Friday, December 30, 2011

My Week-end Menu Plan -

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to make menu plans and stick with them!

Here is my menu for this week-end...

Friday -
Breakfast - Muffins, orange slices, juices, milk, coffee

Lunch - Bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos, homemade guacamole, salsa, chicken fajitas with homemade pico de gallo

Dinner - Light eating, oldest daughter has a party to attend, other daughter has to work

Saturday -
Breakfast - Cinnamon Rolls, juices, milk, coffee

Lunch - Grilled Panini Sandwiches - Turkey or Ham, chips

Dinner - Steaks, salad, baked potato, bread, chocolate chip cookies

Sunday - 
Breakfast - Scrambled eggs, waffles, bacon, toast, juices, milk, coffee

Lunch - Walnut-crusted Tilapia, rice, salad, fruit

Dinner - Chicken Quadalajaras with hot sauce, charro beans, apple crisp

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Years Resolutions...

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The new year is just around the corner and I'm a list maker. Are you? I've already made my new year's resolutions. However the list keeps on growing! I often fail at my resolutions but I do like what the new year represents in that we have a clean slate so to speak.

One of my top priorities in the upcoming year is to be more organized and keep up with a weekly menu plan. My menu plan has been pretty non-existent for months now. I would like to say it is because of the last semesters schedule but it has actually been me. :(

What are some of your new years resolutions?

Monday, December 26, 2011


Tradition has been a big part of our family for as long as I can remember. Some are serious traditions and some are just plain fun.

For instance, today is a fun tradition. We celebrate Boxing Day, the Canadian holiday. With all the hustle and bustle of Christmas, we like to deliver plates of  home baked goodies the day after Christmas. Since things have slowed down, it is nice to make the rounds of friends and deliver these surprises and just visit for a little while.

Other fun traditions include building an elf trap every Christmas Eve. So far, we haven't been able to catch an elf. But we have discovered that they like shiny quarters and chocolate bars! ;)

We always put up numerous trees every year. They range from very formal to just plain fun. The fun tree is decorated with all the keepsakes that the girls have made in school over the years. As well as silly decorations. For instance, there is a pickle that goes on the fun tree. Yes, I said a pickle.

The person that finds the pickle on the tree on Christmas morning, get an extra present from Santa. Nothing elaborate as to cause any hurt feelings, just a fun tradition we like to have. The girls love all the traditions. In fact, this year while decorating the tree, they were bantering back and forth about whose turn it was to put the pickle on.

I was baking cookies and making mulled cider in the kitchen when I over heard this conversation. I had to think for a moment about what kind of tree they were decorating! Then I remembered. :)

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and best wishes for a happy new year full of blessings!

Love, love, love...


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. I apologize for being absent these past 2 months. I have been busy baking up a storm! Many orders to fill this time of year. But oh how I've missed you!

I look forward to catching up, and I will see you soon in 2012!

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

All My Love,