Saturday, February 21, 2009

Stay-at-home Saturday


We've had some requests for topics that need to be shown a lil' RWAV love. Therefore, we are changing our former Savory Saturday (which included one recipe for an easy Sunday meal idea) into Stay-at-home Saturday which will include:

-a little diddy on women just like you--moms and wives--that love the Lord Jesus and have a business which utilizes the skills and talents He has given them. This feature just might even enable you to do a little Saturday shopping in the confines of your own home. :) We'll chalk this up to our Mommy Marketing Moment.


-one or two of YOUR tried 'n true (TNT) household tips (TNT Tips). This is where you're gonna get involved. Tee hee hee hee.


-Savory Smackerel--a recipe (no worries...we aren't taking away that recipe)

Without further ado, let's get this show on the road.

Mommy Marketing Moment:
Our first Mommy Marketing Moment feature is not technically a "mommy run" business so to speak but it IS a business 100% committed to your Mommy needs and owned/operated by a Christian family.

Chit Chat Baby is a leading online retailer in the juvenile industry (largely baby equipment and accessories). They have also recently expanded to a new storefront in Fort Mill, SC if you happen in the area. You are guaranteed to be pleased with their selection, customer service, quality and prices.

Chit Chat Baby actually happens to be giving away TWO Inglesina Zippy stroller's for the month of February. Be sure to go to their website to register. They hold great giveaways every month and we've had LOTS of friends win so don't forget to keep checking back for the months to come. Let's hear it for Chit Chat Baby!!!!

Since Spring/Easter are quickly approaching, you'll no doubt be dying and decorating eggs for decoration, Easter egg hunts, Easter baskets, Egg tosses, etc. It never fails that at least one egg goes SPLAT on the floor. Don't you hate it when that happens?! This year you'll be prepared! Just whip out this little tidbit provided by Amy:

I learned this in college and have really used it, so I can say it works. If you accidentally drop an egg on the floor (mine have rolled off the counter before too), instead of trying to pick up all the goo with paper towels try this:

-Liberally sprinkle salt on the mess (don’t hold back – go nuts with the salt!).
-Give it a few minutes and it will all sort of congeal.
-Then you can scoop up the congealed glop with a pancake turner and dump it in the trash can. Then just wipe up any residue off the floor.

How fun was that?!? Now, it's your turn! Email us your random, helpful household tips that could help fellow homemakers in a pinch. Don't you DARE underestimate yourself and say "you don't have any." Chances are...if you've come across a situation, every single one of us has encountered that same situation and could benefit from your insight. So, email us at!

Savory Smackerel:
Mrs. Amy A's recipe was such a hit last week that she found it in her heart to give us another smackerel from her kitchen. She mentioned that this recipe comes from our good ole' church cookbook which never fails. One word, Amy...Mahalo!

Hawaiian Chicken (serves 4)
  • 3-4 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • ¼ c. butter

  • 1 can pineapple chunks (avoid the kind in heavy syrup; try to go for the ones in 100% juice. Better yet, get a fresh pineapple which is just starting to show up in stores!)

  • ½ c. thinly sliced onions

  • 2 tsp. salt

  • ¼ tsp. garlic salt

  • 1 large green pepper, cut in strips(if your family doesn’t like pepper, just leave it out)


  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tsp. soy sauce

  • ½ c. brown sugar

  • 2 tsp. cornstarch

  • ½ tsp. ginger
  1. Melt butter over medium heat. Brown chicken pieces in butter.

  2. Drain pineapple and save juices*. Add ¼ c. juice to onion, salt and garlic salt.

  3. Add juice mixture to chicken. Cover and cook for 30 minutes (may need to turn down heat).

  4. Combine ingredients for sauce. Mix until smooth and pour over chicken.

  5. Add pineapple chunks and pepper strips. If you want to get fancy you can also sprinkle coconut on top!

  6. Serve over rice with a side of stir-fry veggies.

*If you use a fresh pineapple, you may need to purchase a small can of pineapple juice for the sauce.

Click here to print a copy of the Hawaiian Chicken recipe!


Aundrea-aka Zerbert Baby said...

LOVE this new Stay at Home Saturday! The TNT is great, but I hope I won't have to use it any time soon.

dalli said...

i make this recipe ALL the time. my kids & family love it.

Momofgirls said...

Thanks for the egg tip- that just happened yesterday when I had a little "helper"!!

I will try that recipe this week, thanks!

Happy Weekend :)

Michelle Cherikos said...

I am looking forward to this recipe. Thanks Amy.

Donna said...

Yes, the egg tip is great! I will definitely do this in April when we dye Easter Eggs:)

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Anonymous said...

Oops, I accidently deleted first comment.

Thanks for the egg tip. I always let my kids help out in the kitchen, and they have dropped an egg or two on occasion. Next time I will be prepared.