Archives for February 2013

Minute Ready to Serve Rice #LoveEveryMinute

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When I was approached to do this review I was super excited because I eat tons of rice and I am always on the look out for quick and easy things I can throw in my purse to eat for lunch while I am at work during the week.  They have tons a great “recipes” of things that you can mix in with all the different kinds of Minute Ready to Serve Rice.  They have 10 different kinds and flavors.  I chose just to get the white rice kind because it was the one that I felt I could mix with the most things and everyone knows I am all about options.  Here is what I chose to do with the first one.

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I made pizza rice because I just happened to have pizza sauce because I recently bought some gluten-free pizza crusts and I still had left over sauce and pepperoni that I could use.  I used another bowl to mix it all up in because I didn’t want make a mess and I wasn’t sure if the little container that the rice came in was going to be big enough.  I didn’t measure anything I just put enough sauce in until it look good enough and then I add the cheese and pepperoni.  I did cut up the pepperoni into little pieces because I figured that if I left them like they came they would be too big and I was glad that I did cut them up.  Here is a picture of the cheese and pepperoni before I mixed them in.

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I mixed them in and then I warmed it up for a few more seconds because I wanted the cheese to melt and what not.  I really did enjoy this one and I know that I will make it again that is for sure.  This literally only took minutes to make and it was great tasting.  I am going to make rice pudding tonight.  All you have to do is warm up the rice and then add one vanilla pudding cup to it with raisins and you have a great desert.

These also are great for lunches because they are affordable.  They are by far cheaper than fast food and they are better for you as well.  These have become my new go to lunch items because of the price and they are better for me than other things that I eat for lunch.  They also make great deserts as well.  If you are looking for quick and easy lunch items check this out and I know you won’t be disappointed.

Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is an ideal portable solution for lunch or breakfast because you can eat it on the go, straight from the cup. In just 60 seconds, you have fully cooked rice for any meal or snack. You’ll never get bored with your lunch since there are 10 flavorful and wholesome varieties. If you’re looking for a healthy option, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice provides easy portion control since it’s conveniently packaged in two individual single-serve cups.

Visit http://www.minuterice.com/ for recipes, including Minute® Ready to Serve Stir it Up recipe ideas and more information about the Minute® Rice family of products.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.

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Win an iPad Mini from @LisaWingate! RSVP for 3/19 Facebook Party!

Lisa Wingate is celebrating the release of Firefly Island with an iPad Mini giveaway and a fun Facebook Author Chat Party (March 19th).

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One fortunate winner will receive:

  • An iPad Mini
  • The Moses Lake series (Firefly Island, Blue Moon Bay and Larkspur Cove)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 18th. Winner will be announced at the “Firefly Island Author Chat Party on March 19th. Connect with Lisa, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at the trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be many fun giveaways — gift certificates, books, and more!

So grab your copy of Firefly Island and join Lisa on the evening of the March 19th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 19th!

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Day 11-First 10 Songs

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Today’s topic is putting my iPod on shuffle and telling you the first 10 songs that come up so here are the first 10 songs.

  1. Affirmation by Savage Garden
  2. If I Don’t Make It Back by Tracy Lawrence
  3. Give Me Everything by Pitbull Feat Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
  4. Forever Love (Digame) by Anna Nalick
  5. Speechless by Ciara ft. The Dream
  6. Ridin’ by Chamillionaire
  7. Please Don’t Leave Me by Pink
  8. The Anthem by Good Charlotte
  9. Second Nature by Destiny’s  Child
  10. Wish I Didn’t Know Now by Toby Keith

As you can see I have a pretty wide range of songs on my iPod.  I love music so I literally have a little bit of everything.

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Dani Pettrey is celebrating the release of Shattered with a Nook HD giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat Party {3/14}


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One winner will receive:

  • A brand new Nook HD
  • Submerged and Shattered by Dani Pettrey {Be caught up in this riveting series.}

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 13th. Winner will be announced at the “Shattered” Author Chat Party on 3/14. Connect with Dani for an evening of book chat, trivia, and a chance to win gift certificates, books, and other fun prizes!

So grab your copy of Shattered and join Dani on the evening of the March 14th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 14th!

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Quote Of The Week-George Bernard Shaw

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Things That Drive Me Insane-Insurance Companies

Things That Drive Me Insane

 

I am sure everyone knows that I have Multiple Sclerosis and because  of the medication I use to treat it I have to get MRI’s every 6 months. I had my latest MRI on Saturday the 16th of February.  I received a call on the Friday before my MRI from my health insurance company and all I could think was great now what is their deal.

For a little back story I have always had problems with insurance companies.  It always seems like since they have to pay out for me they tend to give me the run around and what not.  One time a few years ago I actually had an insurance company make everyone that they paid money to send the money back to them and then I had to fight with them in order to get them to pay for the claims that they requested the money back for.  Lets just say that fixing the mess took over a year and I am still sure I paid to much on a few of the claims because I just got tired of fighting with them about it all.

Anyway back to the story  when I answered the phone they basically wanted me to change the place of my MRI because the place I was getting it done at wasn’t one of their preferred providers.  I was dumbfounded because  I was having the MRI the next  day and I know enough to know that there is no way that there would be an opening on a Saturday to get a MRI if most places even do MRI’s on Saturdays.

I understand why they called about it but they didn’t have to give me hard time when I told them that I was okay with paying more because my doctor works out of the hospital and it is easier for me to keep track of my records and what not if everything is done in the same spot.  I get that they want to save me money but if I am okay with paying more than they really should just say okay and get off the phone.

I am glad they were trying to save me money and everything but in the end if I am okay spending more money then just leave it alone.  I may spend more money for the MRI but it means that I don’t have to worry about my doctor getting the results or anything like that because she will be able to just pull them up in the computer.  I have had the scans done at other places before and it always turns into a big hassle when it comes to getting the results and things like that.  So that is the latest thing that drove me insane.

What is driving you insane this week?

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Day 10-My Guilty Pleasures #30DayChallenge

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Today’s topic is about guilty pleasures.  For those that don’t know what it means it means:

Something pleasurable that induces a

usually minor feeling of guilt 

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I have thought about this for a while and these are the things I came up with.

  • Eating potato chips even though I shouldn’t because I need to lose weight
  • Online shopping
  • Buying books even though I already have so many I could never read them all as it is
  • Buying movies

Those are the only things I can think of right now.  What are your guilty pleasures?

Quote Of The Week- Jealousy

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Day 9-If You Could Have Any Job In The World What Would It Be? #30DayChallenge

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Today’s topic is if you could have any job in the world what would it be?  If I could be anything in the world I would want to be a life flight nurse.  I have always want to be a nurse and work in the emergency room.  I love the fact that they are always busy and I love everything that they deal with.  I still remember when I was in high school and we had a real life flight nurse come into talk in one of my classes and from that  class on I knew that is what I wanted to do.

I did start going to school to be a nurse but after I got pregnant and life took over I lost the drive I guess you could say.  I still think about being a nurse and going back and finishing school but now I am wondering if that is what I really want to do.  I have been thinking a lot about going into social work because I would love to work with girls who are wanting to place their children for adoption but that also has it own set of problems and doubts in my head as well.

When I worked as a CNA  I loved the work and I would probably still be doing that kind of work if I didn’t hurt my back and could do the lifting that is required for the job.  So as of now I am not sure where I am going but I know I will have it figured out one day!

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