Monday, April 9, 2018

This weekend was the last part of spring break, sadly.  We ate lunch at husband’s favorite sandwich shop on Friday, followed by the movie Isle of Dogs.  It was very interesting, but I wouldn’t call it a kids’ movie.  It is a Wes Anderson film and my teen boys loved it.


Saturday we woke up to snow! Where are you, spring?

Sunday we relaxed and prepped for the week. I did create a tie dye cake from the Food Network show The Kitchen. I can’t believe it wasn’t a fail! Well, it doesn’t look that pretty, but I was excited!

So, I’m a full time teacher and I leave for work at 7 and return around 3-4 depending on the day. I don’t want to have to go to the store during the week at all if I can help it.  I start dinner around 5:30 each night and then we eat around 6:30.  I don’t actually mind the cooking, but it’s the meal planning that gets old. I love to see what others are making so here’s mine – it lacks creativity this week!  Last summer, I did come up with a nice list of all of our meals in a Word document. I need to organize it by types of meat, etc. and put it in a binder.   Maybe I can do that soon!

Here is the menu plan for this week:

Monday – spaghetti

Tuesday – tacos (will make the meat on Monday along with the meat for spaghetti)

Wednesday – frozen fish, macaroni and cheese, green beans

Thursday – frozen orange chicken, rice, fried rice from Trader Joe’s

I’m out!  That will do it for “cooking” for the week!



This is my go-to cocktail to make at home these days – even though the weather is not cooperating!  I would love to be sitting in the sun and sipping these instead of sitting instead under a blanket.  

Put about half of a Crystal Light lemonade individual powder stick in a mason jar.

Add about a shot of white tequila.  I add about 3/4 inch (very professional –  I’m not sure bartenders do measurements in inches?

Add some fresh lime juice or some out of the fake plastic lime

Add some jalapeño limeade from Trader Joe’s – maybe about the same amount as tequila.

Put lid on mason jar and give it a good shake.

Pour into glass of ice and top with Fresca or sprite or diet sprite or 7 up.  I really like Fresca because it gives you some added citrus flavors.

You could add salt to the rim or even some fresh jalapeño slices. 

Trust me – this drink is better than many I’ve had in restaurants that cost $10!!!

Let me know if you try it!  I love creating my own cocktails at home!

Wishing you a wonderful week!


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