Sunday, January 24, 2010

Meal Planning Monday

Monday: Cornbread taco casserole & salad

Tuesday: Parmesean Chicken tenders & veggies ( I didn't make this meal last week so it got bumped to this week. Kory has been asking if I will make these!!)

Wednesday: Church- leftovers

Thursday: Tamales, rice & queso

Friday: Plans with friends

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I thought that I was going to be on break for weddings for a while. But in the last few months I have had 3 friends get engaged who will all be getting married this year. I have a feeling they will all be this summer since they are all teachers!! Congratulations to

Amber & Dustin

Sarah & Josh

Congrats to all of you and enjoy planning your very special day!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Meal Planning Monday

Wow..I see that it has been a week since I posted last. I will let you know what has happened this last week but for now here is my menu.

Monday: Pasta bake & salad

Tuesday: Crescent chicken & veggies

Wednesday: Church- leftovers

Thursday: Lasagna roll ups, green beans & bread

Friday: Pasta bag

Thanks Katy for the recipes this week! I am sure they will be delicious!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Meal Planning Monday

Since we didn't eat all of our meals that were planned last week due to Kory's brother's birthday I have put them on the menu this week. ( I don't make my husband eat the same thing that often!)

Monday: Spaghetti & steam fresh veggies

Tuesday: Wild Rice & Shrimp casserole, corn and rolls

Wednesday: Church- leftovers

Thursday: Poppy seed chicken casserole & green beans

Friday: Erin- Out of town so dinner with the girls
Kory- On his own

Saturday: Erin- Out of town so dinner with the girls
Kory- On his own

Sunday: Parmesan chicken tenders & marinara sauce

Friday, January 8, 2010

My new kitchen gadget

I am in love with

my Foodsaver!!

My mom recieved one for Christmas and I decided that it would be a great investment. So I went and purchased one. Since one of my New Year accomplishments was to be more organized and stick to a budget, I figured this could help me with both. It helps me to not waste food and even find things on sale knowing that I can freeze them and they will stay fresh for a long time.

The Foodsaver system even makes canisters that you can suck the air out and baggies where you make your own steamable veggies. I have used it multiple times a week and I love it.

Marking things off my list

Remember my New Year's accomplishment list? I am happy to say that I can already cross something off.

Learn how to sew

I got a sewing machine from my mother in law not to long ago and I couldn't wait to try it out. It has been in her attic for years, I was wanting to learn to sew so she handed it over and now I have a new jewel. (And it is pink!!)

I was wanting an easy project to start with so I searched the internet and found this pattern. Here is my first project......a crayon roll up.

I found the pattern here and decided that it looked pretty easy as my first project. I didn't do the rick rack on this one but I am still glad the way it turned out and want to add it to my next one. I can't wait to try new patterns and I will post and let you know how they turn out.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Crock Pot Chicken Soft Tacos

This is one of the easiest meals I have made in a long time!

You will need:

  • Chicken breasts (The number depends on the number you are feeding)
  • 1 jar salsa
  • Tortillas
  • Anything that you like to put on your tacos

Place the chicken breasts in the crock pot, pour the entire jar of salsa over the chicken and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred the chicken with a fork, serve on tortillas and enjoy!!

What made it even easier was Reynolds Sow Cooker Liners.

When dinner was over I was able to pick the bag and throw it in the trash!! Easy clean up makes me happy!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Meal Planning Monday

So my awesome roommate from college, Katy, has been doing her own Meal Planning Monday for while now. I have wanted to join in but I can't seem to get things together in time to post on Monday for the week. But now that we have started a new year and one of my goals was to be more organized, I am going to try my hardest to post Meal Planning Monday every week. So here it goes....

Monday: Bunko Night- Crock pot chicken soft tacos

Tuesday: Italian turkey & noodles & salad

Wednesday: Adam's Birthday dinner at Kory's parents

Thursday: Spaghetti & Veggies

Friday: Hamburgers & Sweet Potato Fries