Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dinner Challenge Week 1

Here is the menu from my Dinner Challenge week 1-

If you can tell, I used a lot of the same ingredients just mixed them up a bit to create totally different meals. Also on Wednesday when we had Chicken stew I cooked extra Chicken and froze it for later use which was very handy in making the chicken pot pie on Saturday. I love cooking once and eating twice!
Sunday
-chicken stir fry, rice, and homemade pot stickers
Monday
-lentil soup and toast*

Tuesday
-spaghetti, homemade bread sticks and salad


Wednesday
-chicken stew and rolls


Thursday
-Corned beef and cabbage with potatoes


Friday
-grilled veggie pizza and salad*

Saturday
-Chicken pot pie



*-Vegetarian meal

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

We are RE-LAUNCHING!!! Plus a Giveaway!-CLOSED

Welcome to the re-launch of Hona's Helpful Hints! And as part of this relaunch I am going to be doing a GIVEAWAY!!!! To participate in this giveaway you need to do one of 4 things:
  1. Follow this blog on blogger/google
  2. comment on this blog post
  3. "Like" our Facebook Page
  4. Post a link to this blog to your facebook account or blog
Pretty easy huh? You will receive 1 entry in the giveaway for each thing you do. Now, what am I giving away you ask... How about a copy of a fellow home cook turned cookbook author/ TV host's Cook Book?

 This Cookbook is great for those who don't have much time but like to make great meals. So there you have it. The Giveaway is open until April 5th. GOOD LUCK!!



In other news...
My sister in Law Amber issued a most intriguing challenge... Can you make a different meal for dinner each night for a month. I have taken on that challenge and it has been so fun I thought I would use it to re-start my blog! After posting several menus on facebook, my friends have been requesting recipes. So this little challenge has snowballed big time! I have decided to work on one of my life long dreams to write my own cookbook.I have been jotting down recipes in a few kitchen journals and also here in this blog for a while  and now that the baby is here and we are getting to have more of a schedule I felt now is the time.(holy run on sentence batman!) So here I go! I really am looking forward to this newest challenge and I am going to need a lot of support from my readers!


Look for lots of fun additions to this blog as well. Including:



  • Kitchen Confessions- I do have some talent in the kitchen but I have had some funny experiences when things don't go as well as they could.
  • Meatless Monday- This is something we have been doing as a family for a while now and I thought it might be fun to share with you.
  • Family night Ideas- it's not all about the food ya know, we do some pretty fun activities together and I can't wait to share them with you.
  • Cleaning tips- I have figured out some shortcuts that I am sure you would love to try!
  • Product Reviews- My honest take on Kitchen and home related products.
Those are just a few things that I plan on adding along with my quick hints I have been doing. I really hope you all will join me in this re-launch of Hona's Helpful Hints!

My plans for the future are pretty cool too. I hope to be able to make some tutorial videos and expand to a you tube channel. It's always good to dream right?




So, Welcome welcome welcome to the new and hopefully improved Hona's Helpful Hints!!

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