January Daily Devotion 1/18!


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JANUARY DAILY DEVOTION – 1/18

So many times we are rushing through life to get to the next event or thing on our schedule not enjoying the “moment”. We need to slow down, relax, and trust that God has it all under control. Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Today will NEVER come again so enjoy the journey as much as the destination.

GOD IS GOOD. . .ALL THE TIME!!




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Burger King Class Action Settlement!!

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BURGER KING CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT 

If you purchased a Burger King modified CROISSAN’WICH breakfast sandwiches between October 1, 2015, and May 19, 2017, you may be eligible to receive a free cash or gift card settlement.

You can receive one $2 Burger King gift card with no receipt or $5 cash payment per each eligible receipt. One claim per household.

The claim period ends January 19, 2018, so be sure to file by that date.





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January Daily Devotion 1/17

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JANUARY DAILY DEVOTION 1/17

That is sometimes hard for us to swallow when we have our life all figured out, but God has different plans. We need to be able to give up the “plans” we had for our lives so God can complete the PLANS he has for our lives.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Pray for God to use your life how he wants to use your life and then be obedient knowing his plans are for us to prosper :-)

GOD IS GOOD. .. ALL THE TIME!!




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Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast and potatoes!

We heard all the hype about pressure cookers, so we finally purchased one. We have been experimenting with it and it is as AWESOME as they say. The time that it saves for meals is amazing, plus the meats are so tender, they just fall apart.  

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Mississippi Pot Roast and Potatoes 

I love that you can saute and do all the work right in the pressure cooker.  No need to dirty any other pans, just one pot for all the steps.  I have heard so much about the Mississippi Pot Roast so thought I would give it a whirl.  I changed a few things so it wasn’t quite as salty or spicy and it turned out perfectly.  The meat for this meal was falling apart in only 85 minutes and the vegetables were perfectly cooked.

The old way of ALL day in a crockpot or half a day on the stove top is done in just over an hour in the pressure cooker. This is perfect for families on the go that need a quick meal, but a hearty, healthy meal.  We are still experimenting but expect to have many other recipes soon. 

Serves 6-8 
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 lb Pot Roast 
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 Peperoncinis 
  • 6-7 Potatoes quartered 
  • 15-20 baby carrots 
  • 3/4 cup beef broth 
  • 1/4 cup juice from peperoncini 
  • 2 Tbls ranch Mix (or 1/2 packet) 
  • 1 au jus gravy mix packet
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • Salt & Pepper 
Pressure Cooker directions
  • Turn Pressure Cooker to Saute and add olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper pot roast on both sides
  • When simmering, add the pot roast. Cook 2-3 minutes on both sides until brown. 

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  • Top roast with potatoes and carrots 
  • Add ranch dressing, au jus packet, and peperoncinis
  • Add beef broth, Peperoncinis juice, and top with butter

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  • Close and lock the lid.
  • Set Pressure Cooker to “Manual” setting and program for 85 minutes.
  • When done and beeps, use the quick release.
  • When steam is completely released, carefully open lid
  • If you want to make gravy, which is awesome, remove all the meat and vegetables.  Leave juice in.  Mix 3 T corn starch and 3 T water to juice.
  • Put IP back on saute and whisk the corn starch and water to juice.  This is AMAZING GRAVY!!

We love to serve this with saltine crackers and butter and a side salad 

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Here are some other awesome things about pressure cooker meals:

  • Reduces cooking time by 70%.
  • Make sure you stay out of the way of the steam when you release the pressure. 
  • Less dirty dishes, because it is all prepared in the same pan. 
Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast and Potatoes
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 25 min
Total Time
1 hr 35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 25 min
Total Time
1 hr 35 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 lb Pot Roast
  2. 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  3. 4 Peperoncinis
  4. 6-7 Potatoes quartered
  5. 15-20 baby carrots
  6. 3/4 cup beef broth
  7. 1/4 cup juice from peperoncini
  8. 2 Tbls ranch Mix (or 1/2 packet)
  9. 1 au jus gravy mix packet
  10. 1/2 stick butter
  11. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Turn Pressure Cooker to Saute and add olive oil
  2. Salt and pepper pot roast on both sides
  3. When simmering, add the pot roast. Cook 2-3 minutes on both sides until brown.
  4. Top roast with potatoes and carrots
  5. Add ranch dressing, au jus packet, and peperoncinis
  6. Add beef broth, Peperoncinis juice, and top with butter
  7. Close and lock the lid.
  8. Set Pressure Cooker to “Manual” setting and program for 85 minutes.
  9. When done and beeps, use the quick release.
  10. When steam is completely released, carefully open lid
  11. If you want to make gravy, which is awesome, remove all the meat and vegetables. Leave juice in. Mix 3 T corn starch and 3 T water to juice.
  12. Put IP back on sautee and whisk the corn starch and water to juice. This is AMAZING GRAVY!!
Notes
  1. We love to serve this with saltine crackers and butter and a side salad
Adapted from Instant Pot Community Group
Adapted from Instant Pot Community Group
Free Tastes Good! http://www.freetastesgood.com/

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January Daily Devotion 1/16

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JANUARY DAILY DEVOTION 1/16

We tend to want everything right now. We have to understand that God has an appointed time to answer our prayers and bring our dreams to pass. They may not be answered in the exact way we want, but we can be certain they are answered for what is BEST for us. We cannot see the BIG picture of our life, but God can, so we need to trust in his timing.

GOD IS GOOD. .. ALL THE TIME!!




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Micro-Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper 1.5QT ONLY $27.30!!

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AMAZON DEALS

I LOVE this and had to share with all of you. What a great invention, because I love the flavor of the regular kernel popcorn. I have always loved making my popcorn on the stovetop :-)

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Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana – Olive Garden CopyCat!

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Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana – Olive Garden Copycat Recipe

Has anybody tried the all you can eat soup, salad, and bread sticks at Olive Garden?  It’s AWESOME isn’t it?  The Zuppa Soup is the BEST and we figured out how to make it in minutes in the instant pot (pressure cooker). 

This recipe is so fast and delicious, but takes like it has been simmering all day.  The best part is it is all done in the pot so clean up is a snap as well.  I make ours extra hearty so I use more sausage and potatoes. This is one of our family’s favorite meals.

The only prepping is dicing the onions and slicing the potatoes, otherwise, all you have to do is brown the sausage. When cutting the kale just make sure to remove the leaves from the stem as those will not soften/wilt when added to the soup.

We serve this with bread sticks. Everyone in our family goes back for seconds (and sometimes thirds Lol :-)

Serves 8-10 

Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced 
  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds Italian sausage 
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic 
  • 8-10 large potatoes, unpeeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices 
  • 6 cups chicken broth 
  • 1/4 cup water 
  • 2 cups fresh kale (cut the kale off the stem, then slice) 
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream 
Pressure Cooker directions
  • Use the “saute” function on the Instant Pot and heat olive oil. 
  • Add onions and cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Add Italian Sausage, crumbling into smaller pieces and cooking until brown

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  • Add garlic and allow to cook for about 1 minute
  • Drain off excess grease if desired
  • Add potato slices, chicken broth, and water.

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  • Lock the lid into place and set to “seal”.
  • Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes using the manual setting
  • When complete, allow a natural pressure to 10-15 minutes, followed by a quick release.
  • When pressure valve drops (will take about 3-5 minutes), remove the lid and add kale to the pot.
  • The heat will wilt the kale as you stir.
  • Pour in cream and stir to combine

We love to serve this with bread sticks – DELICIOUS:-) 

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Here are some other awesome things about pressure cooker meals:

  • Reduces cooking time by 70%.
  • Make sure you stay out of the way of the steam when you release the pressure. 
  • Less dirty dishes, because it is all prepared in the same pan. 
Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana - Olive Garden Copycat
Serves 8
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1 medium onion, diced
  3. 1-1/2 to 2 pounds Italian sausage
  4. 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  5. 8-10 large potatoes, unpeeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  6. 6 cups chicken broth
  7. 1/4 cup water
  8. 2 cups fresh kale, chiffonade
  9. 3/4 cup heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Use the "saute" function on the Instant Pot and heat olive oil.
  2. Add onions and cook for 1-2 minutes
  3. Add Italian Sausage, crumbling into smaller pieces and cooking until brown
  4. Add garlic and allow to cook for about 1 minute
  5. Drain off excess grease if desired
  6. Add potato slices, chicken broth, and water.
  7. Lock the lid into place and set to "seal".
  8. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes using the manual setting
  9. When complete, allow a natural pressure to 10-15 minutes, followed by a quick release.
  10. When pressure valve drops (will take about 3-5 minutes), remove the lid and add kale to the pot.
  11. The heat will wilt the kale as you stir.
  12. Pour in cream and stir to combine
Notes
  1. We LOVE to serve this with bread sticks - DELICIOUS:)
Adapted from This Old Gal
Adapted from This Old Gal
Free Tastes Good! http://www.freetastesgood.com/

Have you used a pressure cooker?  Please share your thoughts in a comments below!




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January Daily Devotion 1/15

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DAILY DEVOTION – 1/15

Rather than telling God how BIG your problem is, tell your problem how BIG God is. We need to look upward and not outward and things NEVER seem as bad when we give it to God. Today, Trust in the one who created us knowing he is in the business of Miracles :-)

GOD IS GOOD. . . ALL THE TIME!!




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KROGER: Huggies Diapers ONLY $2.19 (reg. $7.99!!)

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KROGER HUGGIES DEAL

Right now you can snag an AWESOME deal on Huggies Diapers at Kroger. We have 2 Huggies Catalinas plus coupons, which means you can snag Huggies Diapers for ONLY $2.19 each PLUS FREE Huggies Wipes!! Hurry and print this coupon $2/1 Huggies Diapers Printable Coupon before it disappears.

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