Friday, July 4, 2008

All books $1

Half price books Warehouse Sale
All books $1

July 12th and 13th

Half Price Books prices just got better. Join us at our warehouse for a sizzling book sale.Everything will be $1 or less. Merchandise will be restocked on Sunday. So come to the Summer Saleand fill your shelves with great books, movies and music at great prices. See you there!

9241 Greenwood Ave N.
(just north of 85th on the west side of Greenwood in Seattle)

click here to check for a sale in your area.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Free or Cheap movies for the kids this summer!

These movies are free on Tues and Weds. All movies start at 10 am.
Crossroads Regal Cinemas
1200 156th Avenue NE
Bellevue ,WA 98008

07/08/2008-07/09/2008Everyone's Hero (G)Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (PG)

07/15/2008-07/16/2008Arctic Tale (G)Firehouse Dog (PG)

07/22/2008-07/23/2008Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (G)Happily N'ver After (PG)

07/29/2008-07/30/2008Doogal (G)Shrek The Third (PG)

08/05/2008-08/06/2008Jonah: A Veggie Tale Movie (G)Bee Movie (PG)

08/12/2008-08/13/2008Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - Veggie Tales (G)Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG)

08/19/2008-08/20/2008Nancy Drew (PG)

08/26/2008-08/27/2008Charlotte's Web (G)Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep (PG)

Click here to find free movies in your area

You can movies for $1 in your area here, they also have specially priced kids packs for $3.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Gouda Mac and Cheese with Spinach

Gouda Mac and Cheese with Spinach
1 slice whole wheat bread
1 T flour
¼ c butter
2 cloves garlic minced
2 flour
2 cups fat free milk
½ t salt
½ t pepper
½ cup shredded gouda
1/3 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
5 cups fresh spinach, wilted or steamed
4 cups cooked pasta, if freezing cook 2 min less than shortest time on package
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350.
Place bread in food proccessor until coarsely ground, Melt butter in large saucepan over med heat, add garlic and saute for one minute. Add flour cook one min stirring constantly. Gradually add salt, pepper, and milk stirring contstantly until well blended. Bring to a boil and cook until thick Add cheeses stir until melted. Add spinach and pasta to cheese sauce. Pour into a 2 qt baking dish sprayed with the cooking spray. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake at 350 for 15 or until bubbly, or wrap well and freeze. To cook after frozen thaw and cook at 350 for 15 min, or from frozen 1 hour.
gluten free if made with rice pasta and rice flour.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Making meals healthier.

I recently discovered the book Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld. I saw her on a few shows promoting her book and decided to give it a try. I really like her concepts; She adds food purees to her dishes. In most cases you cannot even detect that they are there. M's favorite brownie is the one that is made with spinach puree! Here a few of the ideas that I have come up with on my own.

I add sweet potato, carrot, or squash puree to my tomato based dishes like spaghetti, lasagna, meatloaf, chili, and taco soup.

I add cauliflower puree to my alfredo sauce, potato soup and most recently I added it to my white country gravy when I made biscuits and gravy.

This is Jessica's Mac and Cheese
1 1/2 cups elbow pasta
non stick spray
1 T olive oil
1T flour
1/2 c nonfat milk
1/2 cup butternut squash or cauliflower puree
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar (low fat is great)
4 oz non fat cream cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1/8 t paprika

Boil the noodles til al dente (slightly firm)
While the noodles are cooking coat a large sauce pan with the non stick spray and heat over med heat. Add the oil and then the flour, and cook stirring constantly until the mixture resembles a thick paste but has not browned.
Add the milk and cook stirring every now and then until it thickens, about 3-4 minutes. Ass the veggie puree, cheddar, cream cheese, and the seasoning. Stir until cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. Add the noodles and serve warm.

Cook noodles for two minutes less than the shortest time on the package. Mix with sauce and freeze. Thaw in fridge and heat in the oven.
Gluten free when made with rice pasta, and rice flour.