I have a confession: I kind of cheated. I did Crock Pot Wednesday on Monday this week because I was just too freakin’ pooped already. This week has been a doozie trying to catch-up on laundry, dishes, cooking, shopping, etc. from being gone last week. Side note – how can being gone ONE week feel like an eternity in Laundry Years? Just sayin’…
Anywho – I went with probably the easiest Crock Pot recipe I have. My co-worker and good friend gave me this one a looooooooong time ago. Every time I make it, Jon Boy says, “Man babe, this is so good,” as if he’s never had it before. Makes me one happy lady to know he likes it plus it’s so stinkin’ simple. Here’s how it goes:
Get This Stuff
2 cups chicken stock + 1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix + 2 cans/cartons Cream of Chicken Soup + 1 package pork gravy mix + 4 boneless pork chops
Dump It All in the Crock Pot
Cook on low for 8 hours until pork chops shred easily with a fork. Serve over rice or egg noodles. Garnish with green onions or parsley.
Shout out to my Daddy’s super old Crock Pot BTW. That lady is a solid cooking gem.
Now for my Rant-of-the-Week (plus its solution):
I HATE junk mail. Like… rage-a-holic HATE it. It’s a time waster, it’s a money waster, and it’s definitely not “going green” by any means. We recycle more than we throw away, so you can understand why this waste of paper drives me bananas. I’ve researched a few ways to get off the mail lists of major distributors. Here’s what I’ve found:
To Opt-Out of Credit Card Mailers:
I’ve done this tons of times for every place I’ve lived. I don’t like the idea of credit card applications with my name on them floating around in the USPS system. I also hate having to shred about 8 a week! Mama ain’t got time to waste, y’all. Be sure to submit the form, then print, sign, and mail the form to the address given. Just filling out the online form only gets you off the list for 5 years. I also had to complete the form using only my first + last name then again for my first + middle initial + last name. Kind of a hassle, but if you’re already filling it out and mailing one, you can just go ahead and do the other.
To Opt-Out of Red Plum Mailers:
Fill out the form in the link below. I didn’t fill out the phone number or the email address. I also did one form for Jon Boy (my hubby) and one for myself just to be safe. If you’re worried about not getting the coupons, you can always grab coupons online.
To Opt-Out of Catalogs, Magazines, and Other Mailers:
This online site helps to control the kinds of catalogs, magazines, and other mailers you receive based on the affiliated companies you choose. You can choose to receive NO catalogs, mags, etc. or you can choose which you’d like to receive based on the companies you like. It will also link you to Opt-Out PreScreen to get out of credit card offers, too.
Another super-simple way to stop catalogs from let’s say Pottery Barn (if you’ve ordered from them, they’ll always send you their affiliated catalogs) is to look on the back. Near your address, there will be a website you can go to to opt-out of their catalogs. You just enter your customer number (located near your address) and they should stop your catalogs/magazines within 6 weeks. Side note about Pottery Barn though – they have a few different magazines: Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Outdoors, Pottery Barn Bed + Bath, etc. Make sure you get out of all of those you want to stop receiving.