Sunday, October 26, 2008
Nadine C., the person I sent an apron to for the Fall Flirty Apron Swap, read that I had not received a package for the Fall Sassy Apron Swap, so she served as my apron angel and sent me the most beautiful apron package I could have asked for! Nadine, this is by far my favorite apron. I wore it all day Saturday! She also sent a matching potholder (how cute is that!) and a very pretty matching necklace. Nadine, I can't tell you how much this meant to me. I've been in kind of a funk lately, and your thoughtfulness really cheered me up. Thank you so much!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
This past week was a bit better for me. I am slowing getting myself reorganized after my computer fiasco a couple of weeks ago. This week was the boy's last week of cross country (which he is very sad about), and it was the last of the band competitions that the hubby had to attend for work. We had a nice day together as a family today, and my week at school looks a bit more manageable. Be sure to check my previous posts to see pictures of my latest aprons. :) Here's the menu for the week. For more menu ideas, go to orgjunkie.com.
Sunday - Filets, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad
Monday - Tuna Noodle Casserole, Broccoli
Tuesday - Mexican Gumbo, Salad, Applesauce
Wednesday - Bourbon Chicken, Rice, Pea Pods, Peaches
Thursday - Pork Chop Potato Casserole, Green Beans, Salad
Friday - Out to eat
Saturday - Mini foods (theme for cross country party, hosted at our house)
Sunday, October 12, 2008
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
2-3 garlic cloves,minced (I use the jar kind)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 (15 ounce) bag frozen corn (you can use peas and carrots if your family will eat them - mine won't)
1 (10 1/2 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
2-3 T A1 Steak Sauce
3-4 cups leftover mashed potatoes
Brown beef,garlic and onion together in a large skillet, draining the fat. Add the vegetables,tomato soup,oregano and steak sauce to the beef mixture,mixing well. Spread the mashed potatoes over all, sealing edges. Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 350 F for about 20 minutes, or until bubbling.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Monday - eat at computer training
Tuesday - Chicken Manicotti, Salad, Peaches
Wednesday - Cheese Manicotti, Salad, Garlic Muffins
Friday - date night with hubby (boy going to school dance)
Saturday - Chicken Alfredo, Broccoli, Salad
This fall I participated in two apron swaps, which I love doing. My sadness is that I did not receive an apron in return from either swap. I really wish that if people are going to sign up for a swap that they truly intend to participate. I know, suck it up and deal with it. But, it still makes me sad. I do realize that something terrible could have happened in the lives of my partners to prevent them from participating, so I probably shouldn't be complaining publicly, but I'm just having a sad weekend and don't want to complain to my family. :) (So partners, if you do happen to read this for some reason, I apologize if you had something terrible happen.) I do wish that they would have contacted the swap host to let them know that they can't participate so that I don't keep eagerly awaiting a package every day. I'm worse than a kid at Christmas time. I really need to get a life. ;)
On top of my apron sadness, my computer crashed again. This is the second time this year, and you would think I would have learned my lesson about backing up information after losing four years of work the last time it crashed. But alas, I apparently did not learn my lesson. I do keep almost everything on an external hard drive that I back up to our main home PC. Everything except MY RECIPES! ARGGGG!!!!!!!!! How stupid can I get?!? Out of all the things on my computer, my recipes are probably one of the most important things to me. They make me happy. They are organized in folders. I love them dearly. :-( Now, they are gone. And, my techie friend Mark, the only person I know who might be able to tell me how I might save them before I have to reformat my computer, is nowhere to be found. I'm really sad, can you tell?
Ok, enough of my griping. I must get on with life. When I finally get my menu plan posted for this week, you won't see anything new, because I will have to function from the recipes already posted on the blog. At least there is lots of good stuff there.