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Buy Me a Drink

I’m a huge fan of mixed drinks, like margaritas and the like. For those, you need a blender that can handle anything. I don’t have a lot of space for a blender, so I need one that’s versatile.

My current blender came with a lidded cup that can be used for milkshakes. In fact, the cup hooks to the blender’s base. It’s awesome, IMO, because I love milkshakes, and one less tool to clean is awesome for me.

Since I do have two little ones, finding cool and fun drinks and foods for them to eat are key. They’re extremely picky eaters. We’ve found that they enjoy smoothies, so another awesome use for a blender.

I’m telling you, a blender is a lifesaver. Now, to find a place for a new one, :lol:.

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Review: Oscar Meyer Mini Hot Dogs

Yesterday, we went and did a little grocery shopping. Since I’m leaving for my parents in about two weeks, we decided to get a few more “snackish” since they’re easy to make and do. One of the new things we decided to try was Oscar Meyer Mini Hot Dogs (closest product). They were absolutely delicious, and easy to do.

My kids loved them, which can be a deal breaker in my family. If the kids don’t like them, we won’t get them. I guess it’s a good thing they did, since we got the full-size version of them as well.

Even if you’re not a fan of hot dogs, I think they’re yummy, and they taste good with ketchup. Great for a quick snack.

Quick, Easy, Cheap Meal – Mushroom Porkchops and Fried Potatoes

In my family, it’s always a good thing to find something that the kids will eat. My kids are extremely picky eaters, and lately aren’t wanting to eat anything. They like mushrooms and potatoes, so I thought I’d make something to suit that.

Mushroom Porkchops and Fried Potatoes

Needed food items:

  • Pork chops (enough for your family)
  • Can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 8 oz of mushrooms (fresh)
  • 6-8 potatoes (baking/russet)
  • seasonings of choice

Easy as pie directions:
Pork chops

  • Place pork chops into a baking dish (I used a glass one).
  • Cover with soup, spreading it around to fully coat
  • Top with sliced mushrooms (as many or as few as you want)
  • Add seasonings of choice (you can add them at any point, but I thought they tasted better on top)
  • Put into a preheated 375-400 degree oven for about 30 minutes (more or less, depending on thickness of the cut of the porkchops and if they’re bone-in or boneless


  • Pour some oil (or whatever you prefer to use to fry the potatoes) into a skillet. I used a 1-1/2″ side skillet to prevent major splashing of the hot oil
  • Toss in the potatoes
  • Add seasonings of choice
  • Use remainder of mushrooms
  • Fry. I set mine at med-high, with a lid, to prevent splattering, and to help it cook more evenly. Took about 20 minutes for all of my potatoes

Serve. Ours served 4 easily, with the ability for seconds. 🙂