Thursday, March 14, 2013

Free Oregon Cafe for me!

Remember my previous blog post about a new product I tried called oregon cafe vanilla latte? Well after I posted my great thoughts about it on my blog I sent them an email to share it. I just wanted them to know that I thought it was great and wanted to share it with my friends and any random person that takes the time to read my blog or FB page. I never thought they would be so super sweet to send me anything in return but they have.... Maybe I'll have to do a sampling and blog about my favorite! Honesty and kindness pays off, yay!

If you missed my previous post- these are coffee concentrated drinks you just add milk too. I have only had the vanilla one and I usually get a cup- add ice- pour in some milk & Oregon Cafe- stir and ENJOY! I don't have a coffee maker and sometimes am on the go so this is great. I've even thought about taking to work but then I'd probably have to share... hehehe. Grab some today! For under $4 at my local walmart it is well worth the price (that is like 1 starbucks drink but with O.C. you get 8= awesome!). I love starbucks but lets be honest- thrifty they are not.

If you can find it in your local grocer try Amazon or Walmart  

Would love to here about anyone else's experience!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wednesday -snow covered!

"Fear not..for I am with you.."
Jeremiah 46:28

Although that is just a excerpt from the verse, to me it is the best part of the message. (This is where I am at in reading the bible) There is another verse in the bible that states that same thing, probably more popular...

Isaiah 41:10

New King James Version (NKJV)
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

As much as I probably need this in my life I should have it tattooed on me. Have you seen the Bible on the History channel? I'm watching the first part right now (on DVR)- pretty good. 

  • Are you in need of a winter coat? Right now Kohls online has most of theirs on clearance, check it out
To be honest I thought I'd come up with some fabulous things to post about but so far this is it... bummer... maybe I'll get lucky later. Until then have a blessed evening!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies
by way of Miss Betty Crocker

3/4 cup each (brown sugar & granulated sugar)
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 1/4 cup flour (i used more like 2 1/3 cup)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 bag (12 oz) semi sweet chips (or 2 cups for those who buy in bulk)

1. Preheat oven 375
2. Cream sugar, butter, vanilla, & egg
3. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda
4. Use a #16 scooper or 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop out & place on ungreased cookie sheet 3 inches apart
5. Bake 12-15 minutes (i did 15)

Makes 1.5 dozen (I got 19)

  • You can add 1 cup nuts (i did not). 
  • If you aren't into jumbo yummy goodness you can make "regular" cookies- use tablespoonful & cook 8-10 min. 
  • You can also substitute candy coated chocolate candies (M&Ms) for the chips (might have to try that next time..)
This were pretty spot on and think they will be a hit in any home!

Oregon Cafe concentrate...

I recently tried Oregon Cafe Vanilla Latte concentrate. It's pretty good, the best part is I pour and go, just like getting a glass of juice or something. I have only tried it cold but I think it is great. The best part is that you can control the taste by adjusting the amount of milk you use. I tend to live in the land of " I like a little coffee in my milk and sugar" so this fits me well. The best part is right now on they have a coupon for $2.50 off (at my walmart this product is just over $3 so I basically got it for a dollar).