Pintrest Win: Meatball Sub Casserole

When my husband mentions something to do, you know he’s excited about it. (he doesn’t talk much). So when he said he saw this on somebody’s Facebook page, I immediately went to Pintrest and got busy.

Pintrest:
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Ingredients:
biscuits
spaghetti sauce
meatballs
mozzarella cheese
That’s it! And the best part, I bought everything at Aldi, so you know it didn’t cost much at all.

Step 1:  Pop the biscuit tube and scare your self.

Step 2:  Cut the biscuits into 1/8 and toss them into a pan (I used a small casserole dish).  I didn’t grease the pan.
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Step 3:  Pour sauce all over the biscuits (just guess) and lay the meatballs on top.  (side note – I wish I had put the sauce on the meatballs … I’ll do this next time)
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Step 4:  Sprinkle with cheese!
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Step 5:  Cook for 35-40 minutes in a 374 oven.

Step 6:  Yum!!!

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Easy crockpot chili

Nothing says “Super Bowl party” like a big old pot of chili.

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This is the only thing that I’ve made so many times that I have the recipe memorized!  And it’s super easy to make.  No fancy or weird ingredients.  Most of the stuff can be purchased at Aldi for a low price.

Simple Crockpot Chili
1lb ground chuck (or I always use ground turkey)
2 15oz cans tomato sauce (Walmart has a 29oz giant can that I normally buy)
15oz. can diced tomatoes
2 15oz can chili beans
1 pkg chili seasoning
1 small onion finely chopped (I’m lazy and just use a dried onion spice)
garlic powder, chili powder, pepper and salt to taste

Step 1:
Brown the meat with the onion

Step 2:
Dump everything into a big crock pot. Sprinkle the garlic, chili, pepper and salt on top randomly.

Step 3:
Add meat and stir

Step 4: Cook on low for 8 hours. If your in a rush you can cook on high for 4 hours.

Step 5: Pig out!

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Tacky Tourist Tuesday

I’m no fashion expert.  Heck, I certainly have my share of “homeless” days, however …

Nice light blue bra lady!  Although, from the looks of your kid’s backpack, you might be from England.  Is this a fad across the pond?
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Pintrest Win – DIY Mileage Sign

Picture 2We’ve all seen one of these rustic, weathered mileage signs somewhere on vacation.

Well, I have a random cut out dirt area next to my swimming pool where I think I could make one.

And I did! This is one project that came out EXACTLY how I imagined it. I love it so much! And it barely cost me anything since I had most of the wood.

Step 1: Break off old, beat up boards from the fence that’s hiding your pool pump.  (obviously, this step probably won’t apply to you.  However, look around for wood scraps.  You’ll be surprised where they pop up.)
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Step 2: Google milage amounts and paint! I used a pencil to mark the writing on the boards then just used a $.50 bottle of craft paint from Walmart. I didn’t want to use a stencil since the goal was to make it look home-made and rustic.
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Step 3: Nail the boards to a pre-treated 2X4 that my mom randomly bought for me. Initially I wanted to find a piece of wood from the garbage to make it look super old, but I guess the pre-treated lumber will last way longer (and not rot).  I purposely had my dad nail them all crooked and wonky.  It adds to my “it’s been there for 50 years!” look.
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Step 4: My dad helped mix some quick set concrete. We just used a throw-away plastic flower pot (with a bunch of Walmart bags inside since the flower pot had holes). This stuff is called “quick set” for a reason. Dang – you’ve got to move fast!!
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Step 5: We tied it to my attic stairs to set overnight so it would be level-ish in the flower pot. (even thought that really wasn’t necessary). The concrete would’ve set in about 30 minutes.
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Step 6: Bury in a 2′ hole in the backyard and you’re done.
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I love it so much!!!

Famous People Friday – Samantha Brown

Who: Samantha Brown

What’s he/she famous for: She pretty much owns the Travel Channel, right?

Where: Disney’s Aulani resort, back in 2011. It was just opening and she was filming a bunch of web pieces about the new resort.

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#tbt – Animal Kingdom parade

Did you know Disney does this?

Or, maybe they don’t do it anymore (???), but 2 (or was it 3?) years ago they did!

They picked my friends and I do be in the 3pm parade at Animal Kindgom.

We got approached (totally randomly) as we were walking into the park in the morning.

“Hey, would you like to be in the parade this afternoon?” “Heck yeah!!!!”

The coolest part is that there was a photopass person on the parade route, and we got a photopass with all our photos for free! Well, what I mean is that the photopass allowed us to download the photos and print them out. They weren’t linked to the photopass website, so it was a legal download.
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Good times!
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Pintrest Win: Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

I pinned this a zillon years ago, and I finally got my hands on 2 (free) Mason jars. Time to start crafting!

Pinterest:
soap

Supplies I used:
Mason jar (duh!)
soap dispenser (I bought this one at Joann for $1)
hammer
nail
tin snips
computer with Pintrest directions!  🙂
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We need to make a hold large enough for your soap pump to fit thru.

Take the hammer and nail, and start pounding hole into the top of the mason jar lid.  Basically we need to get a hole big enough for the tin snips to fit in.
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No real secret here.  I just pounded about 10 hole and just kept snipping (or trying to snip) away.
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The snips were actually pretty worthless.  But they did come in handy for this step.  I jammed the snips into my hold and kept twisting.  I was making the hold larger and larger.
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Once your soap lid fits thru the hole – you’re done!  I could’ve glued it down, but I didn’t have any fancy glue.  Also, my soap dispenser was too long, so I had to cut off the bottom to make it fit into my tiny jar.

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The tiny jar is hand soap (blue soap from the original dispenser and white soap from a giant soap refill bottle).

I had a large mason jar lying around, so I quickly made a dish soap dispenser too!

Super duper easy!!