April 29, 2016

Meal Plan - Wk 18

Meal 1: Chicken Divan

Meal 2: Homemade meat sauce/pasta

Meal 3: Homemade Chicken Fingers

Meal 4: Hot Dogs

April 22, 2016

Meal Plan - Wk 17

Meal 1: Grilled Steak

Meal 2: Creamy Ckn Parm - skillet sauce

Meal 3: Macaroni & Beef

Meal 4: Hamburgers

April 21, 2016

Not a Meal Plan Update!

I apologize for the boring blog, if anyone happens to care.  Life has been busy at home now that spring sports are in full swing.  I really enjoy watching my boys play and I'm going to miss it when I no longer have to take anyone to practice or a game.

Bud's lacrosse team hasn't found any competition yet this season as they are currently undefeated at 4-0.  They are beating each opponent about 15-3 at every game.  This weekend they are participating in a tournament with some PA club teams so they will probably get a dose of reality but league-wise, they are doing fantastic!

Boo's soccer team is doing well too. I think they are 2-1-1 with one game canceled due to weather which will be played at a later date. We just had fall soccer tryouts with the new birth year rules in place so we'll see how that all flushes out.  I know a few boys on his team have tried out for area club teams and we're not club team people so we don't be going that route.  Because he has to change teams once again, he's a bit bummed and unsure if wants to continue playing.  So we'll see.

The basement is coming along slowly.  The TVs have been hung and the bar area flooring is almost complete (as of last night).  I found the perfect console tables for under the TVs.  More on them soon.  My Husband is itching to hang some things on the walls but I've begged him to wait until he decides on some glass cabinets he'd like to purchase for his (MANY) car models.  I'm still trying to remember that the space is actually finished now and we can enjoy it!!

April 15, 2016

Meal Plan - Wk 16

Happy Tax Day! Time is running out to get them filed if you haven't already.

I would like a pat on the back for continuing to meal plan and following through while dealing with a c.r.a.z.y lacrosse schedule and a 14 year old son at the same time.

Meal 1: Pork Chops

Meal 2: Baked Stuffed Shells

Meal 3:  Breakfast for Dinner

Meal 4:  Steak sandwiches

April 12, 2016

Meal Plan - Wk 15

Sorry... late is my middle name lately.

Meal 1: Shrimp Alfredo

Meal 2: Marinated Baked Ckn

Meal 3: Salisbury Steak Meatballs - made this last night. Got a thumbs up from The Husband. Link below.

Meal 4: BLT's ... I'm trying to will warmer weather to The NJ.

Salisbury Steak Meatballs


April 5, 2016

Basement: Post Construction Part 1

Now that the basement is "done", here comes the fun part:  painting, carpet, and all the finishing touches.  It will be awhile before we are completely done with it but that's okay because the space is usable now regardless!

We have a neighbor friend who has been in and out of work so we paid him and two helpers to paint it. 

Now I won't lie ... the paint came up a little darker than I was expecting but whatever, it's painted. We're not re-painting it! 

A few days after it was painted, the carpet was installed and the furniture arrived - on the same day. We're lucky that worked out in our favor. 

We LOVE the couches (4 reclining seats in all and it was a STEAL price-wise from The Dump!) and the carpet is nice too but the paint should have been a shade or two lighter to fully compliment the area.  Once we start to decorate, add the bar area flooring and the bar, it will all come together and be just fine.

We added the 60 inch TV this weekend so The Husband is very happy. Once it was hung on the wall and he sat in the perfect spot on the new couch, I leaned in to kiss him and said, "so, I'll see you for Christmas?!"

April 1, 2016

Meal Plan - Wk 14

Meal 1:  London Broil

Meal 2:  Baked Tilapia

Meal 3:  Pasta & meatballs

Meal 4:  Ckn Fingers & fries