Monday, March 30, 2009

My menu this week:

Monday: Cowboy Soup(new recipe), Tex Mex Biscuits (didn't get to this last week)
Tuesday: Down Home Chicken and Noodles (dd's fav) and Broccoli Cornbread (it's really good, I promise!)
Wednesday: Baked Chicken Strips, Waffle Fries, Slaw, Black Grapes
Thursday: Easy Pleasing Meatloaf (made with turkey), Spinach Sensation (new recipe), Mac and Cheese for dd (won't eat cooked spinach) and a homemade bread, (I'm thinking Challah)
Friday: Pinto Bean Casserole (new recipe), leftover slaw
Saturday: Lunch: Tuna Mac and Cheese Dinner: probably lovely leftovers
Sunday: Turkey Sloppy Joes on Onion Rolls, Pasta Salad Dinner: Whatever we can scrounge up!

That's my plan and I'm stickin' to it!


Sunday, March 22, 2009

My menu plan this week

Today: Shepherd's Pie (from the freezer), Rolls, Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Monday: Ham and Corn Casserole, Broccoli Salad

Tuesday: Leftover Shepherd's Pie (if there is any, lol)

Wednesday: Oven Herb Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Swiss Romaine Salad

Thursday: Lovely Leftovers

Friday: Pintos, Sauteed Cabbage, Cornbread

Saturday: Cowboy Soup, Tex Mex Biscuits

We're back!

We're back from our trip to Virginia for spring break. We stayed at a new place, The Summit at Massanutten. It was a very nice resort. They had a lot of skiing and tubing going on. We could look out from our deck and see the slopes. They made artificial snow so you can ski year round there. There was also a large indoor water park which Robert and Robyn enjoyed going to twice. The also went swimming in the indoor pool one day. Then Robyn developed a fever and came down with a croupy cold. Yuck! She was a trooper though. Yesterday, she didn't leave the couch except for bathroom breaks. She is still under the weather today but I am thinking she might be well enough by morning to return to school.

On our last day we went to President John Madison's home, Montpelier. Wow. It was really nice. Architecturally it was no where near the home of Thomas Jefferson, but otherwise, if was a very nice home. It has recently been restored to the 1820 era of Madison's retirement. I love history and I love touring old homes.

I will have dh post some pictures of our trip this week. Stay tuned.


Monday, March 9, 2009

My menu this week:

It's a short week as we are leaving to go out of town later in the week.

Today: Robert ended up eating out with his mother, Aunt Pat and dd at Ihop. Yum-o! I had a can of chicken and noodle soup. It was okay. Pancakes would have been better!

Tuesday: Ham and Asparagus Casserole, Salad (oh how my dh loves him some asparagus! lol)

Wednesday: Turkey Franks, veggies and dip

Thursday: Pizza night!

Not so exciting this week. Easy week for me though.

Best dishes from my house to yours! (Paula Deen's quote, gotta love her!)


Oh happy day!

Our new Aldi's just opened in town. Robert and I went by there this afternoon to check it out. What great prices they have! And a lot of their goodies are from Germany. I bought some coffee flavored chocolate and it was from Germany. I was very impressed with the store. Today was their grand opening. Check it out.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

An Open letter to the IRS

I found this on another blog. I just had to post it. DH says "it sounds good to me."

An open letter to the IRS, which I heard on the radio this morning. While I didn't pen this, I couldn't agree more!!

Dear IRS,

I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to pay taxes owed April 15, but all is not lost.

I HAVE paid these taxes: accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog license tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting license tax, fishing license tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, Medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle license registration tax, capital gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and New Mexico sales tax, and many more that I can't recall but I have run out of space and money.

When you do not receive my check April 15, just know that it is an honest mistake. Please treat me the same way you treated Congressmen Charles Rangel, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and ex-Congressman Tom Daschle and, of course, your boss Timothy Geithner. No penalties and no interest.

P.S. I will make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my stimulus check.

My hubby-I think I'll keep him.

The above link has a good article about living with our husband's quirks.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Exercise, ugh!

I made myself get on the treadmill today. I tried to talk myself out of it. Afterall, I was going to CVS, Krogers and Food City today. I thought that would be plenty of exercise. Plus I am going to dd's school and doing Friday folders this afternoon. I add that because it is a good walk from the parking lot into the school, up the stairs, and down the hall to her classroom. But I was good. I got on that dreaded machine, turned my ipod on shuffle and sweated to some oldies. I am glad I did it. I may even get on there again this evening. I know. Don't faint.


CJD Disease

Here is a copy of the e-mail my dh sent out to our Adult Bible Fellowship (Sunday School Class) today. Thought I would share it with everyone who reads this blog. Please pray for Brad and his family.

Hi all,

I just thought that I would let you know that my cousin Brad's test results were positive for CJD. The doctors were quite certain; however, there was a glimmer of hope that it was something else.
He is from Rockwood and a lady in Kingston died from this 2-3 months ago. Brad's wife, a nurse, is contacting the CDC to advise them of this.

This is a very rare disease - only 200 cases per year. And for 2 cases to occur within 15-20 miles of each other independently (Brad nor his family had ever met this woman) makes the coincidence rate approach the one in a trillion chance range.
While these are similarities between CJD and BSE "mad cow disease" there is no conclusive proof of transmittal from bovine to human.

As a precautionary measure and due to the worries over hormone-augmented beef, we have elected to eliminate beef from our diets. We ask that you review the information on CJD and decide for yourself.

Below is a link to the National Institutes of Health

Also, here is one for the CJD Foundation

Monday, March 2, 2009

My menu this week.

Monday-leftovers from yesterday, Baked Pork Chops, Macaroni and Cheese, Ppeas, maybe make a Loaf of Fresh Bread (I've been wanting to try a new recipe for Savory Cheddar Bread)
Tuesday-Turkey Meatloaf, Olive Oil and Italian Herb Pasta, Broccoli, Red Grapes
Wednesday-Pintos (cooked with meaty ham bone from freezer), possibly a small pan of Fried Potatoes (dh likes these on occasion), Cornbread, Apple-Blueberry Crunch (made mostly sugar-free)
Thursday-Chicken and Dumplings, leftover Pintos, Broccoli Cornbread
Friday-Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread, Sugar-free Chocolate Pudding
Saturday-BBQ at church, taking Nappa Cabbage Salad
Sunday-Ham cooked in crock pot, Green Beans, Corn Casserole, Rolls

Have a blessed week!