Thursday, July 29, 2010

Litte bit of stuff going on...

My baby girl has tonsillitis, so we've been dealing with the sickies around here all week.

Meals have been moved from previous week so my menu plan only had one or two different things on it this week. That is part of why I didn't post. I will be back Monday with next weeks!

If you follow my facebook you've probably seen our little friend that we have visiting...
We are just waiting it to turn into a beautiful Black Swallowtail It's been in it's chrysalis since the 7/22/10 and everything I've read says it takes a few weeks to emerge. So we are patiently waiting. I will definitely be taking pictures of the rest of the process until we let it go!

Also have another goodie from Gina. Her July Idea Notebook is out for $3 until July 31st! Includes this cute kit that I made this page with.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

15-Minute Pasta Salad


15-Minute Pasta Salad
(Parents Magazine Aug 2010)

  • 1 3/4 dried bow tie pasta

  • 1 1/2 sliced strawberries

  • 3 ozs small fresh mozzarella balls, halved

  • Handful fresh basil leaves (shred if large)

  • 1/4 –1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette
Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and rinse well with cold water and drain again.
In a large bowl, toss together the pasta, strawberries, cheese, and basil. Add the dressing; toss again. Makes 6-1 cup servings.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Menu Plan 7-19-10


  • 15 Minute Pasta Salad (Parents Magazine August 2010)

  • Creamy Mexican Soup (One of our fav soups)

  • Chicken Thighs w/ Green Beans (Flat Belly Diet Family Cookbook)

  • Grilled Tilapia w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette (Flat Belly Diet Family Cookbook)

  • Chipotle Beef and Bean Chili (Flat Belly Diet Family Cookbook)
If I get a chance while cooking I’ll take pictures and post recipes this week.
Check out more menu plans at Orgjunkie
We went to the Porter Peach Festival this weekend. It was crazy hot but we did get plenty of peaches to make some freezer jam! I made 2 batches which produced 12-8 oz jars. No special recipe, just what was on the Ball Instant Fruit Pectin for peach jam.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Little Bit of Scrap

Lots of new goodies at Peppermint Creative and I haven't even had to the chance to use everything yet. We have a boyish car type kit, 4th of July, Canada Day, Doctor and Dentist kits. I'll definitely have more pages coming soon, as well as a few with Digital Design Essentials goodies!

Menu Plan Monday 7-5-10

Check out more Menu Plans at Orgjunkie!!