Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Didn't really need much for this week, but had a lot of soon-expiring coupons and a great deal on the only hot dogs I like. :0) Stocked up for the summer.
We do still need lettuce and milk, but I'll have DH pick those up later in the week.
Total after taxes, coupons, and rebate: $16.18
Total saved: $80.40
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I was chosen to host a Domino's American Legends House Party! And it's tomorrow! We're going really relaxed and low-key. Decided to have a lunch, instead of dinner, since it's mostly moms and kids coming. Pizza, salad, watermelon, popsicles, and drinks.
And it's going to be around 100 without the heat index, so we're also going to be setting up fans in the carport and a sprinkler for the kids. Thinking I may need to fill the kiddie pool up too!
We got a party pack including a $75 gift card to purchase American Legends pizzas (will probably be getting a couple plain ones too-picky kid), and I think it will be a lot of fun. :-)
This post making you hungry? Go here to order your own pizza: Domino's (And check out the pizza tracker-so cool!!!)
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
breakfasts will be any of the following: cereal, oatmeal, toast, yogurt, fruit (whatever I find on markdown at the grocery store)
Tuesday (bake bread, make paneer)
-Lunch: loaded baked potatoes or peanut butter crackers and apples
-Dinner: grilled cheese with tomatoes and pickles on homemade oatmeal bread & carrot sticks
Wednesday (grocery shopping)
-Lunch: PB&J with sliced apples and carrot sticks
-Dinner: grilled paneer and veggie skewers with homemade flatbread or tortillas
-Lunch: vegetarian baked nachos with fresh salsa
-Dinner: pasta primavera with fresh veggies
-Lunch: grilled fish and sweet potatoes
-Dinner: brocolli beef skillet meal
-Lunch: pizza party with a big salad, drinks, and popsicles
-red leaf lettuce
-beverages for party
-paper plates for party
-ice for party
Sunday, June 14, 2009
After looking at options for months, this will be Matt's new desk. Shelves to hold the printers, supplies, etc, and still a nice open desk area.
Friday, June 12, 2009
We'll basically be having apps from our favorite (no longer in business) restaurant. Homemade hummus, toasted pita bread and veggies for dipping, salad, greek olives. YUM!
So, tonight's hummus recipe...sorry, no actual measurements as I just dumped stuff in.
- 2-6 cloves of garlic peeled and quartered
- 1/3 cup or so of fresh lemon juice
- 2 cans garbanzo beans (chick peas) rinsed
- 1/2 - 2/3 cups tahini (sesame paste, the only pricey item in this recipe)
- a couple tablespoons olive oil (optional)
- a bit of water to help with blending, maybe a 1/3 cup?
- a few dashes of ground cumin (optional)
- salt to taste
- fresh greek oregano, olive oil, ground black pepper or paprika for garnish (all optional)
-Put all the ingredients except water, salt, and garnish into blender. Begin blending and adding water bit by bit to work through all the ingredients. Add salt to taste. Blend some more until you get a consistent creamy consistency, scraping sides and stirring occasionally.
-Pour into containers and chill. Add olive oil, oregano, and pepper or paprika just before serving as garnish.
-This recipe makes a lot. You can keep in the fridge for up to a week or freeze. (But it never lasts long enough in our house for that)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
There is also a large section of the garden not pictured that has blueberries and lots of random squash/pumpkins/vines growing.
Please ignore the weeds and stuff. I'm in the process of adding more boxes/newspaper/leaves to the areas between the beds to keep the grass and weeds down, so that's what all the messy stuff is that you see in the pics.
First, this is the strawberry/herb bed. LOTS of strawberries, but we have yet to get one to eat. The squirrels have gotten them all before us. See how big the rosemary has gotten? We use it frequently, but can't keep up. This was a baby plant three years ago.
The first raised bed I put in this year. Made out of old yard timbers we pulled from a neighbors' trash pile. Five types of heirloom tomatoes (started from free seed in stryrofoam cups using the winter sow method), Zucchini, a bunch of herbs, bell peppers, chard. The tomatoes are really getting big and I think just about all have baby tomatoes on them. The cages I use are 5 1/2 feet to 6 feet high and are homemade out of concrete reinforcing mesh.
Second raised bed I put in this year, also made from old yard timbers. four more cages of tomatoes, hot peppers (we used a lot), eggplant (a bunch), okra, a little baby basil. And a bag of grounds from Starbucks waiting to be added in. :-)
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
As a result of the super-loose tooth, we put medical tape on her thumbs to try to keep them out of her mouth. You have to understand she sucks either one and one of them is in her mouth pretty much all the time. The tape has been a great reminder not to suck them.
And she hasn't. Not for the last couple weeks. Which I'm thankful for....
and also about to go crazy!
No sucking thumbs means its harder for her to go to sleep. And when she wakes up in the middle of the night (which inevitably happens...at least twice) she can't suck them to comfort herself back to sleep. Which means that she cries until she can think of something she has to tell me, then she screams her way to my room to tell me whatever it is.
Waking up several times a night to deal with a hysterical kid is really getting old.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Lunch: PB&J, veggies
Dinner: brocolli beef meal from the freezer
Lunch: penne with olive oil and veggies
Dinner: oven-fried chili chicken and salad
Lunch: BLTs and fresh fruit
Dinner: baked potatoes with toppings
Lunch: potato and egg skillet with toast
Dinner: leftover pasta from tuesday
Lunch: lemon pepper fish and roasted veggies
Dinner: hummus, pita, and veggies
Lunch: pasta with sauce from the freezer
Dinner: lentil soup with ham bone (lots of extra for freezer)
Lunch: lentil soup leftovers
Dinner: tacos with fresh salsa
Groceries Needed (we're running really low on fresh produce, so we'll have to buy a bunch)
-fresh green chilies
-fresh cilantro (not getting enough from the garden)
-half and half