Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Meal Deals

I know the economy has not been good, but every now and then families like to get out of the house. As for being a stay at home mom I love having a night off from cooking. I have searched and compiled a list of restaurants that are doing promotions on kids meals.


Ponderosa - Kids eat free on Saturday

BW3 - Kids eat 1/2 off on Wednesday

Dakotas - Kids eat free from the Little Indians and 1/2 off Junior Cowhands

Roosters - Kids eat for .99 on Wednesday from 3-close

Steak and Shake - Kids eat free Saturday and Sunday

Max and Erma's - Kids eat free on Tuesday

Tumbleweed - Kids eat free on Sunday

Golden Corral has one too, but I do not remember what day the special is on for kids.

Most of the restaurants require an adult entrée purchase with each kids meal.


Hoggy's - Kids eat free on Wednesday after 4

Lonestar - Kids eat free on Tuesday

Smokey Bones - Kids eat free on Monday from 5-7

Old Bag of Nails - Kids eat free on Sunday

AppleBees - Kids eat free on Wednesday

Quaker Steak - Kids eat for 1.99 on Monday

Texas Roadhouse - Kids eat free on Monday

Spaghetti Warehouse - Kids eat for .99 on Monday

Champps - Kids eat free on Tuesday

If you happen to find anymore deals please feel free to email them too me.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

My daughter was diagnosed with JIA a year ago. Currently she is doing well with her disease and is hopefully in remission. Please remember all the children who are effected by JIA and pray that one day there will be a cure for it.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Yesterday my husband and I ventured to Columbus for the day since my parents had the kids camping. We decided to do some investigation into a few cupcake bakeries to help get mine up and running. The first place we visited was the Pink Moon Cupcake Bakery. It was a quaint little shop and very customer oriented. They serve four regular cupcakes every day of the week in addition to a combination of different flavored cupcakes. Check out their menu. The cupcakes were light and moist. The frosting was very light and melted in your mouth. I think my favorite was the blueberry which had fresh blueberries in the cake itself.
The next one we visited was Sugar Inc. The owner was featured on the local news channel that I had watched, so we went to check it out. The shop has a very modern feel to it, but I love the cases she puts the cupcakes in along with the robin blue painted walls. All her cupcakes are organic, plus there were gluten-free ones as well. There were not very many to choose from. As for the taste, they were not as sweet and it would probably take some use getting to.

Finally just next door was Our Cupcakery. This little shop was attached to a coffee shop which was the only place to sit. It was a little cramped in there. The owner was not very customer oriented, because when I asked for one of each of the mini cupcakes she looked at me kinda funny. I do not think she knew what to do. As for the flavor of the month there was no advertisement in the shop like there is on their site. The only thing that I liked was the cupcake bar, where you could decorate your own cupcake with sprinkles, m and m's, jimmies, etc. I think they cater to more of weddings, parties, and classes. This was the least favorite of the tastings.

I have now decided that simple is best, such as what the Pink Moon does. There is still a lot to do before I can even think to get this business off the ground. For now I will keep testing out recipes that are simple and good tasting. I will still take orders for cupcakes and special occasion cakes. Now on to see what it costs to rent a place, get a license, ingredient cost, and so on. I hope it will all come together one day.