The kids are grown, now what?: March 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Egg Foo Yung



Egg Foo Yung

I hated eggs when I was a little girl. Absolutely hated them. In fact the only way I would eat eggs is hard boiled. Many years into adulthood I found out that I have an egg sensitivity! My dislike was my body's way of protecting me. Since then I've found that I can have eggs, just not every day.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sticky Pork Roast

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Sticky Pork Roast

Yes, ANOTHER pork roast! LOL! Ryan found us an incredible deal on pork this month and it is the protein that has sustained us. I can't wait to see what April brings! I think you will love this one. It's full of ginger and garlic but it doesn't overwhelm. Serve it up with some fried rice and egg rolls for a delicious Chinese feast!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Meet Norm!

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#Norm on the Porch

Meet Norm. Norm is a 7 1/2 year old Great Dane. He adopted us a few months ago after the death of a friend. Norm is one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. He likes everyone and just wants to be your friend. His size may look intimidating but he's a big ol' goof ball looking for pets and treats!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Corned Beef Hash Quesadillas

Corned Beef Hash Quesadillas

Every night I wake up between midnight and three A.M. it's usually a combination of pain and having to pee. The only problem with this is that once I wake up it's takes a long time for me to fall back to sleep.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Gluten Free Chicken Parm

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Gluten Free Chicken Parm

I'm in pain. There is not a day that goes by that I do not hurt. Sometimes the pain is tolerable and some days the pain is so bad that I cannot stand for more than a minute. On those days Ryan will cook for me. I am very lucky to have a daughter that cares for me physically, financially and emotionally. I thank G_D for Ryan every day.

Everything's $1

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I LOVE the Dollar Tree! I shop there for snacks for the month, stocking stuffers, Easter basket stuffers, craft items and oh so much more! It truly is one of my favorite stores in Rapid City. I can afford everything in the store!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pork Fried Rice

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Pork Fried Rice

We are getting so close to the end of the month! Man, it went by fast. The end of the month means that I am scrambling to stretch my fridge and pantry contents to last until April 3rd. I always make it but sometimes it gets pretty tight. Oh the joys of living on a limited income!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Stock Up and Save Coupons 3/23/16

I've got some great coupons that will save you some money and you can stock up while saving! Just click to print each one!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Candy Adriatico March Box Review

This post was sponsored by Candy Adriatico. I received the Mini Box in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Candy Adriatico Logo


Candy Adriatico is a monthly subscription box of candy from countries that border the Adriatic Sea. You can see from the map above that there are quite a few countries which gives you many options for delicious candy!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hunger Games Addicts Unite!

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The Mockingjay Part 2 Blu-ray DVD Release March 22
I am a HUGE Hunger Games fan. I fell in love when Suzanne Collins published the first book in 2009. I was hooked and anxiously awaited each book to hit Amazon bookshelves. 

Buttermilk Fried Chicken - Gluten Free

Gluten Free Buttermilk Fried Chicken Dinner

When the kids were little I would make fried chicken all the time. Hot from the frying pan or cold from the fridge on a picnic, there is nothing like fried chicken. The crispy outside and the juicy flavorful chicken inside. There is not a meal like it. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Citrus and Brown Sugar Butternut Squash

Citrus and Brown Sugar Butternut Squash

I love Butternut Squash. It's so easy to prepare and delicious. It can be served sweet or savory. Two months ago Ryan's friend had Butternut Squash in her Bountiful Basket. She's not a fan of Butternut Squash, but we sure are! Since then I have included Butternut Squash in every shopping trip. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

I'm on Yummly!

Yummly Logo

I'm on Yummly! I publish all my recipes to Yummly so you can save all of your favorite Kids are Grown recipes to your Yummly Recipe Box! It's so easy to do. At the bottom of each of my recipes you will see a Yum Button. Click on the Yum button and it will automatically save it to your recipe box!

Lemon Pasta Salad

Lemon Pasta Salad- Gluten Free


What absolutely crazy weather we are having. We were in the high 70s over the weekend. All of our windows were open. We spent a lot of time outside playing with Norm our Great Dane. It feels like we've skipped winter this year. There were so few days that I actually had to wear a warm coat and snow? We've had very little snow in South Dakota. We are at extreme fire danger because of the lack of snow. I am crossing my fingers for a Spring blizzard. Crazy, right?

Monday, March 14, 2016

Garlic Corned Beef

Garlic Corned Beef


Corned Beef is on sale this week! I picked up 3 packages at my local Safeway for an unbelievable price. It's the perfect time to stock up! Make one this week and save the rest for a time you are craving corned beef.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Throw a Tupperware Baby Shower

Tupperware Shape-O Bowl

We are in baby shower mode here at casa Lawler! Ryan's best friend and co-worker Wanda has a baby cooking and we are planning her shower for the first weekend in June. So much to do and so little time to do it in. So many things to think of, but the most important thing is what should we get the new mom and dad?

Jeans for Spring and Summer!

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Can you believe this weather? Here in South Dakota it will be in the mid 70s today! That's unbelievably warm for March! 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Salisbury Steaks

Salisbury Steak with Gravy

Certain foods bring back strong memories of childhood. At Thanksgiving it's the stuffing. At Passover it's the Matzo Brei. When I am sick it's chicken soup. During the week on a cold evening it's Salisbury Steaks.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Gluten Free Lemon Chicken Pasta

gluten free lemon chicken pasta


The other day I mentioned the beautiful vegetables I got in my Bountiful Basket. I decided to put more of them to use in our meal last night. In our box of fruits and veggies there was a beautiful bunch of asparagus, some summer squash and these glorious green onions. The perfect ingredients for a Lemon Chicken Pasta.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Pork Ragout

Pork Ragout


I made a pork roast again over the weekend. Big surprise right? I found this incredible deal for 20lbs of pork roast for $18.00. I wasn't going to pass that up! We separated it into packages and froze the rest. Good deal!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Brad's Favorites - Online Tupperware Party

Brad Gardner Tupperware Hostess with the Mostess

Last night I asked Brad what his favorite Tupperware pieces are. The cool thing about these items is that two of them have a special deal going on until March 11th, so if you are interested you will need to contact Brad at Bradstupperware@gmail.com so you don't miss out!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Crunchy Chicken Salad

Crunchy Chicken Salad

I look forward to our Bountiful Basket. In case you are wondering, Bountiful Baskets is a food co-op that is available in many (but not all) states. We pool our money to get the best deals on fresh fruits and vegetables and cut out the middleman. We get a basket once or twice a month. I so look forward to those days. This past weekend my friend John picked up my basket and brought it over. It was exciting going through it to see all the delicious treasures held inside. Once I take inventory I start planning!

Tupperware Classics - Online Tupperware Party

Tupperware Shape-O Toy Mint/Salt

There are certain pieces of Tupperware that instantly bring back childhood memories. The first is the Tupperware Shape-O Ball. What household did not have one of these wonderful shape matching toys? It now comes in two more colors which are on sale during the Mid-March Sale!

Friday, March 4, 2016

It's a Tupperware Party and Giveaway!

Brad Gardner Tupperware Extraordinaire

There is a new Tupperware lady in town and his name is Brad Gardner! I will let Brad tell you a little about himself.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Gluten Free Breakfast Muffins

Gluten Free Breakfast Muffins

Ryan's morning are very busy. In addition to the usual shower, getting dressed and doing her makeup she also has the responsibility of caring for our 8 year old Great Dane, Norm. She walks him as soon as she wakes up and then walks him again just before leaving for work. Some mornings are so crazy that she just doesn't have time to eat a proper breakfast.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Finding Dory Trailer

Disney Pixar Finding Dory Poster

The first time I watched Finding Nemo was with my grandson. We loved it. The animation was stunning, the characters were true characters and the story of a boy finding his way home to his dad and having adventures along the way was inspiring. When the credits came up I screamed "SEQUEL" and now, here it is with Finding Dory.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Gluten Free Pork Ramen

Gluten Free Pork Ramen

Raising kids on a tight budget meant finding inexpensive ways to make delicious food. I utilized ramen as a way to stretch our food dollars. Ramen noodles themselves are so versatile. I did not use them just for soup but for Lo Mein and other dishes. Plus, when the kids or I were sick there is nothing more soothing to unhappy tummies than a hot bowl of ramen noodles and delicious broth.

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