Pinterest: Easy Cheeseburger Sliders

So, I’m thinking that if I make a recipe that I found on Pinterest more than twice in a one-month time period it’s a keeper, right?

I found a recipe for Easy Cheeseburger Sliders a few months ago and finally (finally!) made it a couple weeks ago. I then made it AGAIN last week. If you want the “photo” step-by-step then you want to click here and check out the one created by Kristina over at Better Recipes (a great site you should bookmark!)

Otherwise, here is the busy no-time-for-photos version! Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Mix TWO POUNDS of ground beef (or mix it up with ground chicken, sirloin, etc.) along with your favorite mix-ins. I use some salt, pepper, garlic, chopped onion and an egg.

Lob that meat up into a 9 x 13 pan and spread it out evenly. Bake for 30 minutes. Put slices of cheese on top and bake for another couple minutes to melt that cheese.

Grab at least 12 of those yummy Hawaiian Bread rolls (the Kings brand) and slide them in half so you have a top and a bottom.

Put that giant cheeseburger up on top of the bread – top with the other half of the bread. Cut into “sliders” and dole them out!

So freaking easy and SOOOOOO yummy!

Ps. No I don’t have a photo. I don’t take photos of food – I just EAT IT!

Hawaii Approves Marriage Equality

The Hawaii House of Representatives has passed a special session bill legalizing gay marriage, setting up a final approval by the state Senate before it’s sent to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his signature. [ more ]

It’s been a NAIL BITER lately watching the insanity going on over at the Capitol in Honolulu! I spent tonight on the Hawaii Equality Facebook page with tons of equality supporters awaiting the news! The excitement and trepidation was palpable – both supporters and protestors letting their voices be heard in an effort to either allow for homosexuals to have equal rights to marry or to block it. I am personally a straight ally – you know “straight but not narrow” and all. I have SO MANY friends that I would love to see “tie the knot” and am excited that it looks as though Hawaii will be Sweet State Sixteen to allow equal rights!

I’m rambling and I so know it! Ahh! I’m just so excited! This is just one more step closer to EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE! History is being made!

Potential Phishing Danger Alert: “MyPay DFAS LES”

Potential Phishing Danger Alert:

A third-party smartphone app named “MyPay DFAS LES” is being advertised
to connect to DFAS on your behalf to access your myPay account. This app
is NOT sponsored by the Department of Defense (DOD) or the U.S.
Government. As Such, it presents a serious risk of compromising your
account information and theft of funds. While giving your myPay account
information to strangers is typically not considered a good idea, the
app presents itself as an official DFAS service and as many as 50,000
members are estimated to have installed the app. Additional
investigation has found similar apps for Android and iPhone

Again, DO NOT download this app or provide any PII/Privacy information
to unknown or unconfirmed sources.

Here is the news story: http://www.afspc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123366577

Greek Chicken Pasta Feast

This is a recipe from eMeals that sounds so amazingly DELISH that I just had to share! I plan on making it this week! Serve this yummy meal with a Caesar salad to round it off!

Greek Chicken Pasta Feast
Recipe Type: Chicken
Cuisine: Greek
Author: eMeals
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1½ lb boneless chicken breasts or tenderloins
  • 1½ teaspoons Greek seasoning
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • Sauce: 1 envelope Good Seasons Italian
  • dressing
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 4 oz crumbled feta, use desired amount
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle chicken with Greek seasoning then
  2. lightly brown in oil in skillet over medium heat
  3. until chicken is done. Cook penne pasta by
  4. package directions then rinse in cold water and
  5. drain well. For sauce: Combine Italian dressing
  6. mix with vinegar and 3 tablespoons water in a
  7. jar, addsugar and shake well then stir in
  8. mustard until blended. Toss drained pasta with
  9. sauce. Top saucy pasta with cooked chicken,
  10. diced tomatoes, feta and fresh basil.

I love eMeals! Talk about not having to THINK – makes weekly meal planning (as well as saving money!) a snap!

Insidious: Chapter 2

For my birthday a few days ago my husband took me out on a date night for dinner and Insidious: Chapter 2! We both really enjoyed the first Insidious movie and were stoked that the sequel came out right in time for my birthday! Most cool horror flicks come out in time for my husband’s birthday because he was born the day before Halloween. Lucky bastard …

Anyway, the movie really lived up to my expectations! I thought that while it wasn’t quite as scary as the first installment, it was a really super creepy and well-made follow up. It kept with the story line and even added more to the background – a LOT more! I love a story with an actual STORY and not just non-stop gore. This isn’t a gory movie, it’s more of a psychological thriller a’la The Shining. Yes, I absolutely compared the two because there seemed to be a small homage to The Shining within Insidious 2 – not sure if it was on PURPOSE but … well, when you see it let me know!

Here’s the quick synopsis from Wikipedia:

“Insidious: Chapter 2 is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. It is a sequel to 2011’s Insidious. The film stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne reprising their roles as Josh and Renai Lambert, a husband and wife who seek to uncover the secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. The film was released on September 13, 2013.”

Don’t bother staying through the credits, there are no extras or stingers.

Ps. Anyone who has young kids or has ever owned some of the Fisher-Price brand electronic toys will be cursing them during and after the movie!

I’ve Been Busy

I’ve been busy … being AWESOME!

  • Enjoying Hawaii
  • Playing with my two-year old
  • Minecrafting with my eight-year old
  • Hustlin’ and connectin’
  • Making websites
  • Empowering women
  • Running in circles
  • Trying to stay positive

I’ll share it ALL once I get organized! Or … rather … more organized? Ya’ll know me … bc64527ff9abdfcd48a68848cdd72ddb433c4f68829230c38c