Monday, January 10, 2011

Menu on a Monday!

Monday- Tilapia & half baked potatoes (Did not get to this one last week!)
Tuesday- Lasagna (Another one we did not do last week.)

Wednesday- Might eat out as is our custom but I am leaning toward using up the potatoes by making some roasted potatoes or oven fries and tossing some frozen nuggets in the oven.

Thursday- Brown bag burritos and a quick pizza style burrito for Josh (not a fan of mexican).

Friday- Macaroni & cheese (I'm really starting to wonder what we ate last week!)

Saturday- Hot Hoagies

Sunday- Bacon Cheese Frittata and Muffins

Ideas for next week-
Stuffed muffins
Make ahead muffin melts

1st week of the Big Clean Up!

It is not about this place... it is about these people!

Well, I completed my first challenge! When glancing at the list, the obvious first choice would be to put away the Christmas stuff. To be honest, the Christmas stuff is not bothering me that much but something else really is driving me nuts!

So I decided to do...

4. Clean Master Bedroom
I know I promised pictures but I actually have a good excuse for once. I grabbed my camera and ATTEMPTED to turn it on but apparently it is broken. I am hoping that I just need to buy a new rechargeable battery. So it sounds like for awhile it will just be cell phone pics!

Now on to the challenge, our bedroom was a M.E.S.S! I had a huge pile of clean clothes in front of my closet. (Andrew and I have Jack and Jill style closets) It was literally knee high and made access to my closet pretty tricky. So I grabbed handfuls of the clothes threw them on my bed and spent the afternoon sorting, folding and putting away.

We took a dinner break, then came home and removed the mattress and box spring from the bed. One of our 2 cats hangs out underneath so you can imagine how super hairy and disgusting it was. We spent about an hour vacuuming (emptying the canister over and over) and vacuuming some more!

I did some more general cleaning and organizing and the room is definitely improved. I did realize though that I need to get to 2.Hang up/Launder/Donate all the clothing in the Master.

Stay tuned to Christmas stuff for this week!

Oh and I have a question...Do you make your beds everyday?

Monday, January 03, 2011

Menu on a Monday!

Monday (Mexican)- Chicken Fajitas
Tuesday (Tomato-ey)- Pop-up Pizza
Wednesday (Wild Card)- Out!
Thursday (Thrifty/Thankful)-Lasagna
Friday (Fancy)- Tortilla encrusted Tilapia and Half baked potatoes***
Saturday (Sandwich)- Hot Hoagies
Sunday (Sunshine)- Creamy Scrambled Eggs, bacon and toast

***Recipe for you!
Half Baked Potatoes
•Seasoning salt
Cut raw potatoes in half. Using knife, cut several slits down the length of flesh. Butter flesh of all halves. Sprinkle with season salt. Bake in 350′ oven for 30-60 minutes depending on size of potatoes.

These are my husbands fave. We add even more butter when eating! Enjoy!

Food thoughts for next week
Macaroni and Cheese!
Oreo Truffles We did not get around to making these at Christmas so I definitely want to make them soon.