My 9-year old son just graduated to Men's shoes this week...I was shocked.
I think he's proud of himself.
*This post is linked to 5 Minutes for Mom.
The Jaffna Peninsula, a region inhabited primarily by Tamils, forms the northern tip of what island country?
Whereas, throughout its history, the South has "relished its grits", making them "a symbol of its diet, its customs, its humor, and its hospitality"; and
Whereas, every community in the State of South Carolina used to be the site of a grist mill and every local economy in the State used to be dependent on its products; and
Whereas, grits has been a part of the life of every South Carolinian of whatever race, background, gender, and income; and
Whereas, grits could very well play a vital role in the future of not only this State, but also the world, if, as The Charleston News and Courier proclaimed in 1952: "An inexpensive, simple, and thoroughly digestible food, [grits] should be made popular throughout the world. Given enough of it, the inhabitants of planet Earth would have nothing to fight about. A man full of [grits] is a man of peace". Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-703. The official state food is grits."
Cheese Grits Casserole
1c. Quick Grits
Salt to taste
1 Stick Butter
6-8 oz. Velveeta
Place water, grits and salt in a large saucepan and whisk (no one likes lumpy grits). Heat just to boiling. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add margarine and cheese, stir until melted. Set aside. Beat eggs with enough milk to make 1 cup. Add egg mixture to grits and combine. Pour into an 8x8 casserole and bake at 325° for 1 hour.
Remember...eating grits will contribute to world peace. Wouldn't you love to be a part of that solution?
This is my weekly freebie post. First, I'll show you everything that I've gotten for free this week, along with the links to anything that is still available. At the bottom of the post is a list of my favorite online freebies from this week. I usually get at least one free item in the mail every day...it's just like Christmas! Free stuff is out there, it's just a matter of looking for it!
Saved $175.50, 71%
Coupons Used 51
Net Cost $56.53
~3 John Frieda Shampoos (Rite Aid) (Sale, 3 for $15. Use 3-$3 off 1 coupons from 3/7SS insert, then submit receipt for $5 single check rebate to still get all 3 for $1.)
~2 Oral B Toothbrushes (CVS)
~1 Nivea Lip Care (CVS)
~Trident Layers Gum (Coupon 2/7 SS .75 off 1, Doubles at Super Fresh, free gum!)
~2 Nature Valley Nut Clusters
~3 Asstd Boxes Fruit Snacks
~4 Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal
(The deal for the last three happened at Safeway and is still available, but complicated. You have to work up a deal based on the coupons you have access to. Check out THIS post at Moneywise Moms for details. Focus on the top section including the Mix and Match Sale.)
~Zone Perfect Indulgence Bar w/coupon (facebook promo, NLA)
~Beyond the Shaker Black Lava Salt (online promo, NLA)
~$30 Home Made Simple Coupon Book (online promo, NLA)
~2 Gooseberry Patch Cook Booklets (Still available HERE)
~Spa Magazine (NLA)
~$15 Olay Regenerist
New Online Goodies
~Walmart has a sample of Lever 2000 soap HERE.
~Pureology is offering the opportunity to *win* a sample. I understand that they are nice, if you are among the chosen ~grins~. It's worth a try HERE.
~Costco is offering a sample of Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers...these will be going to a friend, for I have no need of them :)~ Get yours HERE.
~Get your free sample of Ideal sweetener HERE. I've not heard of this one, I think they are getting better...yes? no??
~Dunkin Donuts has a sample of their new Turbo coffee HERE. That should get you goin' in the mornin'!
That's it for this week Chickadees...lots of the offers this week were very short-lived. Enjoy your goodies!