August 30, 2010 § Leave a comment
This is going to be an interesting week. The kids start school, our wedding anniversary is on Friday, and we are going into a long weekend. But we have a plan that I hope we stick to.
Monday – Fish tacos and Mexican rice
Tuesday – BBQ at Back-to-school night
Wednesday – Homemade pizza (First day of school and the kids got to choose.)
Thursday – Chicken Dijon, baked potatoes, green beans
Friday – Wedding anniversary – dinner out
August 26, 2010 § 2 Comments
I am making a few goals as the kids start school next week. Do not send a boring turkey sandwich to school more than once a week. Have a nutritious and fun after school snack. And find another option for breakfast besides cereal. So I’ve been testing and searching and I love what I have found.
This is what I made for breakfast this morning. It was quick and easy. I boiled and toasted while I unloaded the dishwasher. And then broiled while I loaded the dishwasher.
It was good, but . . .I think I would prefer it with a sunny side up egg instead of a boiled egg. It needed some moisture and sauceyness. But it was good and I loved the addition of oregano. Definitely an option for breakfast.
August 24, 2010 § Leave a comment
Looking forward to the last full week of summer vacation for the boys. I’m not sure what the week will hold but I’m going to plan for the best.
Monday – Eat out. The Mexican place by us has the BEST chicken cilantro soup.
Tuesday – Chicken Entomatadas (think Enchiladas but with tomato sauce) and green salad.
Wednesday – Shrimp with pasta. (still searching for a good recipe)
Thursday – Greek Turkey Meatballs and Greek Salad.
Friday – Pizza. I owe the kids from last week. Pepperoni and something for me and b.
August 23, 2010 § Leave a comment
This past weekend we threw a shower for my sister-in-law Angela. She will be getting married in November and we wanted to give her a day of sweet and delicious memories. We ended up having it at her house which made it convenient for her and gave us plenty of room to set up tables, gifts and time with her guests.
Her aunts and cousin did most of the organizing and I was the “chef” for the day. I really don’t like spending money on tiny sandwiches that can be easily put together in no time at all. So here is a look at what we made for the shower.
The favors were little mason jars filled with lemon drops and covered in fabric. I printed the tags and then punched them with my circle punch. I backed them with a piece of yellow scrapbook paper that I punched with a flower punch. They came out really adorable and were dispalyed like this.
- egg salad sandwiches on wheat bread
- chicken and apricot salad on rolls
- caprese salad canapes
- green salad
- fruit salad
- assorted pastries from a local bakery
- tea, lemonade and wine
We played a simple game of “Price is Right” and then she was showered with beautiful and sentimental gifts. Her mother gave her a hope chest filled with her china and crystal. Tears were flowing at this point.