I liked these pictures that Jamie took with his phone- just little bits of everyday life.
Harrison practicing his tuba
The dogs sleeping in Jamie's office while he works
Monday, February 23, 2009
Yay, it's a snow day! There's nothing better than hearing "school is cancelled" on the radio, then rolling over and going back to sleep. Unfortunately I proceeded to have the craziest dream, in which the world was being taken over by robots who were turning people into evil mud creatures.
The girls and I decided to make pretzels (that were on my menu plan last week and I never got around to making). They were great helpers!
Time for a banana break- baking is hard work!
While we were busy baking, Quentin went on an expedition in the snow. It was a treacherous journey, but he made it back alive.
We then had a yummy brunch of strawberry breakfast braid (the girls helped make this also), bacon and eggs.
By the time we were finished eating, the dough had risen, and everyone helped shape the pretzels.
And here is the finished product. Yeah, I know they are a little too puffy, but hey, it was our first time. Next time we'll know to roll them out thinner.
Now Rachel is napping, and the big kids and I are going to play a board game. If I get feeling really ambitious, I may change out of my jammies. I love snow days!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Monday - Marinated steak, rice, green beans
Tuesday - Shrimp tetrazzini, salad
Wednesday - Pot roast in slow cooker, seven-grain bread
Thursday - Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, carrots
Friday - Turkey noodle soup, bread machine bread
Saturday - Pork roast in slow cooker, potatoes, peas
Sunday - Pork-fried rice, eggrolls
More menu ideas at The Organizing Junkie
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
This morning as I stumbled into Quentin's room to wake him up (I'm not a morning person), this is the sight that greeted me. Exactly one hundred balloons covered the floor of his room. The funny thing is I had no reaction to it at all and barely noticed it. Apparently I'm so used to seeing unusual things in this house that nothing fazes me now. He tells me that he's taking a picture of it to school for the 100th day of school. Why? I don't know, and I don't even bother to ask anymore...
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Monday - Grilled steak, mashed potatoes, green beans
Tuesday - Tortilla soup, salad
Wednesday - Homemade pizza - pepperoni, works, barbeque chicken
Friday - Seafood chowder, biscuits
Saturday - Spaghetti, garlic bread, caesar salad
Sunday - Cherry chicken, salad
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Jamie is travelling this week, so as usual I'll just be making easy kid-friendly meals.
Monday - tortellini, salad
Tuesday - shake and bake chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli
Wednesday - tacos
Thursday - fish sticks and fries
Friday - eat out
Saturday - date night!
Sunday - grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup
Sunday, February 01, 2009
How do these Mondays roll around so fast? It's amazing! I am loving menu planning, by the way. It's working out great, and I feel much more peaceful/ less stressed not having to wonder what I'm going to make for supper each night.
Monday - Beef stroganoff, egg noodles, peas
Tuesday - Chicken enchiladas, tossed salad with ranch dressing
Wednesday - Easy Chicken Parmesan, rotini, salad
Thursday - Prime rib with horseradish cream sauce, baked potatoes, green beans
Friday - Breakfast for supper - blueberry pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs
Saturday - Garlic Top Sirloin Pot Roast in the slow cooker
Sunday - Mulligitawny soup (Family Fun magazine this month), Seven-grain bread
Some other recipes for the week: Crockpot steel-cut oats, Playgroup granola bars (for the kids' lunchboxes), Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins ( after-school snack and lunchboxes)