Monday, November 15, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 11/15

Here's whats on our menu for the week!

Monday- Lentils and Sausage
Tuesday- Baked Garlic Parmesean Chicken
Wednesday- Rustic Tortellini
Thursday- Beef Tips and Noodles and Collards
Friday- Meatball Subs
Saturday- Panini Sandwiches

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Snapshots of Life 10am

This is the first week I have remembered to take a photo at the time the ladies at Eighteen25 have told me. Snapshots of life is where you take a photo at the time they say and then you upload it to see what normal people are doing at different times of the day! I love seeing what people are doing. It's like looking in their window and seeing whats going on. Pretty cool so far! So here is what was happening at our house at 10am this morning!

Yep at 10am my son was eating cookies and sharing with his mommy. Sign me up for mother of the year! In my defense he has been up since 5am so it's not really that early for him! :) We had just finished cleaning up the house in preparations for speech and occupational therapy, and are going to have a fun family day celebrating our Veteran. Some might call him AD2 DeVries. But we call him DADDY! Happy Veterans Day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 11/8

Lately I've had a craving for spicy food. I just can't seem to get enough hot sauce these days. This weeks menu shows it!

Monday- Rotisserie Chicken with baked potatoes and broccoli
Tuesday- Chicken and Rice soup (using leftover chicken from Monday)
Wednesday- Lentils and Sausage
Thursday- Crockpot enchiladas (either using left over chicken or with beef)
Friday- Red Beans and Rice with Sausage
Saturday- Sesame Chicken (freezer meal made by Contessa)
Sunday- Chimichangas (make enough to freeze)

You can get more ideas at

Friday, November 5, 2010

I want to learn something new!

Back way back when I knew how to crochet. Like middle school way back when. But honestly I wasn't super good at it and I didn't know what to make. All I ever made was a scarf and it started out great and got narrower and narrower. Frustration/boredom took over and I gave it up.

But when I was browsing through the crafty blog land I discovered "Inner Hooker"!

Her hats were so super cute that I just had to make one for my boys. One problem, she sells the patterns, I have to make the hat. Guess I have found my new hobby! I found my crochet needles, found some yarn and got to practicing. Turns out you never really forget the basics. By basics I knew how to make a chain and that was mostly it. You Tube to the rescue! So now I've learned a couple stitches and I am ready to make something.

Then one of my favorite crafty/mom bloggers Little Miss Momma is doing an Inner Hooker giveaway! SCORE! So I entered and entered and entered some more and hopefully I win the giveaway! The giveaway ends tonight so it's not too late to enter to win yourself!

So Little Miss Momma said she is going to learn to crochet so she can make an Inner Hooker hat and I think I will do so too! I'm holding her too it! (I hope she reads this so she knows that.) Make sure you follow along with me as I learn to crochet again!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 11/1

Can you believe it's November? WOW! I love the holidays despite how busy they are! We start the craziness with Thanksgiving in November, Mr. Destructo's birthday the week before Christmas and then Christmas in December, New Years, Blue Eye's Cranioversary and my birthday in January, then Hubby's birthday and Blue Eyes birthday in February. By the time it's all over we are at the end of February and exhausted. Hopefully if I can keep up the Menu Planning through all these holidays things will run smoothly.

So let's get to the menu for this week. I must have been in a Taste of Home mood because all the recipes this week come from my favorite magazine.

Monday- Cassoulet for Today.
Tuesday- Steak and New Potato Toss
Wednesday- Chicken Stir Fry
Thursday- Shredded Beef 'n' Slaw Sandwiches (takes 2 3/4 hours to cook, to save time you can cook the beef and shred ahead of time)
Friday- Leftovers
Saturday- Almond Chicken with Apricot Sauce
Sunday- Frozen Dinner Entre (Stouffer's Chicken and Broccoli Bake) If you do ever get one of these Stouffer's Easy Express Meals, I should mention it says cooks in 17 minutes if you microwave it otherwise it's 80 minutes in the oven. Just a little FYI)

So that's the plan! You can get more ideas at

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Thing 1 and Thing 2! I hope you all have a great day! Stay safe and have fun!

I love making my kids costumes! I'd love to see some of your costumed cuties! If you write a blog, leave me a comment with a link!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 10/24 and I'm Published!

Last week I got some very exciting news! I have been working with young lady and her mom on a children's book for the last few years. Some of the photos I took for her are in this book. This has been a long project and I am so excited to announce that the book is finally published and available for sale!!! Whoo hoo! You are now reading a blog written by a published photographer! This is super exciting for us here! Stay tuned for more info about the book and how you can purchase your own copy! You can subscribe to my blog over there on the right to stay up to date!

Now on to our menu for the week.

Monday- Chicken, Vegetables and Rice soup
Tuesady- Leftover rotissery chicken, broccoli and garlic taters
Wednesday- Apricot Chicken
Thursday- Spaghetti and Meatballs
Friday- Sweet and Sour Chicken
Saturday- Something not chicken
Sunday- Halloween- Trick or Treating that night so probably something on the go.

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