Tuesday, August 25, 2009

On deck!

It's been a while since I have posted...I have been busy. We have started back up on the kitchen remodel and I have a big list of "craft projects" that I hope to complete in the upcoming weeks/month. Here's what I have on deck (most are ideas, some are definite):

Refinish buffet/filing cabinet
Cork Board
Felted Acorns
Painting MBR and finding bedding
Refinish some furniture for someone
Paint front door
NYC subway rollsign art
Make our Christmas cards

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Weekly Menu and a Review

I Love Sloppy Joe's!

I know, it's Thursday but Im back from vacation and went to the grocery yesterday. So, Im going to post all of my meals for the next week or so.

But first Im going to tell you about my favorite (and H's) meal. It's sloppy Joe's. It's so good, easy and cheap to make :) Now, I dont buy that Manwich, to me it doesn't have a good flavor and it's much more expensive than what I buy! I buy Del Monte Sloppy Joe sauce. It has a pop top can, claims to be better than manwich- and it is! This is a very satisfying and yummy meal. If you want to sneak some more veggies in, you can add chopped bell peppers (my fave) or shredded carrots or zucchini. Now, let me break down the price for you, for this meal:

Lean ground beef, 1lb: $3.86
Package of whole wheat HFCS free hamburger buns: $2.42
Frozen potato wedges (in the deep freeze at home, I buy in bulk at Sam's)
Frozen steamfresh veggies: (also in the deep freeze, but you can buy them at $1 each).
1 Can Del Monte Sloppy Joe Sauce (it was in my pantry, but about $1 at Walmart)
Grand total for this meal (which serves as dinner and lunch the next day):

$6.28 is what I spent for this meal at the grocery.
It roughly cost me $9 total to include the items I already had at home. $9?!!! And that's for 2 meals for H & I :)

Here's what's on the menu at our house for the next week or so:

Sloppy Joe's, baked potato wedges, corn & green beans
Crock-pot Salsa Chicken over rice
Taco Salads
Hawaiian Chicken, rice, grilled veggies
Greek Turkey burgers, spinach salad
Pulled pork sandwiches, sweet potato fries
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salads
Cheeseburgers, baked potato wedges, baked beans
Southwest Chicken Soup
BBQ grilled Chicken, sweet potato fries, green beans

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Back To Reality

So, Im back from Vegas. It was a great trip! We saw so much, ate a lot, and sunbathed :) The heat was the only thing I didn't like. However, we were able to catch a show while we were there.
We found one of the half price ticket booths and got tickets to see Human Nature, produced by Smokey Robinson. For only $30 a piece, it was an excellent deal!!! The theater was small and intimate (sat at tables and had cocktails during the show!). If you are in Vegas, and love Motown music and throwback style with in-synch dancing- this show will not disappoint! They were amazing :)

Oh yeah, and in reference to my last post- a tiger really escaped while we were there! LOL, he was found and not hurt so all is good :)