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Baby Shower #2

We traveled to St. Louis this weekend and my sweet sister had a wonderful baby shower for me.  I didn’t know people were so generous the second time around with a little baby!  This little girl is going to have some clothes!  I can’t wait to dress her up!  It was a very fun time with family and some of my best friends!  Yay!  Thanks everyone!

First of all, do you think we had enough food?


How cute are these? Seriously!


Probibly the best Chocolate Cake with Rasberry Buttercream icing I EVER ATE!


A fun book with so much fun to do!


Always, ALWAYS fun to see my best friends fom College!


And my best friend since 7th grade!


And of course my mom and my little sis who was nice enough to throw a wonderful shower for me!


And Oh, Grandma Bernice!

Well, little Baylor will be here in only about six weeks!  Better get that room ready!  Thanks so much everyone for all your generosity!  Lots of hugs and kisses!


Super Yummy Recipe!

Ok, so I’m pretty sure this recipe that we tried last night is an award winner…

It’s an Italian Chicken Cream Cheese Casserole!  Click on the link and try it out!  You’ll love it!  It is really amazing.  It calls for pasta but one of the variations for it is brown rice.  We went the brown rice route since that is what I had on hand!  Yum!  There was only a very small bit left over and I ate it for lunch today! 

If you try it out let me know what you think!

Menu Plan Monday (on Tuesday)

Hey!  This week we didn’t exactly get all the meals in that we hoped so here’s our Menu plan until we travel to St. Louis on the 25th to Celebrate Christmas with my family.

Tuesday:  Lasagna, salad, bread

Wednesday: Chicken pot pie

Thursday: Bertoli Frozen Dinner, salad, bread

Friday: slow cooker french dip

Saturday: sausage casserole, eggs and fruit

Sunday: small group Christmas party – Oreo truffles!  Yum!

Monday: pizza with sausage and green pepper

Tuesday: spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread

Wednesday: slow cooker orange chicken – thanks to Miranda!

Thursday: Greek chicken wrap

Meal Plan Monday

Still working hard to get my grocery budget down.  This week I’m going to be shopping at Save-a-lot.  We will see how it goes.  I got a $5 off coupon online for any $20 spent.  I’m sure that I’ll spend more than $20 this week.  I have lots of coupons that I have found that will hopefully make it an inexpensive week. So here on my meals folks!  Enjoy!


Monday: Chicken Burritos, tortilla chips, salsa – I usually season the chicken and make them with rice, black beans, cheddar cheese, green onions and any of the normal fix-ens, this is a family favorite my husband loves burritos!

Tuesday: Pizza- order out!  Treat ourselves out night!

Wednesday: Baked Potato bar

Thursday:  Chicken Pot Pie – this is a friend of mines recipes that I am eager to try out!  Buy some ready made pie crusts. Place one in the bottom of the pie pan. In a mixing bowl add 1 can of cream of celery soup, 1 can of cream of chicken soup, 1 can of mixed vegetables, and any leftover chicken or turkey – mix together – put in pie pan on top of the crust. Put the other crust on top and pinch together sides. Bake (you’ve preheated your oven already to whatever the directions on the pie crust box are) according to directions on pie crust – usually about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Everyone loves this and there are never any leftovers 🙂

Friday: Sausage Casserole, scrambled eggs, fruit-  also a friends recipe You need 2 cans of crescent rolls, 2 pounds of breakfast sausage, and 1 and 1/2 blocks of cream cheese.
Cook your sausage until done and crumbly – mix in a large bowl with the block and 1/2 of cream cheese. Lay out 1 can of crescent rolls in the bottom of a casserole dish – add the sausage mixture – add the other can of crescent rolls on top (just unroll the crescent rolls so it makes 1 long pastry). Cook according to the directions on the crescent roll can. That’s all there is to it.

Saturday: Easy Lasagna, garlic bread, salad

I use 9 lasagna noodles, 1 jar of Prego spaghetti sauce, 1 container of ricotta (I can’t remember which size – but it’s not the tiny one and not the huge one either – possible 12 or 16 ounce size.), about a 1/4 cup of parmesan, an egg and some parsley and about 2 cups of mozzarella. Boil your 9 noodles – while that’s going mix your ricotta, 1/4 cup of parmesan, 1 egg and a palm of parsley in a bowl. After the noodles are boiled, rinse so you can handle them. Spray a casserole pan with cooking spray and add 3 noodles to the bottom, use about 1/2 of your cheese mixture on top of the noodles, dump about 1/3 of your jar of sauce and spread, then add another layer of noodles. Spread the other half of your cheese mixture, dump another 1/3 of your sauce, spread and add your last layer of noodles. Add the remaining sauce, put your mozzarella on top and bake for about 30 minutes at 350 or until the cheese melts. Very easy and everyone loves this one too.   This is also Vicky’s recipe!  Enjoy!
Sunday: leftovers, sandwiches, etc.
bagel sandwich – freezer

Veggies and ranch
Mac and Cheese
tuna salad
peanut butter and jelly

Meal Plan Monday

I used to be so organized and I really don’t know what happened.  My new years resolution is going to be saving my family money in 2010 and I am committed to doing it by learning the coupon ropes and planning my meals before I go to the grocery store.  Surely we will save money on our food budget.  If you have any meal planning, money saving tips I would love to hear them.  Our very local grocery store is Walmart so I am going to do most of my grocery shopping there with an occasional trip to Kroger which is a little bit of a drive away. Hopefully I will quickly get in the habit of posting my meals in attempt to help others and to hold myself accountable to my commitment:

Monday: Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken, pasta, Caesar salad

Tuesday: Slow cooker pot roast w/veggies, rolls

Wednesday: soup w/shrimp

Thursday: Cashew Chicken Casserole, canned corn

Friday: slow cooker rice and beans, apple sauce

Saturday: French Fry Casserole, green beans

Sunday: Small group dinner at Blake and Lisa’s

So here it is!  Enjoy!

Eating all by Himself

Caden likes to feed himself.  He REALLY REALLY likes to feed himself.  Sometimes he refuses to eat unless he is the one putting his food in his mouth.  Like today I was feeding him avocado.  If I would put a small piece in his mouth he would spit it out but if I put little pieces on his tray and HE would put the food in his mouth then he would eat it.  Already my son is so independent and he’s not even 11 months old!  I had the most difficult time trying to figure out how to get him to eat veggies.  Even veggies that he once enjoyed like peas and sweet potatoes he stopped eating until I started steaming veggies and putting them on his tray, THEN he would eat them.  So Caden, you are starting early my child, no more baby food for this one.  He wants to be a big boy folks.  My little baby boy is growing up much much too fast!

100_1389Here’s my little guy after he had some strawberries which of couse he had to feed himself.  He also started to get a little sleepy while he was eating and rubbing his eyes so of course the strawberries are smeared all over his face! Time to throw the kid in the bath tub!

Free Chocolate Fridays!


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