Thursday, April 18, 2013

Little Visitor

I saw my first one of these today getting a sip from one of my tulips....

I wasn't stealthy enough to get a picture, so I'm borrowing one from a really awesome website that will tell you all kinds of fun facts about the birds you see at your feeders.

Needless to say my hummingbird feeders are up in full force now.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Menu Monday

Last week was ca-ra-zay at work so ye olde blog took a backseat.

I'm back this week though!

Menu Monday is a little boring this week because KB is gone all week turkey hunting.  The good thing about that is that I can eat all of the things that KB hates that I love.

First up:

I know I could technically drink this anytime, even when KB is here, but it's more fun to drink it when he's not.  This stuff is really good, but it's also a little expensive for my taste, so it's a treat.

Kale Caesar Salad

I'm going to go halfsies on this one and use some romaine too.  I really like Caesar salad, but KB thinks that if it doesn't have meat in it he's not getting enough protein and the world is going to end.

I love these pizzas.  We don't eat a lot of convenience foods when KB is here so they are a treat.  They are also expensive and he can eat a lot of pizza.

I'm also planning on eating lots of salads with crunched up Ramen noodles (it's my new jam) and some egg sandwiches (because the neighbor's chickens have been working overtime).

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sign Me Up

Lana del Rey, Beyonce, Jay Z, Florence & The Machine.

Sign me up!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


I'm linking up with Confessions of a Northern Belle today.

I confess...I'm glad KB's plants took off well, but I'm ready for them to be out of my house.  It's been too cold to put them out yet so they are living on my kitchen table, floor, tables in our house...anywhere there is room.

I confess...I just started my job 3 months ago, but I'm ready for a vacation.  It's not that I don't like it, it's just that I'm so busy now that sometimes I can hardly see straight.  I want a good week somewhere tropical now (not in September).

I confess....I've eaten way too much Easter candy.  My mother in law loves to make Easter baskets even though her children are full grown adults.

I confess...I picked a bunch of flowers from my neighbor's yard when he wasn't home.  He's a bachelor that doesn't take care of his yard at all and has the cutest little grape hyacinths I took a bunch.

I confess...I have watched Roadhouse 3 times in the past week.  I was around when KB was watching it last weekend, it was on again earlier that week and then we watched it (like sat down and actually paid attention to it) last night.  It's not even that great of a movie.  I mean...Patrick Swayze rips some guy's throat out.  Unbelievable.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Menu Monday

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

Mon: Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwiches

Since it's already almost 2 and I haven't even thought about the Crock Pot, I'll probably just make these on the stove top. I've never actually had a really philly cheese steak, so I'm not sure how these will compare, but they look pretty good.

Tues: Tortilla and Black Bean Pie

I have quite a few random tortillas to use up from recipes I've made recently, so this one looked like a winner. I'm going to mix it up and use corn AND flour tortillas.

Wed: Spinach and Mozzarella Egg Bake

I've made this quite a few times before because it's easy and it uses up a lot of eggs. Our neighbors were gone for spring break last week, so we got all of the eggs from their chickens. They have almost 20, so there's a lot of eggs up in here. I'm going to add some sausage to this to make it a little bit heartier.

Thurs: Healthy Broccoli Raisin Salad and Regular Salad

I like this salad, but KB is not a huge fan because he hates mayonnaise. This recipe doesn't use mayonnaise and instead uses cashews. I don't have a VitaMix so I'm a little scared that my sauce will be too chunky, but oh well. I'm also going to leave out the raisins because they are really gross. I might put some fresh grapes in there instead.

What are you going to be cooking up this week???