DinneRevolution Free E-Cookbook


I’ve got a fun little giveaway today. The best part is everybody wins. Who wants a free cookbook that contains over 200 healthy, family friendly recipes with less than 10 ingredients and are quick to prepare?

Chef Jeff, creator of DinneRevolution, is giving away a free copy of his e-cookbook. He wants to create some buzz and get some feedback before rolling it out. The selling price for this cookbook is $27, so we’re getting a great deal….and you know how I feel about getting good deals 🙂

I’ve already personally checked it out, and I saw many recipes I’m ready to try.

  • Caribbean Chicken Quesadilla
  • Crunchy Tilapia Sandwiches
  • Baked Pork Chop with Caramelized Onion
  • Hot Barbecue Beef Sandwich

Don’t those sound good?!? And that’s only a few.

I also love the fact that the nutritional information for each recipe is listed right underneath it.

Here’s what you need to do to gain access to the cookbook:

  1. Click on this link.
  2. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Once you receive your confirmation email and confirm that you wish to receive the cookbook, you will be emailed a direct link to the download page.

You’ll also gain access to Chef Jeff’s Grocery Store Savings Guide and Dinner Menu Planner.

Really, you have nothing to lose. Go check it out. I’m sure you’ll find some recipes that will help you get a tasty and healthy dinner on the table in no time.

After you check it out, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment letting me know what you think.

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Posted on August 24th, 2011 in Miscellaneous | No Comments

Menu Plan for the Week 8/21 – 8/27


What a week we had last week!! It was good. The kids started school, and they both like their teachers. That’s always a relief.

The best part of the week for me though was having my Lasik surgery last Thursday morning. I had worn glasses or contacts for over 10 years, so it’s really exciting to finally be able to see again without either of them.

When I went in for my post-op check up on Friday, I was able to read the 20/15 line. Of course, my eyes will probably fluctuate some over the next few weeks or months, but that’s definitely a good start.

Anyway, with those exciting events behind us, it’s time to get into a normal routine, which includes my meal plan for the week.

Here’s what’s cooking this week:



Lunches usually consist of leftovers from the night before, or grilled cheese quesadillas on whole wheat tortillas, fruit, and other quick fix foods.

In addition to these meals, I’m also planning on doing quite a bit of baking to get caught up on what I missed last week.

Here’s the baking plan for the week:

We’ll see how much of this I get done 🙂

What’s on your menu, or baking plan, this week?

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday.

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Posted on August 21st, 2011 in Food and Entertaining | 4 Comments

Week Nine of Our Summer Travels : Greece


We’ve made it to the finale of our summer travels. Like I said before, I knew learning about Greece would be more exciting to both the kids and myself because it’s a country I’ve personally visited.

The kids really enjoyed looking at all the pictures we had taken while over there…..and there were a lot of them. I loved the fact that I could tell them about some of the biblical history that took place there, and some other interesting bits of information.

For example:

Mars Hill  – Where Paul preached….


(Please pardon my appearance. We had not slept since we left Alabama the day before.)

The prison in which Paul was held captive….


The incredibly beautiful beaches….


and an….um….ancient restroom….


Yes, the kids really got a kick out of this one. And why wouldn’t they, considering their Dad is sitting on it?!?

Moving right along….

We Read:

Hour of the Olympics

This book was much longer than the books we usually get, so we only read one. However, it had a lot of really good information within the story about ancient Greece.

We Made:

Greek Pottery


Olympic Torches & Olympic Medals


We Ate:



Oh, man! I think we were all about to explode after eating these for dinner Friday night. Gyros were our favorite meal while in Greece, so I was really worried about getting this one right.

While it may not have been completely authentic, it tasted pretty close and pretty incredible. We were suppose to eat the leftovers for lunch Saturday….but there was hardly anything left.

Here are the recipes I used to make the gyros:

  • Pita Bread – The pita turned out so good, my sweet husband dubbed me “Master Breadmaker.” Wow! (Yeah, right!)
  • Tzatziki Sauce – Yum! I used this online conversion site to calculate the measurements for the yogurt and olive oil.
  • Marinated Pork – We are going to try this marinade on chicken and steak as well.
  • French Fries – You want super crispy homemade fries? Try this recipe. They turned out perfect!

That’s a wrap! Hope you enjoyed our summer travels. We sure did! Now it’s time for homework, homework, homework….

If you could visit any country in the world, what would it be?

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Posted on August 15th, 2011 in Kids and Family | One Comment