Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Rainbow Buys 5/14/11

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Amanda's Best Bottom's Giveaway (Ends 5/23/11)

My friend, Amanda, from Mommy's Peanut Gallery is at it again with her giveaways! If I use cloth diapers, I think these are the ones I'm going to get... check out her giveaway!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cooking the Deals of May 8-14

Lots of good eats this week from the deals at Rainbow & Cub! Grape chicken salad sandwiches are delicious with the warmer weather we've been having...

Chicken Penne Pesto

2/3 c. vegetable stock or chicken broth
2 cloves garlic
1 c. basil leaves
1/3 c. Parmesan cheese
2 Tbs. pine nuts

OR pre-made pesto

chicken, cooked and cubed 
1 box penne pasta, cooked
1 can chopped tomatoes (or chopped fresh tomatoes)

To make pesto:
Simmer broth and garlic cloves until garlic is soft (about 5 min). Use food processor to chop basil, then add broth & garlic, cheese, and pine nuts. Chop finely.

For the rest:
Mix pasta and pesto. Stir in chicken and tomatoes.

Meatball Soup

This is a great recipe to make a double batch of and stick one in the freezer for another night!

Eggs Benedict

My mom makes these for Sunday brunch quite often. They're probably one of the favorites!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Grape Chicken Salad

My mom made this one for my sister-in-law's bridal shower... it was a hit! She made it without the pasta and put it in croissants, but I've also had it as a pasta salad.

More Recycle Bank Points = More Coupons!

There are two new activities on Recycle Bank, each one is worth 25 points. Once you log-in, click on "Earn Points," then look for the Purina and Dove quizzes (they're 3 questions each). Also, if you haven't finished your Green Your Home Challenge, you can still earn points for that!

Baby Back Ribs

5 pounds ribs
1/3 c. yellow mustard
1/2 c. apple juice
1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c. brown sugar
BBQ sauce
1/3 c. honey
pork or poultry rub

Remove the membrane on the ribs, if not already done. In a bowl, mix mustard, 1/4 c. apple juice, Worcestershire. Spread on both sides of the ribs, then sprinkle with pork or poultry rub. Grill on lowest setting until meat is seared. Remove ribs and create a "pan" out of foil to keep liquids from dripping. Place ribs on foil. Sprinkle with the brown sugar, and pour honey & apple juice over. Wrap in another piece of foil (so the ribs are completely wrapped) and crimp the edges. Return to the grill to finish cooking. When the meat is cooked, brush both sides with BBQ sauce.

If you have a smoker, check out how to smoke these.