Details to come very soon.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Go Here~~~~~> Organized Homemaking for Christ.
DeNiece has put a new video up every day this past week of working in her kitchen, absolutely inspirational. It makes me want to get up and just play in my kitchen and make wonderful things. I think I may actually try and make her yogurt, because the cream cheese looked soooooo yummy!!!
Please if you have not already, go visit this beautiful blog!
Friday, May 29, 2009
My neighbor came over yesterday and brought me this beautiful bouquet of flowers. She said she wanted to thank me for our friendship~~~~How sweet was that. I gave her a big hug!
Last night I roasted a chicken for dinner, and today I am going to use the leftovers for either chicken and dumplings or a casserole~~~it is a rainy day today, so I think a little comfort food is in order:) Have you ever read Fly Lady's Rubber Chicken recipe, it is a great method for making food stretch on a budget. I love it when I can buy frugally and stretch that dollar that my husband works so hard for, kwim?
Thursday, May 28, 2009
It is a cloudy morning~~~~and I have to get the washing machine going, and clean up the toys that have exploded all over the living room....LOL.
I am not sure what dinner will be, stay tuned I will let you know.
Today, I am wearing a grey t-shirt dress, it is cute and comfortable~~~along with that I will be putting on one of my favorite aprons. The kitchen will be organized a bit for new groceries.
I will also be visiting you through out my breaks.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
This will just be about my home making today~~~I am not going to add what I did with the kids, just what happened in my happy kitchen and home.
I made bread
caramelized onions to be placed on burgers
Have a Happy Day!
I am a day off I keep thinking it is Tuesday because of the Holiday.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I picked these little pads up at the store, and I really like them. If you see them in the store grab a box.
Yesterday we grilled and I am using the left over chicken to make a cheesy chicken and rice casserole for Dinner, I will also serve it with some green beans and a nice fresh green salad.
As, for Jon and Kate, I can't comment yet on the show, I have not watched it yet, but I did Tivo it, so I will let you know what I think.
It is a bit chilly today, and the sun has yet to come out. Today, I think I will do some kitchen work and prepping . I would really like to get in there and give it a good scrubbing. ...and of course laundry is on the agenda...LOL
Friday, May 22, 2009
It is sort of cloudy outside and a little chilly.
I have mentioned before about our consolidated debt, we have been paying it off for the past 5 years, and in 2 more months we will be done. It was hard at times, but it taught me how to stretch a dollar, and boy do I stretch it at times...LOL.
Anyway, I hope everyone has a wonderful day and weekend.
I see my laundry is starting to pile up~~~Didn't I just do it all...LOL
Thursday, May 21, 2009
When I was a little girl, I liked just simple foods, I didn't care for tomatoes, mushrooms or spinach~~~~> But now I love them all. I don't think there are many food that I don't like.
Look at this recipe, not only did they stuff the burger with cheese, but they put a slice of onion in there too, what a neat idea!
...and pickles, I am going to try this very simple pickle recipe.....
Bruschetta pizza, yummy
There were so many pages I wanted to show you out of this magazine. I just a picked a few of my favorites.
Tuesday was kitchen day, I went shopping and organized my fridge. Wednesday was Laundry day, and I baked some bread in between loads.
Today, not sure yet. All the bathrooms are wiped down, so I may just putter around and see what needs to be done, there is always something that needs to be done.
Happy Thursday everyone!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Happy Day in the kitchen
Happy Tuesday to you all:)
I took, one of your suggestions and got another one of those pretty air fresheners, pictured in the post below, and put it on my nightstand~~~It looks and smells so pretty there~~great tip!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Then I vacuumed and now I am going to start tonight's dinner: Spaghetti:) So I will cook the ground beef and then simmer the sauce.
When I was at Walmart the other day, I picked up this little air freshener~~~~>
I only bought one, because I never used them before. This one is lavender and it smells delightful. I love my house to smell clean, but I also like it to smell pretty:) This pretty little freshener cost about 2.50. I will be getting more.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Thursday, what are the plans for Thursday. I am going to run a few errands and then I am going to come back home and bake a pie:)
I have chicken in the fridge for dinner, not quite sure how I am going to fix it yet.
Remember I told you it had been warm here~~~well it got so warm that my candle started to droop, isn't that funny....LOL. We have had to turn the a/c on here and there to cool off the house.
Have a wonderful Thursday!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
My bread machine will be going, my laundry will be going, my vacuum will be going too, and I will be giving Alexis hopefully her last treatment for the lice, what an annoying little bugger those lice are.
It has been really warm here, so I have been able to wear some of my pretty sundresses. Nothing makes me feel more feminine then wearing a sundress with my apron.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
On my shopping list I have also added fresh fruits and veggies. Lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes are always a must. Avocados should be added to my list of staples too. I will pick up as much as I can afford, I look for things that are in season and on sale. Remember last month Asparagus was on sale~~~I bought so much of that it took over my drawer....LOL.
I need cheeses and some fun snacks for the kids to eat~~Yogurt, string cheese, granola bars, goldfish, and things like that:) ...and of course some really fun snacks like Doritos, Cheetos, popcorn and cookies~~~~~The cookies I have to be extremely careful with~~I either have to make them myself or only buy Chips Ahoy, that is one brand that has no trace of any kind of nuts on the package.
Buttermilk is on my list for making Ranch Dressing.
Oh, I was looking through my cookbook and found Paula's Easy Roll recipe that I want to try too:
butter for greasing muffin tins
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup milk
2 tbsp sugar
4 heaping tbsp mayonnaise
preheat oven 350.
Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin tin with butter. In large bowl, combine flour and milk, blending with a rubber spatula. add the sugar and mayonnaise and stir until just combined. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin. bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Chicken and Dumpling Recipe
Grilled Cheese Recipe
...and one last recipe, I almost forgot. It was Fajitas. I really liked this recipe, because it takes a really inexpensive piece of meat that is usually tough, but if you slow cook it all day it will be super tender. Also, the beer in the recipe can be substituted with water!!!
Beer Beef Fajitas
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 08, 2009
Alexis now has a cold, her poor nose is so stuffy. For breakfast Little Kevin had cinnamon toast and Alexis had a hard boiled egg and some toast. I started the wash at 6:15 this morning, so now after this post I will check that. I need to vacuum everything down again and go through her hair with a comb (Everyday)
Tony has guitar lessons today, he has been going for awhile. He was taking guitar in School, but it was not challenging. He can hear a song and then play it, it is really quite amazing!
Last night for dinner we had Nachos for dinner. Tonight, will be chicken. I have some nice chicken thighs defrosting.
When ever I make dinner, I try and make things that compliment each other. I am sure you all do the same. An example would be: If I make Spaghetti, I will make spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread and a salad. If I make a steak, it would be steak, baked potato a steamed veggie and a salad. If I make pork chops, a starch ( mac and cheese, steamed rice, potatoes, etc) a steamed veggie and a salad. I like to make a meat/poultry/fish with a starch, cooked veggie and a salad. If I make nachos, it's just nachos, all the lettuce and tomatoes are all on the nachos, so we skip the salad. Also, I would not serve a dinner roll with Nachos, but I would serve a dinner roll with the steak dinner:)
Have an awesome Friday!
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Dinner will most likely be pork chops:)
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
.....so, I have spent the past two days getting the room she stayed in back in order.
Here are a few pictures of Kevin's birthday, he turned two:)
Tonight's dinner will be Baked Chicken, Fresh Corn on the Cobb, Fried Rice and a Green Salad:) Have a wonderful day, and thank you for visiting!