Monday, August 30, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

I've started thinking...
The weeks I actually post this, I seem a lot more motivated to actually make a plan.  Hm?

As explained in my last MPM,  I stopped assigning meals to a certain night.  You can check that out here.

1. Leftover Spaghetti, Garlic Toast, Caesar Salad
2. Braves Game!!!  (too much pizza, ice cream, and Cracker Jacks!)
3. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans
4. Breakfast for Dinner  (scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, bacon)
5. CP Chicken (marinated in Ken's Honey Teriyaki), freezer stewed squash, carrots
    I don't usually purchase bottle marinades but Ken's was on sale for 30 something cents w/ q's at Publix  
    last week.
6. Hamburger Helper, Peas
7. Stuffed Chicken Breasts (Barber Foods deal), freezer creamed corn, broccoli
8. Leftover Buffet

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wookie Wednesday and a Goodie Recipe

I finally, after saying for months that I was going to, started jotting down all the funny things Micah says!

This Easter Micah's precious Grandma C gave him a set of mini-chicks.  Ever since then, he keeps them inside this jeep, pulling them in and out and making sure they are all in their seats.

The other morning he was playing with his adorable Easter Chicks.  G-G asked him where they were going.  Oh, these peeps were headed on a special trip!

"To Chicken-Play" (Chickfila) he responded.
"To eat some Chicken Nut-Nuts".

OH THE HORROR!  Special trip indeed.

And now for the recipe...

Growing up my Mama frequently made Chess Cake Squares.  I could eat my weight in them.
The other day I ran across a recipe for them, using a lemon cake mix instead of yellow!  Hooda thunk it??

So here's the recipe for Chewy Lemon Chess Cake Squares:
1 lemon cake mix
1 egg
1/2 cup of butter
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
2 eggs beaten
8 oz cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix together cake mix, egg, butter, Spread into a greased 9by13 in pan. In a separate bowl mix together powdered sugar, beaten eggs, softened cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth, Spread mixture over bottom layer. Bake 30-40 minutes until top layer turns light golden brown.

I cut each square in half because they are really rich...and I don't feel as guilty eating two if they are smaller.  I know, I know.

Really? This Is The Only Way?

This is the way we match our paint, match our paint, match our paint.
This is the way we match our paint, by CUTTING IT OFF THE WALL!!!!
(sung not so merrily!)

So, I loved the fact that we found a forgotten certificate for a free gallon of our original wall color!  We have painted several rooms in our home (one at a time), but have left the bedrooms the original builder color.  I just haven't been able to decide on a color for Wook's room or our bedroom.

We really needed to touch up a few areas.

Who knew that pillowcases could color your walls?????
We were painting in our sleep folks!

The friendly helpful gentleman at Porter Paints informed me that since our paint is 5+ years old  (looks like they want you to use that certificate pretty soon after you move in...OOPS!)  we would have to CUT a sample off the WALL????

I giggled out loud at the thought of this!

So the hubby did just that...thankfully in our closet.
And to my surprise, Mr. Porter Paint matched it pretty close to perfect!
Ahhhh  at least a couple hours with no scuffs on the walls  AKA nap time!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Laughing Till It Hurts!

I seriously could not wait until my hubby got home to share this site!

Awkward Family Photos

You have to check out their Hall of Fame Photos.