Friday, February 22, 2013

Buckeye Air Fair 2013

     Are you looking for something interesting to do this weekend?  I stumbled upon this cool event and thought I would share.  The Buckeye Air Fair is happening this Saturday from 9am- 3pm at the Buckeye Municipal Airport, 3000 S. Palo Verde Rd, Buckeye AZ 85326 .  If you have kids who are fascinated by planes, this looks like a great opportunity to see them up close!  The Air Fair is sure to be a lot of fun for the whole family and the weather will be perfect this weekend!

     The event will showcase more than 50 aircraft and will include flyovers and 72 vendors.  You can see over 20 World War II aircraft and vehicles and there will be plenty of activities.  A car show, hot air balloon rides, as well as bounce houses, a treasure hunt and face painting.  You can also enjoy a Science and Technology Expo with presentations by the Lowell Observatory, Challenger Space Center and many others.  The best part, admission and parking are free!!  Some activities do have a fee, but those are optional!  So, pack some snacks or a lunch and head west!  Check out the website for more information, Buckeye Air Fair.  Let me know if you go!

Picture used is from The Buckeye Air Fair website!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

What's In The Oven?

     One of the unpleasant things about being self-employed is the irregularity of your income.  Now, do not misunderstand me, I love being self-employed for a ton of reasons, but January, February and March are extremely slow, slow months in a business that is dependent on weddings.  Therefore, we are having a tight few months in our house.
      Although I do not like watching every penny, every day...I have to admit, I do kind of like the challenge of making it all work with limited funds.  One of my favorite things to do is look through a mostly empty kitchen, make a short list of foods I have and then get online and look for tasty recipes!  I have found this year so far, at least three new favorites for my family this way.  One such recipe is what I simply call Onion Chicken (I found a base recipe and adapted it).  The first time I made this, my kids were ALLLLLL complaining, but after their first bites, all were seven year old, J, looked up at me and said in a breathy voice, "Thank you mom."  First time ever!  So here it is, let me know how your family responds.

Erin's Onion Chicken

1 stick of margarine melted
1 tbs of worstershire sauce
1 container of french's fried onions crushed
1 tbs of garlic powder
1 tbs ground pepper
1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breasts

Mix margarine and worstershire in one bowl, mix onions, garlic and pepper in a 2nd bowl.  Dip chicken in margarine first, then in onions.  Put in baking dish, cover remaining onions and margarine over chicken and bake covered at 375 for 30 minutes, uncover and bake for an addition 10 minutes.  Make sure chicken is cooked through.  Serve with rice or potatoes and your favorite veggies.

Cooking what we have in the house and staying out of the stores is a great way to save money...I maintain my thought, it is all about the little bit we save here and there!

NHRA Winners

     I am happy to announce that Kristin W. and Doug E. have each won 2 tickets to the NHRA Arizona Nationals for this Sunday!!  Woo hoo!  Have a great time!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2013 NHRA Arizona Nationals Ticket Giveaway

     Good morning!  I have tickets for the NHRA Arizona Nationals to give away to one of my readers!  If you are interested in attending these races on Sunday, February 24th, just become a follower and comment on this post.   Tickets are general admission and every ticket includes a pit pass.  Also, kids 12 and under get in free with each adult ticket!  It is sure to be a great day!   Check out my original post  which includes a discount for the event!  I will draw a name from those who comment on Thursday!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Drag Racing Anyone??

The NHRA Arizona Nationals is returning to Arizona, February 22nd - 24th at Firebird International Raceway!  Pro qualifying begins on Friday, Feb. 22 with sessions scheduled for 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The final two qualifying sessions will take place Saturday, Feb. 23 at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Final eliminations begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. This promises to be an exciting day the whole family can enjoy!  Kids 12 & under are free to all general admission areas, every ticket is a pit pass, there is a big midway and kid zone! This promises to be an exciting day the whole family can enjoy! 

I have been given a GREAT discount for this event!  Tickets can be purchased for $10 off with the code MOMNHRA13 at www.FirebirdRaceway.comCheck back on Sunday, I have tickets to give away!!