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Macaroni Grill: Sign Up and Save

A hearty ~~THANK YOU~~ goes to Jill of Frugal Plus for posting about this!  I love Macaroni Grill!  And while it isn’t exactly cheap eats, it is (in my humble opinion) good eats.  So, a couple times a year (when I’m already in Greensboro), I sneak over and indulge. 🙂   In order to spare my budget just a little bit, I only order a cup of soup and a cheesecake.  Now, they give you free bread anyway. So, I get soup, bread, and a delicious dessert for less than the price of one entree.  Yum!  By the way, I don’t want any fruity stuff on my cheesecake.  I always ask for their chocolate ganache.  I love a good chocolate and I love a good cheesecake.  A good chocolate on a good cheesecake is my foodie version of  Heaven on earth!

OK, so here’s the deal, if you go here and sign up for the Mac Pack, they’ll send  you updates and special offers.  I’ve already registered and confirmed.  In my first official email, I received a coupon for a FREE appetizer.  So, next time I sneak over there, I’ll skip the soup, get the FREE appetizer, and enjoy my cheesecake!   I get to have my cake, and eat it too!  *giggle*









Psst!  In case you were wondering, I do draw on the paper tablecloth.  Well, sometimes!  I usually prefer to play a word game.  Like where you think of a word or phrase (such a Macaroni Grill) and see how many words you can make out of it while waiting for your food to arrive.

Like this…


car, girl, cram, ram, grim, liar, rail, ail, air, groin, coin, man, can, ran, clam…


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On TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009, the Christmas Cookie Exchange launches at the site of the Hillbilly Housewife.  Each and every blog or web site that participates will be submitting a favorite cookie recipe for the virtual exchange.  I don’t know how many recipes that will be, but I expect it will be a large number.  This is a GREAT way to get a lot of wonderful recipes and all you have to do is VISIT THE SITE to get them.For each recipe submitted to Hillbilly Housewife, she will post the title of the recipe and a link to the site that sent it in.  This is just about the fastest way I know how to get a list sites that are family friendly and full of information that may be of interest to you. AND, you’ll find lots of cookie recipes in the process!  Several of Hillbilly’s friends will be helping her with the virtual exchange, so I checked out their sites as well.  Below, you will find links to all four sites and a short synopsis for each one.

THE HILLBILLY HOUSEWIFE:  Low Cost, Home Cooking from Scratch

SPECTACULAR EATS has a site dedicated to cooking, which includes the categories “Cook Once, Eat Twice;” “Cooking in Season;” “Make Ahead Meals;” and more.

MOMS IN A BLOG is like several blogs in one with sections dedicated to “Health & Wellness;” “Christmas;” “Decor & Design;” “Frugal Living;” and more.

JUST NOT MARTHA is a blog with recipes, lots of links, and even a board where you can post a button to “plug” your own family friendly blog or site.

Check them out when you get a chance and don’t forget to visit Hillbilly Housewife on TUESDAY to get FREE Cookie Recipes!

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