Saturday, July 28, 2012

Busy busy kids

Well, dinner Friday became a date night for DH and I!  Youngest DD went to spend the night at a friends house, so it was just DH, myself, and grandbaby.

Instead of cooking, we decided to go to Red Lobster.  It was very nice!

Friday, July 27, 2012


I hope I follow this menu better than the last one!

7-27 thru 8-9

Friday:        Grilled steaks, potatos, and veggie
Saturday:     Clean out the fridge
Sunday:        DH not home for dinner, hamburger helper for the kids
Monday:      Chicken Adobo over rice
Tuesday:      Beef and Broccoli over rice
Wednesday: Pasta salad night (KD)
Thursday:     Salad with ham and boiled eggs
Friday:         Slow cooker-- 40 clove garlic chicken
Saturday:     At friends house
Sunday:       Hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill
Monday:      Salad night with grilled chicken
Tuesday:      Slow cooker-- BBQ pulled pork, rolls and veggie
Wednesday: Leftovers night
Thursday:     Fiesta chicken over rice

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

So, what have I been doing that last two days?

Well, it started with this:

This is some watermelon jelly that I had been wanting to make for awhile.  So, with DD begged for a watermelon at the grocery store I decided "why not!" LOL  But there is a thing that happens when I start canning..... I. CAN. NOT. STOP! LOL

So, I started looking online for some "different" jam and jelly recipes.....which resulted in this:

 These are the ingredients for Margarita Jelly and Strawberry Daiquiri Jam.

Which turned into these:

After those, I then decided to restock my supply of Jalapeno Jelly here.

And then..... I ended the day with Kiwi Daiquiri Jam.

I have been busy!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Watermelon Jelly

Got some canning in today.  Love it!

Gonna have to get my jars ready

With this rain, my green beans are gonna EXPLODE!

I hope to get alot into jars for future use.  I also hope to make some watermelon jelly today.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I bought it!

So, after counting my gift card balance, it only cost me $.44 for the Wartime Kitchen book.

I got it in the mail today (super fast!) and it is in better condition than it was listed as!

There is some like wear on the back dust jacket, but other than that it is brand new.  I love it!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

On the Hunt

Okay, I want these books!

I have found the first one on amazon for about $14.00 with shipping.  I found it almost $4 cheaper through another site, but I have gift credit through amazon.  The second one is pricier at this time, but I will keep looking for it. :-)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Menu -- Two weeks worth

Today:   Jambalaya
Friday:   Grilled chicken, ?? on sides
Saturday:  Kings Dominion
Sunday:  Beef and Broccoli
DH out of town, kids choices:
Monday:  Hamburger Helper 
Tuesday:  Fish Sticks and mac and cheese
Wednesday:  Chicken Nugget salad
Thursday:  Leftovers (clean out the fridge)
DH is home. Yay!
Friday:  Baked Burritos (treat since I try not to use the oven in the summer, but one of DH's favs)
Saturday:  Hot dogs and Hamburgers on the grill
Sunday:  Crock pot Beef Stroganoff over egg noodles
Monday:  Salad Night
Tuesday:  Chicken Adobo and rice
Wednesday:  Taco Night
Thursday:  Leftovers night

Friday, July 6, 2012

Finally made it....

Tasty, but was lacking something.  I will tweak it some the next time I make it!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


I had planned to get a menu prepared for the week, but got sidetracked.

Today:  Grilling with neighbors:  ribs, texas caviar, veggies, and chips.

Thursday:  red beans and rice
Friday:  leftovers
Saturday:  Cookout; hotdogs and hamburgers
Sunday:  Crockpot chicken, potatoes, veggies