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Friday, December 31, 2010

Farewell to 2010

As 2010 draws to a close I wish to reflect on everything that has happend, the things I have learned, and all the good things we accomplished. Yeah, but yesterday I had the flu and my mind is still slightly foggy so I can't remember everything.... Here's some highlights:

We made it through Annabelle's croup and various rounds of steroids and breathing treatments last January.

Jerry had a fabulous year at his new store. They made above and beyond plan. It looks like this recession might finally be turning around.

Andrew has turned his math struggles around and we are SUPER PROUD of him!

Nathan is growing up. Not just in numbers but in maturity level. He still has some moments but we are now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

We have learned some new parenting methods and are seeing turn around with the boys.

I have learned that some people just can't give you want you want or expect. You have to find it in yourself to make due with what you are given.

I have learned to make the best of each situation and try to find the lesson in it.

There is so much more but I just can't remember in my flu fog. Forgive me.

We aren't big on New Year's Resolutions but we have hopes for 2011. We hope you and yours have had a wonderful 2010 and that 2011 brings you everything you hope for!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Menu Plan 12/29 to 1/4


So it's easier for me to menu plan from Wednesday to Tuesday because I do my shopping on Wednesday. So, here goes.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew (courtesy of Organizing Junkie) served over rice


Chicken Cacciatore (slow cooker) with penne and green beans

Cherry Walnut Pork Loin (slow cooker) with baked sweet potatoes and broccoli

Beef Stroganoff (from 5 Ingredient Fix on Food Network) with egg noodles and corn

Meatloaf with baked potatoes and green beans

Oh, and you should head over to to meet up with the hundreds of others that do Menu Plan Monday!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Menu Plan Monday


Most of the time I usually have our meals planned out but have gotten away from it lately. So I thought I would start up again and match up with Menu Plan Monday at You should pop over there and see the hundreds of others that plan their menus too!

I haven't really planned which days we are going to eat stuff but there are 7 meals and we will cross them off as we go!

Shrimp Scampi I got shrimp for $3.99/lb at the Super Saturday sale at Meijer.

Baked Chicken with StoveTop and green beans

Lasagna with garlic bread and corn

Homemade pizza

Tacos with Spanish Rice

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Chili with corn bread