Groundhog day

Groundhog Day is Feburary 2, 2011!

The Prognosticator of Prognosticators, Punxsutawney Phil, will once again appear at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob in the Pennsylvania Wilds to make his annual prediction.

You can watch Phil's prediction LIVE right here on on 2/2/11.

Please spring come early, enough is enough!!

Free fashionable lunch tote from Lean*Cuisine

Lean Cuisine is offering a free lunch tote when you collect codes listed inside specially marked packages of the convenient frozen entrees.Register and collect 20 codes listed inside the lids, enter them online and you'll get a cute, fashionable little lunch tote for free. They're just the right size to hold your lean cuisine meal. 

Choose from four styles:

The offer expires on March 31.

Check it out here:

Pepperoni & Cheddar Corn Muffins {in a "jiffy"}

These corn muffins are so easy, you simply add 3 items to a Jiffy corn muffin mix.
Gotta love it. Taste wonderful with any chowder or soup.

1 (8 1/2 ounce) boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sliced pepperoni, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease muffin pans, or use paper baking cups.
Blend all ingredients; batter will be slightly lumpy.
For maximum crown on muffins let batter rest for 3 or 4 minutes, then re-stir before filling muffin cups.

Go Pittsburgh!

~ Mosaic Monday ~

~ It takes years to build up trust,
 and only seconds to destroy it. ~

When I came across this quote, it spoke volumes to me...but quickly I remembered another...
" Everything happens for a reason ". 
One of my favorites.
Join us over at " Little Red House " for more Mosaic Monday.

Baby, it's cold outside...

We need to try to stay warm and what could be better then some "stick to your ribs" comfort food?

Easy Shepherd's Pie Recipe :

1 1/2 lbs ground round beef
1 onion chopped
1-2 cups vegetables - chopped carrots, corn, peas
1 1/2 - 2 lbs potatoes (3 big ones)
8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice

* Peel and quarter potatoes, boil in salted water until tender (about 20 minutes).

While the potatoes are cooking, melt 4 Tab. butter (1/2 a stick) in large frying pan.

* Sauté onions in butter until tender over medium heat (10 mins). If you are adding vegetables, add them according to cooking time. Put any carrots in with the onions. Add corn or peas either at the end of the cooking of the onions, or after the meat has initially cooked.

* Add ground beef and sauté until no longer pink. Add salt and pepper. Add Worcestershire sauce.

* Add half a cup of beef broth and cook, uncovered, over low heat for 10 minutes, adding more beef broth as necessary to keep moist.

* Mash potatoes in bowl with remainder of butter, season to taste.

* Place beef and onions in baking dish. Distribute mashed potatoes on top.
 Rough up with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. You can use the fork to make some designs in the potatoes as well.

* Cook in 400 degree oven until bubbling and brown (about 30 minutes). Broil for last few minutes if necessary to brown.
Serves four.

Note: I made some browm gravy to add to this and it's a keeper, we enjoyed it!


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