The Crafty Working Mom

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Chicken Potpie Pasta August 6, 2014

Filed under: Main Dish,Recipes — admin @ 10:48 am

My son absolutely loved this. I did add alittle more broth so it wasn’t so dry. If you have any tweeks that you have done let me know.

Chicken-Potpie Pasta

Serves 6
Cook time 30 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable
Website Martha Stewart


  • salt and pepper
  • 3/4lb penne or other short tubular pasta
  • 1/3lb green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Small yellow onion (minced)
  • 1 stalk celery (thinly sliced)
  • 2 carrots (diced medium)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked chicken (diced)


Step 1
In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 3 minutes less than package instructions. Add green beans and cook 3 minutes, then drain.
Step 2
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high. Add onion, celery, and carrots and cook until onion is translucent, about 4 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Gradually add broth, stirring constantly, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in chicken and season with salt and pepper.
Step 3
Stir pasta into chicken mixture.

Earn Money By Shopping August 1, 2014

Filed under: Deals,Money,Saving,Shopping — admin @ 2:08 pm

  I usually don’t do a ton of shopping online but when I do I really enjoy getting a percent of what I spend back. I have just recently just started using Ebates. The only time I have used it was for shopping at Old Navy. In just the couple times I’ve used it I’ve received $4.18 in my paypal account and right now I have $11.16 pending. I received a free $10 because I spent $25 or more before 6/30. So if you like to save money follow the link and please don’t change anything because you also get money for referring people. So start saving with Ebates. If you already use this tell me how much you’ve gotten back.


Free or Low Cost Kindle Cookbooks July 18, 2014

Filed under: Books,Deals,Freebies,Kindle — admin @ 11:43 am

Who doesn’t like free? I’m going to try every week to post some free or low cost books for the kindle. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far.


Earn with Checkout 51 July 17, 2014

Filed under: Earn,Offers,Saving,Shopping — admin @ 10:59 am

Checkout 51This is definitely one of my favorite apps. Every Wednesday the offers change. All you have to do is upload your receipt from your shopping trip to match what they have to offer. I usually get my approval within 24 hours unless I’m a dummy and my receipt is blurry or I forget to make sure the date is shown. Some of this weeks offers are Tomatos, Bananas, Cucumbers, and Lay’s potato chips. There’s so much more. So if this interests you follow the link to sign up Checkout 51 offers. I’m always looking for new apps to save money so let me know what you use.


Try free products with PINCHme July 16, 2014

Filed under: Freebies — admin @ 11:12 am

PINCH meWho doesn’t like free. I just joined this site where you can get free products. The site is called PINCHme.   I’m not sure when they change their product line up but I just order a free sample of the Gevalia Ground Coffee. Do you have a free product site that you use? Let me know.


Coupons For The Troops July 14, 2014

Filed under: Coupons — admin @ 11:08 am

TrooponsI don’t know about you but I hate getting rid of expired or about to expire coupons. So I’ve been watching Extreme Couponing, I will never consider myself an extreme couponer though, but I do like to save money. So anyway I was watching this one episode last night on Netflix and the woman was talking about the military and how the commissaries will take expired coupons up to 6 months. I thought cool, but where to start. So I opened up google and started searching. I came across this site called Troopons and you can send your expired or non-expired coupons to them and they will send them to military families. I’ve always been skeptical on things and if it really does go to the families. So I was reading through their facebook page as well and it looks like it really does. So I’ve been thinking while I’m doing my couponing I can always clip or print out coupons for military families. I know it can be hard on them with a small income and every little bit helps. So I’d like your feedback on this. Have you done this or have you ever heard of this. Let me know.

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