Sunday, January 6, 2013

menu board

I finally finished a project that's been almost done since Thanksgiving.  How sad is that?

I starting pinning on Pinterest a few months ago.  I'm happy to say that I have not yet become addicted like I thought I would.  (That's probably because a lot of the stuff I'd like to filter out.  I don't want to look at tattoos, pet pictures, wedding ideas, or all those finger nails.)  I have found some really good ideas though.  The menu board is one of them.

menu planner

This will help keep us out of ruts, meal-wise.  It will help the kids pick something for their dinner making night.  It will help me with my grocery list making.  I have about 40 meal cards.  On the back of each is an ingredient list.  Brilliant, right?  And I can add to my stack of cards whenever I find a good recipe.

Friday, January 4, 2013

fi's throne

Fiona is only allowed on the furniture if she's sitting with someone.  But lately I keep finding her like this.

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Sleeping/lounging on my chair!  She has claimed it as her own.  When I can't find her that's where she is.  At least the cushion cover is washable and it's not an expensive chair.  And when we get around to getting new furniture she'll already be attached to this chair and maybe she'll leave the other stuff alone.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

corny kade

Kade loves corn.  He asks for it every night.  Some nights he's disappointed that we have beans or broccoli, but that's life.  Tonight he showed us another way he's thinking about using corn.

corny kade
I don't think it's a very good look.  Do you?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

a new stone

Thanks to a not very tasty and evil frozen pie I had to order a new baking stone from Pampered Chef.  (I almost cried when I found it broken in the oven.  I've had it for years.)  It arrived today and I was a little shocked at its virginal appearance.  Observe the difference.

new stone, old stone

I forgot how clean and white they are to begin with.  My old rectangular stone was so dark and beautifully seasoned.  Nothing stuck to that baby.  Looks like I've got my work cut out for me.  It's going to take a long time for that new stone to look as beautiful as the round one, especially since we are eating low fat now.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

It's 2013.  How did that happen?

So...I totally let this blog slide last year so I thought I'd give it another go.  Don't have too high expectations.  (If I even have any readers left.)  I may get burnt out or bored again.  I'll take it one day at a time.

With the ND game coming next week we had to get cable in order to watch the game.  Mickey isn't letting ESPN go to waste today.

january 1, 2013

He didn't sit in front of the tv all day.  We did exercise and have a family outing to a couple stores.  I tried a new recipe for corn dogs.  It was not a very good success.  Thanks anyway, Martha Stewart.