**Giveaway!** $90 Premium Grass-Fed beef

 Calling all Las Vegas and surrounding areas, this one's for you 

How about $90 FREE Premium Grass-Fed beef! Yes please! 

I was given a sample of Grassy Mountain Beef to see what I thought of it before I recommend it to you. I have to say that I was surprised at the quality. 
The first thing I noticed is the packaging. Yes it was in a cooler type of shipping box to stay fresh during the shipping process but I was more impressed that it was neatly packed. I always put the frozen meat in the frig to defrost and it always leaks and creates a big mess. That didn't happen with this beef! It had 2 layers of wrapping but even after thawing it out and unwrapping it, I saw very little liquids. YAY NO MESS! 

We were excited to not only entertain guests but taste the beef verses all the ingredients I usually put in to make burgers. This time I only added Montreal Steak Seasoning. It was gluten free option for my friend and quite delicious for us. Talk about a win/win.
Before you all make fun of me, it was over 100 degrees so I decided to grill them on the George Foreman. It was amazing in the A/C and not out in the dreadful sun.

Something else I noticed is that this beef didn't have all the fillers that the store brand beef has. We didn't have very much grease come from the beef at all BUT the burgers were juicy and delicious. 

This was probably the only time that I remember cleaning the grill and not having to struggle to get it cleaned. It wiped off very easily and I think that is because of the quality of the Grassy Mountain Beef.  
It was hard to get a picture before everyone started chowing down but I was able to get one of the double burgers. I will say that everyone loved the burgers and I had absolutely NO leftovers. 

We all know that grass-fed meat is better for you because it is leaner and provides you antioxidants and vitamins but let’s face it, a guilt free burger always tastes better. Being able to purchase from a rancher allows us options of knowing exactly what we are getting without the struggle finding empty grocery shelves.
A little about Grassy Mountain Beef: 
Grassy Mountain Beef is a 6 generation family owned ranch, based in St. George UT. The cows are roaming free over hundreds of miles in the “Arizona Strip”, a large, rugged, virtually untouched area of range found in the northwest corner of Arizona, bordering Utah and Nevada. 

  • The cattle are mostly Black Angus, but also include Red Angus, Charley, and Beef Master. 
  • These cows are born and naturally raised across acres of free range.  
  • They are not treated with any type of hormones or antibiotics. 
  • Diet consists of a wide variety of grasses and forage native to the area. 

You can check out all that Grassy Mountain Beef has to offer here. They serve Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite, St. George and everything in between. 
Be sure to use coupon code GERI at checkout to save 15%.

Now let's get to the GIVEAWAY. This is for a sample pack worth $90
  • 3 lbs of ground beef
  • 3 Steaks
  • 1 roast


and the winner is...... 


Instant Pot Refried Beans


I am really not sure anyone can make Refried Beans look great in a picture but I will tell you that this recipe is absolutely amazing and easy to make! 

I promise to get a picture of the beans before the family devour them. (It's true, it is a thing)

Using the Instant Pot is the only way that I will make these because they are so fast and delicious. No need to sit and watch your food cooking. It is just doing the work for you so you can do other things. I love that kind of cooking. 


Ingredients:
  • 4 cups dried Pinto Beans
  • 9 cups water
  • 1 yellow onion (quartered)
  • 1/2 - 1 Jalapeno (I use canned)
  • 6tsp Salt
  • 2tsp pepper
  • 1/8tsp cumin
Directions:
I rinse off my pinto beans in a strainer. 
The rest of this recipe is just dump it in the Instant Pot. 
Add all ingredients and stir
Turn the IP on manual for 45 minutes. 
Make sure the seal is closed
When it is done and beeps, let the IP natural release for about 10 minutes. 

Then you want to release the pressure, and open up the IP away from you. It will be super hot. 

I take a large glass and start taking some of the water (only) out of the pot. You will need some of the water for reserves.

When you think you have enough water out of the pot, grab that Immersion Hand Mixer and start blending the beans right in the IP. 
If you feel that you don't have enough water, add some in. 
If you feel that you have too much water, take some out. 

From this point on this is your preference. 
You will want to blend these until you get the consistency that you like. 
You can't mess this up

I usually keep some of the reserved water for the leftovers. That way when we eat them the next day they are not dry. 

Enjoy! 

If you have leftovers you can freeze them. I like to put them in Food Saver bags and pull them out weeks later when we need them. 

Debt Free Planning: 52 Week Saving Challenge 2021

It's that time of year again.
Our main goal is to be Debt FREE and that not only means for Christmas but for every aspect of our lives. Being Debt Free is a HUGE goal and takes some planning in our lives.
I know that this 52 week Challenge is all over the internet and hard to pin point who actually came up with it first but I thought that my readers would like to join me in planning for Christmas 2018.

This 52 week challenge is pretty simple, you save the dollar amount that corresponds with that week. So the week of Jan 1st you save $1,
the week of Jan 7th you deposit $2 and so on,
by the end of the year you will have $1378 in cash for anything you choose.

You can also do this challenge backwards where you save the $52 on Jan 1st and take away $1 every week. 
I like things more uniformed so I think for me I like the 52 Week Challenge EVEN plan. I will just deposit $27 in my envelope every week and by the time Christmas comes I will have $1404. 

This challenge and everything else is 100% up to you. You don't have to use these particular plan or if you feel you need more or less money at the end of the year change your weekly deposits. This is totally up to you and your families needs.

Click on any of the forms above to the printable version.

We are starting up our next session of Financial Freedom classes! If you are ready to grab a plan to becoming debt free, you should join us! Check out more info here

Veteran's Day Deals to Honor YOU!

 

Happy Veterans Day to all our service members. Without your sacrifice and love for our country we would not be here! We owe you so much more than we could ever imagine! 

This day is to honor you and here are some discounts around town that you can score. Be sure to check your local stores to make sure they are participating before heading over there. 

Veterans Day discounts and meals at  restaurants

Bob Evans – November 11, 2021
Veterans and active-duty military receive a special menu of seven (7) homestyle favorites for FREE at local restaurants. Dine-in only. Visit the Bob Evans website for more details.

The Chop House – November 11, 2021
Veterans and active military receive a 50% discount off any entrée with a valid military ID on November 11. Dine-in only. Please call ahead to your local Chop House if you have any questions about your Veterans Day Discount, or visit the Chop House website for additional details.

Cotton Patch Café – November 11, 2021
All Veterans and active military members are being offered a Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken FREE on November 11. Please call ahead to your local Cotton Patch Café if you have any questions about your Veterans Day Discount.

IHOP – November 11, 2021
Veterans and active-duty military are being offered FREE red, white and blue pancakes on November 11.

Birthday clubs and Freebies



In honor of my birthday month, I decided it would be cool to see what kind of freebies I could find.  Here are just a few places that have great deals.  You need to register at these websites at least a couple of weeks before your birthday so that their systems are updated early enough to get the great items. 
I am so excited to get all my goodies this month.


Baskin Robbin 
Free Ice Cream

Buca di Beppo 
Free Desert

Chili’s
free chips & queso within 48 hours of signing up and a free birthday dessert

Dairy Queen
Buy one get one free Blizzard

Dennys 
Show your ID and get a FREE Grand Slam

Famous Dave's 
weeks before you birthday you will receive a coupon for free food.

Free Med Sub when you sign up 

a free full stack of any world-famous pancakes.

YMCA: Reverse Toy Drive 2020

 


Calling all Vegas peeps! The YMCA has teamed up with Dreamr to host a FREE "Reverse Toy Drive" this Sunday, December 20th, from 9 AM - 3 PM at Heritage Tattoo. 

This is Dreamr way to thank the community for their support and spreading some joy during the holidays for what has been a tough year for everyone, especially all the kids stuck inside!

If you have children in your family and need a little extra help putting presents under the tree this year, you're invited to drive-thru! Check out this link for more info on this amazing event. 

What is a reverse toy drive? 

  • Typically, an organization would have people bring toys to them so they can redistribute to children directly or in partnership with a local charity. This is the opposite! 
  • Parents can drive down, stay inside their cars, and when they arrive let the dreamr team know how many kids they have. 
  • Next, parents will pull up to our canopy, pop the trunk, and someone from the dreamr staff will place toys inside the trunk that can be wrapped and given to their children. 

When & Where: 

  • When: Sunday, December 20, 2020 from 9am-3pm 
  • Where: Heritage Tattoo (This is a drive-thru event, wear a facemask and stay inside your car!) 3827 E Sunset Rd, Unit J, Las Vegas, NV 89120 
  • Who: If you have kids and could use help putting some extra presents under the tree this year, please drive-thru! 
Be sure to head over here for more details on this event! 

Burn the Bird at the YMCA!


Can you even believe that next week is Thanksgiving!?! 

If you haven’t grabbed your FREE Thanksgiving meal be sure to check it out here.

You can enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings without any of the guilt that comes with all those calories because the YMCA has you covered. They are going to help you Burn the Bird. 😁 What a great idea! 

On Friday, November 27th, you can head over to the YMCA and join the Mixed Conditioning class with Meredith or even my favorite Zumba with Sarah. 

Fun and burning calories at the same time? Yes please! 

If you have any questions about the schedule be sure to message Meredith Fattig at Mfattig@lasVegasymca.org. 

For more information or to see the Las Vegas Schedule be sure to check it out here