Monday, March 30, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

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  • Monday: Tilapia Picatta, Orzo with grape tomatoes and parsley
  • Gnocchi with Asparagus and Pancetta
  • Breakfast, which will include scones, hashbrowns, bacon and eggs if anyone wants them
  • Turkey Burgers, potato salad
  • Friday: Pizza Friday

Monday and Friday actually got planned this week because Friday is always Pizza Friday and Tilapia was on clearance for half price at Fresh and Easy so that will become Monday's dinner.

The turkey burgers may fall by the wayside since I can't find them on sale. We may do leftovers or whatever is on clearance at Fresh and Easy.

This was the second week in a row that Breakfast has been requested.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Things I'm Looking Forward To

  • Lunch with Ana this afternoon. School's out early.
  • A mystery shop I may be doing tomorrow night. I can't say more or it won't be a mystery.
  • Teaching karate on April 1st.
  • Big League Weekend at Cashman Field.
  • Perhaps a quick trip to Phoenix to visit my sister and niece.
  • Our Las Vegas vacation. (seperate post to follow)
  • Ka
  • Opening weekend for the Las Vegas 51s, AAA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays (The Dodgers gave us the release.)
  • Black belt test (not mine) and Region 2 Tournament in early May
  • The UFAF Chun Kuk Do International Training Conference and World Championships in July (Ana will be competing.)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Another Quote

If it makes me laugh, you have to read it, too. I know it's not nearly as funny in print, but it's my blog and I can do what I want!

From Lost again. This time from Mr. Oldham played by William Sanderson.

Maybe I should use half a dropper. Oops.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

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This weeks meals were suggested by Sam. When I asked, "What do you guys want for dinner this week?" Mike responded with, "Whatever you're cooking." Sam responded with three dishes he likes. We have started a tradition of Pizza Friday and the Lazy Lasagna I adapted from a recipe found on Taste of Home.

One day: Salt and Pepper Salmon, broccoli, Parmesan couscous (Sam's recipe: Put olive oil, salt and pepper on the salmon and cook it.)

Another day: Tacos (Sam's recipe: soft corn tortilla, refried beans (Rosarita green chile and lime), shredded cheddar, lowfat sour cream) The rest of us will eat turkey taco meat, tomatoes, lettuce and guacamole.

Yet another day: Lazy Lasagna I renamed this and will make a lot less of it for my family of four.

And still another day: Chili I don't use a recipe. I just throw this together and let it simmer.

Friday: Pizza Friday

That's it. All simple and all family favorites. I went through period of time where I tried many new recipes. The family likes the old standy-bys, so that's what we're eating this week.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Today's Quote

comes to us from Sun on Lost:

"I lied."

Simple. Direct. Funny.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I'm a Princess!

That's what it means when I get a new crown, right?

One of the two of these is coming in the near future.
Can you guess which one?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

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Monday: Crockpot Peppercorn Steak
Tuesday: Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage (This doesn't really require a recipe!)
Wednesday: Crockpot Candy Chicken
Thursday: Tilapia with Roasted Corn (This is a Rachael Ray recipe, but her website is slower than molasses running uphill in January!)
Friday: Pizza Friday!!

Albertson's gives 20% off frozen pizza on Friday. Find diGiornio on sale, use a coupon and get 20% off. Makes for a cheap pizza night. AND...I just happen to have two frozen pizzas in the freezer from last week when the oven broke!

The oven is broken so the crockpot is getting a workout this week. If you like to use your crockpot, check out A Year of CrockPotting. This woman used her crockpot EVERY DAY in 2008.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Interview

What do your kids think of you?
This is so fun! Interview your child(ren) and enter their answers...Quite amusing!

Ana's answers are in orange. She is 15 and a half.
Sam's answers are in blue. He is 12.
1. What is something mom always says to you?
Like totally.

Hey, there, Zoodle.
2. What makes mom happy?
Long silence...uuhhhh...hey!...when I pickup my laundry off the floor.

Me being happy.
3. What makes mom sad?
When Sam uses profanity.

Ana being mean and nasty.
4. How does your mom make you laugh?
I don't know.

By being funny?
5. What was your mom like as a child?

I don't know.
6. How old is your mom?

Wait, wait! I know this one! 42
7. How tall is your mom?
5 foot 4 and a half

5 feet 6 inches
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Play cards on the computer.

Spend time with the family.
9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Plays cards on the computer.

Play Wii.
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Bushman eyebrows.

11. What is your mom really good at?
Clearing a room.

Being a good mom.
12. What is your mom not very good at?

Being a good dad.
13. What does your mom do for a job?
Random stuff.

She takes care of us.
14.What is your mom's favorite food?
That really good pasta stuff from Macaoni Grill...Pasta Milano?

Stuff that has sugar in it.
15.What makes you proud of your mom?
When she can name the song I ask her about in the car.

She's a second degree black belt.
16. If your mom were a Cartoon character, who would she be?
Pepe LePeu.

Porky Pig.
17. What do you and your mom do together?
Eat and shop.

We go to coffee.
18. How are you and your mom the same?
We have huge butts.
We have brown eyes.
19. How are you and your mom different?
She's white, I'm not.
We have different heights.
20. How do you know your mom loves you?
She buys me cupcakes.
She tells me.
21. How do you know that your mom loves your dad?
When the door's closed.
She tells him.
22. Where is your moms favorite place to go.
Fancy restaurants.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

One way or another...

they're going to take our money!

Sorry for the curse word. I couldn't find it clean.
If they don't get enough this way, we pay for it in parts when we need a repair.
My mechanic told me today the part I needed for my car has gone up three
times this week alone!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

The Apple Test

I recently attended a lecture on Intuitive Eating.
I have already read the book and am in the process of implementing the objectives.
It's quite liberating.
One of the hardest parts (for me) is determing when I'm hungry.
The best thing I learned at the lecture is called 'The Apple Test' to determine if I'm hungry.

If I'm hungry enough to eat an apple, then go ahead and eat!

It works quite well. Sometimes I even eat the apple.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Speaking of genes...

(reference the comment on the yummy post)

How do you tell a boy chromosome from a girl chromosome?

Look inside it's genes!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Rocco Dispirito has been hanging around "The Biggest Loser" lately.