Sunday, September 19, 2010

Moving Day

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - On Tuesday

We spent all Labor Day weekend is called labor day after all :) Saturday after darling son's soccer game (he won 4-1) we spent the entire day doing yard work at my Mother in law's. It was beautiful fall like weather but I still burnt my face pretty good. Sunday we started on the garage. We have to do this every summer. Somebody uses it for his wood shop during the summer.....I won't mention any names but he has made me a beautiful house and furniture ;)

Sunday was also our 12th wedding anniversary. We had a nice family dinner our one of our favorite pizza places. Then we headed for ice cream and to watch the boaters on the river.

Monday, Labor Day, we spent getting all the baby stuff out of the garage. It will feel good getting rid of all of it. But it is bittersweet :( We then hit the river for some fishing and fossil hunting. We caught no fish but did find 3 good sized fossils!

What a crazy busy week it  was and will be this week.  Swimming, Soccer, Scouts, School, Garage Sale and Work! The menu plan will be a lifesaver.

Well on to the menu plan. Breakfast is on your own as always. Lunch is leftovers.

Monday - Turkey n Dumpling Soup
Tuesday - Spaghetti (with sauce and veggies from garden)
Wednesday -  Out to dinner for darling son's 7th Birthday
Thursday - Lemon Dijon Tilapia with Pasta   (rolled over from last week)
Friday - Homemade Pizza
Saturday - Aussie Chicken  (rolled over from last week)
Sunday - Fish Taco's

Have a great week everyone.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

We had a great weekend in Missouri. Visited family, ate, played, ate, attended my home church, ate. I will need to get back to my walking for sure after the long weekend of eating!

We also celebrated the son's upcoming birthday. Hard to believe he will be 7 next week! After school today we will head to the store because someone has some birthday money burning a hole in his pocket!

School is in full swing. One week down. This week we will add Cub Scouts to School and Soccer. I also work Tuesday - Friday so I better get cooking ahead on my day off today.

Monday - Shepherd'sPie
Tuesday - Taco Cornbread Casserole
Wednesday - Chipped Beef on Biscuits
Thursday - Turkey Melts and Crockpot Mac n Cheese
Friday - Homemade Pizza
Saturday - Lemon Dijon Tilapia with Pasta
Sunday - Aussie Chicken I have been seeing this on so many menu's I have to try it!

What's on you plate this week? Head over to I'm An Organizing Junkie and check out hundred's of meal plans from other bloggers.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - Back to School Week!

Yay. School starts today. Little man is nervous. New grade, new teacher, new lessons. He was afraid they did not color in first grade. I assured him that if they required crayons on the supply list they must do some coloring. He perked :) It's going to be a goofy week. The real fun starts now! Soccer, School, Swimming and Scouts here we come!

Monday - Scottish Meat Pies -  we make ours in muffin tins. They are easier to take as leftovers!
Tuesday -Taco salad
Wednesday - Grilled Tilapia with Fruit Salsa
Thursday - On the road to Gramma and Grandad's. Fast food and TUMS! :)
Friday - Out to eat at Gramma and Grandad's
Saturday - Pizza with the extended family
Sunday - Home from Gramma and Grandad's. Breakfast for supper.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Square Foot Gardening Results

Just thought I would post an update on Camp Kennedy's Square Foot Garden
It all started here. Little tiny plants in a new place.
I was uncertain how they would grow in the new location!
The zucchini loved the new location. By love I mean LOVED!
The tomatoes also thrived. The green beans were plentiful also!
I am getting  harvests like this every few days!

I learned a few good lessons this year. First of all. Zucchini plants get big. Give them plenty of room. Next year I will plant my watermelon far from my zucchini.  Peas don't like the back corner. They felt left out so they drowned themselves. So next year I will find a drier place for my peas.  The beans thought their spot was perfect. Just have to keep the bugs from bugging them. Since I did a decent job I may get super crazy and add some cucumbers and corn! I still have lots of space around the back yard.  How big do cucumber plants get?  Oh and I need to learn to can! Enjoy. I have to now go and pick more tomatoes!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fill In The Blanks and Tomato Sauce

Today we peeled and pureed a ton of fresh tomatoes from our garden. I decided to do "freezer canning" and make tomato sauce. It will be super to have fresh sauce this winter! I have a ton more tomatoes on the vine. May have to learn how to can!

I came across a cute blog today called the little things we do. She has a little thing she does on Friday's called ...fill in the blank friday. I thought it would be fun to play along.

1. My favorite current TV show is: Destination Truth. Why you ask? Well first off it is clean family fun. I really don't have to worry too much about my son seeing anything he shouldn't at age 6. Second the host (Josh Gates) and his entire team are witty and fun. I would love to hang with them sometime........just not while looking for Bigfoot!

2. The TV character I can relate to most is
. Amy Duncan on Good Luck Charlie......she is a fun loving, family centered working mom. She is sometime surprised at how "uncool" her kids think she is!

3. My life is like (fill in with TV show and why).... Not sure.... A little Good Luck Charlie.......Scrubs.........Paula Deen mixture?

4. My all time favorite TV show is ...Friends.......I didn't watch it when it was on......I think I may have been too young to really "get it". Now I think it is hysterical!

5. A TV show that is ridiculously stupid, but I continue to watch is
Pawn Stars.........silly to watch a pawn shop but the characters brutal honesty with their customers and each other make me laugh.

6. My favorite TV couple is Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman......not a couple but love watching little boys in a candy shop. They make me giggle!

7. One TV episode I could watch over and over again is the Friends episode where Ross starts dating again in the LEATHER pants.........I almost fell off the treadmill!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


This is where I wish to linger. The "I am completely knocked out in your arms" kind of snuggle. The kind of snuggle I can already see you getting too BIG for. You are too big to "cozy up" in my lap as comfortably as we once could. I have to be satisfied by you sitting NEXT to me. For now I have to settle for you snuggling Daddy and I just LEAN in CLOSER.

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