Monday, June 22, 2009

What's for dinner?

Recently my like for cooking dinner has wavered and flickered and turned into more of a dread. I'm meal planning to make it easier so I don't have to think about it as much and just do it. Ugh the thought of dinner just does nothing for me, I'd rather eat some raw fruits and veggies. I guess there could be worse pregnancy cravings :)

So for this week I will be attempting:

Monday: Chicken a la King

Tuesday: Chili and cornbread

Wednesday: honey chicken kebabs and potatoes (carried forward from last week)

Thursday: Spinach mushroom manicotti and garlic bread (carried forward)

Friday:Awesome slow cooker pot roast and veggies

Saturday: homemade mac and cheese

Sunday: Lasagne and salad

Want some more ideas?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Top Ten Things to do on a Rainy Day

1. Finish some overdue sewing projects : as you can see I need to finish making the new curtains for the Boler these just had to go

2. Work on some craft projects that have been neglected: I need to make some birthday cards to have on hand since the mail takes a week to get to family at home or you could check out my friend katie's Etsy store

3. Write a letter: A lost art, and who doesn't love getting "real" mail??

4. Read a good book: I've been neglecting reading lately since I feel that there are other things I should be doing but there are so many good books out there...

5. Clean: grooooooan but it has to be done and it does feel nice to have a freshly cleaned kitchen/bathroom/ living room.

6. Redecorate: I like to do my mantel every now and then just for a lift I mean look at this

7. Do some baking: mmm muffins

8. Enjoy some tea: best when enjoyed with the above mentioned baking

9. Call a friend: next best thing to being able to visit in person

10. Visit a friend: in real life or the blogosphere

For more top tens visit Amanda

Why does eating outside make everything taste better? It just does somehow. We had a picnic at the lake on our anniversary, and it was deeelicious! I made pastrami sandwiches on french bread (my hubby's fave), mock mojitos, veggies, dip and slurpees for dessert.

I'm looking forward to enjoying some more outdoor meals as the summer progresses but, for this week we'll be enjoying:

Monday: We had taco salad last night, yummy!

Tuesday: Spinach mushroom manicotti and garlic bread

Wednesday: honey chicken kebabs and potatoes

Thursday: Burritos

Friday: Homemade pizza

Saturday: Spaghetti with homemade sauce

For more great meal ideas check out menu plan monday

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday

Top ten exciting things about this week:

1. We heard our baby's heartbeat at the Dr.'s office this morning and everything is progressing along smoothly, I'll be 14 weeks tomorrow! Which leads me to #2.

2. We called all of our friends and family to share the news today, it's so fun to share good news and hear the reactions (screaming, that's great, yay!, WHAAAAT?, that's so exciting, is it a cinnamon bun?) which results in #3

3. I don't have to suck in my"baby gut" anymore! (you know the flub that results from your insides being shifted around?)

4. I get to be pleasantly plump when we go home to visit in August. (not about this week, I realize that but hey)

5. I get to buy a new dress for a wedding in August. (also not about this week...)

6. Our anniversary is tomorrow, 3 years! My plan so far consists of crepes for breakfast, anything else would be great too, maybe a picnic.

7. I found a great gift for my sister at Winners yesterday, I just love Winners.

8. I got to go grocery shopping with my hubby today which was so nice since I always do the grocery shopping alone while he's at work.

9. I bought the ingredients for virgin mojitos, now I just need to get a mint plant so I can make them just a little more tasty. What an awesome summer drink.

10. I get to use the "please can we get slurpees/ice cream/other yummy treat? it's our anniversary" line tomorrow . Wish me luck!

go see Amanda for some more top tens

finally sharing the positive

14 weeks tomorrow! woot woot!

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