Sunday, October 30, 2011

Menu Sunday

I've been hit hard by some sort of food poisoning/stomach bug and today has been the first time I felt like moving since about 10 last night.  Gross!  It doesn't help that I've been zonked out watching "Snapped" where there's always some sort of vomiting/poisoning victim.  KB's been a pretty good nurse today so unless he's feeling pretty guilty then I should be okay.

I'm not sure how many of these recipes will get made this week since I still feel like death, but here they are for your viewing pleasure.

Mon: Hawaiian Sweet Roll Ham Sammies

Tues: Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread

I forgot to get pizza dough at the grocery store yesterday so I'll more than likely be making my own for this.  Pepperoni, mozzarella and marinara were on sale though, so it's still a score.

Wed: Bacon, Eggs, Biscuits
There's no fun picture or recipe for this one.  I have bacon left over from last week and I'm not really sure what to do with it.  I'm not a huge breakfast for dinner fan, but KB really is.  I can make do as long as it isn't pancakes or waffles.

Thurs: Quick Curried Chick Peas

I have a big can of chickpeas hanging out in my pantry too.  I was supposed to use it in a recipe last week, but I forgot about them and didn't use them.  I really like currys and KB can tolerate them.  This is also from a great website called "Budget Bytes".  I'm always up for something cheap.

What goodies will you be eating this week?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thoughts on a Thursday

It's time for my thoughts on a Thursday!

Link up with Carolyn to play along.

  • I can't believe October is almost over.  I've had jury duty this week and the week has flown by.  I've only actually gone to work one day so far.  Hopefully the trial will be over this afternoon and I can go in tomorrow, but it's been kinda nice not having to go to work.  I'm sure my coworkers aren't so happy!

  • We're going to see this guy tomorrow night:
He's really weird, he's really crazy, but he's also really fun.  I'm sure it will be crazy since it's a Hallowen show and he is recording an album at the same time.  I'm sure there will be stories.

  • I've been doing a lot of Denise Austin workout recently and she kinda creeps me out.  I get a good workout, but sometimes I'm just weirded out by her whole personality.
Obviously I'm not doing this workout, but can you get the creepiness of this?  I can.

  • I really want to try out some mulled wine recipes this weekend.  I have a big bottle of red wine in my fridge from when KB went out of town on business a few weeks ago and we've hardly touched it.  I'm not a huge wine fan, but I think I might like it better if it were warm and had some spices any it.  Any suggestions?

What are your thoughts on a Thursday?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Book Review

I have the pleasure of serving on jury service (it's not a duty apparently) this week so I've been able to get quite a bit of reading done during recesses. I picked up these at the library last week:

I'm not too far into this one but so far it seems okay.  The review on GoodReads are not good for it at all.  Apparently lots of people just gave up about half way through.  It was an impulse check out.  I saw it sitting pretty in the "New Additions" section and it looked short and easy.

I've heard lots of good things about this book and so far it's pretty interesting.  It's just the right amount of cheesy teenage romance and weird sci fi stuff for me to like it.  I want to watch the movie after I've finished it.

Anyone read any of these?  Are they any good?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Guilty Pleasure

I hadn't thought about the glory that is Chris Pontius of SteveO for a really long time until I was bumming around NetFlix and saw that every episode of WildBoyz ever made was on instant stream.  We watched the entire first season yesterday.  Something about the way Chris Pontius laughs and the way SteveO screams like a little school girl makes me laugh so hard that I lose control.   This is totally worth the $16 rip off that is NetFlix now.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Menu Sunday

Here's what we'll be eating this week.....

Mon: Chicken Bundles

These look really good and really easy.  I love anything that involves a pastry crust so I'm pretty sure even if the filling isn't that great I'll still like them.

Tues: Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

It's no secret that I love my Crock Pot in a major way.  KB and I also love chili in a major way.  There's no way we can lose with this recipe.

Wed: Roasted Red Pepper and Basil Penne Pasta

I have a random jar of roasted red peppers that I bought for another recipe but never used just hanging out in my pantry.  This recipe looks so creamy and delicious and will use up some random stuff I need to off load.  Win!

Thurs: Cheesy Corn Casserole

Source: via Rachel on Pinterest

Frozen corn was on sale at the grocery store this week so we'll be having it quite a bit.  I also ended up getting the "Spicy Buffalo" Velveeta by mistake.  I didn't even know they made that flavor, so this could be a little spicier than I thought.

What will you be eating this week???

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thoughts on a Thursday

It's time for all of my thoughts on a Thursday (aren't you excited!)

Link up with Carolyn to play along

  • The President landed and spoke in the town I work in and then went and ate lunch at a restaurant in my home town.  Holla rural NC!

  • It's not even really cold here yet, but my skin is already super dry.  I've been obsessed with these this week:

  • I've been watching this show a lot for some reason recently.  It's not really that good and a lot of the city guys are annoying because they are obnoxious and a lot of the country boys are too done up.  I married a pretty country boy and I could never imagine him doing a lot of the stuff that they do.  Needless to say I will be tuning in to the season premiere tonight.

  • There are some "Occupy" protesters camped out in front of our office.  I'm not really sure what they are protesting, but from the looks of it they have a real problem with showers and hairbrushes.
What are your thoughts on a Thursday???

Monday, October 17, 2011

I did it!

I took the plunge....

I got the one finger different manicure!  Excuse the crappy picture, but so far I've had nothing but compliments on it.

I have It's Totally Fort Worth It on most of my nails and then my ring finger on my left hand is DS illuminate.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Menu Sunday

It's going to be a more normal week in the Brown household since KB will be back in town.  Here's what we're eating...

Mon: Spiced Braised Beef with Sweet Potatoes
Stew beef was on sale at the grocery store and I wanted to make something that wasn't just normal beef stew.  I made a recipe similar to this last year and it was delicious.  The apricots make the sauce a little sweet, but not too much.

Tues: Cheesy Shells and Greens
I have a big bag of kale that I need to do something with, so I will be substituting spinach for kale in this recipe.  I actually had all of the ingredients for this already, so it's a win.

Wed: Cold Sesame Noodle Salad
 I also had almost all of the ingredients for this recipe already too.  I'm a big fan of Asian noodle salads (KB not so much-he can deal).  The sauce looks delicious!

Thursday:  Something from the freezer
My freezer is being overtaken by random bits of stuff.  We have a couple of containers of pinto beans, some stew, some chicken noodle soup, some broccoli soup, all kinds of stuff.  We're going to eat something random from the freezer on Thursday.  I have to make some room for some stuff.  It's a vicious cycle.

What will you be eating this week?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Super Saturday

It's a super Saturday because....

I'm getting this manicure (and I'm super excited about it)

I'm going to a studio tour on a gorgeous fall day.  My coworker is an amazing artist a few of the ladies from work are getting together to go and support him.

I'm going to try out the shorts and tights look today at lunch.  I'm not sure if it's going to work.  I'm going to channel something like this:

I'm probably going to end up looking like this....

After that I'm meeting my mom and one of these little ones for some shopping and randomness...

Go Saturday!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thoughts on a Thursday

It's time for thoughts on a Thursday.

Link up with Carolyn (a new Mrs.) to play along!

  • The sock bun curls I posted about yesterday didn't really work.  I put my hair up soaking wet and my hair never really got dry.  I'm going to try the sock bun tomorrow morning though.

  • Our house has been so quiet this week.  KB is out of town and Rosa has been mad at me ever since he left.  She just sat on the couch last night and stared off into space.
She's judging me right now....
  • I'm going to an art show this weekend that my co-worker is participating in.  I've never really been to an art show so I"m not really sure what to wear.  I was thinking shorts with leggings and boots.  Is that too much?

  • I made this macaroni and cheese last night.  It was amazing.  I went a little heavy on the nutmeg, but other than that it was great.

I don't have a lot of thoughts this Thursday.  What about you?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Try Me Out

I may just have to give these things a test drive:

I'm not too sure how I feel about the one nail different manicure.  I really want to give it a try, but I have really squatty fingernails and I'm afraid it would look weird.  I've been researching and I may be taking the plunge.

I saw this trick this morning on Pinterest and I've been obsessed with it.  We have this same couch....and chair.....and ottoman.  Rosa likes to lick her feet (she's OCD.....her vet diagnosed her) and our couch has all these little marks where she licks.  Supposedly the alcohol takes them right out.

I have my hair up now just waiting for these luscious curls.  I also made the sock bun on this link and I'm in love.  I have such thin hair that it always looks weird in buns.  This makes it look huge.  I feel like Adele with huge amounts of volume and hair.  If the curls don't work out then I'm wearing the sock bun tomorrow to work and out with some friends.

What are you wanting to try out???

Pinteresting Wednesday

Here's some of my favorite pins of the week....


Source: via Rachel on Pinterest

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Menu Sunday

It's kind of a weird week in the Brown household.  KB is gone for work most of the work week and then is taking off to Chapel Hill for a "boy's weekend" over the weekend.  There's going to be a lot of quality time with the puglets for me this week.  Here's what we'll be eating:

Mon: Smothered Pork Chops
KB loves pork chops so I thought I'd make him some for his only meal at home this week.  I've made something like this before, but never with soup.

Tues: Stove Top, One Pot Macaroni and Cheese
I love macaroni and cheese and just want to eat it for dinner one night.  Go me!

Wed: I may come home and do nothing and eat random things.....I may go out with some of my friends from work.  We'll see what happens.

Thurs: Cheesy Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts
This looks so good and delicious.  I love cheesy things and basily things and stuffed things.

What will you be eating this week???