Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Weekend

So this wasn't from this weekend, but it is getting ready for Halloween. We are carving with power tools. Derek said it like it the old fashion tools so no power tools for him.

Friday we went to Wyatt's Harvest Party as school. He has a lot of fun.

Saturday we went to a Halloween Party at friends house. Derek and I dressed as each other. We even won the best costume prize.

No picture of Wyatt on this one he wasn't really to interested and was having more fun playing outside with the older kids.

So tonight we are going Trunk or Treating and maybe some house to house trick or treating. Pics to come.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Meal Planning

So how do you meal plan??

Allot of people have asked that question. I seem to do the same thing every time and I guess it must work for me. And really it is pretty simple.

1. I search my favorite meal plan site, every Monday she has a link party and over 200 people post their menus. I go through lots of the sites and see what ideas I can find, some have recipes some don't. Meal Plan Monday from Orgjunkie.

2. If I have an idea already and just want a recipe with a certain food I want to use I search on All Recipes. They are awesome.

3. While searching I have a piece of paper next to me and write down each meal. Then on the back of the paper as I am looking at the recipe I write down what groceries I am gonna need to buy.
Now I do not give my recipes assigned days. To much is happening and I feel to obligated if they are assigned.

4. I then save each recipe in a folder marked This weeks Recipes in my Favorites toolbar.

5. I then usually if feeling up to it will post the menu on this blog with all recipe links if I have them.

I also have a few favorite sites I go to and see what recipes they have posted lately. Here are a few of them.

A Good Appetite
Two Novice Chefs, One Tiny Kitchen
Full Bellies, Happy Kids

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Casserole Week

So casserole Week was a success. Yes I know they aren't the healthiest for you, but I promised my husband a week of them and I think I succeeded. His only complaint, to much chicken not enough beef ones,LOL.

-Cowboy Casserole (otherwise know as Tater tot Casserole)

-Chili Dog Casserole

-Dorito Casserole

-Cheez wiz Casserole

-Pizza Breadstick Casserole

Now I need to figure out next weeks menu. OY does it ever end, haha.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Fall Decorations

So I love decorating the house, every holiday and even seasons. I think it stems from liking to change things up and since I can't move furniture around whenever I want I have to change the decorations. I will probably change things around a little bit when Halloween is over to add new fall stuff I make or get and to take down the Halloween stuff.

So far I am loving the mantel so far. The skull I got at Target for $5, the orange lantern flowers are from Micheal's (they were on sale for $1.99 each) and the owl is from World Market $5.99. After the holiday I think I am gonna spray paint him white to keep him around all year.

And I would like the thank my sister Jenefer for the use of her mirror. I looked every where for a cheap one, just couldn't see spending $45 for one when I was gonna change and use my Ikea cherry blossoms prints after the new year.The Halloween Subway art was free from eighteen25. The crow is from the dollar tree and I must say it stands up better than the one I got for $5 at a local craft store. And as you saw in a previous post I got the idea from the spider plate from Crap I've Made, using Martha Stewart glitter paint. One of my favs I made I think. And just added a little moss also, which made a mess I must say. I did two shelves on my bookcase with Halloween stuff. Top shelf I added pictures of past Halloweens of the boys. candy corn in jar and a few nick knacks. Bottom shelf I added some art I got from The House of Smiths. The skeletons in the jar are from Micheal's and the jar is from Dollar Tree. The spider shadow box idea I got from Bee in our Bonnet. (love her site)So I also had to share this cute pic of our puppy, Dasher, he wasn't sure who the other doggy in the mirror starring at him was. It was pretty funny to watch him.

I linked this post up to Clean & Scentsible