Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy Bird Day

Every once in a while I try to challenge myself to give some love to my old products --  the ones that are taking up all that space in the craft room!  I needed a little boy birthday card in an appropriate color combinaton that didn't scream that it came from a house of girls

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Blue, Whisper White
DSP: Greenhouse Gala from 2010-2011
Lattice Embossing Folder
Sentiment from a retired hostess set: "Picture This"
Other birdie from WAY retired favorite "Wild About You"
Daffodil Delight Ribbon
Large and small tag punches and label punch
All supplies Stampin' Up!

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Menu Plan Monday Here's what's cooking this week: Monday- Tilapia Tacos (simply tilapia pieces marinated in taco seasoning, tossed on the grill and served in taco shells with all the fixings). Tuesday- Grilled Chicken Breasts with cous cous and mango chutney. Wednesday- Turkey Tenderloin, corn on the cob, dinner rolls Thursday - Grilled Cheese and Fruit Kebabs (easy because I host book club) Friday - Orange Shrimp, rice, salad Saturday - what we grill depends what's on sale after Wednesday....

Monday, July 23, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

My organizational obsessiveness requires that I wake up each morning knowing exactly what I'm feeding the gang for dinner. Menu planning also keeps me from having to dash into the grocery store every afternoon on my way to after
school carpool! Even though school is in session, the girls' activities aren't in full swing so the nights are a little easier right now. That changes when all three soccer practices get going in the middle of August! Monday - Chicken Tacos, (slow cooker style from Slow Cooker Revolution) *Violin Lesson Night* Tuesday- Popcorn Soup, (kid request, crowd favorite from Dinner Doctor book) Wednesday- Basil Meatballs over Spaghetti (meatball recipe also from Slow Cooker Revolution) Thursday- Asian Drumsticks on the Grill/Frozen Rice/Frozen Stir Fry Vegetables *Evening rugby story - drumsticks are in the freezer marinating in a Sesame Pineapple Vinaigrette to Daddy Dollars can grill those and microwave the rest while I am working Friday- Pizza and Salad Saturday- Griller's Choice, based on what's available after the specials flip on Wednesday