Day Off

Hello! It was my day off and I don’t feel like I got anything done!

Well, I got to the doctor, I suppose thats done.



After that I went to Bevmo and stocked up!

Have you ever tried these non-alcoholic beverages?


I haven’t. Its probably a good idea for me to try it while I am on so many meds!

I poured a glass of the red.


Um… Its ok. Its not awesome, but its an awesome option, it feels smart.

I put the white in the fridge:


Looking forward to trying this at some point!


I will probably end up having my grape juice and sparkling water but its nice to have options at the end if a long day!

Omgosh, off to have home made chicken fried steak and my buddies house! He’s cooking and me and his wife just get to eat! Love it! Lets see how my system handles that!

Actually will take my beer and try that tonight!

Wish me luck, I’m goin in!


War & Peace

Are you watching?


It a 4-part mini series running on Lifetime, A&E and the History channel. (I think these three networks).

Its on Mondays at 9:00, but that is too late for me so I have been watching on my iPad Lifetime app.


Its really good!


I didn’t read it (yet) and I love me some Russian writers, so I knew I would enjoy this!


Its really well done and now I cant wait to see the last one next week!

Sorry I didn’t tell you sooner, but now you can binge watch! Lucky!

Slept like a baby last night, thankfully. Today is my Friday, again, thankfully!

Today is my moms birthday, she would have been 95. Thinking of you mom. Xoxo

Have a good day and catch War & Peace if you can! Great Free entertainment!


Pretty Pavlova

Is this not the prettiest? Its a delicate, puffy cloud of non-dairy, gluten free yummyness. I have been wanting to make this for years. Hopefully this weekend I will feel up to it!

I will use regular cool whip, its nondairy!


Yes I do worry about my persnickety oven, but I will never bake anything if I let that stop me. So hopefully, if I keep an eye on it, it will be ok.

Last night could be the beginning of a very ugly next couple of months. I sure hope not! Tomorrow marks one week of starting a new med, I was hoping to skirt the side effects but I think I might be in for a bumpy ride. Naturally! Of course! Why? Gah!

Again just need to concentrate on the outcome! I need to remind myself how lucky I am.

Tomorrow is my Friday and for that I am grateful! Some down time is always good.

Oh, have you ever made or eaten Pavlova? I haven’t. Really looking forward to it.

Have a wonderful day peeps!


Ten Dollar Dinners

My new cookbook has arrived! Can I just say that this cookbook is one that can actually be used and not just looked at!

It has so many affordable recipes!


Some fancy yet simple:


Some everyday! Look at these salmon cakes, mine never turn out like this!


Dipping sauce anyone?


Chicken piccata:





Even polenta! I can eat that!



Look at these simple yet elegant eggs:


I am so excited to try these recipes. I want to thank Val, my reader, for her generosity! But seriously, don’t do that again! Xoxo

You guys are the greatest! I hope you will enjoy these recipes too! I will share! 😁

Have a great day.

40 of 60 Payments


My “necklace” continues to grow!

I used to think that when I got to 40 payments I would feel like I am finished. Wrong! 😔

It still feels like a long way off, because it is a long haul! I am not gonna lie!

But I am farther along then I was in 2012 and with each passing month I get closer to the end!

I am in it to win it! I got this!

Ah hem right?


Gift in my Inbox!?!

The surprises just keep coming. Today, I was hanging out and you know chill’n.. just checking my regular forums, blogs and email.

All of a sudden there was an interesting email in my Debtgirl inbox.

A gift!


For me!

From one of my dear readers!  She read my post and wanted me to have the cookbook! I cannot believe her generosity.

Thank you so much!  It really warms my heart and I too shall pay it forward!

It was so kind of you to do that.  I was really touched.

I raced over to Amazon and guess what, I purchased the 10 Dollar Dinner cookbook.  Ah hem.. brand new! Winking smile (I never, ever buy brand new books).  Feels so decadent.  In a good way! ;-)


Isn’t she cute?  Her videos are really cool too, check her out of Food network.  She makes it so easy!



I could not wait to order it.  AND… I made her Garlic oil infused Pasta today.


It turned out so yummy!  Again, my kid loved it.


Now I cannot wait to receive the gift from my reader in the mail! Feels like Christmas!

I cannot wait to share it with you and make the things in it that I think my kid will like and for $10.00 a meal, what’s not to love.

I know this is my second post today but I could not wait to say THANK YOU VAL!  That was very sweet and kind of you. I send best wishes to you.  I am blown away by your act of kindness.  Big Hugs!

I send you all best wishes.  Have a wonderful evening!


Garlic Oil Pasta & La-Z Saturday

Wow, what a week.  It almost took my breath away.

They say that life can change on a dime, and for me, it sure did.  Who would have known last Saturday when I was posting this that one week later, I would be in treatment for a medical condition I thought I would just have to live with because of affordability.

I truly feel like I hit the lottery.  But that’s all I am saying about that.  Well… unless the side effects get really bad and I have to vent and you poor reader get to listen to me vent as well.  Thank you for listening.

Today is a weird Saturday.  Kiddo is at a sleep over, its overcast which I love and I am kind of well, in limbo.  Should I write, should I walk, should I clean, should I blog?  You know, the kind of morning you can just crawl back in bed and put the covers over your head.

Heck after I post this, I just might do that as well. Winking smile  Why not!?!

I do know one thing.  I am making this later!


I have all the ingredients.

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 head broccoli, sliced into very thin florets, stalk peeled and cut into matchsticks
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Few tablespoons water or pasta cooking water, if needed
2 cups penne pasta, cooked al dente (I use gluten free)
Parmesan cheese, for garnish
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I really like this chef!  I love that I can watch her videos to make sure I am doing it right too.  She is also very inexpensive!  It’s a win-win for me!

If I see her cookbook at a thrift store, I am picking it up for sure.  I never watch her show because since I got basic cable I never know what is one when.  There is no menu that shows you any of that when you have basic cable.  That is the only thing I miss about the expensive cable, but it is totally not worth the cost.

So I am doing that… then I am going to the iPhone store to strangle anyone behind the counter with their cheapo iPhone cord.  Am I right?  OMG, what a piece of crap those things are!!!  I have like four of them that are useless.

Hope you have a great day.