Sunday, June 20, 2010

Menu Plan Monday....

*= new recipe

Monday--chicken stir fry, simple sesame noodles

Tuesday--pork chops with mustard cream sauce*, steamed broccoli, baked sweet potato

Wednesday--turkey burgers, steak fries

Thursday--zippy summer shrimp*, pasta, steamed California blend veggies

Friday--Chicken Tikka masala (Trader Joe's), jasmine rice

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bedtime Tactics...

Lucas' new bedtime delaying tactic:

Me: Lucas, it't bed time.

Lucas: No. No. It's not bedtime. Good morning! Good morning!

And, just because I thought it was cute. This is where he insisted he wear his sticker....

Friday, June 18, 2010


My laptop that is. Last week the fan started sounding funny, so I took it in to the Apple Store. Thankfully, it is still covered with Apple Care, but I have less than a month to go before it isn't. They ran a diagnostic on it and indeed, the fan was going out. There were a couple of other issues, so they fixed those as well. I just called and they said that it is ready. I've been using Logan's laptop and I'm just not used to it. It is Windows based and I'm a Mac girl now. Even the keyboard spacing is off, so I am backspacing a lot....LOL!

Anyway, I have a few posts I've been wanting to do with some pictures, but they are on my laptop. I'll be picking it tomorrow, though!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Last week went pretty well. We didn't get to Friday's meal. One night we had turkey burgers instead, Saturday we went through a drive way on the way home from Logan's NICU reunion, and Sunday we had a free for all (I wasn't feeling well).

Monday--tuna steaks*, Harvest Grains Blend* (from Trader Joe's...cooked according to directions--->it has Israeli style couscous, orzo, baby garbanzo beans, and red quinoa), green beans

Tuesday--beef stroganoff, egg noodles, steamed broccoli

Wednesday--burritos (using turkey meat), chips and guacamole

Thursday--turkey burgers, steak fries

Friday--chicken and rice casserole, green beans

Monday, June 7, 2010

Menu Plan Monday...

* = new recipe
Monday--enchiladas, rice, and beans (using homemade corn tortillas)--->I made this over the weekend (pictured below), but have more tortillas and we all enjoyed it!

Tuesday--PW's shrimp pasta, homemade wheat bread, salad

Wednesday--beef roast, baked sweet potatoes, field peas with snaps, salad

Thursday--Trader Joe's lemon pepper pasta with lemon cream sauce*, lemon pepper chicken, and steamed Normandy veggies (never had this a couple weeks ago)

Friday--tuna steaks*, Harvest Grains Blend* (from Trader Joe's...cooked according to directions--->it has Israeli style couscous, orzo, baby garbanzo beans, and red quinoa), green beans

My good deal of the day!

I got some coupons in the mail from Safeway for several free items with a $10 purchase. This morning I stopped by Safeway and got some major deals!!

  • 1 bottle of Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus (love this stuff!) = $3.69
  • 8--2 liter bottles of diet caffeine free Pepsi on sale for 83 cents each (reg. price $1.99 each)= $6.64
  • 1 package of S'mores poptarts reg. $3.29, but half off due to damaged package = $1.64
  • 1 bottle Safeway Select salad dressing (reg. $2.79) = FREE
  • 1 bottle Safeway select marinade (reg. $2.99) = FREE
  • 1 jar Safeway select salsa verde (reg. $2.50) = FREE
  • 1--4 lb. bag of boneless, skinless chicken breasts reg. $9.99, but had $4 off coupon = $5.99
  • 1--1 lb. bag brown rice (reg. $1.69) = FREE
  • 1 package 10 count Mission flour tortillas (reg. $2.49) = FREE
  • 1 bag California blend frozen veggies ($1.50) = FREE

TOTAL spent with tax = $18.41
SAVINGS = $28.89---> over 61%!!

Woohoo! Sad that this is all it takes to make me happy. :-)

Friday, June 4, 2010


Today, my husband and I celebrate 10 years of marriage! It truly doesn't feel possible. Every day I grow more in love with him. I know that sounds so corny, but it is absolutely the truth! Watching him with our boys, makes my heart melt. Knowing that he loves me just the way I am, makes my heart swell. I absolutely can not imagine life without him. In a lot of ways, we are opposites, but you know what they say about opposites. I love that he is still a kid at heart, even if that means that he gets upset at "those stupid video games". I love that he doesn't let what others think ruin his fun, even if I sometimes get embarrassed. I love that he is ticklish, even more that I can make him laugh like the Dough boy (shhhh....don't tell him I said that). I love his eyes, even if he can't open them wide enough to put contacts in. I love him because he is the one that can make my tears turn into laughter and can make me laugh until I cry. I love him, I love him and I can't wait to see what the next 10 years bring!

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