Sunday, February 14, 2010


Feb 7-13

Well, getting sick always changes things up a bit.  I am having a hard time getting back up and running full speed.  Even half speed would feel like an accomplishment.  So, here is what really happened last week.  It was quite pitiful, really.  

 Sunday-  Dave and Christian went to the In-Laws for the Superbowl gathering while I laid on the couch in a half daze wondering if I could take more medicine yet.  I happily ate some leftovers Dave brought home for me. 

Monday-  I attempted to make the Pizza Hut pizza, but let's just say it was a flop.  So, Dave stopped at Chipotle on his way home.  It was YUMMY! 

Tuesday-  I was angry that the pizza didn't work out.  I stewed about it all night and lost sleep over it.  So, I made it for lunch.  It was DELICIOUS!  I made a 9x13 pizza and a 9 in round of cheesy breadsticks.  We had friends over for lunch and they liked it too.  And I ate leftovers for lunch the next day, yumm.  It wasn't a perfect copy of Pizza Hut pizza, but I liked it better.  We'll definitely have this in our regular rotation!

For dinner we had breakfast burritos.  On Monday night we got burrito bowls with tortillas on the side and saved the tortillas for our breakfast burritos.  Yummy!  I wish I could figure out how to make just enough filling.  We always have too much and none of us like it as leftovers.  So, we just toss it.  Sad!

Wednesday-  Leftovers

Thursday-  ??  I'm not sure if any of us ate...we've all not been feeling well.

Friday-  Hamburgers

Saturday- My best friend invited us over for dinner, but I stayed home and sent the boys.  I just don't see how I'm still SO sick and Dave and Christian are just fine.  I'm sure being pregnant might have something to do with it.  Dave came home with a bunch of soup and said it was super delicious.  I'm sure he'll want me to make it soon.  Thanks, Miranda, for helping me out so I didn't have to cook!!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Menu Feb 7-13

These weeks are flying by!  

Sunday-  Superbowl party at the In-Laws

Monday-  Homemade Pizza Hut

Tuesday-  Breakfast Burritos

Wednesday-  Chicken Tortilla Soup

Thursday-  Mongolian Beef (holdover from last week)

Friday-  Free Day

Saturday-  Enchiladas

Sunday, February 07, 2010


Jan 31-Feb 6

Sunday- Rice and Meatsauce
  I finally got smart and halved the recipe.  I mean, the recipe (if you can call it that) I have been using could easily feed a family of 7.  So why would I make that much for a family of 3??

 Monday- Mashed potatoes with kielbasa
  Once again, I was smart to halve the recipe.  Wow!!  Who knew I could be so smart?

Tuesday-  Puff Up Pancakes with Bacon
  Dave and Christian LOVED this meal!!  I thought it was good, but next time I'll add more sugar to the strawberries.  The pancake itself has zero flavor.  It really gets the taste from what you put on it.  Oh...and 1/2 cup butter was WAY too much in my book.  Dave thought it was perfect, but next time I'm only gonna use 1/3 cup.  Ssh! Don't tell him. 

Wednesday-  Tacos
   I used Old El Paso taco seasoning...and it had very little flavor.  I can't for the life of me remember what brand we used to use, but Old El Paso isn't it!  Oh, and I made my very own flour tortillas for this.  They were okay, but a little too floury.  It's going to take some practice.

Thursday-  Goodtimes...and it wasn't that Good, Sorry!  I think it's safe to say that it's WAY too expensive for fast food and my baby doesn't like it.  Ewww!

Friday-  Spaghetti (used the leftover Kielbasa sausage as the meat in the sauce.)

Saturday-  Oven Baked BBQ Chicken
  I don't really know how to cook.  So, this was an experiment.  But it was delicious.  I seasoned chicken legs with garlic salt, pepper and poultry seasoning (I shook it in a gallon sized bag like shake and bake).  Then I baked it covered at 350 for an hour, uncovered, drained the liquid, covered the chicken with bbq sauce and baked uncovered at 350 for another 30 min.  It was moist, and yummy and very easy.  Everyone ate it up with no leftovers.  I guess that's a good sign.  

I'd say we did pretty good this week.  We switched things around towards the end of the week since I have yet ANOTHER cold!  (That' 3 colds in 4 months!)  Anyway, hopefully I'll be feeling better soon.  I really enjoyed sticking to the plan this week.  It doesn't take much to make me happy, I suppose.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Menu Jan 31-Feb 6

Well, it's already another week.  Time sure is flying by!  So here we go for this week.

Sunday-  Rice and Meatsauce

Monday- Mashed potatoes with kielbasa

Tuesday- Puff Up Pancakes with Bacon

Wednesday-  Tacos

Thursday-  BBQ chicken legs

Friday-  Free day

Saturday-  Mongolian Beef

I have to say, Dave is happy we're starting to venture out of our rut more often.  Eventually I'd like to get a list of at least 31 meals that we love so that we never have to eat the same meal more than once a month.  I know that is probably slightly unrealistic, but at least we can get close.