Monday, September 15, 2008
New for me
This week, I have decided that I am going to start preparing a menu for us at our house. I think that I have just been inspired to do better at cooking and preparing after reading multiple blogs that include a "menu Monday." Also, I am a little tired of fixing tacos at the last minute because they are quick and let's face it about the easiest thing to make. So, I started today. We were given so many cookbooks for wedding presents and they were all spread out across my bed this morning while I was trying to make some decisions. One was a crock pot cookbook and I am thinking that trying these out on my week to work will be perfect. Tonight we had Marvelous Mini Meatloaves. It was a recipe that Trina had on her blog from last week. They looked good and easy, so I gave it a try. They were great! We have plenty of leftovers too for lunches. Tomorrow, when I get home, I will start Tuscan Chicken with Wild Rice in the crock pot. Wed night we are going to have some Chicken Parmesan, Thurs I am meeting some girls from my last semester small group for a "reunion," so Kent will just have to fend for himself. Fri night I have planned Hamburger Steaks and Hashbrown Casserole. I am not planning for the weekend because Kent loves to grill out for game days, so I will leave that to him. I had planned on making my first trip to Aldi today after I went to the movies in Bessemer with Heather. I apparently lost direction and headed the wrong way and didn't realize it until I was 10 miles in the other direction. With gas prices, I didn't turn around and just headed to Publix. I got everything I needed except for the hashbrowns. They only had the ones that had peppers and onions already in them, and I need plain ones. I spent just under $40. I am pretty excited to see how this will work out.