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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Making Some Money Online

So I'm doing surveys and am part of several websites that give you points just for opening emails or doing surveys and have made hundreds of dollars with them if you want to join send me your email and I promise I will only send you ones I've made money with.  I know it sounds sketchy but it's worked for me.  I;m going to try and post a banner of one of the sites I use for my free amazon gift cards. 
<a target="_top" href="http://swagbucks.com/refer/countrychic84ny"><img alt="Search & Win" title="Search & Win" border="0" src="http://prodegebanners.sitegrip.com/images/swagbucks-468x60Alt1.jpg"></a>

Ugh I cant get it to work but if you click on the swagbucks.com/refer bit you can sign up and get extra points in your account I only use the search engine and get amazon gift cards but they also offer pay pal payments too...and just using it as a search engine to get points rocks.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

No Roll Pie Crust

So here's my deal, my mom makes the best rolled out pie crust, I did not inherit that skill. I can manage but there never pretty and it always ends up making me mad.
1 and 3/4 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
3 tsp sugar I sometimes add more depending on what I'm putting in the shell
1/2 cup butter ( I use butter I prefer the flavor I'm sure you could use oil)
2 tablespoons of milk
Mix the dry ingredients in the pie pan then add the liquid. It seems a bit greasy but seems to make a nice crispy crust when cooked. I found it to be like a shortbread consistency.
I've been using it for my pecan pies. I think with a little less sugar it would be good for quiches. I don't cook the crust till I've added the filling. If you are going to make a custard pie though you should cook it at 350 for 10-12 minutes just make sure the crust is golden brown. Plus you only make the pie pan dirty when doing this!

Getting Paid to Write Articles

I keep seeing these articles about getting paid to write for web sites.  Even Yahoo, claims they will pay you for the right article and yes they have to approve it.  Has anyone had luck with it?  I'm curious because my fiance really hates my dead end job and I haven't found anything else.  I keep looking and hoping to find something I'm qualified for that I wont hate but so far no luck. 



These were 2 of the pages I cam a crossed

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tasty Simple Use For Zucchini

I slice the Zucchini slim and layer it on a pan after a couple layers I dump sauce on.  I really like the garlic tomato sauce by hunts.  You can usually get it for a buck or less a can.  I then put some shredded cheese on and repeat till I've used an entire squash up.  Nick said it would make him fat but I didn't even bread it and I used a blended cheese Colby/Cheddar I believe.  Didn't use a ton of cheese to keep it slightly healthier and it was still amazing.  We're getting overrun by squash and if Nick wont eat it so be it I really enjoyed it!

Making the Most of IT and Letting the Chickens Eat Grasshoppers

Ugh it has been so hot and gross here it's unbelievable.  On a crap note we have grasshoppers everywhere.  They have eaten one of my currents and several plants.  On a good note the little silkies are enjoying chasing down the grass hoppers and eating them.  I wish they would go after the bigger ones too.  They seem to eat the little ones but the big ones not so much.  The older hen and rooster just seem to eat my plants.  I'm thinking stew!  I'm joking of course, I love the old silkie rooster he's not afraid of anything and always comes right up to me.  There's not much prettier then a Cochin even though ours has some attitude and is constantly broody.  I figure if they eat the grass hoppers they aren't eating the corn so I can save that for when there's less abundance and it encourages them to remove some of my pest a win win situation. 

It's the Little Things That Matter

So I hate not seeing my fiance much but I make the most of the time we have.  I try to do little things for him special dinner grabbing his cell when he has left it upstairs.  Little things like this show we care.  He buys me my favorite Italian ice pops and gives me great hugs.  I know it's corny but I think most people don't realize how vital the little gestures are.  They can make or break a relationship.  I often talk to friends who are in relationships and they complain how their significant other can't be bothered to remember a birthday or help with house hold  chores.  I think sometimes we just get busy doing other things and don't think how something as simple as doing a load of laundry can make someones day easier.