What the FRACK is that? v1.4.012
Jan. 28, 2012 7:40 pm
Updated: Feb. 11, 2012 9:43 am
Disclaimer- The use of the word Frack as a noun, verb, adverb, adjective, participle, dangling participle or any other type of word id purely a form of self indulgence and flattery. If it offends you- stop reading- I am the one that has it for my surname
and quite frankly I LOVE IT! One more thing...This isn't a forum for Battlestar Galactica either- don't tell me you were sucked in and then disappointed. ALSO- NO directional drilling here.
Here is my back story...I like to buy stuff. Not expensive stuff, like my husband's stuff, but stuff just the same. Cooking products and beauty things and stuff for my kiddos.
Sometimes it rocks- Sometimes not so much.
This blog is all about my stuff. Mrs. Frack's stash...I am going to give you the low down on the products that you may have seen out in stores and let you know if it is a great find- OR NOT.
Here is my rating system:
Flipping FRACKTASTIC- 5 Stars
Back the FRACK off...- 2stars
WTF (what the Frack?)- 1 Star
Okay! This week's finds..
Vent Sticks- Car Air Fresheners
While shopping this holiday I saw these little clips from across the check out aisle at Target and had to check them out. What were they, these little brightly colored, cute, stick things with gem like discs on
the end? THEY WERE CAR AIR FRESHENERS and for $1.87 a pack who could beat that? NO ONE. My son chose the "flavor" because apparently, "I never let him choose anything." Wah, Wah, Wah... He picked Fresh Linen and Cucumber Melon. A good pick- they come four
to a pack, two sticks of each. I could keep the Fresh Linen and I would give the Cucumber Melon to my husband; he likes that fragrance. Out in the parking lot we fished the pack out of a bag and we popped them in. They are little plastic clips that slide
into your air vents with a click- they stay in place. Once they were in we were off! The fragrance works with airflow from the vents so I cranked the heat and the airflow to max. About 3 blocks into our drive I looked over at my son and he had his shirt
over his nose. I thought the smell was a little strong too so I switched the airflow to the defroster to give the sticks a rest. Almost home and now and both our windows were rolled down. Rain and cold is welcome to fragrance asphyxiation any day. HOLY
COW these sticks are STRONG! I figured I would give them a day or so to mellow before I made my decision to get rid of them. Next day; got in the car for a long drive into LA- NO airflow through the vents and those little sticks only lasted 5 miles. Took
them out and at the nearest gas station I chucked them. As for the cucumber melon ones? I was going to play a joke on my husband and put them in his car but then I realized I loved him and that would be a really cruel joke.
Knorr HomeStyle Stock
I didn't know what to expect with these little tubs. Believe it or not I got a free sample of this at the grocery store before I bought it. The demo lady must have had to high-tail it out of the store before she could clean up her junk and she left them on
the table with a coupon- BUT NO DIRECTIONS. I took one. Seriously I am a role-Mother.
Only one. Although knowing what I know now I should have tilted that table right into my purse. The sample sat in my pantry for a few weeks. I really had no idea how to use it when opportunity reared it's ugly
head. I thought I had chicken stock and I didn't so I had to try it. The sample said that one tub was equal to 3 1/2 cups of stock. Ok, I only needed two cups of stock and figured the extra flavor would be fine. When I opened up the top of the tub I thought
I would be looking at a liquid to pour into my skillet instead I was looking at a gelatinous blob. It plopped out of the tub. Ugh, I thought- this is going to be gross. It incorporated itself into the dish and you know what? It was so GOOD! I used the
coupon and bought a pack of 4 and now I am on my second pack. I LOVE them. It does add a great flavor to any recipe and it cuts down on the simmer time because the flavor is already there. I have only used the chicken version. It has no MSG, is low fat
and cholesterol free but the sodium content is pretty high, actually really high. If it weren't for that I would give it a 5.
Here is a coupon if you want to try it:
Turkey Dinner Potatoes
(aka: weeknight fast meal- sounds gross but it's not)
4 medium size YUKON GOLD potatoes scrubbed clean
1 package of Jenny O turkey breast cutlets, cut into cubes
1 onion chopped
3 tbs olive oil
2 tubs Knorr Homestyle Stock
2 cups water
7 oz. Jellied Cranberry Sauce (1/2 can)
Pepper to taste
1. Prick potatoes with fork and place on a microwave safe plate. Cover with a wet paper towel and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and cook onion until it is translucent.
3. Add turkey breast and cook until no longer pink.
4. Add water to the pan along with homestyle stock and cranberry jelly. Mix until incorporated.
5. Bring to boil; turn down heat to simmer- simmer until sauce is thickened.
6. Check potatoes and cook until soft; about 2 minute intervals until done.
7. Place potatoes on a plate and cut open- mash gently with a fork.
8. Top with turkey and gravy.
If you have any Fracktastic items that you want to me know about send me a note @