November 29, 2012

Tonight's Dinner: Herb Pan Tilapia with Herb Rice and Zucchini

In  a medium pot, heat 2 cups water with a chicken bullion cube, bring to boil. Add sliced, cleaned zucchini & boil for 2 minutes, remove with slotted spoon and set aside. To still boiling water, add 1 cup white rice, salt, pepper, a couple of light sprinkles of basil, stir well, cover & set heat to LOW, cook 12-15 minutes, checking for readiness by that time. Add finely chopped fresh parsley, stir well, set aside.
While rice is cooking, in large pan add EV Olive Oil, minced garlic... heat garlic a minute, then add Tilapia, cook for 4 minutes on Med/MedHigh heat on each side. Add an inch of tubed, prepared Cilantro and tubed, prepared Ginger (omit if you like)... (found in your produce area). Chop some parsley & stir in. Salt & pepper fish. Shake pan back and forth, then gently turn over fish once more. Add par-boiled zucchini around edges of pan away from fish, salt & pepper all, stir gently around edges to soak up some flavors. Serve all on top of rice.

(Parsley is good for digestion. Ginger is good for body pain and stomach issues.)

November 24, 2012

What's for Supper? Slow Cooker, Left-over, Spiral Ham Soup!

(addendum: I had to add more water after I started eating this, it was a little strong for me, but the flavor was amazing... it pretty much ended up being a full can of water.)

I also chopped some carrots. Didn't have anything else like celery, onion... 
so just using up what I have :)  (The broth can says 3lbs, the largest can you can buy. Sometimes when I make large soups like these, I need much more than small cans.)

This is going to be soooo good! It smells amazing already 
and it's only been 'cooking' as long as I've been prepping it! LOL

BOOKS FOR SALE: religious books, and the entire Harry Potter series

ALL of my books are in impeccable shape. Once I read them, I store them in a drawer to keep them clean and undamaged.

Book 5 is soft cover

This one has Post office stamp because it was bought on "Day One" in-store

Side view to show no damage to books

Slight upper-left cover fold from when it was shipped to me

Slight fold-mark from when it was shipped to me

Bible Study book

November 20, 2012

Starbucks' deals for December! (and some in Nov at end of article)

Who loves Starbucks? Then you won’t want to miss out on these deals!
Starbucks will be having 12 days of deals starting December 1st.  Here are a list of the deals:
  • December 1st:  Buy any Tumbler or Mug and get a FREE Grande Beverage
  • December 2nd: Buy One Get One FREE Starbucks VIA Ready Brew 12 pack or Buy One Get One FREE Tazo Tea Tin
  • December 3rd : Buy the featured Brewed Coffee Tumbler and get FREE Coffee  ALL JANUARY
  • December 4th:   Get a Stainless Steel Tumbler for $9.95 and get any 1lb Christmas Blend and a Red Stainless Tumbler for only $19.95
  • December 5th:  Get a Red, Blue, or Gold acrylic tumbler for $5.95
  • December 6th:  Buy a Merry Moments Cocoa Gift Set for $12.95
  • December 7th:  Buy any 1lb or Christmas Blend coffee or K Cup 12 pk for $9.95 or buy a Starbucks VIA Christmas Blend 12 pack for $7.95 and buy one Christmas Verismo Pod Pack for $8.95
  • December 8th:  Buy a 16 oz Cold Cup Filled with frapp inspired flavored chocolates for $10.95
  • December 9th:   Buy a Starbucks 12 oz Red Cup Collection Mug for $3.95
  • December 10th:   Save 30% on gift packs
  • December 11th:   Save 40% off on Cold Cups and Cold Cup Straws
  • December 12th:  Save 40% on a Cranberry Bliss Bar Tray

Also, they just announced a new promotion where you can buy 5 holiday drinks and then you’ll get one FREE!  Here’s how that works:
• At participating stores, pick up a holiday beverage tasting card from your barista at the register, while supplies last.
• Collect a sticker each time you purchase a holiday beverage from November 19 through January 2.
• Collect five stickers and get any Grande-sized handcrafted beverage of your choice, on us!
• You can redeem your completed tasting card through March 4.