Round Salt And Pepper Grinder Set

Round Salt and Pepper Grinder Set from IFitCuisine.We used this Salt and Pepper Grinder Set for our holiday dinner. There were two tables so we needed an extra set.

My cousin fell in love with this set. No wonder, it is pretty. The tops are shiny stainless steel and the bottoms are clear glass. I love the round bottoms.

You can see the salt and pepper clearly. I used white sea salt but it looks just as good as the pink.

Round Salt and Pepper Grinder Set.These are big grinders and will hold a lot of salt and pepper. You won’t have to refill them very often.

Salt grinder in my hand.

They are very easy to use, and you can set the grind to be fine or coarse.

I really like this set, and so did everyone at our holiday dinner. They looked really nice on our big table.

The set comes with a guarantee: if you are not satisfied with the grinders for any reason iFit Cuisine will replace them or refund your purchase.

 

I received a free product to review.

Beautiful Flatware Makes Dinner Special


Distinctly Home Prism Flatware Set.Beautiful flatware can make any table setting look great. The Distinctly Home Prism 45-Piece Flatware Set will definitely help make dinner special. Especially holiday dinners.

It has a lovely prism design and a mirror polish finish.

The setting includes service for 8, and a hostess set. The hostess set has one solid serving spoon, a slotted serving spoon,  a sugar shell, and butter spreader.

I love this set of flatware. It came in a pretty display box.

Distinctly Home Prism Flatware box.

I took some of the pieces out to compare with my old set.

My old flatware and the new Prism flatware.My old forks are bigger and my old spoons are smaller.

The weight is about the same. The new ones are not heavy. We tried them out and they are easy to eat with.

Unfortunately for me, my mom came over while I was looking at the new flatware, and she fell in love with it.  So I decided to give it to her for her birthday, since I had not yet figured out what gift to get for her.

She is planning to use it for our holiday dinners this year. Her old “best” set has pieces missing, and it was also a bit banged up, after almost 40 years of usage.

She is really happy with the new set. She loves the Prism design.

This flatware is made of stainless steel and is, of course, dishwasher safe.

I received a free product to review.

What Do You Keep In Your Kitchen Pantry?

What Do You Keep In Your Kitchen Pantry?

The Lazy Gourmet by Robin Donovan & Juliana Gallin One of the things I learned from reading The Lazy Gourmet is that figureing out what to cook and being able to cook it is a lot easier if your kitchen is kept stocked with some basic items.

I’m assuming that what is consided necessary really depends on what you like to cook…and how much you know about cooking.

Anyway the book had some recommendations.  Some of the things they said you should keep in the kitchen are :

Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, different kinds of cheeses, onions, pasta, rice, flavored oils and vinegars, and dijon mustard.

I do not yet have all of those but I do now some vinegars, olive oil, and cheese. Oh and there were some different herbs listed too. I have a few of those now too.

I used some of what I learned tonight when trying to decide what to cook for supper.

I had some boneless, skinless chicken breasts…so I put some olive oil and lemon pepper on it…put it on foil with some potatoes, onion, and celery. Baked for almost an hour.

It made the house smell really good. I haven’t eaten any of it yet because hubby and stepson both decided to be late tonight. But I am about to quit waiting on them and eat by myself. I’m hungry!!

I’ll have to let you know in the comments how it turned out.

 

Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods Review

Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods Review

Michael Angelo's Meat LasagnaI had a chance to try some of Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods authentic frozen Italian meals and I jumped at it.

I have tried a couple different brands of frozen  meals but haven’t found very many that everyone in the family likes.

My husband can be pretty picky about some things. He did not like the last brand of frozen Lasagna that we tried.

He did like Michael Angelo’s Meat Lasagna.  He said it had a nice “spice” to it. I’m not really sure what he meant by that…the Lasagna isn’t what I would call spicey.  It does actaully taste like real Italian though. I guess that is what he meant.

The ingredients list says it has Imported Pecorino Romano Cheese and Vine-Ripened Tomatoes.  That sounds really good doesn’t it? It tastes as good as it sounds.

They have a  lot of different frozen meals. They have a Vegetable Lasagna and several different Chicken meals including Chicken Alfredo.

I would have loved to try some of the ones I know my husband wouldn’t like but my local stores seem to only carry the large family size meals. They do have smaller size meals and their site has a store finder so you can check and see what your local stores carry.

I like that these have no preservatives or artificial flavors. Their website says the meals are made from scratch every day and shipped to local stores within 36 hours. That means they are as fresh as any frozen meal can be.

Since my husband actually liked it that means I can stock up on a few meals…and next time I don’t want to cook I’ll have something to throw in the microwave.

Attending Public Events

Saturday night I went with my husband to the Greene County Republican Partys Lincoln Day Dinner at the Community Center. Please note that we are not Republicans…yet anyway.

My husbands friend invited us and gave us the tickets and we rarely(never?) turn down a free dinner.

I couldn’t understand anything the speakers said. I was too far away from the podium. Since I couldn’t see them lip reading was impossible. And microphones tend to distort sound so much that I couldn’t even tell what songs they were singing.

However the community center gym looked really nice and the place was packed. More than 500 people were there.

They had a silent auction and a live auction and everyone seemed to enjoy that. Whether it actually got them much money I don’t know.

The main speaker was Oliver North. He also did a book signing. He looked good. I have no idea what he had to say though.

So what do I know you wonder?? The dinner was excellent!!

I mean really really good. The caterers served bacon wrapped baked chicken that was really good. The cream potatoes were delicious.  Too bad I didn’t get more of them…I thought about going back for seconds but that just didn’t seem right.

They also had green beans, a small salad, and several cake choices for desert.

It was very well organized too. They had three tables set up for six lines of people and they managed to get all those people served within 20 minutes or so. Maybe less as I wasn’t actually timing them.

I believe it was the Red Goose Deli in downtown Paragould, AR. that did the catering. So if you happen to be in Paragould and are looking for some good food check them out!

Hormel® Roasted Chicken Breasts & Gravy Refrigerated Entrees

I bought a couple of Hormel­® Refrigerated Entrees the other day because my stepson said they were good and easy to fix. This is the first time I had ever tried them.

They come in small sealed packages that you can just stick in the microwave for 4 minutes(8 minutes if frozen). They don’t even need to be vented because the seal is made to expand.The cardboard cover also has a couple of different recipes printed on the inside. That is good if you need some help with meal planning.

This one had three pieces of chicken. They looked awfully small to me. Turns out that each piece is pretty much perfectly sized for dieting and only 120 calories. That includes the gravy mind you. If you put some sweet peas and cream potatoes and rolls with it you have a full meal.

It tasted really good too. The chicken was tender and the gravy had a great flavor.  It made an excellent and very easy meal. Which is great for me because I never know when/if I need to cook a regular meal. If no one is going to be here to eat it is just a waste to make a big meal. If my husband actually gets home in time to eat here then I want to make something that doesn’t take forever to cook. So  I really really like these refrigerated entrees.

They have several different kinds of entrees as well. Besides the chicken there is meat loaf, roast beef,  turkey breast, Salisbury steak, and pork chops. I am going to have to try them all eventually. My next one is going to be the roast beef.

If you become a member of their site you can download some coupons for Hormel products. I have no idea if those coupons are available elsewhere or not.

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