Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I'll Fly Away!

I heard this song on The Walton's and just thought it was so sweet. I looked up the song on You Tube and Johnny Cash sings it too. Sweet little song :o)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

Grilled Pork Chops
Three Cheese Potatoes
Steamed grean beans

Roasted Chicken
Cheesy Spaghetti Pie
Steamed Veggie

Chicken Bwak Bwak
(Leftover chicken cut up in bite size pieces or pulled apart, whatever works for you, then added to egg noodles with butter:)


Friday Night we are going out to Dinner for my daughter's Birthday.  Her choice, I will keep you posted on where we go.

The recipes, I have links to, are "new" to me recipes that I caught on the Food Network.  They really looked so good.  I will post pictures of what it looks like when I make them, and if my family liked it or not.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Sunday's Dinner, was HOT wings on the Grill!!!! <~~~~~Most awesome hot wings ever.

Baked potatoes and sliced celery with Ranch dressing  :)

Happy Sunday. 
Working on the menu for the week, will post it up soon.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Smoothie :)

This is the smoothie I made today.  It looked so pretty I took a picture.
It has strawberries, blueberries, bananas, spinach, peaches and yogurt ....I put a tiny bit of apple juice in it, so it would mix could use water.  I didn't add ice this time because the peaches were already frozen.  This is what I am using the spinach for that I accidently put in the freezer...LOL.

All mixed was oh, soooooo good!

Good Morning~~~Friday!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Happy Wednesday!

Have you ever poured Orange juice in your coffee, or put the milk in the pantry?  Well, someone put my bag of fresh spinach in my freezer....LOL.....Yes, it had to be me.  At first I thought what am I going to do with this.  Perfect to put in the smoothies:)

I made a really good smoothie yesterday after the pool.  I used crushed ice, yogurt, blackberries, strawberries, banana, kiwi and some Orange juice :)

Dinner tonight is going to be my Baked Spaghetti.

We are also in the midst of planning my daughter's 11th birthday.  A lot of ideas are being brought up, so we shall see.

We aren't going swimming today...Kevin is not feeling well today :(

Just been busy keeping house today :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


We went swimming today:)  Had a lot of fun in the water and sun.  I then stopped at Publix to get a cake.  I am making a red velvet cake for my SIL's birthday today:)  I just made a fresh pot of coffee, so I am off to make my cake and start dinner and finish up the laundry.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Blackened Tilapia :)

I cook the Tilapia in a cast iron skillet at high heat for 3 minutes on each side.

I put Emeril's Seasoning on them before I cook them.  I use a tiny bit of olive oil in the pan to avoid sticking:)

Juicing :)

I love to juice and make smoothies...such a healthy and fun way to get vitamins and nutrients in your children and even you :)  I have talked about juicing many times on my blog, so now I want to share another blog that talks about juicing too.  It is a fun article.  It is from Super Healthy Kids.

The juicing post is
"Juicing Jumble"

My Tomato Plant

I have tomatoes on my tomato plant...LOL:)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Menu Plan Monday :)

Blackened Tilapia
Noodles with oil and Garlic
Steamed Broccoli

Baked Spaghetti

Grilled Pork Chops
Baked Potatoes
Steamed carrots

French Fries
Steamed broccoli

Roasted Chicken
Roasted potatoes and carrots
Homemade gravy

I will also make homemade Dinner Rolls this week, so they will be served with dinner.  My menu is in no particular order, and this is what I have on hand.  It could change too, depending on if I go to the store and change it up...LOL.  Hamburger night might change into taco night if I pick up some shells.

I serve a nice green salad with most dinners.  They consist of romaine, green leaf and red leaf lettuce.  Fresh spinach is added, as I have a huge bag of it. I  also use spinach in my juicer and for smoothies.  Okay, back to salad..LOL.  I also put in, cucumbers, green onion, bell peppers, radish, celery, carrots....tomatoes, avocados and sprinkled with cheese :)  I make a Costco trip and stock up on fruits and veggies..we go through a bunch.  For snacks, I also boil eggs and the kids grab them out of the fridge like candy....I am moving farther and farther away from processed food.  I am also trying to go as organic as I can.   It is amazing how my thinking has changed...I remember 20 years ago getting super excited when hamburger helper was on won't ever make that for my family anymore..even if they gave it to me for free.

For even more menu Plans go to Laura's Blog: I'm An Organizing Junkie:)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday :)

We have had a really nice week.  Spending a lot of time at the swimming pool here.  Love it!  Little Kevin will be swimming without his floaties in no time. 

I had to go to Publix this morning for a few things.  I am catching up on laundry and baking cookies as I type.  I am making two kinds, Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal.

I also needed some baby oil.  I use it everytime I shower, after I am done with my shower I put baby oil on my skin (while I am in the shower, less mess)..I have sensitive skin and it keeps my skin soft :) 

I also use Pond's Cold Cream on my face, I have been for as long as I can remember.

I took my nails off....I just didn't feel like keeping up with them at the moment.  I will put them back on around the Holidays, but for the moment I am natural.  My toenails are pink<~~~~~ My favorite color.

Tonight's dinner will be chicken breasts, macaroni and cheese, steamed veggies and a salad:)

This made me giggle, because, I am not a napper...LOL:)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

We made a Costco run the other day and here are a few things we bought.

Potatoes..we like these because they are big.  Great for baked Potatoes

Spring mix!  Love this for my salads and the Guinea girls love it too :)

How did this picture get in there?....LOL

I like to put them in smoothies
I can't seem to ever buy enough bananas
Tiki loves them too

Tomatoes....we love tomatoes.  I put them in salads.  I also cut them up and my kids eat them just by themselves...I also will serve them with breakfast instead of potatoes



Kiwi..another favorite here

Avocados..they only sell five in a bag...we always need more...LOL


Spinach....I put spinach in a lot of things.  Salads and smoothies mostly!

Carrots...I use a lot of carrots with my juicer.

Romaine lettuce:)


For dinner on Monday I made a chicken, broccoli and cheese bake.  Last night's dinner was a beef roast with all the fixings.  Tonight I took out ground beef...haven't decided yet:)


Little K and I were swimming all morning..I think I got a little too much sun, oh well.  Now I am going to do some housework...Have a happy day!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Good Morning!

These pictures were taken a couple days ago..I was snapping pictures while I was cooking dinner :)
The above picture is my steamer at work...Broccoli going !
I have talked about this before, I think many times, but I am staying away from canned foods.  I buy fresh as much as I can...Now, granted, my hubby came shopping with me and bought every "Glory" veggie they had..which is fine......if that is what he wants, he can have that:)  He works soooo hard, so a few canned veggies that he wants to eat does not bother me at all.

Garden salad, that I always many times have you seen my salads...:)   I do not put the tomatoes or the Avocados or cheese on the big bowl of salad, I keep those on the side...and sprinkle them on as I serve.  That way I can save the leftover salad, and it won't go bad as quick.  Plus I don't want to waste cheese.

Salad all ready to serve:)

I make Chicken Bwak-Bwak a lot....It is a favorite and oh, so simple.  Shredded chicken mixed with egg noodles and a little butter......Some like Parmesan cheese sprinkled on the to, some just a little salt and pepper.  it is a great dish to use leftover chicken.

Sorry the picture below did not come out so good, my camera was not cooperating...LOL...

I had a busier then normal last three days, so I have a lot to do around the home.....Cleaning day for me.  It is a cloudy rainy day...can't get better than that.

Last night's dinner, was Blackened Tiliapia, Steamed Rice and Broccoli and Salad.  Saturday was Grilled Pork Chops and grilled Corn, mashed Potatoes and a Salad.  Friday we went out to eat at Golden Corral and then did a big shopping trip at Costco......I think it was Thursday we had the Bwak- Bwak

Friday, June 08, 2012

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Kale Chips!

My camera needed to be charged, so I took this picture with my iPod, sorry if the pic is a little blurry.

Anyway, I made Kale Chips...and they are sooooooo good!

Pull the Kale off the stems, put them in a big bowl, pour a Tablespoon of oil on them.  I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but I am sure it will work with any kind of oil.  I sprinkled Garlic Salt on them, mixed it up real good with my hands and spread them on a baking sheet.  I baked them in the oven at '350 for 20 minutes, and Ta-Da, Kale Chips.  let me know if you have ever made them or ate them.  I like them and most importantly my kids liked them!

Monday, June 04, 2012

It's Raining :)

Beautiful Monday !

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially during the morning. A few storms may be severe. High 83F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.It is going to be a beautiful day :)  What do I do on rainy days?  I cook and clean!  LOVE IT!!!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Friday's Dinner :


Happy June!

Good Morning!
I slept in a little bit this morning :)  That only happens when Little Kevin sleeps in...LOL.
It is Friday, I don't know about you but this week went FAST!

Here is a printable calendar from
Time Warp Wife..It is cute.  I just printed it out~~~~~~>  Printable Calendar