Friday, October 17, 2014

Meal plan Oct 17-23

Banana oat cookies
Raw monkey shake
Banana bread

Chicken salad
Salmon salad
Lunch meat sandwiches

Thai chicken soup
Chicken green bean casserole
Beef & broccoli
Rotisserie chicken

Carrot cake bites
Roasted chickpeas
Pb fruit dip, fruit
Carrots and hummus
Hard boiled eggs
Pear with goat cheese

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Friday, October 03, 2014

October decluttering challenges.

I've been working on getting rid of things we don't need so I was excited to see that two blogs I follow are doing cluttering challenges this month. And since I'm an overachiever I'm doing both. :p Okay, not really an overachiever, if you really know me... just ambitious.

Living Well Spending Less. A Bowl Full of Lemons

 The past two days' goals have been; clean out the pantry, purge magazines and declutter the entry.
Today is dresser drawers and mail. I just went through Vera's clothes Wednesday so that is done. I'll be going through my clothes and Jamin is going to get rid of some t-shirts (yay).
The fun part will be sorting the girl's clothes between goodwill and consignment. Vera has enough clothes right now to wear.a different outfit each day of the month! I'm pretty sure clothes multiply while in storage.
It's amazing how stuff can pile up. We have so many things we don't need. It makes it hard to enjoy the things you actually care about when you can't get around the clutter. For instance, yesterday I was able to sew (for the first time in months!) a dress up dress for Elena. All because I finally cleaned my bedroom, so I had a place to work.
Time to go. Cleaning and schoolwork and life needs to be done.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Coconut Cream Fruit Dip

About a month ago I made this dip for a party and it was sooo good! My only problem was that I thought it was way too sweet. So, I adjusted the recipe a bit. The coco real is the culprit in the sweetness. One serving of that has 48 grams of sugar! I also have some ideas to improve further on this dip, but for now this is what I have come up with.

Original Recipe

4oz Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup Coco Real
1 Cup Whipped Cream

In a small bowl whip the cream cheese to make it smooth. Then add the remaining ingredients and continue whipping until combined.
That's it! ;)
Serve with fruit. Grapes are my favorite.

Notes: Coco Real is an ingredient used to make pina coladas, so you will find it with other alcohol mixers.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Meal Plan 7/5-7/11

I got 5lbs of bananas this week that were discounted because they were ripe :) So, some breakfast repeats.

Banana Bread
Chocolate Monkey Smoothie
Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches
Scrambled Eggs

Tuna Salad
Quesorritos (didn't make these last week)

Stuffed Monterey Chicken
Sesame Chicken Stir-fry
Chili and Honey Chicken Legs
Italian Sausage Scrambled Eggs
Egg Strata
Italian Chicken Pasta

Friday, July 04, 2014

Independence Day

We kept things simple this year and bought some sparklers for the girls to light. Really, just Elena got to play with the sparklers. Vera didn't mind, she was too busy picking flowers :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Patriotic Painting

I'm trying to do more projects with Elena. Her and Vera have free play down, it's time to work on more creative things ;)

Today we painted sea shells. Since this week we will be celebrating Independence Day, I decided we would go with that theme.

She was mad because I told her to smile and she wanted to do a funny face...
That's as good as it's going to get, mom
Vera used markers on hers. This only lasted a minute, then she colored her face and arms.
Finished product.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Big Day of Fun

After church we stopped at this festival. There were lots of kids activities and vendors. The girls didn't want to leave.