Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Meal Plan 26!

Little late but that's ok - with the holidays things got kind of crazy =/ Ooops. Better late than never! :)
I did horrible last week... didn't make it to two of my recipes. The Onion Soup - because Adam wasn't feeling it. I didn't think ahead that it's probably not the best "dinner" recipe for us. I should probably just make a small batch if I want to try it. And the Taquitos - the recipe seemed complicated and after the holidays I was so over cooking. With all the leftovers we sure as heck didn't notice us not cooking a few nights!!!

On to week 26!

January 2nd - 8th

Chicken Cordon Bleu
Guacamole Bacon Burger - I don't really need a recipe but the idea came while searching on this blog. Doesn't that look ah-mazing????Orange Chicken... I know, I make this too much but it's oh so good!
Steak over sauteed onions with red potatoes - no recipe. Hubby says he's craving steak so that's what he's getting :)
Chicken Spaghetti 

January 9th - 15th

Homemade Hamburger Helper - cause the box stuf is SO gross!!!! Brown beef with onion and seasonings, boil pasta, top with favorite sauce - done.
Lonestar Chicken Enchiladas
Cheesy Chicken Lasagne
Braised Pork Chops
Pizza - I know... it's become a weekly tradition :)

The Grocery List
4 Chicken Breasts
Mozzarella Cheese
Ham Slices
1 medium ripe avocado (ripe = soft to the touch)
1 medium tomato
2 lbs ground beef
4 or so slices bacon
4 hamburger buns

Steak - hopefully I can find a good cut
Montreal Steak seasoning
Red Potatoes
Cream Of Mushroom Soup
Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Green Pepper
2 1/2 Onions
Diced Pimentos
Pasta - something fun Landon will like
1 whole chicken {for Chicken Lasagne & Chicken Enchiladas)

1 can diced tomatoes
3/4 cup salsa verde
2 cans chopped green chilies
1 can sliced ripe olives
2-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
12 corn tortillas (6 inches)
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded pepper Jack cheese
2 cans evaporated milk
1 (1 oz) pkg. dry Ranch dressing mix
1 (16oz) lasagna noodles
1 1/2 to 2 C mozzarella cheese2 Pork Chops
Pizza fixins..... :)


Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012!

The year of NO resolutions! Ok, maybe just one...

Over the last year, this blog has quickly become a meal plan blog. Oops. It's supposed to be about us and our no-so-newlywed adventures. SO my one resolution is to blog more about personal stuff instead of just having it be a place to document and follow through with my meal plans.

Yes, there will be meal plans but I'll try to update more about what's going on with us. :) Deal? Deal.

So a little update on us... we are nicely settled in over on the west side again... kind of. Back to our roots. We hoped that we could find a place of our own within a few months but are unfortunately not there yet. It's been 7 months. Fortunately, we have very generous parents who charge cheap rent :) So it's only a little sacrifice for us and hopefully not to cumbersome for my empty nester parents to now have a full nest again. Once we got over here we decided that we were going to save a little longer so that we can invest in a piece of property. We'll start by building a detached garage with a mother in law apartment in the back. I really like this floor plan...

Then we can slowly build our forever home. I haven't even looked at floorplans for that... it's just so far off. :(

Landon is now 21 month old {plus a few days!} I need to schedule his 24 month check up - I can't wait to see how big he's gotten. I swear he's getting taller and heavier every single day. I'm really excited for his second birthday party we are planning! Curious George theme... or "Dooooorge" as Landon refers to him as, complete with Adam agreeing to dress up as The Man with the yellow hat. I can't wait to see his face! Landon, not Adam. Haha.
Landon was SO much fun at Christmas this year - he was actually interested in his presents and had such a blast with all our family around! We really did get spoiled this year too and it was so great not to have to rush everywhere and be back in Spokane on the 27th.
Landon's vocabulary is finally picking up and he's learning new words every day. I was a little afraid he was behind on his speech but he's getting there. I just can't wait to fully understand what he's trying to say.
Next, we on to potty training... I'm not sure when I want to tackle that. He loves his potty... he tells me when he poops {after of course} so I think he's getting there but he has no interest in sitting on his potty with a bare butt. So I guess we'll see.

A little update on our furry family is pretty sad but we lost our poor Fosters on the 29th. He disappeared around noon and hasn't been seen since :( I feel horrible cause I let him out last so naturally I feel like it's my fault but he's a roamer and I let him out just like I would have any other day. I've got my eye on the Humane Society's website but I can't imagine someone would bring him all the way in from out here. And I also have signs that Adam will put up on this way to work tomorrow. We are bummed but he had a really good life and hopefully he's somewhere better. We think he was about 12... so maybe it was just his time?! Or maybe he found a new home in a nice new family?! I guess we'll never know unless he turns up but I'm not expecting it. I think poor Joey is depressed about it cause she's acting all funny - he was her buddy.
Before we realized Fosters was missing we tried to find a new home for our little Baby because we found a really nice family with a little girl who really wanted him but as it turns out I think he's our forever dog too. We got him back after two days because he nipped at the kids so I think they are going to find a puppy who can grow up with them instead of trying to introduce an older dog.
And then there were four :( The cat's still kickin...

Happy New Year everyone!