Monthly Favorites – October 2016


How are we already at the end of October?!?!?  My birthday is in less than a month, and I am so not ready to be thirty-two yet.  I wish that there was a way to stop having birthdays once you reach a certain age.  

Anyway, let’s get on to the things that I have loved from this past month.  This first thing I have loved this month is a song by Shawn Mendes call “Stitches.”  I heard this song on Pandora for the first time this month, and I have it on repeat most of the month.  Here is the music video in case you haven’t heard it before.

I have also been loving the song “Rise” by Katy Perry.  The first time I listened to this song it was a cover of the song Super Fruit.  I will have the cover of it that I loved, and I will also include the video of Katy Perry as well in case you haven’t seen either of them.



I also have been loving these new Mentos that I found this month.  The only place I have been able to find them is at a gas station that I pass on my way to work in the mornings.  They remind me of Milk Duds, but they don’t stick to my teeth like Milk Duds do.


I have also been a huge fan of these freezer meals that I have gotten from the store they are called Evol.  I love them because they have so many different choices.  I had one that was vegan and I had another one that is gluten free.  The boxes are all marked with what they are and they are so good.  They are a little bit more expensive, but I don’t mind spending more on lunch items that are vegan and gluten free.  Here is a picture of one if you are interested in seeing if your grocery store carries them.


The last thing I have been loving this month is the TV show “The First 48”.  I have talked about this show in the past because it is a show I have been watching for years and I am sure I will keep watching it for years to come.  I love watching as the detectives investigate and solve murders.  It is something that has always interested me, and I am sure that it always will.  It is on A&E in case you want to check it out.

Those are just a few things that I have loved this month.  What have you enjoyed this month?

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Minute Ready to Serve Rice #LoveEveryMinute


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.


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.



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 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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