Pepper still isn't awake enough to figure out what is happening.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Pepper still isn't awake enough to figure out what is happening.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
If you wonder if you are a control freak or not, host an exchange student and you will find out soon enough.
We have a exchange student (for another few weeks), who is a model student. Straight A's, never does ANYTHING that I have to worry about--no parties, no smoking, no drugs, no alcholo, no boyfriend, no stealing---really compaired to SOME of the stories I have heard we are really blessed to have the one we have BUT
I like things done a certain way. I like to live my life a certain way. I like my rules followed and people to understand the unspoken rules and regulations that run a house.
Throw in a teen-ager who doesn't know any of those rules and you have a control freaks delema. Like I said, it isn't her, it is me.
PLUS I have been living pretty much alone (with out adult compainionship) for the last 5 years with Lucas gone so much--so then to have someone there alot is kind of strange. Plus she is a teenager and likes teenager things (make-up, jewerly, and so on), and that is different for me.
SO I have been trying really hard to let go on control this past month. I have learning that I will soon have 3 kids and even less control then I do right now. My focus for this year has been to simplfy and focus. Maybe by simplifying my expectations of self, family, and others I can learn that control isn't all that it is cracked up to be.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Last one--total random---I am still totally freaked out by UFO's. Never seen one, never want to see one.
Ok that is it for today!
PS: Can anyone tell me how you can tell which postition the baby is sitting in when you are getting close to the end? I think baby is head down, but I can't tell and since I won't have an ultrasound for a few more weeks I just would like to know.
I entered thru
sorry--I can't figure out how to put a button with a cute link--but it still works!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
I am going to put some real though into this and work on it! So keep your eyes out for a more in depth TO BE list soon ;)
HUmmmm...remember how my post a few times ago was about how all my previous blogs are so similar? Looking at my TO BE list I can see why my posts are all so similar.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Here is my grocery list: Remember this list looks huge and will be expensive, but it feeds your family for at least a month and if you start looking for great deals now you can save alot of money (or if you are lucky enough to live near a bulk food store you can save a ton!)
SHOPPING LIST--SHOPPING SHOULD BE DONE THE DAY BEFORE--more on that later
Chicken (17 Pounds of chicken)—I buy boneless skinless—it just saves me some time.
Need the Food For: How many Pounds I am guessing I need
1. Enchilada Chunks 3
2. Chicken Alfredo chunks 3
3. Chicken Fried Rice 1.5
4. Shredded BBQ Chicken 2
5. Other cubed and Shredded chicken 5
6. Shredded Chicken Pot Pie 2
Beef Ground Beef (25) Pounds
1. Burrito’s 1
2. Taco meat 4
3. Manicotti 2
4. Baked Ziti 2
5. Meatball 5
6. Meatloaf 6
7. Beef Pot Pie
1 Sirloin Beef (cut into strips or cubes) (10 pounds)
1. Fajita’s 4
2. Beef Pot Pie 2
3. Beef Stroganoff 4
French Dip (deli Meat) (1 Pound)
1. Roast Beef 1
Sausage (1/2 hot & ½ Country)
4 pounds of Hot 6 Pounds of Normal
1. Manicotti 2
2. Baked Ziti 2
3. Chicken Alfredo 1
4. Meatloaf ½
5. Chicken Fried Rice ½
6. Breakfast Burrito 3 (I buy sausage links for this)
1. Ham & Cheese Casserole 3 pounds
Fruit & Veggie (Fresh/Frozen/Canned)
+9 Bell Peppers (various colors)
+1 Bag Frozen Spinach
+ 9 Avocado’s (buy early enough to have them ripe the day you need them)
+ 2 bags frozen peas and carrots +2 bags cubed frozen potatoes
+2 bags hashed brown potatoes +2 packages Mushrooms
+1 small bag potatoes
+6 cans of Veggie
1 medium container of Sour Cream
5 Dozen Eggs
5 Pounds Colby Jack (or kind you like)
5 Pounds Cheddar
4 small packages ricotta cheese
4 packages cream cheese
1 can Parmesan cheese
1 pound mozzarella cheese
2 packages of sliced Pepper Jack
2 packages of American Slices
10 Cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
3 Cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
4 Cans of Green Chili (or 1 big can)
8 Cans of Green Chili Sauce
3 cans of chili
4 Cans of Refried Beans
8 jars of spaghetti Sauce
2 cans tomatoes sauce
2 cans tomatoes paste
2 cans of Evaporated Milk
2 cans of Aujou soup
24 Corn Tortilla
40 Flour Tortilla
1 package Bread Crumbs
3 package steak Rolls
5 Pie Crusts
2 packages Alfredo noodles
2 packets Penne Noodles
3 boxes Manicotti Sauce
1 taco shell
4 pounds rice
3 containers of BBQ Sauce
1 package Beef Bouillon Cubes
1 package Chicken Bouillon Cubes
1 bottle Soy Sauce 3 packets of Guacamole Mix
I also took a while to write down what recipes need what ingredience--
so here is that list.
Chicken enchilada -Corn tortilla -Green chili -Cream of chicken -Green chili sauce -Chicken -Spices -Cheese
Burritos -Flour Tortillas -Ground Beef -Rice -chili -Refried beans -cheese -green chili sauce
Fajita -Strip meat -Bell Peppers -Tortilla -guacamole
Taco Meat -Shredded cheese -ground beef -Cheese -Shells
Manicotti -Ricotta Cheese -cheese -Sausage -hamburger -Spinach -spaghetti sauce -manicotti shells
Baked Ziti -Penne Noodles -Spaghetti Sauce -Cream Cheese -Sausage -Hamburger -cheese
Lasagna BUY FROM STORE--I got a really good deal on it so I bought 3 of them.
Chicken Alfredo -Cream Cheese -milk -Chicken -butter -Flour -spices -Parmesan cheese -white cheese
Meatballs -Buy? -Hamburger -Tomato Sauce -Bread crumbs -eggs -Green Pepper -spices
Meatloaf -ground beef -sausage -bread crumbs -milk -egg -spices -Tomato Sauce/paste
French Dip Sandwiches -Deli meat -Anjou sauce -Cheese slice of choice -Rolls
Chicken Fried Rice -Rice -chicken Bouillon Cubes -Eggs -Soy sauce -Frozen peas and carrots -Chicken -sausage
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches -Chicken -BBQ Sauce -Rolls -Cheese Slices Chicken—Shredded and cubed
BREAKFAST BURRITO -Sausage -Tortillas -Eggs -Green Chili's -Potatoes (cubed small) -Cheese -Refried Beans (A few) -Any other veggies you want (peppers, mushrooms, spinach, and so on)
Cheesy Ham & Potatoes Casserole -cubed potatoes (or hashbrowns) -Cubed Ham ( I use lunch meat cut into chucks, but good ham is the best) -Sour Cream -Cream of Chicken
Beef Stroganoff -Mushrooms -Strip Beef -Cream of chicken -milk/gravy Beef /
Chicken/Beef Pot Pie -Pie Crusts -shredded Beef/chicken -Cream of mushroom/chicken -Veggie All -Mashed Potatoes (or biscuits)
(I am going to buy some fresh herbs—and I didn’t include any onion in any recipe—so you might want to add some to yours)
One more thing I did was figure out what type of container I would need in order to store it--so here is that list.
-Chicken Enchilada 2- 9 X 12 Pans
-Burritos 2- 9 X 12 Pans
-Fajita (Meat) Freezer Zip-locks
-Taco Meat (Meat) Freezer Zip-locks 4
-Manicotti 2- 9 X 12 Pans
-Baked Ziti 2- 9 X 12 Pans
-Chicken Alfredo Freezer Zip-locks
-Meatballs (lots for spaghetti or Meatball sandwiches) Freezer Zip-locks -
Meatloaf 2-Bread Loaf Pans -
Roast Beef Sandwiches (French dip) Freezer Zip-locks 3 Chicken -
Shredded Chicken Freezer Zip-locks -
Chicken Fried Rice Freezer Zip-locks -
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Freezer Zip-locks
Breakfast Burritos Aluminium Foil
Cheesy Ham & Potatoes 2- 9 X 12 Pans
Beef Stroganoff Freezer Zip-locks
Beef pot pie Pie Crust holder and Aluminium Foil
OK--this one is long enough, so on to the next post.