Friday, September 23, 2011

Laundry Room Remodel

Who knew that a new washer and dryer would prompt a complete room remodel? It has, the new washer and dryer were delivered on Wednesday so Tuesday night we pulled everything out except for one shelf. I wiped down the walls and baseboard, vacuumed and moped the floor for the shiny new appliances. Thanks again for the great gift!!!

Here's looking into the room from the door, it is actually a decent sized room with out anything in it. Right now the washer and dryer are pulled out from the walls while we fix the drywall and paint. I'm still trying to decide on a color but I think I'm just going to go with the yellow I want to do in the kitchen/dining area.

Looking in from the other side of the door, we have a fuse box and wire access below, the ironing board may not stay in that location. I may just get rid of it since we never iron anything, I think Chris would go into shock if I took it out to use it!


From the inside looking out (plus our big helper). Ladybug was just as excited as I was over the new appliances.


I do know that the W&D will be going in the back left corner of the room and I would like some shelves and a hanging rack beside. Other than that I open to suggestion.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Meal Plan Monday

Things have been crazy for the past few weeks and aren't going to be changing any time soon. So since we have gotten used to the craziness we have found a new normal. I am working harder at sticking to the meal plan as well as trying to figure out how to keep cutting our food budget. Here's this weeks plan:

Dinners:
Monday - Roast chicken, stuffing and green beans (thank you slow cooker)
Tuesday - Taking dinner to a family in our Sunday school - Lasagna for them with salad and garlic bread. Stroganoff for us.
Wednesday - Chicken and dumplings
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Bear steak (this is the last of them), scalloped potatoes and salad
Saturday - Pizza (I will be cooking for the family reunion all day and need something fast)
Sunday - Family reunion leftovers

Lunches:
Monday - Buffalo Chicken Salads
Tuesday - Italian Salads
Wednesday - BBQ Sandwiches
Thursday - Soup and sandwich
Friday - Leftovers

Breakfasts:
All week: Protein shakes, Breakfast casserole and fruit

Friday, September 9, 2011

Recipe Friday - Macaroni and Cheese

I have found Macaroni and Cheese Utopia! I don't have a recipe of my own to share but I had to put this link in. If Ladybug actually liked mac and cheese I would work my way through the recipes.

http://makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com/2011/09/crazy-cooking-challenge-creamy-macaroni.html

Enjoy!