Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Woof Wednesday

Ralph is my very best friend in the whole world. She is getting old, and I am trying very hard not to take her love for granted. I have spent a very lucky 12+ years with this girl!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Meal Plan Monday #38

We are trying to do a better job of eating vegetables. The easiest solution we have found is to start dinner with a salad. We have really been enjoying spinach salads lately. We use baby spinach, a can of mandarin oranges that has been drained, a handful of dried cranberries, and a handful of nuts (pecans or almonds). Then we dress it with Brianna's Poppy Seed dressing. This salad is really versatile, and can be made into a seasonal salad by replacing the canned/dried fruits with ones that are in season. We've enjoyed the salad with peaches or nectarines, strawberries, or pears. I still like the dried cranberries in the pear version. Raisins or dried cherries can be used, too.

Sunday: Broiled Salmon with Rice and Caesar Salad

Monday: Oven Sandwiches with Sliced Avocado and Chips

Tuesday: Chicken Green Curry with Rice

Wednesday: Seared Tuna Steaks with Rice and Spinach Salad

Thursday: Fried Rice and Salad

Friday: Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Snap Shot Saturday

When summer comes, I plan to paint this room, but it's ready for guests anytime.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Woof Wednesday

Ralph jumped in the laundry basket with the sheets. She's never done that before.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Meal Plan Monday #37

Three day weekend! Who doesn't love a three day weekend? We had fun with friends for my birthday, and we get an extra day to do fun stuff together!

Sunday: Oven Sandwiches with Chips

Monday: Ba-chan's Sausage Casserole with Spinach Salad

Tuesday: Sausage, Onions, Peppers, and Potatoes

Wednesday: Grilled Chicken with Creamy Pasta with Broccoli (based on this recipe) and Caesar Salad

Thursday: Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Avocado and Refried Beans

Friday: Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Lib's Birthday Bash!

Darren got me the CrockPot Triple Dipper for my birthday, and I am so excited to be able to use it to celebrate with our friends! Here's a rundown of the food:

Spicy Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Cheesy Bean Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip

Carrots & Celery
Tortilla Chips
Assorted Crackers
Toast Points

Whiskey Sours

Caramel Cake

Snap Shot Saturday

Welcome to my tropical paradise, I mean, my guest bathroom.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Meal Plan Monday #36

Sunday: Ham and Chipotle Cheddar Quiche

Monday: Ham Steak with Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, and Cornbread

Tuesday: Take-out Pizza and Spinach Salad with Cranberries and Mandarin Oranges (Lib's Birthday!)

Wednesday: Baked Beans and Hamburger with Sweet Potato Fries and Cornbread

Thursday: Seared Steak with Salad and Loaded Mashed Potatoes (Valentine's Day!)

Friday: Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Saturday: Lib's Birthday Party!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Meal Plan Monday #35

We don't have any special plans this week - dinners as usual!

Sunday: TJ's Tarte with Caesar Salad

Monday: Fish Tacos with Guacamole

Tuesday: Thai Green Curry with Rice Stick

Wednesday: Beef Stew and Pretzel Rolls

Thursday: Ham Steak with Lima Beans, Biscuits, and Sweet Potatoes

Friday: Date Night! Darren's Pick!