Monday, June 27, 2011

Meal Plan Monday

I have wanting to blog, but the time has just gotten away from me lately. I have just been enjoying my little family too much to take the time and blog. I am having so much fun with our newest little addition. She is so amazing. I am blessed with a little angel that just smiles and coos. She sleeps through the night and everyone in our family is just enamoured with her. Sissyboo and Double D can't seem to keep their little lips off of her and neither can I!
Hopefully this week, I can show you pictures of the kids, our garden and my newest Goodwill finds!

Here is our menu for this week.

Monday: Pad Thai Chicken

Creamy Garlic Penne

Wednesday: Oven baked BBQ Chicken

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Friday: Simply Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada's

Saturday: Baked Ham and Swiss Sandwiches

Sunday: Grilled Ribeyes with asparagus

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

In the Garden

I started my garden just a little over a month ago now. I have been hearing how great and wonderful pole green beans are, so I decided to grow some this year. I had read about a green bean tepee on many on-line blogs and thought it would be cute for my little ones if we had one as well. There were suppose to be more poles on the tepee but every time my hubby put one in the ground it would break due to his brute strength! Ha ha. So we were left with only three poles.

In this first garden, I planted green beans and acorn squash to the right of the tepee.

In the second garden there are plum and cherry tomatoes and one eggplant. When I was shopping for plants, Sissyboo put the eggplant in my cart, so I had to buy it and bring it home and plant it for her. So, now that little eggplant is all hers.

Here is my little garden as of yesterday. The tomatoes are coming in nicely and I will put them in cages this weekend.

The most fun of all has been watching my green beans reach to the top of the tepee! Every morning we would look out and the plant would reach a little higher. I am only sorry that the poles are not taller. I think they would reach heaven if we had a long enough pole.

Thank you for visiting my little garden with me.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bloom Where You Are Planted Wednesday

If you don't know how much I love living where I do, I do (besides not living close to my family)! Living near a big city like St. Louis does have it's advantages. Like spending a Saturday morning at one of my favorite St. Louis havens, the Soulard Market.

The Soulard Farmer’s Market has been in operation since 1779. Shopping at the market is an institution for many St. Louisians. Where else can you shop for fresh produce, elk, free range chickens, herbs and spices while sipping a Bloody Mary?

On most Saturdays from April until the Fall, the market takes on a fair like atmosphere with enormous crowds packing the market, street musicians playing jazz, and vendors trying to sell their wares.

A visit to the Soulard Market is a wonderful way to start the weekend.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

I have been really bad about blogging lately. Maybe it has something to do with having two toddlers and a newborn. Maybe that's it! Yes, I think that is it!

I am hoping to have some time this week to share a few things that are going on with around here. Here is my menu for this week.

Monday: Brenner (Breakfast for dinner)

Tuesday: Pasta and a salad

Wednesday: Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken and
Homemade Ranch Dressing

Thursday: Grilled Turkey Burgers with Mexican Street Corn

Friday: Beef (grass fed beef) Chalupas with Chips and Guacamole

Saturday: Grilled Chile Lime Shrimp with
Corn Salsa

Sunday: Taco Soup (use ground turkey instead of beef)plus this makes extra to put in the freezer

Have a wonderful week!