Monday, September 29, 2008

Menu Plan Monday~ 9/29/08~

This is a really blah menu plan this week! LoL DH is out of town and we're joining him in Atlanta on Saturday. So I have less than a week to get the girls and I packed for the trip. I've been on airplanes plenty of times but never with the kids especially by myself! We're taking a midnight flight and I'm so hoping they'll sleep! If not, I'm going to have a problem with A-babe. Hannah I can distract easily (bought some new cheap toys for the trip) but I'm concerned about how to keep a 1 year old occupied for 4 hours...Any tips?

Today is also Avery's 1st birthday! We're doing a fun recipe tonight just to do something special since her party was last weekend.

There won't be a menu plan next week because we're in Atlanta from Saturday-Saturday. No cooking for me! I'm trying not to have to go grocery shopping this week so nothing will go bad but I probably have to get a few things.

Monday 9/29: Mummy Dogs, Mac & Cheese, Carrots/Dip (Probably get cupcakes for dessert.)
Tuesday 9/30: Frozen Pizza, Fruit, Carrots/Dip
Wednesday 10/1: Leftovers/Clean Out the Fridge!
Thursday 10/1: At Nana's
Friday 10/2: Takeout on way home from Nana's
Saturday 10/3: More leftovers (if any left) or takeout before we leave for Airport!

Have a great week everyone!


*~*~*Happy Birthday Avery*~*~*

Avery-baby is 1 today! It's gone by so fast and I can't believe she's pretty much a toddler now! She is such an amazing gift and I don't know what I'd do without her. I know they say parents aren't supposed to have favorites but we all know that's just not the case. There's always one child you connect with more. And for me, that's Avery! I love Hannah more than anything but there's just something about A-babe that meshes with me.

So Happy Birthday Princess Pie! I can't wait to watch you grow more and more!

Avery One Year Ago

Avery Today!


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fun Recipe!

I planned quick, kid-friendly meals at the end of this week because Jason is going to Atlanta for a race. Monday I planned hotdogs and mac & cheese. I felt bad because it's Avery's birthday and that's a pretty basic meal. (Not that she cares but still! LoL) We're not having cake or anything since we did that at her party last week. So I remembered a recipe I wanted to try before Halloween (which is Hannah's favorite holiday).

So we'll be making Crescent Mummy Dogs! They're not the healthiest things but I'm used reduced fat crescents and 2% cheese so they won't be too bad. At least they'll be fun!

Here's what they're supposed to look like. I'll post a pic of ours on Monday!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Look!

Thanks to my friend Elizabeth, I have a wonderful new look! Fall is my favorite season and now my blog shows that. The layout is from a cool website, The Cutest Blog on the Block and Elizabeth made me a matching banner.

Now that my blog looks great, I need to post more to get some readers! I'd like the do more daily posts like MPM. What are everyone's favorites?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Menu Plan Monday~ 9/22/08

It's a special edition of MPM this week! We're all posting some of out family's favorite meals/recipes! Unfortunately for me, DH leaves again on Saturday for Atlanta and since I plan Wed-Tues there aren't many days to plan! We are having a couple favorites though! And next week, we'll be taking a bit of a break because the girls and I will be heading to Atlanta to meet up with DH! :)

Avery's birthday party was yesterday and we had a blast. I'm going to upload pics tomorrow afternoon so check back!

Sunday 9/21: Turkey Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Corn
Monday 9/22: Tacos, Chips/Guacamole
Tuesday 9/23: Crockpot Potato Chowder, Cornbread
Wednesday 9/24: Swedish Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli
Thursday 9/25: Shake N Bake Chicken, Broccoli, Noodles
Friday 9/26: Take Out with DH!
Saturday 9/27: Staying at Nana’s!
Sunday 9/28: Pizza Pockets, Apples, Carrots/Dip
Monday 9/29: Hot dogs, Mac & Cheese, Fruit/Veggies
Tuesday 9/30: Frozen Pizza, Fruit

The Crockpot Potato Chowder has become a major staple at this house since I found the recipe a few months ago. It is absolutely wonderful and so easy to make!

We also LOVE the Pizza Pockets. I make a bunch at a time and stick them in the freezer so we always have them on hand for a quick meal. We don't put much sauce inside so we heat some up as a dip. Less messy for the baby (no dip for her!).

My meatloaf and swedish meatballs are a hit here too. I cheat though because both are seasoning packets! LoL We use ground turkey and the swedish meatballs go over mashed potatoes instead of noodles. Yum!

I also tried my hand at making guacamole for the first time the other day and it turned out GREAT! All I did was mash up 1 avocado, 1/4 cup diced onion, 3/4 diced jalepeno, salt, minced garlic (a lot for us garlic fanatics), and a squirt of bottled lime juice. It was so yummy with chips. I'm making it again Tuesday with our tacos!

Hope you enjoy some of these recipes! Have a great week!

Check out Laura's for more Family Favorites!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Menu Plan Monday~ 09/15/08

Just a quick post since I'm at work! I'll be doing some recipe reviews tonight on another post so check back! DH is out of town until Wednesday so it's just me and the kids Mon/Tues.

Monday 9/15: TV Dinners, Fruit
Tuesday 9/16: Breakfast for Dinner
Wednesday 9/17: Turkey Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
Thursday 9/18: Red Beans/Rice, Turkey Sausage, Broccoli
Friday 9/19: Chicken Parmigiagna, Pasta, Bread, Salad
Saturday 9/20: Avery's 1st Birthday Party!! (BBQ)
Sunday 9/21: Crockpot Potato Chowder, Cornbread Muffins
Monday 9/22: Tacos
Tuesday 9/23: Leftovers

Check out Laura's for more menus!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Menu Plan Monday~ 09/08/08

It's just me and the girls for the next 10 days while DH is on a work trip. I'm also getting a little break Tuesday and Wednesday since I have class at night. The girls will be staying at Nana's house! :) The menu is super simple since I don't want to make a lot for me and the girls. We're also staying at my mom's this weekend so I'm cooking a meal there.

Monday 9/8: Grilled Cheese, Top Ramen with Egg
Tuesday 9/9: Subway for me!
Wednesday 9/10: Panera for me!
Thursday 9/11: "Pizzadillas", Mac & Cheese, Chip/Carrots with Dip
Friday 9/12: Swedish Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
Saturday 9/13: Takeout at Mom's
Sunday 9/14: Breakfast for Dinner (Waffles, Eggs, Turkey Sausage)

Head to Laura's for more menu plans!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Today Jason and I have been together for 5 years and married for 2! I am so thankful to have such a wonderful husband! We've had a lot of challenges in the past few years and I know our relationship is stronger for it.

I love you, Jason! Happy Anniversary!