Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mommy Marketing Moment

I am SOOOO excited about today's MMM, I can hardly stand it. Remember Donna's fav cleaning cloth from her post yesterday? Search no further because you, too, can have such a cloth!I've always been a believer that when you "doll up" your chores, they become a little more pleasant. For example: wearing an apron. I even used to make aprons for my brooms, (to make them feel pretty too, of course:).

Soooo...welcome, RWAVers, to my store's GRAND OPENING! I've been crocheting these cute dishcloths for years. They are tried and true! I've had some for 3-5 years and I'm still using them. They are simple and sweet, and BOY, do they get the JOB DONE! Their "knobbiness" helps cut through the caked on spots on your counters and tables. They are made out of 100% cotton, so they soak up water in a jiffy!

The cloths come in RWAV pink...a symbol of your fellow women "up on the roof" cleaning away (with a joyful heart, of course) reminding you that you are in good company and definitely not alone. :)

Click here to go to my new store and place your order!

Sidenote: I LOVE the story behind today's MMM. It started with something as simple as a dishcloth.

Donna's MIL got her a special kind of dishcloth thinking she "might" use it. Donna thought, "Hmmm. Interesting gift. I'll give it a try," and ended up finding it a cleaning staple-a tried and true (TNT) fav in her home maintenance. Who would think to bring that up in everyday, ordinary convo?

Donna ended up doing a post on her personal blog about that little cloth because she wanted another and couldn't find them anywhere. Turns out, our very own Angela has been making those exact same clothes for years (to everyone's surprise) but didn't necessarily have a reason to mention this hidden talent in everyday, ordinary convo.

As you consider today's MMM, I hope you will be encouraged at how this story IS Matthew 10:27 in action. Yes, because of something as simple as a dishcloth. THIS, my dear ladies, is precisely the heart of this blog and a prime example of WHY the Lord calls us to SHOUT FROM OUR HOUSETOPS--to build up one another (and maybe even make each others jobs a little easier while we are at it)!


Tired of spending money on the moneymaker (aka your face)? One way you can save some nickels and dimes is this...instead of buying eye make up removers such as these:

Try a little of this on a cotton swab to remove your eye makeup. This trick will leave you some extra money to spend on your favorite, all important facial cleanser and moisturizing regimen from those same name brands above!
Disclaimer: I'm sure we have many readers that may sell particularly the #2 remover shown above. This tip is not to discourage your business. Perhaps it will even boost your business on cleansing and moisturizing areas of your skin care line. :)

Savory Smackerel

I think I mentioned in a previous post that a couple of us did a mini Fix and Freeze. This recipe was easy, perfect for freezing and a HIT at my house. I served it w/ some good ole Sister Schubert rolls and salad. Every last morsel was eaten. It would be perfect for a Sunday lunch after church.

Chicken Divan (Paula Deen recipe)

2 (10-ounce) packages frozen broccoli, chopped
6 cups shredded chicken, cooked
2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon
1 teaspoon curry powder
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/2 cup soft
bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Remove the outer wrappers from the boxes of broccoli. Open 1 end of each box. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes, until thawed. Drain the broccoli and put into a casserole dish. Add the shredded chicken.

In a medium bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise, sour cream, Cheddar, lemon juice, curry powder, salt and pepper, to taste, and wine. Whisk together to make a sauce. Pour the sauce over the broccoli and chicken. Mix well with a spatula.

Place the mixture into an 11 by 7-inch casserole dish or 2 (9-inch) square disposable aluminum foil pans that have been sprayed with vegetable oil cooking spray. Pat down evenly and smooth with a spatula. Combine the Parmesan, bread crumbs and butter and sprinkle over the top.

Bake for about 30 to 45 minutes.

Cook's Note: Try topping with Cheddar or Gruyere cheese.

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