Friday, January 23, 2009

Menu Planning Monday

Grocery shopping used to be such a chore until I figured out that making a weekly menu would:

~1. Cut down on the asking of "What's for dinner?" It's on the refridgerator.

~2. Cut down on unneccessary spending. If it's not on the list, I don't get it.

~3. Adds in for freezer meals in case of sickness (me). They can pull it out and cook it, with minimal supervision.

So, in my hunt on the internet, I found Menus4Moms and found a great blessing. Not all of the dinners suit us, we aren't picky and we try anything once. It is so easy to replace a meal with a favorite, like homemade pizza or hamburgers and sweet potato fries.

*Monday~Chicken and Dumplings~Peas and Carrots~Sliced Pears or Pearsauce for dessert.

*Tuesday~Pork Tenderloin~Baked Asparagus~Brown Rice~Apple Turnovers

*Wednesday~Stir Fry~Rice(Calrose)~Egg Drop Soup

*Thursday~Pancakes~Sausage~Eggs~Cantaloupe Slices

*Friday~Crockpot White Chicken Chili~Cornbread with Honey Butter~Chocolate Pudding

*Saturday~(Brett Cooks) This week is Tacos~Mexicorn~Refried Beans~Fried Ice Cream

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Homemade Tortillas and Grades

Ok, so some days are better than others. Today was fabulous!! Shannan made a 100 on her Spelling Test, Patrick made a 90, Caity an 85 on their Math Quizzes. Brett wrote a wonderful piece on what we went through in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike (I didn't pay attention to the spelling).

When it came time for lunch no one had a clue to what they wanted. Sandwiches get kinda boring, yeah I know. Anyhoo, I remembered we had taco meat in the freezer and ran to the computer for a tortilla recipe.

I also finished some sets for launches coming up. Here are some more sneak peeks. I'm also making things for mommas this time around. Hope you're pleased with the outcome.
This is from a pair of old navy and limited too! jeans. Taken apart and put back together to make a usable and comfortable skirt.

Loved making these ruffles.

Learned how to quilt silk flowers onto material and cover with silk organza. I just love how this turned out.

I took these today with my new Nikon camera, I am in love....these are totally untouched. Why I waited so long to get a real adult camera, I just don't know.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Change is Coming

Well, today, we have a new president. I'm hopefully optimistic, but I also live in the real world and it does affect me. I am proud of the fact that former President Bush commuted the sentences of the Border Patrol Agents that had been incarcerated for doing their job. I personally think they should've been pardoned. Way to go!!!

I, on the other hand, have been busy with school and sewing. With the new law going into effect Feb 10, I am trying to get rid of most of my kiddy fabric stash and head toward an older crowd. Who knows. They may ammend their screw up before then, but I doubt it. Very few people in Washington like to admit they made a mistake.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Been Working

I know, I'm the world's worst at communicating. I've been busy, the kids, with homeschooling, cleaning my machines, and keeping the house. Sounds kinda boring, huh? If you only knew. Here are a few sneak peeks of a few items I will list in two weeks. I have more, but just wanted to give ya'll a taste.

~January 26-? is SEBD Euro Easter Launch.~

~February 2-6 is Piper Alley Guest Launch which is Upcycling Ebay.~

~BWILD is having its Spring Launch soon.~