Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Fun Day!

Well, not THAT fun of a day but so far I've been a little productive so that's always good. I got caught up on my oh, so important facebooking. Replying to messages, responding to others status updates and my general over-sharing that I am so apt to do. ;) I also planned out our dinner menu for the week and I am thrilled to say that it contains TWO brand new recipes! If I manage to follow through with what I've planned, I'll meet my monthly goal of trying the recipes and then I'll simply have to blog about them. I also tried to plan to use up food items that we already have because I don't know about you but we tend to go to the grocery store before really using up all the things we've already bought and that's a bad habit to be in in this "tough economy." I made up a shopping list for what I have to purchase and if all goes well, I shouldn't have to step foot in the grocery store more than once this week. I forgot to mention that that is also a resolution of mine, to make a list and stick to it and then USE UP what we bought.

So, do you want to know what we're having this week? Too bad, I'm going to tell you, I put the items in italic that we already had.

London Broil, roasted asparagus, potatoes, biscuits (this is all left over from last night)

Shrimp Fra Diavolo (new recipe from Cooking Light) we already had the shrimp, salad, garlic bread flat

same as Monday night, it's a recipe for 4 servings and The Son won't eat any.

Trader Joe's Marinated Chicken, Broccoli, Cauliflower Rice (I'll have to tell you about this) and Wild Rice, also from TJ's

Blueberry Bison Burgers (new recipe from Eating Well cookbook, it sounds weird doesn't it?) we already had the bison, Baked chips and a veggie.

Trader Joe's Ravioli, salad and garlic bread flat.

Saturday is The Son's sixth birthday and the MIL is coming from Maine, it's also Parent's Night Out at the Y and The Son is going to attend, he's thrilled because he'll be six which means he will be allowed to swim as a part of the PNO fun! I am guessing that The Husband, The MIL and I will all go out somewhere for dinner, THAT sounds pretty thrilling to me! ha ha! That's about as far ahead as I can think at this point.

We had some company visiting us this weekend, the youngest visitor will definitely be the subject of a blog post this week and trust me, the cuteness will be worth waiting for. I am heading to the gym today for a good run and a leg work out, I had some really ugly blisters on the arches of my feet from Friday and I bought some "advanced healing blister" Band-aids, some new socks with NO cotton in them and some Band-aid "Friction Block Stick." I'll give you a report as to if this all works because blisters SUCK! I hate being sidelined by a little thing on my foot that The Son says looks like a dried apricot. ha ha!

Enjoy your Sunday everyone! I am off to get ready for the YMCA!


Running Jen said...

Glad you're having a productive day! Your menu sounds great. I hate blisters too, I tend to get them when I'm running on old shoes, combined with longer distance on pavement. I bought body glide to stop chafing during longer runs, and found that the blisters stopped when I rubbed it on my feet too. I have since gotten new running shoes though.

Nikki said...

What is Trader Joes? sounds like a great place to get groceries!
Enjoy the new ones, they sound delicious :D