Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Review & Giveaway ♥ Betty Crocker

I LOVE Mashed Potatoes!!! They are one of my favorite comfort foods when I am feeling under the weather and a favorite side dish at our house. I am definitely a meat and potato kind of gal! But I will admit I hate to mash them. That is where hubby comes in!!!

I was contacted recently about a review for Betty Crocker® Potato Buds® mashed potatoes, made with 100% real potatoes. They were given to me from Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark.

They are ready in just five minutes - great when you don't really like to cook or Mash real potatoes! And they taste so good! I am not kidding!

I made them the other night with these great chicken fried steak fingers I found at the store that comes with a packet of gravy mix ~ another great invention I love since I have NO ability to make gravy on my own :(

I usually ask hubby if the dinner is OK - to see if the meal is a "yes make this again" or "skip this next time" to see if he noticed anything different about the potatoes.
He said they were really creamy - of course I just smiled.
"Are these the box potatoes you got?" he asked.
"Yes," I answered sheepishly...
"Umm, they're pretty good. I couldn't tell the difference."

YES! I pulled it off! If my hubby can't tell the difference - then trust me - they are good!!

There are some great looking recipes that I want to still try - including Beef Pot Pie with Potato Biscuit Crust and Italian Hamburger Deep Dish.
Betty Crocker Potato Buds are also gluten-free, and they have a few recipes I wouldn't mind trying like Potato-Crusted Salmon and Cheesy Broccoli-Potato Soup.
Please visit http://www.bettycrocker.com/ and http://www.liveglutenfreely.com/ for full lists of recipes.

Betty Crocker provided me with a prize pack through MyBlogSpark for one of my readers!
It includes a box of Potato Buds Mashed potatoes, Wooden bowl, Red serving spoon, and red trivet.

       If you are interested in this prize pack - please do the following ~  Post a comment telling me what recipe you would like to use or what you would serve the mashed potatoes with. This is your first entry and is required before any other entries.

Extra Entries ~

~ After completing step #1 above - leave an extra comment if you are a following me or a new follower - Thank you

~ Blog about this giveaway and link back - leave two separate comments  

~ Become a Fan of Betty Crocker on Facebook

This contest ends at 11:59pm CST on November 3rd when I will draw a winner at random. PLEASE leave your email address if it is not visible on your blog profile. I will notify the winner via email and they have 48 hours to respond. Open to US residents only.

Good Luck!!

This was not a paid review - and you may or may not agree with my opinion.
Thank you MyBlogSpark for the prize pack!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Like Dandelion Dust

So I finally read the book last night.

Yip - took me only one day to read the book. I read and read and didn't want to put it down. I had to find out how it ended! I cried and cried through out most of the book. Sad and happy feelings just rushed over me as the child in the book is almost five - just like my little honey! So it was so easy to put myself in their position - What would I do??
Of course this will never happen to me as I have the most awesome birth mom in the world!! But mistakes can and do happen all the time...how sad to even think about it!

The adoptive family in the book had a few options as they made a little more money than my family does... but still...what would I do if someone tried to take my little honey away from me?

I love how the book was biblically based - so nice to have a christian viewpoint on the worlds insane actions! I can't wait to read more by this christian author. And I can't wait to see the movie! I read some reviews of the movie and sad to hear it wasn't as biblically based as the book - but still has to be better than most of the movies out there. Date night here we come ♥

What recent good books have you read lately? Anything about adoption?


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