Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Meal Plan Week of 2/23:
Monday: Hawaiian Chicken w/ rice
Tuesday: Potato Soup
Wednesday: Rellano Casserole
Thursday: Flounder w/ asparagus and salad
Friday: Chicken Pot Pie
Saturday: Take Out
Sunday: Crab Stuffed Shells
It all sounds good, doesn’t it? I got lucky today and the grocery store was fairly empty so I was able to comparison shop a bit more and keep a good watch on my budget. I was only able to find one coupon for this week’s trip, for rice cereal, but it is still 75 cents saved! I even had enough money left over to buy three snazzy new reusable grocery bags. I had bringing home so many plastic bags only to watch them pile up and end up in the garbage. So I can say today I made an attempt at going green; though the checker didn’t seem too thrilled with my choice. Maybe she was just having a bad day?
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Are you looking for a good weight loss plan? Well, I’ve got one for you…..sell your house! I painted all three bathrooms, hallway and laundry room and all the other rooms have a fresh coat of paint already. I’ve placed new mulch in the front flower bed and pulled the weeds and turned the soil in the back flower bed. Picked up all my dogs “presents” in the backyard. A lovely job I assure you. Rearrange furniture, shampooed carpets, de-cluttered closets, cabinets and any other storage, rearranged pictures and spent ample money for staging certain areas of the house. One month and four ads on craigslist, one add on a local site later I have lost ten pounds but the house has been sitting here for four weeks with only one showing. Definitely disappointing after all the work I’ve put in.
The realtor is telling me that it is just a slow market and we’ll have to wait and see what happens. But we put it on the market for exactly this reason. I would really rather us not be saddled with two mortgages have a repeat of out last move. Let me tell you, not fun.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
…..And, of course, it has just dawned on me that I didn’t pull out anything to make for dinner. It is definitely time for me to start getting organized around here.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Homemade Pancake Mix
By Wendy Mink
4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 table baking soda
INGREDIENTS WHEN MAKING PANCAKES:
3/4 cup milk
The mix will stay good for up to six months in an airtight container, I just put mine in a freezer bag and wrote the instructions on it. To make them, just mix 1 cup pancake mix with 1 egg and 3/4 cup milk.
Not the most beautiful in the world but they tasted good. I love the addition of the whole wheat flour, it gives it a lovely flavor. Since it made a few more than I needed, the dogs got a yummy treat for breakfast too!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
To Do List 2-18-09:
Run to post office
Clean the bathrooms
Vacuum (my daily battle with pet hair)
Put away the decorations from Snuggle Bug's birthday
and if I feel really motivated, give the dogs a bath...it is long overdue
I know there is more that I should be doing, but I just can't think of them to list them.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Yum, Funfetti! I know I need to buy a new muffin tin but this one has served me well for so long I think i'll keep it a little longer.
Time to mix! I do actually have a decent stand mixer but this was what was clean. Plus, with this you get to lick the beaters when you're done. Mmmm, cake batter.
Time to pop them in the oven! 350 degrees for 20 minutes. I believe the box said it would make twenty cupcakes and since this was my only muffin tin, needless to say this process was repeated numerous times.
I didn't burn them.....yay!! But if I had, it is nothing that a jar of pink frosting can't fix! Like I said before, I just don't bake.
And here is the birthday girl's special cupcake! There are more, but this one is the prettiest of them all!
So I didn't burn down the house last night and that was the most important thing. But now i'm left with 20 cupcakes and myself in a house.....hmmm not a good combination! Maybe this is the time to practice that will power thing everyone is always talking about.