Sunday, January 17, 2010

Menu Monday...and Stuff

Warning: Boring Post below.

Well, I have been feeling yucky for the past 5 days, and on Friday I went to the doctor. Apparently I have laryngitis and maybe a sinus infection. My throat has been hurting int he morning and at night, I've had a GLOB of mucous (TMI, I know) in the back of my throat, and I've been coughing a lot. Friday it was so bad, I left work at 11, which I never do! The doctor said there is fluid in my ears (ewww) and that I may have an infection. So I did what anyone would do when they went to drop off their Rx for a Z pack. I bought pizza for dinner, some onion dip and Fritos for comfort food, and 4 boxes of Weight Watchers ice cream. Because we all know that will balance out the four cheese CPK pizza I ate 3/4 of on Friday night.

I totally lost my voice on Friday and am getting it back barely today. Hubs said it was a nice reprieve. I slapped him.

We had our buddies over for dinner last night: J, L, and J plus the kids-I got a vision of what our house will look like on kid # 3. It wasn't pretty, but man it was fun! Wine, caramelized onion dip, reduced fat Triscuits-again, they balance each other out. We were going to have delicious, fall off the bone ribs that hubby had been smoking ALL day, but they accidentally caught on fire and were BLACKENED. Bad. So he went to the store and bought 2 rotisserie chickens. We feasted on chicken, WW mac and cheese, baked beans, and coleslaw. Then, we had an incredible cookies and cream pie that L brought. Wow. Way to fall off the wagon.

Today, I will re-introduce myself to the tracker.

So, I need to get back on the wagon in order to meet my goals. Remember???

Also, this week's menu is a bit of a pantry/fridge/freezer clean out. I have deduced that one reason I am so stressed out is my cooking-I am choosing to cook meals every night, and that is a lot of work and prep, so I am taking some help where I can get it, and we are eating some easier meals twice in one week. I think we will survive.

Let's take a look at the menu, shall we:

Monday-Slow cooker turkey chili (never had it last week-I have a phobia of leaving the crock pot on all day and burning my house down. I need to buy a timer.)

Tuesday-Grilled chicken, box of noodles (like noodle roni or something), green beans

Wednesday-out to dinner for my 31st birthday! Yikes!

Thursday-Turkey burgers, baked Lay's, green beans

Friday-Penne a la Betsy (Pioneer Woman), salad

Saturday & Sunday-no clue-probably turkey burgers again maybe with other sides

So, that has been our exciting weekend in a nutshell.

What have you all been up to? Do you have some good things planned for dinner next week?


  1. It's your birthday this week?!?! Why did I not know this, lady?

    Also, slow-cooker has gotten me through some of the roughest, toughest, most busy and miserable times of my graduate school life. I promise, it will not burn your house down but it will make you a happier woman. Chop that stuff up in the AM, slap it in the crock-pot, and fill up your belly at night. Best invention, everrrr!

    I hope you feel better soon! XOXO

  2. Hope you're back to feeling 100-percent soon!

    I'm experiencing a bit of a set back, too! Being sick - especially as a teacher - in January is the worst!

  3. Hope you are feeling better sweet angel! That recipe sounds heavenly (the Penne a la Betsy). I'll have to try too! Let me know what you think!
    I love you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  4. You;re crackin me up! Sorry you are sick on your birthday week. That stinks majinks! I am gonnna participate in MENU MONDAY this week! Look out world!!

  5. I thought I was the only person who worried about burning down the house with the crockpot. I always come home at lunch when I use it, just to check on it.

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

  6. You may already know this website, but there are TONS of crock pot recipes on here and I LOVE it!! I often forget to check here, but this girl uses her crock pot EVERY night to cook......a little over the top for me, but she has tons of good recipes.
    Hope you feel better soon! :)

  7. I know what will lift your spirits! A Sunday's Saying! Even though it's now Wednesday...


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