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Ribbon Storage

After being away from the blog for a few days… I am back with a helpful tip for ribbon storage!  I was taking care of some serious spring cleaning (I tend to get very messy when I’m crafting) when I realized how entangled my ribbons were!  This is not all of my ribbons but just the ones that would fit in this basket.  I am beyond thankful that I remembered this little storage tip on Pinterest and finally put it to use. 

 

Simply arrange your various ribbons in your plastic basket (with slots or holes) and pull a small amount of your ribbon through different holes!  SO EASY!

 

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Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops

Today was definitely a crock pot kind of day.  With homework to do, keychain orders to fill, midterms to study for, 3 kids to watch (and clean up after)… I wouldn’t have been able to squeeze in cooking dinner any other way.  So I thought I would share one of my family’s FAVORITE crock pot meals :)

I saw this meal idea a while back and made it according to the original recipe which can be found here.  After making the recipe according to their instructions…it needed some adjustments to fit our family.  We are gravy lovers– so first and foremost I needed to figure out a way to make more gravy.  Secondly, the ranch flavor was too rich for me and the kids… my husband loved it– but he was out numbered.  I adjusted the recipe a little bit and made my own mashed potato recipe instead of the one they provided.  Here goes!

You will need:

6 boneless pork chops

2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup

1 packet (dry) ranch dressing mix

Empty both cans of Cream of Chicken soup into your crockpot along with the packet of ranch and mix together.  Once mixed well, add your boneless pork chops (I like to cover my pork chops with the chicken soup/ranch mix)  and allow them to cook for around 6 hours.

Sidenote:  I was in a pinch today and let the chops cook on high for 4 hours, but they were just as delicious and tender :)

So yummy and soooo simple!   If you are in need of a recipe for mashed potatoes, here is the one I used tonight:

Dee’s Light and Creamy Mashed Potatoes

You will need:

10 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

3/4 cup margerine or butter

1/2 cup milk

1 cup mayonaise

garlic powder (to taste)

salt (to taste)

pepper (to taste)

1.)  Peel your potatoes

2.)  Cut your potatoes into cubes

3.)  Add enough water to cover your potatoes and boil until the potatoes are soft to bite and ready to mash.

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4.) Strain your potatoes, and reenter them into your pot.  Add butter, mayonaisse, milk, garlic, salt and pepper and mix with an electric mixer.

5.)  Serve and enjoy!

Did you try this recipe?  Let me know! I would love to hear about it :)

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