Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Weekly Menu and Other Stuff

I've been really terrible about doing a Weekly Menu. The last 3 weeks (Including this one) I haven't done a weekly menu. Mostly because we had various events/activities going on and our schedules have been unpredictable. Even so, I need to start doing a menu again. If we aren't home one night that's fine, but if I don't have a menu I'm scrambling on the nights we are home.

Mostly I'm just rambling, but the point is, I need to do a menu. I'm going to work on that later this afternoon.

On Friday we're going camping for the weekend. MM took the day off and we're going to head up to the mountains until Sunday. We're taking the kids and the dogs, which should be fun. The downside is that my meal planning has to include 3 days worth of camping meals. I usually try to put them together before we go, so we just have to throw them on the fire. Last year I found a ton of great Foil Packet meals and those are what I tend to gravitate toward now.

I may include at least one Dutch Oven meal, as well. MM got a Dutch Oven for Christmas and has been working on learning to use it. I like the idea because 1) it gives MM a chance to play with one of his toys and 2) I don't have to cook. The downside is there's a lot of cleanup with a dutch oven, compared to a foil packet meal or whatever.

I'll probably be busy getting ready for camping tomorrow, but this afternoon I'm going to take the kids to the pool and relax. My sister is going to meet us when she gets off work and my aunt is already there. It'll be nice to do nothing but read and soak up the sun.

I think I'm going to put something in the crockpot before I leave. I have a love/hate relationship with my crockpot. I love how convenient it is to throw everything in there in the a.m. and come home to a ready meal in the evening. But I hate how 75% of the time the meals are mushy or bland or..well, icky. It takes time to find recipes that work and perfect them. Tonight I'm going to try something from this free e-cookbook. I think maybe the Venetian Chicken.

I might try mobile blogging while we're out camping, but chances are I won't be checking back in until next week. Maybe I'll have camping adventure stories to share! Then again..maybe not.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Poor TG

The RB came down to visit the kids this weekend. I know! Color me shocked. Course it helped that guilted him into it, I'm sure.

Anyway, he took the kids swimming at the hotel he was staying at and...something happened. I'm still not exactly sure what. Something about TG diving for some rings and LM coming up at the same time and kicking her. He got her in the chin pretty good, which caused her bottom tooth to scrape her upper one. Which caused this.... Poor baby! In case you can't see it, her left front tooth is chipped. Not horribly , but enough so that she notices. Since the same thing happened to me when I was about her age, I can sympathize. She has an ortho appt in a couple weeks, so we'll see what he says then. I think he'll probably be able to just sand it down.

In the meantime, I hope her teeth don't become super sensitive like mine. ps. I'm testing the Droid-blogging app. Bear with me.

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