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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Biscuit and Gravy Casserole

On any given weekend you can find our family dining on biscuit and gravy. This delicious casserole looks like it could very easily fit the bill as well

1 lb pork sausage
2 T butter
2 packages Sausage Gravy Mix (makes 2 cups per package)
12 eggs
1 (5 oz) can evaporated milk
½ tsp salt
2 tubes refrigerated biscuits

Cook sausage in 10" Executive Skillet - breaking up using Mix 'N Chop, set aside.
In large saucepan, make gravy according to directions. Add sausage to gravy, set aside.
In large Stainless Steel Bowl (check out our Stainless Steel Bowl Set item #1735) whisk eggs, evaporated milk and salt. Soft scramble eggs with the butter. In a Stoneware Rectangle Baker layer gravy, eggs, gravy, eggs, gravy, then top with biscuits.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees until biscuits are golden brown. 

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Getting Older Has Its Benifits

This list may not only be useful for you, but for your friends and family too.
Dunkin Donuts gives free coffee to people over 55 .
If you're paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for FREE.
YOU must ASK for your discount !
Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+) This is for me ... if I ever see one again.
Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)
Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)
Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)
Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+
Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
Overnight Accommodations:
Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).
Great Clips: $8 off hair cuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)

Never Forget

I will never forget 9/11/01 and I know there are many that are just like me. Whether we lost a loved one or not does not matter for the grief we all felt and the moment ingrained in our memories forever will be there forever . The moment that the first plane went into the tower with no one expecting that to happen and then just moments later with the second plane hitting we heard of 2 more planes in the air and where we they heading? I was at work with many other individuals that are close to my heart and our boss would keep us updated and we were all glued to the tvs as our daily work continued on. The devestation would continue on for days and the moment of fear would lead to wonderment. Now as the unrest of what will happen next with the area as the U.S. once agains debates about what to do I pray for our country and our leaders

Black Eyed Susans

Here in southern Illinois you can find black eyed susans growing in fields. They are beautiful to me.

Black Eyed Susan have been here in North America for quite some time. Being a native wildflower it has become popular with home flower gardens. The Black Eyed Susan Plant comes in two varieties (1) bush and (2) vine. They come in glorious fall colors of yellow, orange, and gold. If you love flowers but don't have a lot of time to care for them then the Black Eyed Susan is for you.

Black Eyed Susan are grown from seed and if started early in the spring you may be lucky to get blooms the first season. Best to plant the seeds shallow in the soil as early in spring as possible or plant in fall to have flowers next year. The plant will grow  tall with stems as tall as 2 to 3 feet tall. After the flowers are established they will be easy to care for. Resistant to insect and disease

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Great Buy

Looking for a great deal on easy lunches, after school snacks or anytime something to munch on? Check out this deal on State Fair corndogs at the dollar store

State Fair Corn Dogs 2 pk $1
-$0.55 off ANY ONE (1) STATE FAIR Corn Dog Product printable
Final Price: $0.45
another great deal at Wal-Mart is salsa yummy in so many recipes or alone with chips
Chi-Chi's Salsa $1.78 -$1 off Chi-Chi's salsa item, 16 oz+ printable 
Final Price: $0.78
Keep in mind stock varies per store.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Krispy Kreme Get Yourself a Doughnut on Talk Like A Pirate Day

Krispy Kreme has created a day full of fun and a giveaway to boot in the Talk Like A Pirate Day that will take place on September 19th. If you are brave enough then you will take the challenge where you are dared to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate. In return you bounty of a deed will result in a free original glazed doughnut. Go a step farther and don the pirate attire and get a dozen doughnuts to share with your mates.
Claiming your bounty on September 19 will result in a delicious tasty treat for talking like a pirate or wearing an eye patch. If you arrive to make your match in full attire pirate costume you will be given a full dozen original glazed doughnuts. Full costume includes three or more of the following

ü   Eye Patch
ü   Pirate Hat
ü   Bandana
ü   Peg Leg
ü   Parrot on Shoulder
ü   Pirate Shirt / Loose white shirt
ü  Knickers
ü  Leather belt
ü  Silver and gold necklaces and earrings
ü  Pirate Hook
ü  Pointy black boots or ragged brown sandals
this contest is family friendly and simply for a bit of yummy fun so no weapons are allowed.

About Krispy Kreme      
Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found in over 850 locations in more than 20 countries around the world. (NYSE: KKD) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Visit us at
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