Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Menu Plan Monday October 24th.

Monday - Lasagna, Salad, Butterhorns
Tuesday - Chicken Tacos
Wednesday - Church
Thursday - Sloppy Joes
Friday - Family Night
Saturday - Chicken Alfredo, Salad, Butterhorns

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Kitchen Extras - Mini Freezer cook

Yesterday I tried (tried being the operative word) to get a little bit ahead of the game.  The plan was to get a lot of things done, but very little actually got done.  By the time I got going I only had time to get 1 lasagna, a batch of butterhorns, and attempt some cocoa cookies.

The lasagna went great - but I only had the stuff to make one and we promptly ate that for dinner :)

I made a batch of butterhorns - we ate 8 of the 32 for dinner.

Then I made cookies, I made a double batch, but I forgot to add the double batch of flour - made for some tortilla style cookies :)  My daughter thought that she was waking up from her nap to brownies.  They tasted ok, but next time I'll make sure I have the flour.  :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Blogging for Books ~ The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir

I love a good detective story, but I often have a hard time finding  a good story that I feel is both "lifelike" but still clean.  Obviously if you need a detective then something unseemly must have happened, but I want to read and solve the crime, but not be covered in the detail of the crime or being overcome by curse words.  The Corruptible had this for me.  Their was an interesting crime that took brains to figure out, but I wasn't dragged down by language or sordid detail.  This is a "Ray Quinn Mystery"  and I thought Ray was an enjoyable character.
I enjoyed working at the office of Ray Quinn and seeing his colleagues in action. As a private investigator that had retired from the police department he got to work the case with all the help the police department could give him, but with out all the red tape they have to go through.  I really also enjoyed getting to know his associate Crevis.  Crevis seemed to be a man that was loyal to a fault, and I loved it.  Loyalty is an amazing motivator. 
This book was a great read.  I really enjoyed it. 

Thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for providing a free copy of this book for me to review. My Opinions are my own

Monday, October 10, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Welcome to a new week!

Last week I didn't do anything I planned to do - I accidentally linked the green bean and beef recipe to the hawaiian chicken recipe and then couldn't find it, so we had Stack ups (Taco ingredients stacked up on Fritos). Wednesday night we didn't make it to church and had sloppy joes out of the freezer. Thursday night I had planned on that Hawaiian chicken, but the hawaiian marinade that they sold at my store made me do a double take - The first ingredient was High Fructose Corn Syrup. The Very First Ingredient!!! Needless to say we changed that night too - We had a sandwich bar night - everyone got the toppings they wanted - it worked out great. Then Saturday we were invited to a friend's home, and we brought the lettuce for Tacos.

So - a new plan for a new week :)

Monday - Spaghetti and Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Tuesday - Baked Chicken, Corn, salad

Wednesday - Church

Thursday - blanco chili

Friday - Family night

Saturday - Chicken Parmesan and Green Beans

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

I have been a slacker for the last few weeks, I have totally missed posting my menu plans and even have avoided some of the more fun posts like Kitchen Extras, Freezer cooking, or even any of my reading posts - I read a lot of great stuff, but I'm so far behind in that (my real life took over - and it's all good) that I will just have to start over again with what I am reading now. :) This week we have a great plan - Sunday - Chicken Tortilla Soup (neighbor's providing) and grilled cheese Monday - Steak (again my neighbor is cooking - she likes to cook, and I like to eat!) I'll bring a salad - a good spring mix with some pecans and cheese in it. Yum! Tuesday - Ground Beef Green Bean Skillet Wednesday - Church Thursday - Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken Friday - Family Night Saturday - Poppy Seed Chicken For more great menu ideas check you http://orgjunkie.com. have a great week guys, and here's to a great week.