Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Dinner

We enjoyed a wonderful Easter with some friends from church. After an egg hunt which included candy filled eggs and Resurrection Eggs we had dinner. Next time I think I'll turn the Resurrection Eggs it into a treasure hunt and talk about the significance of each item during dinner.

The menu included:

Slow-Cooked Ham- had good flavor but tended to dry out since I had to cut it down to fit
Twice Baked Potatoes- very yummy
Glazed Carrots- simmered in orange juice w/ honey drizzled on top
Spinach, cranberry & pecan salad w/ lemon vinaigrette (I added a clove of garlic)
Amish Biscuits
Coconut Angel Squares- absolutely delicious (I didn't mix coconut into the pudding only 3/4 c on top)

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Menus for this week
I'm trying to
Sundays, Tuesdays- Yogurt & Muffins
Mondays, Thursdays, Saturday- Cereal w/ toast
Wednesdays- Irish Oatmeal w/ dried apricots
Fridays- Pancakes w/ choc. chips & sausage
Things I'm hoping to try: Apple Fritters, Yummy Apricot Breakfast Bars

Lunch Choices (Kids & Mine)
Egg salad Sandwich , Chicken Salad Sandwich w/apples, PB & honey roll-ups, Ham & cheese roll-ups, roasted chicken strips w/ cubed cheese, chef-salad, pine-nut orzo salad, Couscous w/ artichokes, feta & sun-dried tomatoes

cheese sticks, carrot, apple slices, dates, wheat crackers

Friday- Spaghetti w/ meatballs, bread & salad (hubby & I date night!)
Saturday- cheese pizza for kids, spinach, mushroom, goat cheese pizza for adults
Simple Sunday- Meatball sandwiches w/ salad
Monday- Roasted Veggies Salad (eggplant, red onion & tri-color peppers) mixed w/ fresh diced tomato, moz. cheese & fresh basil w/ olive oil over frozen cheese raviolis, bread & salad Tuesday- Roasted chicken, Baked potatoes, glazed carrots
Thur.- Baked Ham, Mac&Cheese, broccoli
Fri.- Baked fish, rice & zuchini & tomato

Friday, March 5, 2010

Company Girl

Good afternoon ladies! I have some leftover chocolate chip pancakes and tea if anyone is still hungry.

This week has slowly progressed. Each day it seemed like I was taking two steps backwards with little forward movement. I think feeling slightly under the weather on top of frequent nights of interrupted sleep has its effects.

But now I'm shouting for joy because I was finally able to cross off my to-do list- searching for a new insurance carrier! I've been putting it off but this morning hubby took the kids so I could actually think while I'm comparing quotes with an agent. And boy did it pay off. We were trying to switch since our primary ins. company was raising rates because of two little offenses. While I was losing hope of finding a competitive rate GEICO came through actually SAVING us $400!

Thanks to Rachel Anne's daily small things to do, I have been able to get a few things done. Cleaning under my kitchen sink has been on my list for a long time. Now I just have to get some containers to put like items together so people other than myself know where things belong. :)
Before After

I also found a fun game for my son to do using dominoes. You can download the template here. He really enjoyed counting the dots and placing them in the correct spot.

My little girl is still adjusting to sleeping in her toddler bed. Wed. I found her asleep during her nap in her hamper! I wish I could fall asleep so easily!
Now I'm preparing for a full weekend with my son attending an indoor soccer practice, a birthday party and then we're having dinner guests coming.
Have a great weekend!

If you would like to catch up on what other gals did this week head over to Company Girl Coffee.