Sunday, November 30, 2008

Menu Plan Time

Breakfast

Muffins, Waffles with fruit, oatmeal with bananas, yogurt with granola, pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage links

Lunch

Mac-N-Cheese, cheese quesadillas and grapes, PB&J and grapes, breaded chicken pieces with fruit and green beans, hot dogs and grapes, diced ham with shred cheese,lettuce and tomatoes

Supper

Zucchini Lasagna with pineapple, French bread and green beans,
Homemade Pizza
Roast, potatoes, onions and carrots
BBQ sandwiches, pickles, chips
Enchiladas, broccoli, crescent rolls, corn on the cob
Pork Chops with Blue Cheese Sauce, green beans, applesauce and rolls

Snacks

Graham Crackers
Yogurt
Goldfish Crackers
Apple Slices
String Cheese
Applesauce
Animal Crackers
Cottage Cheese
Bananas

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

I'm taking a quick break from the chore list today to eat lunch and catch up on emails and blog reading. So far I have re-cleaned (G.I. style) the house, made a grocery list, went grocery shopping, made a blueberry pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate chip cookies and put together a kid tray that consists of graham crackers, animal crackers, raisins, fruit snacks, cheese sticks and cheese squares and pretzels. All I need to do now is pack the diaper bag, fold the load in the dryer, put the clothes away and get everybody dressed and in the car. They are all sleeping at the moment (ahhh) and so it shouldn't take me that long at all to accomplish the rest of the chores. Tonight we have Family Day at my parent's house. It's soooo fun and I can't wait for it all to get started. We drew Allison, Jacob, Audrey, Nanny and Pappy this year. The girls are super excited about the gift part of the evening.

My rest is over. Have a happy pre-Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I was tagged...

1. Where is your cell phone? On Jason's dresser in our room
2. Your significant other? Jason, Jason, Jason
3. Your hair? Until Monday is was dark brown but now it has some carmel and red highlights.
4. Your mother? I don't get this question. What about my mother?
5. Your father? Read above entry
6. Your favorite thing? My man and my girls
7. Your dream last night? I don't remember
8. Your favorite drink? Water and right now Egg Nog is high on the list. Or as Elaina called it, Egg Hatch.
9. Your dream/goal? Be in shape again, be a good mother, be a better wife, grow flowers instead of killing them
10. The room you're in? Dining Room
11. Your hobby? Cooking
12. Your fear? Outliving my children
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Jason out of school teaching college somewhere, me pregnant again
14. what you are not? pregnant :)
15. muffins? not with raisins!!!
16. one of your wish list items? Pottery Barn stuff.
17. Where you grew up? Arkansas
18. The last thing you did? Got on to the girls, re-fixed their covers, made Eily a bottle
19. What are you wearing? Satin pj pants and an ATU sweatshirt
20. Favorite gadget? does my dishwasher count?
21. Your pets? Jason, hehe
22. your computer? finally home again!!!
23.Your mood? sleepy, ready for Jason to get home from Joshua's housewarming thingy and SO GLAD TO BE DONE TRAVELING!!!!
24. Missing someone? Jason, Molly, Kathryn
25. your car? Chevy Venture Van
26. something you are not wearing? underwear haha just joking!! I'm not wearing any shoes
27. Favorite store? Pottery Barn, Target, Maurices
28. Like someone? Well? I like a lot of people.
29. Your favorite color? Permanently Yellow, Temporarily Orange
30. When is the last time you laughed? Been a while. The last time I belly laughed was at Uncle Robert's house in September.
31. Last time you cried? I wanted to today
I tag Katrina, Ashlie (PLEASE put up a new post!!!!) and Christy

Catching up

We have been without the Internet for a whole week!!! And...without our two oldest girls. So in that time I painted their room, Eily's room, our room, the main bathroom, our bathroom and 4 pieces of furniture, detailed cleaned the whole house and I have all the laundry done. It's like a whole new place!! I don't know who I was fooling thinking that I would be able to cook these yummy sounding meals with all that going on but I plan on incorporating them into my menu plans in the next few weeks.

Happy Thanksgiving Week everyone!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Next Week's Menu

Friday is my menu planning day and since our two oldest children will be gone I thought I would make the menu a little more exciting and not so child-friendly. Every main dish is something new that I have never cooked before. Plus, I didn't have to think of snacks, lunch or breakfast. (I will be the only one here during the day and I will just fend.) And...I thought it would be fun to have a different dessert every night. I never cook desserts so this will be a fun change! So here are our suppers for the coming week.

Sunday:

Traveling all day

Monday:

Zuchinni Lasagna
side veggies
yeast rolls
pineapple
Crumb-Topped Apple and Pumpkin Pie

Tuesday:

Chicken Athena
corn on the cob
salad
left-over pineapple
Mashed Potato Casserole
Bluberry Pie

Wednesday:

Turkey A la King
toast
pears
surgar cookies

Thursday:

Pan-seared Chili Salmon
brown rice
baby carrots
bread w/ butter
Warm Choclate Melting Cups

Friday:

Crispy Baked Wontons
Spiced Butternut Squash Soup
bread
Brownies

Saturday:

Pork Chops with Blue Cheese Sauce
applesauce
green beans
yeast rolls
Mini Apple Strudels

Make bulk of Good-Morning Granola

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

This week's menu

Breakfast:

Cereal
Waffles
Yogurt
Oatmeal

Snacks:

Cheese
Yogurt
Turkey and Cheese
Apple Slices
Cheese Toast
Muffins
Applesauce

Lunch:

Chicken pieces, fruit cocktail,rolls
Chicken patties,fruit cocktail corn
peanut butter and jelly and leftover side dish
turkey sandwiches

Supper:

scrambled eggs, sausage links, French Breakfast Muffins, gravy, hash browns
spaghetti, green beans, steamed veggies, rolls, applesauce
hamburgers, chips
broccoli and chicken casserole, leftover veggies

I had a really hard time coming up with meals this week. Can you tell?

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The newest talent in our family.

After the girls were tired of "jumping" in their leaf piles, they sat on the little trycicles that are always on the side of our house. They didn't know how to ride them but they always enjoy sitting on them. I decided since the weather was nice I would work with Elaina on peddling. Well, Claire pushed her bike to the asphalt, jumped on and just took off. I sort of just stared and then Elaina did the exact same thing. It was crazy! So we practiced until Daddy got home and then showed him what they had learned!

















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Leaf Jumping at its...not so greatest.

This is Fall's version of snow.



















I raked the leaves into two good sized piles for the girls .It took them quite a while to figure out how to jump in.



Claire in front of her pile.

















Elaina in front of her pile.

















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The blind leading the blind...

I've added a new gadget to my blog. (Right under Eily.)
I thought it would be fun to see who all check this thing. Plus, I told Tommy that I would be a follower of his blog if he would be a follower of mine and he can't do that unless I add the gadget. Right?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Halloween

Jason and I attended the Art Center's Halloween fund raiser and the girls stayed with Uncle Adam and Aunt Ashlie. This is the first time they have slept in the same bed and the first time they have "slept over" with a friend. (Or in this case, family.) (And they didn't actually sleep over b/c we came and picked them up, but I think it still applies.)