Monday, April 30, 2012

Meal Plan 29!

Late again?! And I skipped last week. Sue me. :)

April 30th - May 4th

Mushroom Gravy Pork Chops - I'm using something similar to the recipe I linked but will probably spice it up a little.
Pioneer Woman BBQ Comfort Meatballs - Cause I haven't had me enough of the PW lately :)
Chicken Divan - I remember Adam saying this was SO good!
Pasta Carbonara - Another PW recipe I found while searching for the meatballs.
Country Club Chicken - I had this on a previous meal plan but I don't think I ever got around to making it?!

The Grocery List:
Pork Chops
Mushrooms x 2
3 cans Cream of Mushroom soup
Onion x 4
1-1/2 pound Ground Beef
3/4 cups Oats
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
Canola Oil
1 cup Ketchup
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1lb linguine pasta
4 eggs
1 pound bacon or pancetta
1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
1 cup chicken stock
Sour cream
Sharp Cheddar
2 cups dry white wine
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
Chicken Breast


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Meal Plan 28!

I'm not even going to comment on how I've taken yet another break. See yesterday's post as to why and how busy we've been! :)

Onward and upward! I'm starting off easy so my grocery list isn't too long! And I know this is late but I promise I started this post on Sunday! I'm just getting around to finish it!

April 8-14th

Mon: Beer Batter Tilapia & Fries... I just cut the fillets in half, coated them with tempura and fried them. Store bought french fries in the over and waaahhhlahhh! :) 
Tue: Clam Chowder - this recipe looks like a good base and I think I've used it before.
Wed: Split Pea Soup - I know, soup two days? But I've GOT to use up the ham bone from Easter!
Thur: Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders - these look amazing!
Fri: Crockpot Chicken Tacos - these are SO easy!!!

The Grocery List:
Tilapia Fillets
French Fries
Clam Juice
Clams {Adam dug fresh ones this weekend!}
Half & Half
1-1/2 cups dried split peas1 pound ham bone
Dried marjoram


Chicken tenderloins x2
Shredded coconut
Taco Seasoning


Monday, April 9, 2012


Wow... is it time to slow down yet? I feel like I've been going non-stop since the beginning of March. Oh wait, I have been?!

I haven't blogged about it yet but I went back to work part-time. I'm working at my dad's bar - not behind the counter or serving or anything like that but I'm working on the books. I'm loving it... honestly I didn't think I would but getting out of the house and learning something new has actually been really good for me. Landon as well! It helps that we found an awesome lady to babysit him! I'm finally getting the hang of things down at the bar - even though I still feel really clueless - and thing are actually starting to turn around down there though, I have no real explanation as to why?! Other than I'm actually depositing the money instead of it being pocketed somehow?! Just sayin'.

Right after I started working our ENTIRE family got sick. I mean everyone! Mom and dad, Adam and  Landon, myself, my sister?! Sick. Sucked...
It started as just a fun old head cold but then over the course of about three weeks migrated from your chest to your sinus' and then down to your throat with a nasty cough. In Landon and my mom's case it turned into a sinus infection because they were so congested. Landon's finally cleared up and then I appeared to get it again... for a total of about a month and a half. Landon seemed to get another cough but it never amounted to anything, thank goodness!

I spent a whole week planning Landon's 2nd birthday party and I thought I had everything planned out for it to go smoothly and OH Boy! was I wrong! There were about 10 kids under 5 years of age and that will never.... ever... go smoothly. Chaos describes it at best. Our main attraction was to be our banana split bar and I even forgot to get everything out! Cupcakes it was?! Oiy. 
Landon had fun regardless that he had no nap and was a bear. He got TONS of awesome gifts and slept fabulous that night :) 

He had his 24 month well "baby" checkup on Wednesday and little {big} man is 30lbs and 30 inches tall! So funny cause he is in the 25th percentile for his height but 75th percentile for his weight. I'm hoping that he's in the process of a growth spurt and he'll even out a little bit! :) She said he's perfectly normal in his speech which I was kind of concerned about since he's still speaking in single syllables. Also, his coordination and athleticism is off the charts! All good news! 
Let me tell you though the instant he turned two we've discovered the terrible two's!!! I think they are stemming from the fact that he was around a ton of older kids the last week from his party and company that we had staying with us that he's picking up on their habits or wants to do things that he can't communicate to me. But, it could also be teething or lord knows what?! Or... maybe he's just a two year old and it's all normal?! :)

After his party, mom ended up getting sick... again! What the hey! Luckily come Easter she was feeling much better and HOPEFULLY this sickness if gone from our household! We dyed eggs on Saturday night which was interesting :) Landon is still too young to know "gentle" but we got a few eggs without cracks so I guess that's a success!
Sunday morning he got to see his baskets which he LOVED! I filled his with Cars stuff and the Cars 2 movie {cause we've seen the original a bagillion times!} - Landon loved it!
Easter Sunday was so much fun! Adam made us an Easter breakfast before he headed out fishing and then Ash and I started the day with a few Mimosa's :) During Landon's nap Adam and I hid his eggs... so fun since last year he was too little to get it. Easter will always be special to us since that's the day that we got to bring him home from the hospital :) 
We had an awesome dinner and Landon played outside ALL.DAY! Literally. He did take a break though to notice a few eggs hidden and we coaxed him to find ALL of them! 

Wow... it's been a while so that was quite the update! I hope I remembered everything...  :)