Monday, June 23, 2008

Luke's last T-Ball game of the season

Getting ready to play!

Batter Up...

Watching the ball?


I just wanted to share some pictures from our VBS kick off Carnival last night... The kid's love the fire truck - our local volunteer fire department comes out every year and sprays them down. The kid's drama they will be doing on a mission trip next week... The fun stuff... My room, I will be teaching kids going in to kindergarten.

Menu Plan Monday

I will not be cooking at all this week. It is VBS week and we will be eating at church every night thanks to the wonderful ladies who volunteer for this important part of VBS. I will share what we will be having each night.
Monday - Hamburgers, chips, salad, desserts
Tuesday - chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets, french fries, salad, desserts
Wednesday - fried catfish, fish sticks, french fries, slaw, hushpuppies, desserts
Thursday - BBQ, slaw, french fries, hushpuppies, baked beans, desserts
Friday - Pizza, Salad, desserts
Saturday - will probably sleep right through supper after the full week we will have
Sunday - VBS Commencement: Homemade ice cream, desserts, finger foods
Check out Laura's site at for lot's of great menu plans.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Father's Day

My daddy, I don't know what I would do without him. That's my older sister, Sabrina to the right of him.

Sarah and my little sister, Niki hiding from the camera.

Loose Meast Sammies

OK, so far this week (so today is only Tuesday, so what?) I have been following the menu plan. Tonight, I had planned for Sandwiches and pasta salad. I did veer a little, we had sandwiches, but they were loose meat sammies, not ham & cheese like I had planned. I found the recipe yesterday here while cruising around on some other blogs. I also fixed crashed hot potatoes. I found that recipe here. The loosemeat sammies are soooo good. The recipe is so easy it is not even funny....
1 lb ground meat (beef, chicken, turkey, pork) (I used beef this time)
1 med onion, chopped fine (I left this out this time)
1/2 tsp onion powder (because I left out the onion)
3/4 tsp garlic powder
2 dashes of salt (I added just a little bit more after tasting)
1 dash black pepper
1 pk (8) hot dog buns

Brown the meat; when almost all browned add the onion and cook until translucent. Drain grease if needed. Add onion powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Cook a few more minutes until the flavors blend.

Here's where it gets interesting - you top the sandwich with whatever you like. I scooped out a little of the hot dog bun, to make more room for the meat. I put mayo and A1 on mine, Luke just put mayo on his. You could add cheese, hot sauce, sour cream, catsup, the possibilities are endless. And it tasted great. Also, it was enough to feed a family of four with just 1 lb of hamburger.

I hadn't planned on the onion,zuchinni and carrot but when I came home R had brought a zuchinni in from the garden. It was the first one, so I just had to cook it. I also used chives and rosemary from my herb garden on the potatos.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

I have really been slacking lately. Last week I was sick and since I am the only one in the house that cooks, we ate whatever we could find just about all week. So this weeks menu was pretty easy to come up with...

Monday - Pasta w/Peas & Sausage, Salad, Garlic Bread - This was ok - probably won't fix again
Tuesday - Sandwiches, Chips, Pasta Salad - Loose Meat Sammies, Crash Hot Potatoes, Onions/Zuchinni/Carrots
Wednesday - Out before Church - Leftovers
Thursday - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Bread - I went to do VBS visitation tonight, so we had the sandwiches and pasta salad that we didn't have Tuesday tonight.
Friday - Left overs - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, zuchinni & onions, garlic/cheese biscuits.
Saturday - ???? - Succulent grilled porkchops, Grilled zuchinni & onions, pasta salad.
Sunday - Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread - VBS carnival cookout

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Well, I didn't do as good last week as the week before, but it has been so hot I just don't want to cook. I will try to do better this week.

Monday - Bacon, Eggs, Biscuits, Gravy - R brought home pizza
Tuesday - Pasta w/Peas & Sausage, Salad, Bread - R & Luke to graduation, Me & Sarah shopping
Wednesday - Sandwiches, Chips, Pasta Salad - sick, didn't even go to work.
Thursday - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatos, Green Beans, Bread - bacon, eggs & toast
Friday - Leftovers or Salads
Saturday - ??? - Out to eat at K&W
Sunday - Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread -out to Shiki's for Father's Day

I found a great, easy recipe for a fruit salad on another blog last week, but I don't remember where it was. I made it today, and it was GOOD!

2 11 oz. cans Mandarin oranges, drained
1 20oz can Pineapple Chunks, undrained
2 bananas sliced
1 box Banana Cream Instant Pudding
Just mix it together and stick in the fridge. I left out the bananas and added some maraschino(?) cherries.

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut

My e-mail suggested calling your favorite store to make sure they are participating. This might be worth a trip to town..... ;-)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Latest CVS Trip (forgot to take pic)

This was done in two transactions, using two CVS cards...

3)Listerine Smart Rinse
1)2pk Oral B Cross Action TB
1)Huggies Lotion
1)Huggies Hair/Body Wash
1)Huggies Washcloth 20pk
1)Chex Mix (This was all they had left)
2)Dawn Dish Detergent
2)Glade sprays
2)Swiffer wet 24ct

2).25/1 Dawn
1)B1/G1 Glade Spray
3)$1/1 Listerine Smart Rinse
1)$1/1 Chex Mix
1)$1/1 Swiffer Wet Refill
3)$1/1 Huggies Bath
1)$3/$15 CVS coupon (Find link to this here)
$25.16 ECB's

Spent $5.54 OOP
Received $25.46 ECB's Back (I've got to call, I should have gotten $4 more ECBS for the Huggies Deal. I bought 3 items, should have gotten $2 ECB each, but only got $2 total?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Last week I actually cooked everything I had on my menu plan, when I had it on my menu plan. Saturday night we ended up having Chicken leg quarters marinated in Lawry's Louisianna Red Pepper (Yum!!), corn, pasta salad, steamed green beans and bread. The homemade pizzas on Sunday were a big hit with the kids, looks like that will be a repeat for sure. Let's see if I can do as good this week.....

Monday - Italian Steak Sandwiches, French Fries, Slaw

Tuesday - Left overs

Wednesday - Crock Pot Chicken & Potatos, Green Peas, Bread

Thursday - Left overs

Friday - Smoked Sausage & Potatoes, salad, bread

Saturday - Pork Chops, Baked potato, salad, bread

Sunday - Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread

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