Monday, January 31, 2011
Awhile back I started my own "cookbook" of recipes that have become our favorites and keep those in a binder! That has helped so much since I get recipes from all over the internet, other cookbooks, friends, etc and SO frustrating to remember a meal you loved but yet cannot find the recipe ANYWHERE!?!
Meal #1 Roasted chicken, green beans, rice pilaf.
Meal #2 Spagetti Casserole, salad, sinful bread
Meal #3 Spicy Buffalo Chicken sandwiches (Everyday Food-Jan/Feb11) fries, grapes
Meal #4 Chicken w/ garlic & sundried tomato pasta, salad, baguette
Meal #5 Pizza bombs, mozzerella sticks, salad
Meal #6 Slow Cooker chili chicken tacos , spanish rice, chips w/ salsa
Meal #7 Parmesan Chicken Sticks, cantelope, carrots
A few little extras to try this week:
Cinnamon Raisin bread
Dolly Madison Cookies
Some snacks we tried recently that went in the "keep it" pile for sure :)
pudding pops (we made the strawberry cream!)
smores granola bars
granola (we left out cashews since we dont like them, I used sliced almonds instead of slivered & we added flax meal) *even Dave liked this, which speaks VOLUMES if you know my hubby!!!*
Friday, January 21, 2011
Finally 2 weeks tomorrow and as of today we have kicked the nasty bug outta our house (knock on wood here!!!) Although I still feel like I see germs everywhere since I have felt like a walking germ going on for-EVAH now.........Dave somehow escaped it all, lucky jerk ;) I kept telling him if I were him I would go to work then stay at a hotel but of course I wont let you do that because you should suffer along beside me, I mean we took vows and everything MR, welcome to the "worse" part! HA! HA!
Back to my point......I was brought 2 meals and an amazing goodie basket from some wonderful women in my MOMS Club...what a way to brighten your spirits and show the light at the end of the tunnel! I am the last person to ask for help or admit I need it so it was totally unexpected but so appreciated!
A shout-out to all my girlfriends out there near and far...love you all & couldn't imagine life without ya! Girlfriends are special and you never outgrow needing your girl time!!!!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
It reads "Dear Mommy you are the best mom I could ever have I am glad you are my mom your friend Savannah"
Friday, January 14, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Here are some pictures of the orginal playroom being built and completed (with painstakingly painted murals!!)
So over a year later we are nearing the finish line at last and the girls could not be more excited! We (and by we I mean Dave!) have done all the work ourselves up to this point to save $$ but doing it yourself adds way more time to the job too! :(
New Years day Dave cut the hole into the playroom wall to connect the 2 rooms, until this point the only access was through the super small door in the hallway near the girls bathroom..Dave had been wedging himself in and outta there to work on it! Here are some pictures to show progress and we hope to be able to hire someone to finish the sheet rock since that's the least favorite part & so incredibly hard if you are not trained to do that! Then paint and carpet and we are set! I already have BIG plans for painting and decorating this new space...all about a magical secret girly girl playroom!!
Daddy with 2 very happy little girls approving of his job so far!
Tiny little doorway from the hallway
just inside the small secret door
Completed photos to follow sometime in the hopefully near future! We plan to build a little roof peak out over the small door in the hallway and post a welcome sign there! Lots of other little cute fun ideas that will take life once the sheet rock is finished & the paint and floors are done!