Sunday lunch -Out to eat with family
Sunday dinner - Spaghetti ,garlic bread, steamed carrots
Monday lunch - we are home because day care closed because of the mighty flu and because they want to sanitize. Come on people, as soon as we return on Tuesday we all will be bringing the germs back with us. Germs are everywhere. What is the point of closing unless teachers are the ones with the flu? Am I right or am I right? I should be grateful for a surprise day off, but in my field of work, I require a substitute. That means I have to write down precise instructions for someone to pretend they're me, so the students won't be able to tell the difference. I could find another facility that takes drop-ins, but then the girls would not no anybody and it would cost me 60 bucks to worry about them all day. It's not like they're puppies.
grilled cheese, oven fries, apple sauce
Monday dinner - Tortilla Stew, tortilla chips, guacamole
Tuesday dinner - steamed vegetables, chicken strips, packet gravy
Wednesday dinner - Happy Meals before church
Thursday dinner - brown rice and lentils, baked chicken
Friday dinner - Black Bean Burritos (using leftover rice from Thursday)
Saturday lunch - We'll be at Chick-fil-A celebrating A's third b-day!
Saturday dinner - Fajitas, steamed vegetables
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Sunday lunch -Out to eat with family
Posted by Debbie at 6:22 AM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Why can't I think of things like this. Have you ever seen anything like them in your life?
Posted by Debbie at 4:26 AM
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
There is not a single day that goes by that I don't think about my mom and all the memories I'm making that don't include her.
Days before she died, my mom asked me if my sisters would be okay. I encouragingly told her that we'll all be fine. Don't worry about us. I regretted those words. Weeks later I started to dream about her. In those dreams I would frantically tell her the real truth.
My mom is in heaven and I will see her again. I grieve, but with an eternal hope that only comes from Jesus. Praise God our goodbye was not final.
I love you mom. Happy birthday.
Posted by Debbie at 5:00 AM
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I have just discovered these here in Texas and I love them. They are great for sandwiches and hamburgers and only 100 calories.
I have to add that I probably did have a type flu virus over the long weekend. Upon arriving to school this morning, all faculty were asked to meet in library for a brief meeting. The swine flu is upon us. Well, not officially confirmed, but some type A flu which could be the H1N1 is upon us. In other words, "Wash your hands." If I wasn't already paranoid, I am now. I'm hoping my self-diagnosed flu will immune me to anything else floating around the halls of my school. I pray fervently that my girls will be protected, in the Name of Jesus! You are our Healer Lord and the Only One with Mercy and Strength to help us get through this flu season! Help us Lord.
Posted by Debbie at 7:11 AM
Monday, September 7, 2009
Today is the first day I have felt well enough to do anything other than lay in bed and pray that my family will not catch the same thing. I have had what you would call a very bad sinus infection. The only thing worse than staying awake at night with your own cold is staying awake with a sick child. Oh, the scale says I'm 2 pounds lighter, so maybe it's been worth it.
Our menu for this week will look a lot like last week's because I asked J to carry in the lightest bag of groceries I had. That would have been the one with the two packages of fresh boneless skinless breasts. That chicken never saw the light inside the fridge and layed on the living room floor for about 3 hours before I noticed it and tried to refrain from going all balistic. What a waste and completely my fault! J was obviously headed to play as soon as she stepped into the house and I was distracted with the load of groceries I was carrying...? Needless to say, we had no chicken for all the chicken recipes and I was too sick to cook over the weekend.
Somewhat a Repeat Menu
Monday: Taco Salad
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff
Wednesday: Chicken Strip Salad
Thursday: Chili Enchiladas
Friday: Fried Rice and Steamed Vegetables
Saturday: Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Sunday: I hope we have money to eat out!
Posted by Debbie at 6:00 AM
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Sometimes I look at my menus and think that I am asking for a lot of work.
Monday: White Chicken Chili Enchiladas
Tuesday: Ravioli Bake with pepperoni
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Chicken Dumplings, Carrots
Thursday: Brown Rice and Stuffed Tomatoes
Friday: Hamburgers and Fries
Saturday: Taco Salad
Saturday Night: Chicken Strips and Gravy, Steamed Vegies
Sunday: BBQ Meatloaf, Broccoli
Linked to Orgjunkie.com - my favorite site for recipes and organization!
Posted by Debbie at 7:12 AM
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Monday - Sloppy Joes, Broccoli, Oven Fries
Tuesday - Breaded Chicken Strips, Gravy, Steamed Vegetables
Wednesday - BLT's, Potato Salad
Thursday - Spaghetti, Garlic Toast
Friday - Taco Salad
Saturday - Barbeque Chicken, Baked Potatoes
Saturday Night - Barbeque Chicken Pizza
Sunday - Chicken Taco Soup
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Monday - Chicken Fajitas
Tuesday - Breaded Chicken Strips; Honey Glazed Carrots
Wednesday - Three Cheese Chicken
Thursday - Bean and Cheese Burritos; Apple Sauce
Friday - Chick-fil-A
Posted by Debbie at 6:21 AM
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
J has been asking for a while when she doesn't have to sit in her car seat. I finally looked up the new child seat laws for Texas. I remember the days when my parents drove an orange full size van with a stripe down the side. My sisters and I would ride in the back on the floor ALL the time. Times have changed. I've started shopping for some booster seats and found some real cute ones here and here.
Posted by Debbie at 7:34 AM
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Muy excelente! I really felt like a chef preparing this one and wished I hadn't chosen a Tuesday to attempt it. Way too many ingredients for a weeknight.
CHICKEN ALFREDO - I doubled the recipe to ensure leftovers, left out the mushrooms because, "Yuck" and used Spinach fettuccini noodles which smelled really gross while cooking. Just FYI.
MY NEXT ENDEAVOR....My husband admits to eating gas station cuisine and even claims the best hamburger he has ever eaten was purchased at a gas station. That said, his stomach must be made out of steel and so loves hot and spicy food. I figure something wrapped around a jalapeno would be a great meal to offer for our 5th anniversary coming up June 5th.
Posted by Debbie at 5:09 AM
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
My joyful four year old J came bopping into the living room and said, "Mrs. Amy..." I was humored and she was embarrassed. Wait a minute. Isn't she supposed to be calling her teacher "Mom" by mistake? Isn't mom the one she instinctly calls out for when she has a problem or needs something? Could it possibly be the fact that J spends more time with her teacher than with me? Oh summer. You save me from being completely devoured by guilt.
Speaking of guilt, I may deserve a little for my new potty training technique. I bought a 42 oz bag of M&Ms at Target the other day going on and on throughout the store that they were for all of us to celebrate A's poo-poos in the potty. I figured her going "number one" was far too frequent and I wanted my $8.00 investment to last a while. Through several missed attempts, (and my self-control) the bag of M&Ms has remained closed until I came up with a brilliant idea. Now, everytime A doesn't make it to the potty, I'm going to give big sister J some M&ms. So cruel, but I assure you, much more affective!
Posted by Debbie at 4:49 PM
Friday, April 10, 2009
Monday: S.O.G.P (I'm using fresh green beans instead of green peppers. HOH can't stand green peppers.)
Tuesday: Mexican Lasagna ; Spanish Rice(Lipton)
Wednesday: Vegetable Lo Mein (Adding carrots)
Thursday: Chicken Strips ; Gravy; Mashed Potatoes; Corn on the Cob
Friday: Cheesy Hash Brown Chili
Saturday: Tuna Sandwiches ; Tomato Soup
Saturday Dinner: Creamy PorkChops ; Noodles; Parmesan Asparagus
Sunday: Out to eat after church
Sunday Dinner: Slow Cooker Taco Soup
Posted by Debbie at 11:42 AM
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Here's an easy way to add some zip to asparagus when you can find it on sale for 99cents a bunch. Wash and place in Ziploc with 1 cup Zesty Italian Dressing. Let marinade for 1 hour. Place Asparagus in a single layer on a foil lined oven-proof pan. Generously shake on grated Parmesan cheese for a crusted look, I used about 1/2 cup. Bake at 400 for 20+ minutes until tender. I let Audrey eat this with her fingers, so maybe that's what made it extra special.
Grated Parmesan Cheese
The Gals are also a big fan of the Honey Glazed Carrots.
Posted by Debbie at 5:39 AM
Monday, March 16, 2009
My husband told me that I make the BEST barbecue chicken and he would enter into a taste contest. I told him, "I love you too!" My love language has to be words of affirmation cause that filled up the old love tank. Let me tell all my avid reader(s) ha ha the not-so-secret to my barbecue chicken.
Frozen bag of Chicken Breasts, usually Pilgrims Pride and as low as 4.99 when the price is right
12 oz Bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue sauce (When the bottle of BBQ sauce has already been used...thanks to hubby who uses it on EVERYTHING, I have used 1/2 cup apricot preserves. Worked great.)
2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Italian Dressing
Cook frozen chicken on a cookie sheet per directions on bag...as many as will fit on the cookie sheet. After no longer pink, shred chicken to your liking. Then, mix all remaining ingredients. Place chicken and sauce mixture into crock pot. Set to low for 3-4 hours. YUMMY! and so EASY too.
Posted by Debbie at 2:36 PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Posted by Debbie at 5:37 PM
Monday, March 2, 2009
Let's face it. Menu planning during the school year is vital, but I don't always have the time. I've been ad-libing so far this week. Also, the family's belt strap just got tightened a extra 2 or twelve notches and I have to cook dinner with what I've got thru Wednesday. Don't feel sorry for us, I've got a bag of frozen yellow squash in the freezer and some Tilapia, Yum. It's just like pushing a not-so favorite outfit to the back of the closet just in case you may be desparate for something clean to wear one day. Well, all that healthy food I've been pushing to the back of the freezer must now come forward to be reckoned with. And the girls? They'll be getting that can of Spaghetti O's. I might even end up opening that can of saurkraut that's been staring at me since summer.
Sunday Lunch: Frito Pie
Sunday Dinner: Eggs 'n Tortillas
Monday: Easy Chicken Enchiladas
Tuesday: Tilapia and Squash
Wednesday: It'll be a surprise.
Posted by Debbie at 4:42 PM
Friday, February 27, 2009
Times are busy around the schoolhouse these days and I am seriously earning my paycheck this month. My brain is bustling with all sorts of "to do's" at school and at home. Balancing work and home has no balance at all. I heard a lady on the radio say women working outside the home are really working outside the will of God. For anyone wanting to send her hate mail - I truly can't remember her name right now, but it will come to me. Sometimes I feel that dragging my pre-schoolers out of bed every morning is extra difficult because I know deep down it's not right.
I got a call about 10:30am today from J's teacher. She said that J was playing outside and hit herself in the eye with her knee. I drove over to her school to survey the damage. J's eye looked like it belonged to a prize fighter.
Posted by Debbie at 5:18 PM
Monday, February 23, 2009
Monday - Pizza Soup (you'll need to scroll down some on linked page)
Tuesday - Sloppy Joes
Wednesday - Baked Potatoes
Thursday - Black Bean Burgers
Friday - Orange Chicken
Saturday Lunch - Tuna Salad
Saturday Dinner - Crockpot BBQ Chicken
Sunday Lunch - Eat out I hope
Sunday Dinner - Scrambled Eggs/Tortillas
As far as last week's menu. PAPRIKA does NOT substitute red pepper, cayenne, etc..... Also, tilapia is just not that great no matter how you cook it. I hate the "fishy" taste of fish, so I'll eat it for it's health value, not it's taste. I think halibut is better...?
Posted by Debbie at 3:54 PM
Monday, February 16, 2009
Posted by Debbie at 4:00 AM
Monday, January 19, 2009
I love this song "Saved" byKent Bottenfield. So much in fact, I wanted to add it to my blog songs; which might explain the reason I am actually blogging again after so long. I am saved and I have done nothing but accept the fact that I need Jesus and He gave His life for my sins. There's just no other way to heaven. And there is no other heaven than the one where Jesus is right now. I hope you're ready. I hope you're not hoping that you'll slide on through at the last minute because your such a nice person and all. None of us are worthy. It's knowing Jesus. And when you know Him, you're not suddenly all wonderful, it's just simply--- you're saved.
Posted by Debbie at 10:19 AM