Saturday, January 26, 2013

Menu and Shopping List #3

Arcadian Hot Pot
Directions: slice and brown eckrich sausage, cook onions and okra in drippings.  Add sausage, veggies, shredded chicken (from a rotisserie chicken), petite-diced tomatoes, and 2-3 boxes of chicken broth to soup pot.  Add salt, garlic, Tabasco, and Tony’s to taste.  Serve over rice.

Chicken Pepperoni Marinara - you should have pepperoni and marinara leftover from the homemade pizza, if not, add it to your list


Steaks, potatoes, and green beans

Hamburgers and French fries


Eat out

Grocery List

Red potatoes

Rotisserie chicken
Chicken breasts
Eckrich sausage
Ground beef
Hamburger patties

Cheese squares
Mozzarella cheese

Frozen onions (2)
Frozen okra
Frozen fries

Refried beans
Green beans
Taco seasoning
Steak seasoning
2 cans petite-diced tomatoes
2 -3 boxes chicken broth
Black olives

Hamburger buns

***I did not put any toppings for the hamburgers on here or anything for breakfast

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Menu and Shopping List - Week 2


Chicken and Dumplings (Slow cooker)

Lasagna, salad, garlic bread

Fried steak, mashed potatoes, and green beans
Coat cubed steak with flour and cook in a little oil on the stovetop

Salsa Verde Chicken (slow cooker)  

Homemade pizza – like Marilyn from Star Pizza (pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onion, tomato, garlic)


Eat out - You deserve it!

Grocery List
2 onions

refrigerated mashed potatoes (by meat)

2 packages chicken breasts
Cube steak
Canadian bacon

Frozen lasagna
Garlic bread

Pizza sauce
1 can white beans
Green beans
Salsa Verde
Refried beans

Quinoa (by rice)

12 oz. sour cream
10 oz. can biscuits
Pizza dough
Shredded mozzarella

Chicken bouillon cubes
Cream of chicken soup
Cream of celery soup
Box of chicken broth

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Menu Plan and Shopping list

I figure if I am going to put work into our menu, I might as well share and save someone else the time!

I shopped at two stores, one cheaper but with less selection, and was able to get the entire list  plus staples (fruit, yogurt, granola bars, peanut butter, etc.) for about $150.  Good luck!


Pork Loin with Cherries (Slow Cooker) with mashed red potatoes and green beans

Tomato Corn Chowder and Rotisserie Chicken with salad (cook both chickens and save the meat from one for the Green Chili Chicken soup)

Steaks with green beans and red potatoes

Kalua Pork and rice (slow cooker) (just use regular sea salt and maybe a little soy sauce)

Roast Beef Sandwiches – sauté a cut up onion, add cut up roast beef, butter and toast sourdough in the pan and make hot sandwiches with provolone cheese and the meat/onion mix

breakfast casserole – 1 lb sausage browned, beat 12 eggs and 1 cup milk, sprinkle ½ bag of velveeta shreds, then meat, then egg mix, then rest of cheese.  bake at 350 for 30ish minutes

leftovers 2 or 3 times

Shopping List
red potatoes
2 onions
2 lbs tomatoes
red onion
2 pablano peppers
2 jalapeño peppers
2 bunches cilantro
3 avocadoes

ground beef
2 whole chickens (if I were working this week, I’d buy rotisserie chickens)
pork loin
chicken breasts
pork butt
roast beef (lunch meat)

frozen chopped onions
frozen corn

sourdough bread
tortilla chips

shredded Monterey jack cheese
shredded Velveeta
shredded cheddar cheese
provolone slices

red wine vinegar
Italian dressing

sun dried tomato paste (with canned tomatoes)
green beans
80 oz. chicken broth
beef broth
taco seasoning
8 oz. tomato sauce
rotel tomatoes
diced green chilies
cherry preserves
dried cherries
evaporated milk

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Finally got an iPhone

Road Trips

cutie patootie nephew!

Courtney's wedding... and meeting a life long hero!
Me, West, Nolan Ryan, Carrie, and Courtney 

more nephew cuteness

And the best Valentine's present ever...
Jeff replaced the visor in my car that has been held up with a ruler for the last four years!  

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Sometimes in the middle of what I think is a great idea,
I realize that I might be taking my need for "organization" a little too far.

2011-2012 Class Schedule with 2 work sites 
And if one version wasn't enough,
I also made a second for if/when I get a third worksite set up.

2011-2012 Class Schedule with 3 work sites

I'm a mess!  
But better to do it now and make the rest of my year easier, right?
Or am I just avoiding folding the laundry and cleaning up the kitchen???

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer 2011

To Sum it up...
Celebrated six years!

Worked on my summer "to do" list...
organize my fabric
(this picture is of the "after")
clean out my side of the closet
go through the file box.

Went on a family cruise with
Mom, Dad, Emily, Tate, and us

Learned how to
paint some new things

Sewed all kinds of things and
learned how to do a few new things

Normally at this point, I'm ready for school to start again and to settle into a routine.  This summer I'm not.  It's been nice to just have time.  I've read more books this summer than the past 6 combined.  (I've also taken more naps than the past 6 years combined.)  I've been able to just think and process and reflect.  I've been able to see Jeff more even though he is still working most nights...lunch has become our new dinner.  We "graduated" from counseling after eleven months.  We've found a Sunday school class that we love and have found a place to truly learn and grow and be transparent.  I think I might have even learned how to iron this summer!

I have about two more weeks of summer and a few more things on my "to do" list.  I'll get them done and hopefully I'll be ready for the routine when it happens.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


The word for week 11 is KNOW.

We don't need to just know about Him, we need to know Him.  Seek His heart, know His will, and know that He loved us enough to send His son.