Sunday, July 26, 2009

Here I am again!

Seems like ages since I have posted anything - but just 15 days. Not as bad as I thought. Since the last post we have made it home safely and DD19 is engaged! We are in the midst of planning a June 26, 2010 wedding.
I guess I'll start off this week with my Monday Menu (today since I probably won't be back tomorrow). We are having guests for most of the week (my elder sister and her granddaughter) and I will be working each day because a co-worker is on vacation - so we will be trying to pack as much as possible into our evenings.

Monday- Leftovers - I received a ticket to the Cardinals' game as part of a project at work so am going with some co-workers :-)

Tuesday - Roma's Chicken Skillet (freezer meal)
Green Beans

Wednesday - Pork Sausage
Potatoes and gravy

Thursday - Savory Burgers

Friday - Fish Fry on my brother's farm - a tradition when this sister visits

Saturday - Stromboli

Sunday - Sloppy Joes (hosting the College Kids from church)
Pudding dessert

I am been doing a modified Once a Month Cooking - more like once- a-month shopping then weekly cooking prep for the week. The best part is that if I do have to pick up produce there is a farmer's stand on the way home so I am not tempted to buy other items as I am when going through the large supermarket. It does make me think ahead because I thaw out whatever I need the night before. Of course, some nights what I planned just doesn't work out because things come up (like shopping for bridal dresses) - so I can easily rearrange or omit meals. If I omit something that I have already shopped and prepped for - I just have a meal ready for next month :-)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Way too long!

It has been way too long since I have posted. Vacation and then DD19 got engaged and we are planning a summer 2010 wedding. It has been crazy the last couple weeks.

Thought I would post a few vacation pictures.

DH and I during a round of miniature golf at the Mall of America.
DH was such a sport. He carried all our packages all day long. He did do some shoe shpping - the ones he has here are red and black checker board.
DD18 and DD19 at Lego-land. Impressive lego sculptures.
While in St Paul, we met up with an online cross-stitch buddy and her family at a fun Italian restaurant.
At the underwater adventure in the Mall of America. There is a tunnel in the bottom of the tank so you walk through and the sharks, etc can swim up over you.

From St Paul we drove to Rapid City SD. I have not downloaded the photos from that part of the trip yet. Will do so soon!