Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Start of the Recipes

I am starting to cook again this week. Yay. Of course, I am not really unpacked yet so it should make cooking more interesting as I search for cooking implements. We moved into a new apartment on Thursday. The movers came and delivered everything. We are in an apartment with a garage, the garage is a little bit down the street. I had the movers put some things in the garage but had them put all the boxes upstairs so I could sort through them. Well, now that I look at them, most of them will go in the garage. Crap for being on the third floor.

So Thursday I was getting stuff out of the corporate apartment. I was dragging a 40 lb bag of dog food down the stairs (again with the third floor) when the bottom decided to disintegrate. Dog food everywhere. Luckily I had just gone to the store and got one of those dog food containers. So there I was scooping up 40 lbs of dog food one cup at a time. Fun stuff huh?

Saturday we went to the new movie "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" or something like that. It was pretty funny. I recommend it. Nothing else out really looks good. I mean it is either R or stupid.

So here is my menu for the week, feel free to cook along with me. Ask me for the recipes.


Tender Pot Roast, Salad


15-Minute Chicken and Rice dinner, Salad


Cinnamon and Lime Chicken Fajitas, Salad


Avocado-Lime Shrimp Salad, Garlic Bread, Spicy Green Beans


Chicken and 3 cheese Potato Casserole, Salad


Avocado and Green chili Soup, Taco Salad


Mexican Haystacks, Salad

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Playing Catch up

I am no better at keeping up with this than I am at keeping a journal. I thought if maybe other people were reading it I would be motivated to keep at it. I just really suck at this.
Well, I am now in South Carolina. Guess what. It's cold. The first week I was here it snowed like, 6 inches in one day. It was funny to watch the dogs though. I showed it to them on the patio. They walked out and then turned right back around and came inside. Then next day we took them to an open field and let them run around and they began to really like it.
Everyone keeps asking me how I like it here. I really do not know how to answer them. I don't spend too much time outside, and it is just like any other city I've been in. I mean other than the temperature and the fact that absolutely everything is brown and dead, my life is alot like it was in Florida. I am at an awkward stage right now though. I am out of school and I won't be going back. It is so weird to think that this is the rest of my life. College was really such a small part. I mean, it's like in church. You start out in Primary, and you're there till you are 12. Then you join the youth organization and are there till you are 18. Suddenly you are in Relief Society. And guess what, you're there till you die. Not to be a downer or anything it's just weird to think that there are not any more stages. Bam, you're an adult. I feel like that now. I mean I left home and went to college. Vacations, hobbies, weddings, all were planned around school breaks. Now I just realized that I no longer have that constraint. Together as a family, we have constraints, but if I want to go to someone's wedding or visit someone, I don't have to worry about planning around a break.
I am at loose ends however. I relish that freedom I loath to give that up for a job. But I need to be doing something, not only to keep busy but also to grow. I mean, where is the challenge in staying home with no kids. I've been drifting these past weeks since coming here because our living situation is temporary and all of our belongings are in storage. We will be leaving this apartment for a different one next week. I hope to get myself back into some semblance of a schedule. Befoer, I would get up to make my husband breakfast before work. But now he is getting up a 6 and to be quite honest, that is not really my favorite time of day. I guess I'll just have to suck it up and start going to bed earlier. Grrrr. I am so a night person.
I am looking forward to having my sewing and cooking stuff back. We are going on a cruise the middle of April and I've been designing some cool stuff I want to wear.
I'm also looking forward to cooking again. I have got tons of recipes I want to try out and I have started to get them all together in a database. I am going to review them and share them on this blog. Fell free to cook along with me.

I feel bad for Max. He was running around yesterday and he ran into a set of bleachers (note to everyone, don't run full speed while looking the other way) and scrapped the bottom of his paw pad off. It bled everywhere. We wrapped it and it finally stopped bleeding this morning. Now he walks on his toes and lays around in his crate, I didn't put him there. He just wants to be there. It is driving Toby crazy because he wants to play. Oh well.