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Moose tracks and Tater stacks: 3/20/11 - 3/27/11

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Earth Hour 2011

{Earth Hour 2011}

Tonight is Earth hour 2011, if you don’t know what that means it is an hour each year where we try to conserve energy around the world. So tonight at 8:30pm your local time just shut off the lights in your house and any extra electronics.  That’s it that is all you have to do and the effect it has will amaze you!

You can spend some real quality time with your family; telling ghost stories by flashlight, play hide-and-seek or Marco Polo, flashlight tag, lay in bed together and just talk, there are so many things you can do that don't involve lights or the TV!

You can go here for more information; I spent quite a bit of time looking around this website and learned a lot!


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30 Day Picture Challenge- Day 21

{Day 21- 30 Day Picture Challenge}

I have been super slacking with this challenge but I am committed to finishing it!

A picture of an exercise you can’t do but would like to try
(This is my cousin's wife, she is amazing!)

I dream of learning to pole dance (for exercise people!) I know it sounds a little risqué but I think it would be so much fun to learn and since there is music involved I am sure I would love it!


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Friday, March 25, 2011

Ruined- Denver

{Ruined Denver- Review}
Tonight Jason and I attended the opening night performance of Ruined at the Ricketson Theater in Denver. If you read my blog then you know that I love seeing shows at any of the Denver Center theaters, they are always fabulous! The Ricketson Theater is one of the cozier venues and it was perfect because no matter where you sit you are close enough to the stage to feel, see and hear everything. 

{About the Show}
In this Pulitzer Prize winning play you see the war in Africa through the windows of a bar/brothel. You see the pain of the women in the Democratic Republic of Congo amidst the bloody civil war going on around them. The show is based on Mama Nadi, the owner of the bar/brothel and two of the girls who work for her. She provides refuge, food and a good time for men on both sides of the battle and all they have to do is leave their bullets at the bar.

{My Opinion}
This show was very good, I had a great time and I was drawn in and focused on each moment of the show. Learning the stories of the characters pasts and following them in their present. The story was full of drama but also had plenty of comedy to lighten the mood when things were getting a little heavy.

The actors were very good and you could feel the true emotion of the story through their portrayal. When they hurt, you could feel it. I am sure you have heard many times “it will make you laugh, it will make you cry” and this time it is true; I did both and so did the people around me.

If you love a good, genuine drama that is heartfelt and full of true emotion this is the show for you. I would recommend this show, I think it was great and I would see it again.

Mar 18, 2011-Apr 30, 2011
The Ricketson Theatre
Tickets start at $10

Mon-Thu 6:30pm
Fri & Sat 7:30pm
Sat mat 1:30pm

Run Time: 2 hr 27 min, including intermission

The opinions in this review are my own. I was provided with tickets to this show but I was not paid for this review.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Small Town Fun

{Small Town Fun}

So, the kids and I learned a few new things on our trip to Nebraska! First we learned about smashing pennies on a railroad track, I had never done this before and it was pretty fun! No need to worry, I looked online first to make sure that there was no threat to the train from our pennies; there wasn’t.

We put out pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters; 11 coins total.

We waited for the train, which didn’t take long since they were coming every 10 minutes. (If you read my original vacation post you will know how exciting that was, since our hotel room was a few hundred feet from the track. The hotel is also at a “honking point” for the trains J )

It came, it crushed and it left

We had the hardest time finding all of the coins! Of the 11 we laid out we only found 2 pennies and a quarter. We had a great time and the kids thought it was the best thing ever, totally worth the lost money!


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Unique Blog Hop

{Alexa Blog Hop!}

This is a very unique hop; you have to have an Alexa toolbar to participate. If we all visit each other we will all benefit! 


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Blog Hop 3/22/2011

{Wednesday Blog Hop!}

I ♥ Blogging was created to gain new followers, subscribers, tweeters and fb fans.  Every Wednesday a new linky will be posted.  Join in on the fun!

1.  Please become a GFC Follower, Twitter or FaceBook Fan of Moose Tracks and Tater Stacks and my 2 co-hosts Jen and Mickey .
2.  Adding  the  Hop Button to your site is appreciated however isn’t mandatory
3.  Be sure to leave us a comment stating you are now a follower of one or all three so we can do the same for you!



Disney On Ice- Princess Classics Denver Giveaway!

{Disney On Ice Presents Princess Classics Giveaway- Closed}
This enchanting adventure is an amazing journey to the magical lands of Disney’s classic fairy tales. Travel to a kingdom under the sea, an enchanted French castle, an Arabian palace and more! With special guest Tinker Bell, enter the worlds of your favorite Disney princesses- Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and Snow White- and see their dreams come true as this royal skating extravaganza brings magic to Denver!

Disney On Ice Princess Classics is coming to the Denver Coliseum soon! The show will be here from Wednesday, March 30th 2011 (Opening night) until Sunday, April 3rd 2011.
  • Wednesday, March 30th at 7:00PM-Opening night- Tickets are only $13 (Discount code below, there are some fees)
  • Thursday, March 31st at 7:00PM
  • Friday, April 1st at 11AM and 7:00PM
  • Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00AM, 3:00PM and 7:00PM
  • Sunday, April 3rd at 11:00AM, 3:00PM and 7:00PM (Spanish)

Prices: $15.50, $20.50 and $26.50. There are a limited number of VIP tickets ($42.50) and front row tickets ($72.50) available. Additional fees apply.
Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster online at or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at the Denver Coliseum box office starting March 14th

{Special Discount Offer For My Lovely Readers}
Just enter the code: DEAL13 in the “Advance or Promotion Ticket” box at to get opening night tickets for only $13! (Valid on Wednesday March 30th only; excludes VIP seating; additional fees may apply) You can also redeem your discount code by calling Ticketmaster at; 1-800-745-3000

{Giveaway Details}
I am giving away a 4 pack of tickets to Disney on Ice presents Princess Classics! You must live in Denver and be available to go to Disney on Ice presents Princess Classics at the Denver Coliseum on Wednesday March 30th at 7pm. Please do not enter if you are not sure that you can make it. 

Mandatory entry- Simply leave a comment below letting me know which Disney Princess is your favorite! That’s it; you will be entered to win!

Extra entries-
  • Subscribe to my blog e-mails (also found on the right side bar)
  • Follow me on Twitter and leave your Twitter name in the comment (button on right side bar)
  • “Like” me on Facebook write on my wall to let me know you did (button on right side bar)
  • Follow me on Google friend connect (at the top of the right side bar)

So there are 5 possible entries! Be sure to leave your e-mail address in each comment so that I can contact you if you win. The winner will be picked using at midnight on Sunday March 27th and will be notified by e-mail. 

The opinions in this review are my own. I was provided with tickets to this show but I was not paid for this review.

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Easy Homemade Egg Noodles

{Simple Homemade Egg Noodles} 
I got this recipe from Amanda, for a few years she has been telling me how simple and great these are. I have tried to make noodles before and it was anything but simple, so I avoided making these thinking it would be hard but this week I tried it and she was right! It was so easy; it took just a few minutes to make the dough and have them ready to cook. She was also right about the taste, they are awesome!

3 Eggs
3 Egg shells full of water (I know this isn't a great measurement but this recipe was handed down from an amazing cook who never measures anything)
Ground pepper
3 Cups of flour, with extra for dusting
Broth- whatever flavor you desire, enough to boil your noodles so this will depend on your pot size

  • Crack 3 eggs into a bowl; pour 3 egg shells full of water into the eggs
  • Add ¼ teaspoon of pepper or more, depending on your taste

  • Beat eggs briefly
  • Mix the flour in with a fork, when dough starts to form add the remaining flour and knead until the flour is worked in. If sticky, add a little more flour.

  • Put a pot of your desired broth on the stove to boil
  • Sprinkle the counter top with plenty of flour, pour out the dough and sprinkle it with more flour.

  • Roll flat; I would suggest rolling it very, very thin! I didn't roll mine thin enough and my noodles were very thick.
  • Sprinkle the rolled out dough with flour and roll the dough (cinnamon roll style)

  • Cut into ½ inch strips

  • Unroll strips and place them in boiling broth

  • Cook for 20 minutes

The more flour that is on the noodles the more gravy like your broth will become in the end. Add chicken/beef and vegetables for a soup or put whatever you want on top of the noodles!


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Tell All Tuesday

{Tuesday Tell All}

This week tell us about your favorite or least favorite job that you've had OUTSIDE of the home (I know the hardest job is being a Mom). Or just take a minute to document the jobs you've had-

My favorite job was working at Santa land in the mall when I was a teenager. I love being around people and that job was so much fun! We had a great set up and a boss who really cared about the way that things were being run which made everything great!


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Monday, March 21, 2011

Fried Ravioli

{Meatless Monday- Fried Ravioli} 
These are simple and delicious!

Ravioli, your choice of filling, I use cheese and garlic
Italian seasoned bread crumbs
Bowl of milk or buttermilk
Olive oil for frying
Sauce of your choice for dipping (spaghetti sauce, Alfredo, pizza sauce, etc)

  • Place milk and bread crumbs each in separate bowls

  • Put the ravioli one at a time into the milk and coat
  • Move the ravioli to the bread crumbs and cover, making sure it is well coated

  • Over medium/high heat put a thin layer of olive oil (just coating the bottom of the pan) and allow it to get hot
  • Place the ravioli into the hot oil and allow cooking until lightly browned, flipping it over using tongs and allowing to brown on the other side

  • Remove the ravioli from the oil and place on a plate covered with a few paper towels to drain excess oil
  • Serve with a bowl of the sauce of your choice 


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Spring is in the air!

{Happy Spring!}

I am so excited that spring is finally here! Bring on the flowers! 



Sunday, March 20, 2011

Crockpot Chicken Stroganoff

{Creamy Crockpot Chicken Stroganoff} 
This is an old standby in our home, we love it! It is super easy and a good way to change up the old crock pot recipes!

3-4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thawed and cleaned 
8oz of cream cheese
1 packet of savory garlic and herb soup mix
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 can of milk
1/3 cup of butter

  • Place the chicken breasts, butter and soup mix in the crock pot on low heat for 5 hours (it will be ok, I promise!)

  • After 5 hours pull the chicken out of the crock pot and cut it into small cubes or shred it, whatever you prefer
  • Place the cream cheese, cream of chicken soup and milk in the crock pot and stir slowly until all of the ingredients combine

  • Cook 30 more minutes on low heat in crock pot
  • Pour over egg noodles or rice and enjoy!


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30 Day Picture Challenge- Day 20

{Day 20- 30 Day Picture Challenge}
A picture of somewhere you would love to travel

I would love to go to New Zealand, although I couldn't scuba dive there, the pictures I have seen of it are amazing! They have the most beautiful scenery imaginable I think! 


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