Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday - Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup with fresh baked bread.
Wednesday - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn. (Yes, this was on last week's menu but we surprised Curtis for his birthday and met his family out for dinner so it was on my menu because he reads my blog.)
Saturday - Grilled Chicken Salads (Pittsburgh style)
Sunday - Pork Tenderloin, with Lemon-Butter Red Potatoes and green beans.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
This happened a while ago and I forgot to share it with all of you. I found this picture when I was going through some pics in my files.
I bought some Schwebel bread one day. There was this little ribbon of extra plastic where you twist the bread shut. I looked at it and it was for a contest. I thought, what the heck, I'll send in an index card with my name and address on it. I never gave it another thought. Well, guess what???
Yes! I won!! Quite a while later, I received a letter and a $50 VISA Gift Card! I couldn't believe it! I was SO excited!
You see. I am not the lucky one in the family. Curtis and Allison are...especially Allison...you can read about her winnings here and since that post, she's won two more door prizes! So. If anyone wants to join us on a trip to Vegas when Allison turns 18, let me know because I've started a list. :)
Since my little win earlier in the year, I've entered more of those easy contests. I haven't won anything yet, but who knows.
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Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
He is the nephew of a friend of mine.
Last October at 3 1/2 years of age, Carson was diagnosed with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma cancer.
He had surgery to remove the tumor and sadly it came back in the Spring of this year while he was undergoing chemo for the first tumor. In June he had brain surgery to remove the second tumor and his chemo had been extended for that tumor.
Today, his parents received the devastating news that there is a third tumor.
This child and family have been through so much in the last year and still has so much more to go through.
It just breaks my heart.
Carson's Mom and Dad are amazing and doing everything they can for this adorable little guy but they need our help.
I believe in the power of prayer and we need more people praying for his recovery. So please, please, please. If you are reading this, please say prayers for him and his family.
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This is my salad spinner. It's a Tupperware one. It's retail price was $37.50. Wowza! I know! Crazy!
However! I picked mine up at Goodwill and let me tell you I don't think it has ever been used. Well okay...maybe once but it looked brand spankin' new!
Are you ready for what I paid for it???
::::drum roll please::::
I know! I couldn't believe my luck too!
By the way, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my salad spinner and to quote Sherie "I couldn't live without my salad spinner!"
Mine even has a lid that keeps the lettuce fresh in the refrigerator if you don't use the whole head. I just chop up the whole head, put it in the spinner in ice cold water and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Then I dump out the water and take my lettuce for a spin. Oh my! The lettuce is crisp and dry. I'm definitely loving my salad spinner!
If you decide to get one, just remember NOT to open the lid until the inner basket stops spinning. If you do, you'll have lettuce all over the counter and floor...although your 8 year old will find it "hilarious"...mine did!
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I have this space on the end of my cupboard which is the first thing you see when you walk into my kitchen. It's boring. I've changed what I've had there many times...never being satisfied. I can't have anything too thick because you could hit it with your shoulder if you walk to close to the cupboard.
So while perusing the Goodwill store, I found this picture. Isn't it pretty? Well. I'm sure it was at one time but now it is quite faded. However. It is the exact size I was looking for and the frame has a low profile. Yes! It's perfect for what I had in mind! Score! I paid my $2.99 and went on my merry way!
I also spray painted the glass with chalkboard paint...four coats. For those of you who don't know, you can get the chalkboard paint in spray or liquid and use a brush to apply it.
I'm planning on repainting my kitchen and changing it up a bit. I wanted to introduce a red/burgundy color as an accent color. This frame came out exactly how I had imagined it and I'm very pleased with the results.
Here is my cupboard before...
...and here it is after.
My plan is to write my week's menu plan on it but I only have sidewalk chalk right now and the lines are too thick. As soon as I get to the store for smaller chalk, I'll post our weekly menu for the family. This will help me too because right now, I have to run to the computer and pull up my blog to see what I'm making for dinner! Oh, the memory is going!
*I'm linking up with Kimba at A Soft Place to Land for her DIY day.
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Monday, September 21, 2009
Wednesday - Chicken Noodle Soup
Be sure to click on over to Laura's blog, to see what others have planned for their week and some amazing recipes. There were almost 400 menu plans posted last week! Amazing! I think one of these weeks, I'm going to do a week of recipes that I find from posters on her blog.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Well! I ran right to my freezer and grabbed my scissors, cut some off that too big of an ice blanket and LOOK what I have now!!!! Mini ice cubes!!!
Now that you are done with my tip for "Works-For-Me Wednesday", click on over to Kristen's blog and see what works for hundreds of other Moms!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sleep with the angels, Patrick and thanks for wonderful entertainment you left for us.
You will never be forgotten.
"It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you. See ya."
Patrick Swayze as Sam Wheat in the movie, Ghost Pin It
Monday, September 14, 2009
Monday - Southwest Chicken with oven fries and corn.
Tuesday - Crock Pot Swiss Steak.
Wednesday - Tuna Noodle Casserole.
Thursday - Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, Peppers and Onions.
Friday - Homemade Pizza.
Saturday - Chicken fries, macaroni and cheese and baby carrots.
Sunday - Baked Chicken Parmesan, pasta and green beans.
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Sunday, September 06, 2009
Thursday - Baked Shrimp with Broccoli Cheese Rice and Steamed Broccoli.
Friday - Homemade Pizza.
Saturday - Breaded Chicken Breasts, Mashed Potatoes and Corn.
Sunday - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Tossed Salad and Fresh Baked Italian Bread.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Your friends and family will love you even more than they already do!