Have you ever wished you had a written list of all of your friends favorite things so that when you wanted to watch a movie, read a book or get a stain out of your favorite shirt you would have a go-to of suggestions at your fingertips???
Well, look no further friends! We decided that we wanted to have a jam session about all our favorite things…well, a few of them anyway. We cover a lot of subjects and all the links to the products discussed are included here to make it easy peasy for you.
Thanks for tuning in and thanks for all your support! We hope you find somethings that are fun, some that are delicious, some that make your life easier, and some that just rock your world!
Andrea’s favorite finds
Andrea recently went to a “Favorite Things” party and found out about these two products. MIND BLOWN!
Sally Hansen Air Brush Legs Light Glow, 4.4 Oz, Pack Of 1 Amazon
Shout Color Catcher Dye Trapping Sheets
New Release Movies…and the Oscar goes to…….
And On To The Grammy’s!
80″s Love Songs are still my go-to for happiness
All things Norah Jones and Adelle
“You Say” by Lauren Daigle is the fav of the moment. If you want to hear Beth pound out a few notes of it, listen in.
All things Country for this country girl!
Get In My Stomach! Recipe’s We Are In Love With
Stir Fry. This particular recipe is for a pork and string bean stir fry, but you can interchange any meat and vegetable with this same marinade and it comes out spectacular EVERY TIME! Click here for the recipe.
Ginger Hawaiian Chicken Shish Kabobs. Straight from heaven.
- 1/3 C. Ketchup
- 1/3 C. Brown sugar
- 1/3 C. Soy sauce
- 1/4 C. pineapple juice
- 1 1/2 T. Rice vinegar
- 4 t. garlic
- 1/2 t. sesame oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 T. oil
- 2 t. ginger (fresh or powder)
Cut chicken into about 1 inch pieces and marinate in that for several hours. Cut up peppers, onions, and fresh pineapple and stick them all on the skewer and throw them on the barbie.
Sweet and Sour Chicken. Yum!
- 1 lb chicken cut into pieces
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- Cooking oil
Dump flour in one pie pan and milk in a separate pie pan. Dip chicken chunks into flour, then milk, then flour. Place in large skillet after coated with flour and milk.
Pour a generous amount (around 3 TBSP) of oil on chicken and cook until chicken is cooked through. (If the oil starts getting low add more.). The outside of the chicken should be crispy and the inside cooked.
- 1/4 Cup pineapple juice
- 2 TBSP soy sauce
- 3 TBSP vinegar
- 1/4 Cup ketchup
- 1 TBSP cornstarch
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp sugar
Mix together the sauce in a small sauce pan. Bring to boil for 1-2 minutes. When sauce starts to thicken pour over the chicken and let simmer for 20 minutes (I rarely let it simmer. We usually are hungry and ready to eat.). Serve over rice. My family also likes to add ramen noodles over the rice. We cook the chicken ramen as instructed. Then drain most of the water.
This is another of our fav’s that works with all of these recipes. It’s easy and just sooooo goood! For the recipe click here.
The Pioneer Woman Recipe Book
This year Beth gave Andrea and I one of the Pioneer Woman’s recipe books. I have been working my way through it and have yet to find something ho hum. Everything has been delicious! If you would like to purchase that book click on the picture below.
Our Favorite Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Options
- The Closer
- Weird Wonders of the World
- Escape To The Country
- Larkrise to Candleford
- The Science of Fasting
- When Calls The Heart
Bring on the Books!
I discovered that by using these two over the counter medications as soon as a head cold began, that for the first time in years, I could completely avoid a sinus infection. For me this is a game changing miracle!! Click on the picture to purchase.
Our Favorite Podcast Episodes of Late
Our Favorite Mom Squad Challenges
Keeping Your Cool When You Feel TRIGGERED! Guest Ralphie Jacobs of ‘Simply On Purpose’. Episode 46 Mom Squad Challenge: Look for the good in your child. Change the ratio of positive to negative interactions with your child to an 8:1 ratio. (Eight positive interactions for every 1 negative interaction). The most effective way to get rid of the “junk” in your child’s behavior is to pay attention to the good. If you pay attention to the good, statistics say that 80% of the junk will go away.
How to be a Miserable Mom: 7 Traps that steal your JOY – Guest Tracey Eyster. Episode 60. Mom Squad Challenge: Stop beating yourself up and recognize it is not you, it is your attitude about whatever is going on. Pray and ask the Lord to help you understand that there isn’t anything wrong with you and give yourself mercy.
Make time for 9 (meaningful touches and conversation).
- 3 minutes in the morning
- 3 minutes after school
- 3 minutes before bed
That’s all for now
I hope you enjoyed finding out about some of our favorite things. Leave a comment below to let us know about some of yours!
Your friend in the mess,