The family dine in at Kalamata Greek restaurant

My family seldom eat outside or dine in at a restaurant. My kids love Chinese food except my husband who has a sensitive stomach after we eat. I cannot stand that three of us are enjoying our food and one is sick. We escape Chinese yesterday.

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Instead we went to a Greek restaurant called Kalamata. My parents-in-law dined in this restaurant before. They both like the restaurant. Yesterday was cold and the family is inside the entire day. My husband decided that we will check out this restaurant.

Our first time to dine in at Kalamata Greek restaurant

Our first time to dine in at Kalamata Greek restaurant

Kalamata restaurant is not far from where we live. It is about ten minutes drive. It is a family type of restaurant. They are famous with their Greek menu but we order American food.

Our first time to dine in at Kalamata Greek restaurant

Our first time to dine in at Kalamata Greek restaurant

I had cream of mushroom soup which is really delicious. My husband had a salad for starter. I ordered a fried chicken, peas and rice. The rice is not normally I have at home but I still eat it. My husband ordered a meatloaf with peas, mashed potatoes and gravy. Both of the kids ordered hamburger.

Our first time to dine in at Kalamata Greek restaurant

Our first time to dine in at Kalamata Greek restaurant

this cream of mushroom soup is so delicious

this cream of mushroom soup is so delicious

I have friend chicken, peas and rice

I have friend chicken, peas and rice

Both of my kids have hamburger

Both of my kids have hamburger

The waitress is very friendly and fast. We did enjoy our dinner. We are looking forward to dining again next time. The prices are affordable too. The servings are big. We paid $31 for the four of us which is very affordable.

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Why Simply 7 Snacks are the best and healthy chips to eat with your family

I admit my family loves to eat snacks. Who does not, right? Chips are one of the snacks that we eat especially after playing or swimming. My kids need to take a break and have snacks with them.

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There are many snacks to feed to your family. You just need to buy the best and healthy snacks for them. I am very thankful that Simply 7 Snacks sent me a box of full of delicious and healthy snacks for my family. It also come with free goodies for me.

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I received the snacks clipper, a pen and a note pad where I can write my shopping list. It also comes with five flavors of chips. There are four chips that my family will eat. I also have a customized bag of chip that has my name and my favorite flavor of the Simply 7 Snacks. I am very honor. I think it is way too cool to have my name printed on the bag.

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My family ate the chips. My son’s favorite is the Lentil chips in Jalapeno flavor. My little girl’s favorite flavor is the Pomegranate chips on sea salt. I also love the Quinoa Chips in cheddar flavor. My husband’s favorite is the hummus chips in roasted red pepper.

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All these chips are really healthy and delicious to eat. Why do my family love the Simply 7 Snacks? These are the seven reasons, why? 1. 0 Grams Trans Fat and No Cholesterol 3. No Artificial Colors or Flavors 4. Gluten Free Ingredients 5. All Natural Recipes 6. Simple Ingredients 7. Simply Delicious

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How about your family? What is your favorite snacks to eat? Why not change check out Simply 7 Snacks and try it. I am sure that just like my family, you will love these chips.

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I received the products for free. I did not receive any compensation. All my thoughts and opinions are 100% mine. It might be different with other people.

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Treats for a Dog

Is there someone who recently got a puppy or a dog who you want to purchase a gift for but aren’t sure what to get? A dog gift basket is the perfect way to show a new pet how much it is loved and to welcome it to the home. You can also get a basket for your own pet. They make wonderful birthday gifts for dogs, or you can get one for a holiday like Christmas or Easter. 

 

Our Maggie enjoying her bone

Our Maggie enjoying her bone



There are a variety of things that can be put in a basket for dogs. You can also get something for someone who likes dogs but cant be around them because of allergies. These baskets would include stuffed animals, flowers and other items that are related to the animal. Everything is arranged in a colorful basket, and you can add a card to the outside. Baskets for pets include a variety of treats and toys that the dog can play with. Some of them include hand puppets so that you can play with the pet. Many of the items in the basket are made of healthy ingredients instead of processed items. Choose from baskets that are for dogs that might not feel well or baskets that are for a dog that thinks she is a diva.

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How to enjoy your dinner date

I love listening to music. There is no doubt about it. I love listening to love songs the most. I also love having a lunch date with my husband. It is hard to listen to music when you are eating in a busy restaurant.

I love listening to guitar as well. Are you planning to buy a new guitar? Do you plan to serenade your girl friend? You can find various styles and prices here at
musiciansfriend. I am sure that you can find the best guitar. I wish you all the luck and have a blast.

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The best help for women that are so busy at work

I am lucky that I am a stay at home Mom with my kids. I can take care of them while my husband is working. I know that being a stay at home sometimes is not fun especially when the house is in chaos and the kids are fighting. I cannot imagine my life if I am working. I am sure that working outside the house is tiring too. You get home and take care of your family and the household chores too.

Would it be awesome if women get the best help? The www.theotherwoman.net is here to help us make our life better. They offer house cleaning service so we do not need to clean our house. I would love this service to come in my house. I just need to pay somebody to clean the house for me.

How about you? Do you need help too? Why not give them a call especially if you live close to Raleigh in North Carolina.

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My own version of Lumpia Shanghai

I love anything that is Asian foods. It is a 100% true because I am Filipino by heart. I also love American food. There are times that I am craving for Filipino dish. I am thankful that PANLASANG PINOY is always around to satisfy my cravings.

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I made this Lumpia Shanghai during the Father’s Day that held in our home. My in-laws like it. I wish I can make more next time. I need the wrapper as I only have 25 pieces. I know that it is not enough.

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This is my own version of Lumpia Shanghai. All you need is a wrapper of course. You can buy it in Asian store. You need a pound of ground beef. You need a cup of slice shrimps. You need half of the package of grated carrots. I always fry any meat with onions and garlic. You also need egg white to use it as a paste to wrap the wrapper.

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I cook the ground beef first until it is brown. Drain the excess oil. You need to slice half of a small onions. You can add garlic and slice it very thin. You can add the ground beef. I use the fish sauce or any soy sauce to mix with the ground beef. You mix the carrots when the ground beef and shrimp are cook. You removed the pan from the stove. You can scope a tablespoonful and put it in the wrapper. I wrap my triangle style. You need a cup oil to cook the wrapper. This does not take long to cook because the mixture is cook already. You just let the wrapper brown a bit. I burn mine but the lumpia shanghai still taste delicious. You can eat with sweet and sour on the side which you can buy from Asian store or any store that sells international food.

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How to keep your all terrain vehicle works properly

My son’s all terrain vehicle or ATV is acting strangely. He rides it perfectly with his sister or friends. Every time he wash is ATV after the ride, the machine will not work. It drives my husband crazy and my son the most. It took forever for them to figure it out what is wrong with his machine. It has been going in and out from the service.

Finally after two months, my son’s ATV worked. He finally can ride his ATV for a long time. He has the Polaris. I do not know if my husband will buy him this brand again. My husband also has a Polaris ATV as well. I wonder if kawasaki parts is better than Polaris. My husband is about to give up with my son’s Polaris but am glad that the machine is working great now. Nothing beats the happiness on my son’s face when he is riding his ATV.

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Little K is baking confetti cupcakes for her friends at school to share for her birthday

Little K’s actual birthday is in the summer. The school is over when she has her birthday. Mrs. L her 2nd grade teacher asks her if she wants to have a birthday party in school. She picks her own date as well. She picked the 18 to bring her birthday treats to her friends at school.

preparing to bake confetti cupcakes to share to her friends at school for her birthday party

preparing to bake confetti cupcakes to share to her friends at school for her birthday party

drop the cake mix in the big bowl

drop the cake mix in the big bowl

She wants me to bake confetti cupcakes for her friends at school. I bought the cake mix and frosting. I also bought the Hi-C drinks. She likes me to bake the confetti. She uses the vanilla for frosting.

add a cup of water to the cake mix

add a cup of water to the cake mix

She is such a big helper. She did most of the preparations. I always love to bake with my little K. We really bond as Mommy and daughter. She did all the steps to prepare the cupcake. I just turn on the oven and put the cupcakes when the oven is heated.

add a 1/2 cup of oil in the cake mix

add a 1/2 cup of oil in the cake mix

I give her a big bowl for all the ingredients. She opens the cake mix. She adds one cup of water. She adds 1/2 cup of oil. She uses three brown organic eggs from our red chickens. She mixes all the ingredients. I also help her with the mixing as well. She put all the cupcake cups. I pour the mixture. When the oven is heated at 350 degrees and cook the cupcakes for 23 minutes. We bake the first 12 cupcakes. I take our cupcakes and let it stand for a minute or two. She then put the frosting and add some sprinkles as well. She also taste the frosting every now.

add three eggs to the cake mix

add three eggs to the cake mix

 

mix it all together

mix it all together

 

While Mommy is heating up the oven to 350 degrees, I put the cups to the baking tins

While Mommy is heating up the oven to 350 degrees, I put the cups to the baking tins

 

after 23 minutes, my confetti cupcakes are done and am ready to put some frosting and sprinkles on top

after 23 minutes, my confetti cupcakes are done and am ready to put some frosting and sprinkles on top

We bake the other dozen and repeat the last instructions before applying the frosting. My little K was so happy and we put the cupcakes in the refrigerator and ready to her birthday treats for her friends at school.

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Thank you Ecommflash for these eco-friendly and beautiful kitchen utensils

Do you have a favorite pan? Are you afraid of scratching it with regular kitchen utensils? There are times that when my hubby is cooking, he uses the spoon or fork to stir. I get mad because he will scratch the surface of the pan.

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I am very much happy that I do need to worry that anymore. I am privilege and very much thankful to Ecommflash for sending me three of their amazing wooden kitchen utensils.

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I received the

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Oak Spatula Salad Set,

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Alder Cooking & Tasting Spoon Set
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and Ash Spatula Pancake. I love these utensils. They are made with eco-friendly and help us to stay greener especially when cooking. They are nature friendly as well. The wooden kitchen utensils are very easy to clean. All you need is wash it with soapy water or sponge and rinse.

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My kids are half Asian and American. They love to eat rice especially in the morning. I use one of Alder spoon set. Every morning they like to eat eggs as well. Thank you for six chickens for giving us six organic eggs everyday. It helps my kids to stay healthy at the same time, it saves me from buying eggs at the grocery store. I use the Ash Spatula Pancake and also works with flapping eggs perfectly. I also use the Alder Tasting Spoon Set with the baked beans that my kids love to eat with their burgers. I also use the fork from Oak Spatula Salad Set for stirring my pasta last night. It works perfectly as well.

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These wooden kitchen utensils are really cute. It makes me smile while cooking. I am happy that not only I make my family happy with my cooking at the same time, it keeps my pan safe and chemicals free while using these wooden kitchen utensils.

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How about you? What kind of your kitchen utensils do you use while cooking? Are you looking to change your kitchen utensils to a more eco–friendly and nature safe products? Why not check these amazing kitchen utensils at Amazon? You can also learn more beautiful and chemicals free wooden kitchen utensils products in their Facebook, Twitter and  Google Plus

Disclosure:
I received the wooden kitchen utensils for free. I did not receive any compensation. All my thoughts and opinions are 100% honestly mine. It might be different with other people.

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We had the bacon burger for dinner

Have you ever eat a bacon burger? It is really delicious. It is our favorite burger flavor. How I wish that it is cheap. We buy bacon burger at the butcher chop. My kids have their bacon burger in a bun with mayonnaise, lettuce, onion, tomato and melted cheese so as the husband except cheese for the little girl minus the mayonnaise as she breaks out with them.

this is the way I hate my bacon burger, no ban, just rice and my veggies with sliced onions and tomatoes on the side

this is the way I hate my bacon burger, no ban, just rice and my veggies with sliced onions and tomatoes on the side


I have my bacon burger without the ban. All I want is rice, with soy sauce, vinegar, slice onions and tomato and vegetables on the sides. Everybody is enjoying their bacon burger with different style of eating it. The bacon burger taste delicious alone. My husband is awesome with grilling.

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