January 26, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Monday--Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas.

Tuesday--Gries Suppe

Wednesday--Hamburger Helper.

Thursday--Rouladen, noodles, potato salad.


Saturday--Grilled cheese, tomato soup.


January 24, 2009

My daughter will never lack personality or a sense of humor

Tonight while I was putting her to bed, she told me she needed a new pullup. After that, this is how our conversation went:

Me: Finish your nutrigrain bar.

DD: What did you say?

Me: Mommy said to finish eating your nutrigrain bar.

DD: Did you call me grandma?

Me: No (trying to hold back laughing), I said eat your nutrigrain bar.

DD: grandma?

LOL, such is life.

January 22, 2009

The negative about having 6 dogs....

I wrote the other day about the positives of having too many dogs, like cleaning up spilled powder strawberry nesquick. Here is a negative, your 2 boston terriers decide they want to start taking vitamins too, when you're not home. I came home yesterday to find my small bottle of B12 missing all of its pills, well I'll give the little buggers credit, they left one for me (how generous huh?) I looked it up online and found that a side effect could be an increase in appetite, just what they need, maybe that was going on when they were trying to eat dirt outside lol. They seem to be doing fine, I just have to buy more B12. Who knew dogs made New Years Resolutions too? LOL.

January 20, 2009

Beef Stroganoff Using Leftover Pot Roast

I can't remember where I found this recipe, so in case this was yours, please let me know! :)

You'll need:
Leftover pot roast meat
about 1/3 cup of sour cream
Leftover gravy from pot roast
Egg Noodles

Bring water to a boil for your egg noodles, cook noodles according to package instructions. Cut the pot roast meat into bit size pieces, add meat and gravy to a pan. Stir in sour cream and bring to a simmer. Done! How fast and easy is that?!

January 19, 2009

Gebrannte Gries Suppe

This is such an easy and delicious soup, perfect for the winter months.

You'll need:
3 tablespoons butter
3 cups of Cream of Wheat
Approximately 7 cups of water or beef broth
2-3 beef bouillon cubes (you don't need these if you use the beef broth)
Salt to taste
2-3 eggs

Melt butter in a soup pot. Add cream of wheat and stir until it becomes golden brown (toasted). When it is browned, add your beef bouillon cubes (I usually smush these up so they dissolve easier). Add your water. When it comes up to a boil, lower it to a simmer and let it cook for about 5 minutes. If it becomes too thick like a porridge, add more water. It's very easy to adjust and a forgiving soup. You do want this soup to be semi thick, but not enough where your spoon could stand on it's own in it lol. Taste and add salt if needed. Then scramble 2-3 eggs in a separate bowl and stir into the soup. You want little wisps of egg going throughout. Enjoy!

Menu Plan Monday

My DH is traveling again, so Menu Planning becomes a little more difficult when it's just DD and I. So, I thought I would do something different this week for you guys. Instead of posting my menu plan, I'm going to post a different recipe for you each day during the week. Please check back for new recipes :)

January 17, 2009

The Perfect Breakfast On A Cold Day

In Georgia, we're not used to waking up to a frigid 20 degrees in the morning. I was trying to think of something for breakfast that would be filling and warm, so I decided on a favorite of mine and DD's, milch rice. Milch rice is sort of like oatmeal or rice pudding, except it's eaten warm. I've been lucky to use a mix for it and I've been trying to find an old family recipe for it. The mix I use can be found at The German Deli. When using this mix, all you need is 2 cups of milk. You bring it to a boil, stir in the mix, stir for about 1 minute. Then turn off your burner and let it sit for 10 minutes. After that you're done and you have a warm and filling breakfast waiting for you. I hope you guys will try to make this sometime for breakfast for your family.

January 15, 2009

One positive of having 6 dogs...

They can help clean up when your 3 year old spills the powdered Strawberry Nesquik. They do more than just drive me crazy on a daily basis :)

January 12, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Monday--Grilled cheese, tomato soup.

Tuesday--Roast Chicken, rice, cauliflower.

Wednesday--Lasagna (didn't make it from last week)

Thursday--Goulash, egg noodles.

Friday--Ranch chicken, butter noodles, peas.

Saturday--Roasted noodles.


January 10, 2009

Can I blame the mess in my house on a tornado?

I guess only if the tornado is my lovely 3 year old DD and her accomplices, the dogs. I'm always proud of myself when the house is really clean but it only seems to last for, uh maybe a day or two? When I was pregnant with DD I had a system of what got cleaned on what day. This really helped me keep up on housework but things seemed so much easier then lol. I tried to go back to this old system; however, it doesn't seem to work for me like it did before. I don't know, I think I'm in a cleaning funk. During the week when I work, I feel so tired by the time I get home and I just want to spend time with DD and make dinner, etc. that I don't have the time or the want to clean the house after a long day. I try to do my housework on the weekends but then it gets ruined during the week and we're back to square one. I guess I just have to experiment with different techniques and strategies and see if I find something that works. Anyone have a plan that works for them?

January 5, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Tuesday--Pork chops with bananas, rice, and cauliflower.


Thursday--Crockpot Pot Roast, mashed potatoes, peas.

Friday--Beef Stroganoff using leftover pot roast meat.



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January 4, 2009

Well I Have Succumb To Twilight

This feels strange to me for some reason. I guess it's because I didn't get into the whole Harry Potter thing, never read the books or watched the movies. Not really my thing. Then when everyone started making a big deal about Twilight and Edward I just shrugged it off, thinking I wasn't missing anything if I never read the books or saw the movie. Well on Wednesday DH and I went to see the movie. He was not impressed, but I was enthralled. I had to read the books. It didn't help any that my best friend is in love with the series so she pushed away any doubt I had about reading the books. Twilight I finished in oh, about a day and a half. Then on Friday, my friend and a few others went and saw the movie, again. For me to see any movie more than once means something, I was hooked. My friend let me borrow New Moon and I finished that one in a day. It's like I couldn't find a place to stop at and put the book down. This afternoon I will be buying the other two books so I can finish and know what finally happens. As much as I tried to stay away from this series, the more it seemed to suck me in. Oh well, obsessions are wonderful sometimes.

January 1, 2009

You Should Always Wear A Tiara While Cleaning

How awesome is it that my 100th post happens to fall on New Years Day. I guess that's a good way to start 2009 off.

I discovered this morning that wearing a tiara makes cleaning more bearable. DD while playing dress up princess so kindly brought me a tiara to wear. I guess I was looking a little too Cinderella (pre-fairy godmother) to her. The first thing wearing the tiara did was make me laugh because I could only imagine how ridiculous I looked wearing. Thankfully DH is still asleep so really the only ones awake to giggle at me were DD and the 6 dogs (and if the dogs are smart, they'll keep their laughs to themselves). *side note: DD just informed me that my crown fell down, yes I'm wearing the tiara while typing this post* Anyways, back to what wearing a tiara does for you while cleaning. It makes you feel "finished" and personally I believe every girl/woman/mom needs and deserves a tiara. So girls, go grab your DD's tiaras and wear it for a few minutes. If you have to lock yourself in the bathroom to do it, then go for it! Make wearing a tiara for a few minutes a day one of your 2009 New Years resolutions. You deserve it!