Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Five Favorites

It's Wednesday so I'm playing along with Hallie...

1.  Lately I've been on a BLT kick.  But frying bacon is such a greasy hassle and the precooked kind is expensive and just doesn't cut it in the taste department.  But thanks to Pinterest, I discovered baked bacon!

Just throw the bacon on a cookie sheet.  Place it in a cold oven.  Turn the oven to 400 degrees.  The bacon should be ready in 18 - 20 minutes.  So easy.  So delicious. No more frying bacon for me.

2.  While we are talking about food, I'll mention my Pepper Jack Pimento Cheese Toast Recipe that I posted yesterday.  These little buggers are so good.  My husband and I can eat 30 or more at a time.  We usually both end up eying the last one on the plate but he's a gentleman and always let's me have it.

3.  I love The Power of a Praying Wife and The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian. These books are filled with prayers for you to pray for your children and your husband.  She covers almost every topic you could possibly want to pray for them. The prayers are beautiful and scripture-filled.

If you want to pray for your family but have a hard time knowing exactly what to pray and feel like the normal prayers you rattle off quickly just aren't having the desired effect, please check out these books.  I don't think you'll regret it!

4. My Keurig coffee maker. 3 years ago (maybe 4) my parents got me a Keurig coffee pot for my birthday and I have used it multiple times a day since then.  Dan likes his coffee strong and dark.  I like mine a little less bold.  Before the Keurig I had to endure multiple complaints daily that the coffee I brewed wasn't strong enough or I had to brew it super strong for him.  Now with the Keurig, we both have our coffee just exactly how we like it!

5. Awesome Screenshot.  Recently I was right clicking an image on the computer screen to attempt to save it and I noticed at the very bottom of the right click menu that popped up the words Awesome Screenshot.  I clicked it since I was trying to get a screen shot.  Several options popped up and I was able to quickly crop the portion of the screen shot I wanted, save it to my computer and even add text, circles, lines etc.   Not sure how this magically appeared on my computer.  Maybe during a recent Firefox update?  Anyway, I'm glad it's on my computer now.  I quickly cropped and saved the images of the books and the Keurig in this post and now that I know I've got it, I'm sure I will find other uses for it.

Head on over to MoxieWife to see what everyone else is digging this week.


waiting said...

Do those pimento toasts mail well? I could use them for a morning pick-me-up snack? Also, loving that Awesome Screenshot, just installed it!

Billie Jo said...

I love my Keurig. it. If there were a zombie apocalypse, I'd probably miss it the most. ; )

Busy Bee Suz said...

Even though I wasn't hungry a minute ago, I am now craving bacon and pimento cheese toast!!! Dang you.
Awesome with the awesome find on the internet. :)

Cat said...

I have been so hesitant to try the baked bacon, but I think you may just have convinced me!

Also, I have Awesome Screenshot as an extension in Chrome, so I can use it any time by just clicking the thing up in my toolbar.