loving this crisp weather. Fall means it is getting closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Fall means college football is already in full swing. Fall means Taco Soup (which I made last night) and chili will be a must in the Busby household. Fall means the leaves will change and I will get to wear comfortable clothing including hoodies and long-sleeve T-shirts and walk around the house in comfy socks. During the summer it's just too hot for me to do the sock thing. Did I mention I love Fall? What are some of your favorite things about Fall?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Come On Down

You're the next contestant on The Price is Right. When I would stay home sick from school as a child, a teacher work day, or summer vacation I would watch this show almost every day. I loved Bob Barker. I watched his last episode. I don't catch it much these days but through Facebook I can still "play." I just started today and I have to say I'm not very good at it. I've made it to contestants row a few times but haven't gotten past that. I think I've won about $13,000 so far. Too bad it isn't real money.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Getting Caught Up

Yesterday I only had to work 1/2 a day. I met Lee for lunch at Brick Oven and then plopped myself on the couch for the rest of the afternoon getting caught up on Grey's Anatomy on Netflex. Yep we have the instant que where we can watch from the wii on our TV. I love technology:) Anyway I have to say it was a very depressing afternoon. You will know what I mean if you watch the show. I watched Season 5 and if you are a fan you know what happens at the end of the season. Poor George. Anyway last night I watched the season premiere and while it didn't compare to last season's finale (what could?) it was pretty good. I love Fall TV! It's one of my favorite things about the season. The Apprentice is also in full swing and Dancing With The Stars. Add college football to that and you've got a great mix. (Even though last week's game nearly gave me a heart attack. I bet this one will be just as exciting. War Eagle!)