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Hostessing above average

This week we have had not 8, not 20-some, but a grand total of 54 people in our home during our Monday-Friday work week! Plus, this weekend my sister is coming to visit and boys are watching college football here all day! Just thought that would provide a good laugh to those of you who participated in Freebie Friday a few weeks ago.

Here are a few Bible Study girls learning to cook Poppyseed Chicken and then sitting down to enjoy it!

Boil 4-6 Chicken Breasts, then cut into small pieces. Mix together a can of Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Chicken and 15 ounces of Sour Cream (I went with fat free). Melt 2 Tbsp of Butter and mix into 1 and a half sleeves of crushed Ritz Crackers add 2 Tbsp of Poppyseeds. Layer chicken, creamy mixture and then add crunchy topping. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. YUMMY!

(This portion fed 9 adults. But, the next night I doubled the recipe and put it in a 9×13, loaf pan and 9×9…fed 13 girls w/ the 9×13 and loaf pan. I saved the 9×9 for a girl in our Sunday School class that just had a baby and our class is providing meals for! Jason Dewar and Joel Hurdle always tell me to work smarter not harder.)

Here is one of the 54 :) We babysat Murphy last night!

Whatcha' Cookin' Wednesday? Nothin'!

So, NEXT week we will do dessert…but THIS week, Joel and I found something that was such a hit we had to share it with you!

Seeing as how this week we have caught BBQ ribs on fire and have forgotten to add the cheese to the scalloped potatoes…(can you tell school has started or what!?!)…we decided for our anniversary dinner we wanted to go out to eat.

We visited www.restaurant.com, typed in our zip code and were immediately shown all the gift certificates on sale for local restaurants. Basically, the best deal was to buy a $25 gift certificate for $10. There are ALWAYS discounts for the site so just google, “discount code for restaurant.com” and enter in your discount code.

We bought a $25 gift card for $6 for a CUTE bistro called “Village Bistro”.

We checked out the menu online and got our taste buds raring to go for some filet mignon! What a treat! We ended up getting two beef filets served with California cabernet mushroom sauce, pesto mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus for $27 (including tax and tip) vs. the original price of $54, which we probably would not have splurged on. So, if you are looking to eat out and spend less…try www.restaurant.com!