Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Our entire family absolutely loves cabbage rolls. However, up until a couple months ago I rarely made them, and this was mainly due to the fact that I really do not like to have to deal with boiling the cabbage and actually stuffing the leaves! Then one day on Facebook I stumbled across a recipe for Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls...I discovered that we could have all the yummy goodness of cabbage rolls, but without the hassle of actually stuffing them! Hallelujah!
Of course I had to try the recipe out right away, and the family loved the unstuffed version just as much as the originals. Now let's be honest, by the time you cut in to the stuffed cabbage rolls to eat them, they basically become just like the unstuffed version anyways, so why not save the time and trouble by just cutting out the 'stuffing' step?
Here's how to go about it, in case any of you want to give them a try. :)
Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls
1 1/2 to 2 pounds lean ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small cabbage, chopped
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and onion then cook, stirring, until ground beef is no longer pink and onion is tender.
Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.
Add the chopped cabbage, tomatoes, tomato sauce, pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil.
Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until cabbage is tender.
Yield: Serves 6 to 8
I usually triple the recipe so that we have leftovers, and I also like to cook up a batch of rice to pour it over, and also top it with a generous helping of shredded cheddar cheese.
Of course, these steps are both entirely optional, so just serve it to your family's specific liking.
That's it...super easy to make, and oh so delicious!
Let me know what you think if you decide to give them a try! :)
Welcome to the All Things Simplified clothing sale!
This is your invitation to 'Shop My Closet' for pieces from retailers such as
J.Crew, Madewell, Diane Von Furstenberg, & La Canadienne, just to name a few.
All of the items for sale are in like new, or excellent condition, and come from a smoke-free home. Occasionally items will even be new with tags.
If you're interested in purchasing or have a question about any of the items, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Paypal and U.S. Shipping please.
*J.Crew Berry-trim Astrid Jacket - from Fall '08 - color: Heather Charcoal - size 2 -
Like New Condition - $100 shipped
*J.Crew Excursion Quilted Vest from 2012 Retail (original version) - color Bisque - size XXSmall -
Like New Condition - $45 shipped
*J.Crew Excursion Quilted Vest from 2012 Retail (original version) - color Navy - size XXSmall -
Like New Condition - $45 shipped
*J.Crew Paisley Perfect Shirt - from Holiday '08 - Size 2 - Excellent Condition: $25 shipped
*J.Crew Heathered Microrib Jaspé Hoodie - Size XSmall - Like New: $20 shipped
*J.Crew Collection Sparkle Plaid Tweed Pencil Skirt - from Fall '08 - Size 4 - Like New Condition - $85 shipped
*Current Elliott Boyfriend Jeans - Color/material: selvage denim, 99% cotton, 1% polyurethane - Size 25, fits 0-2 - Rollable inseam, loose boyfriend fit - Like New Condition -
Retail: ~$250 - $40 shipped
*La Canadienne May Suede Boots - color Black - size 9.5 - New in Box - $175 shipped
Have a lovely day! :)
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! I wanted to let you know that there are a LOT of great sales and deals taking place right now for those of you who may be
After Christmas Sale Shopping, or just looking to save some money on needed or wanted items.
I've compiled a list of the deals at some of my favorite retailers to (hopefully) make your shopping a little easier...just click on the name of the retailer to shop their sale. :)
*Madewell - Enjoy an extra 30% of sale styles with code YOUWIN at checkout thru 12.28.
Shipping is FREE on ALL Orders, too.
*J.Crew - Enjoy an extra 40% off winter sale styles with code SHOPNOW at checkout thru 1.6.16. Check out several of my recent J.Crew reviews here, here, and here.
*Target - Take an extra 20% off clothing, shoes, & accessories with code EXTRA20 thru 1.2.16.
Save up to 60% off on hundreds of clearance items plus free shipping on orders of $50+, too.
I reviewed several items in this post.
*Lands' End - Save up to 60% off during the Winter Sale. Take an extra 30% off regular-priced items with code POLAR pin 3344 thru 12.28. Shipping is FREE on orders of $50+, too.
*Amazon - Save up to 70% off clothing, shoes, boots, jewelry, handbags, & more.
*Anthropologie - Take an extra 25% off sale items with code TAGTIME for a limited time.
Lots of newly added sale items, too. Check out my review for the Field Bootie here.
*Tory Burch - Enjoy an extra 30% of sale styles with code MERRY at checkout thru 1.4.16.
*Banana Republic - Take an extra 50% off sale items thru 1.5.16 - no code necessary, discount automatically applied at checkout.
*Cabela's - Save up to 60% off during the After Christmas Clearance Sale.
$5 flat rate shipping on orders of $99+ with code 15SHIP
*6pm.com - Save 60% or more off numerous brands including Ugg, The North Face, & Dansko during the After Christmas Clearance.
Free shipping on all orders, too.
*GAP - Enjoy an extra 40% off your purchase of $100+ with code ONEDAY thru 12.28.
Save up to 50% off winter sale styles, prices as marked.
*Kate Spade New York - Enjoy 25% off all sale items with code THRILL thru 1.6.16. Free ground shipping & free returns in the US.
*Nordstrom - Save up to 50% off selected items during their Half Yearly Sale, plus free shipping and free returns. Check out my reviews on two items purchased from Nordstrom here and here.
*Nordstrom Rack - Extra 25% off all clearance items during the Clear the Rack event thru 1.3.16. Free shipping on $100+ & easy 90-day returns, too.
*Old Navy - Take 30% off your order with code ENJOY until 12.30.15. Take an extra 40% off clearance styles with code JACKPOT. Free shipping on orders of $50+, too.
*Sundance Catalog - Take an extra 40% off already reduced styles during the year-end sale event. No code needed - reduced prices are reflected in your shopping bag.
I've reviewed a couple of items here.
Have a lovely day, and Happy After Christmas Sale Shopping! :)
Friday, December 25, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
The Real Deal:
*Faux-leather pleated midi skirt in spiced raisin
The Real Steal:
*Faux-leather skirt in cabernet
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
The Eileen Fisher Dream Bootie comes in size 5 - 10,
and is currently on sale at Nordstrom for an additional 33% off.
Details from the Nordstrom website:
Wide leather straps crisscross the vamp and shaft of a chic platform bootie set on a sturdy cone heel.
3 1/4" heel; 1" platform (size 8.5).
4" bootie shaft.
Back zip closure.
Leather upper and lining/synthetic sole.
By Eileen Fisher; imported.
The bootie comes in two colors, Graphite & Buff...
I ordered the boots in size 9.5, which is the size I normally wear, and the fit is excellent with a sock of regular thickness. However, if I wanted to wear thick socks with the booties, then I would need to size up to the 10.
Love the wrapped leather, and cute little back zipper.
The booties are comfortable right out of the box, and feel as if there would be no break-in time whatsoever when wearing them.
The buff colorway is the perfect neutral to wear with just about anything, so the bootie is sure to become a staple piece in the wardrobe.
Eileen Fisher shoes & boots can be a bit on the spendy side, but in my experience are well worth the bit of extra money. The quality is excellent, comfort factor is high, and the styles become classics that will be worn for many years to come.
What are your thoughts on the Eileen Fisher 'Dream' Bootie? Have you seen them in person or tried them on? Do you already own a pair, or perhaps plan on giving them a try?
Please do share...I always love to hear from you!
***Check out more of my Nordstrom personal picks...
always so much to love there, plus free shipping & free returns simply cannot be beat. :)
*Canada Goose 'Trillium' Parka
*Equipment 'Adalyn' Heart Print Shirt
*Børn 'Helen' Boot
*Vince Skinny Ribbed Turtleneck
*Tory Burch Jewel Merino Wool Cardigan
*Dooney & Bourke Crossbody Bag
*Aquatalia 'Val' Weatherproof Quilted Pump
*Nordstrom Collection Ombré Cashmere Wrap
*Diane von Furstenberg 'Jewel' Wrap Dress