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Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Baked Creamy Corn Casserole with Crab! and Guinness Corned Beef Reuben Pizza!

Happy Sunday TKW Family!  How are things in your world? Things here are cold.  Looks like winter finally decided to show up after all.  However truth be told, it’s nowhere near what it’s been in the past few years. No sub zero temps and no bajillion inches of snow.  However when I drove into work last Tuesday the one radio dude said that we may get 22″ of snow over the weekend. Yeah we got maybe 2″ which trust me I’m not complaining. But it was funny as Saturday I had to run out to the store early to get some cereal for a shoot and while I was there you would have thought the world was ending by how many people were there!  I, well I just hit up the wine & spirits section to grab a 6-pack of Guinness for my corned beef as well as a 6-pack of Henry’s Hard Soda.  I ended up getting the orange as they were out of grape. When I was pushing my cart out of there one guy looked at my cart, looked at me and smile saying “Smart girl!  All the necessities!” lol

But the whole running out to the store like it’ll be the last time you’ll ever have access to bread, milk and toilet paper when they announce snow is heading your way is something I will never understand.  I mean seriously, it’s not snomageddon. And worst case you’re stuck at home for a couple of days. Those items are stuff you should already have on hand, no?  I don’t know, maybe it’s me but I can live without bread and milk for a few days.  Toilet paper though… yeah, this is why we buy the big packs people!
It’s St. Patrick’s Day this week! Let’s make some magical deliciousness!

Weekly Menu

Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Pittsburgh Style Grilled Cheese Steak n’at and Insane Sour Cream Chocolate Cake!

Oh Sunday you have no idea how happy I am to see you.  Last week was mentally exhausting. If you recall last week I had to fly out pseudo last minute to San Diego/Carlsbad for work. Now the first leg of the flight to Dallas was great – no one in the middle seat which meant I could sprawl a little. But then when we picked up other passengers in Dallas…yeah, rough… AND LOUD.  40 pre-teen cheerleaders on board with accompanying parent. It wasn’t so much the kids that were loud though I now think I can cheer for them since I know all of the cheers *groan* but it was the parents complaining about the competition (because they lost). Anyway I fly into San Diego to the start what apparently was the worst rains they’ve had in over 100 years.  Lovely…just like Pittsburgh!

And OMG it was cold!  Like WTH?  Where was the sun?  Oh I know…it finally showed up…on the day I was leaving!  LOL Work itself was demanding and mentally taxing but hey I love my job.  What was awesome is that I got to put a face to so many voices.  People I speak with almost daily I got to see and hang out with at work. Now I didn’t do too much exploration around town as one, the weather was seriously crappy and two, I was just beat. By 8pm I was yawning like it was my job and crashed by 9. I still had to keep East Coast hours as I had early morning meetings that I couldn’t miss.

The one night Mr. Fantabulous Facetimed me around 10pm his time because he wanted one of my milkshakes. So yes I literally spent about 30 minutes on the phone facetiming him to walk him through making a milkshake.  And do you know what he said after he was done?  He goes “Oh wow honey, this may be better than the ones you make me!”  Um what??? Who just made that?  You just followed my instructions!

God it’s so good to be home!

Weekly Menu

Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Lasagna Rollups and Streusel Crumb Sour Cream Coffee Cake!

Hey hey hey TKW Family!  This is going to be a super short post and one that’s not so pretty with the graphics. I literally just made the graphic below in Power Point and ‘guessed’ on the sizes. So pardon the juvenile look of it. I’ve been flying all day and never got the chance to make a proper weekly menu graphic. And since I didn’t want to have to carry 2 laptops and a tablet one had to give.  So I left my TKW laptop that is awesome but a beast at home. I’m in Carlsbad right now.  The first leg of my flight from Pittsburgh to Dallas was pretty sweet as it wasn’t a full flight so the seat between me and the other person was empty.  HOWEVER… when we stopped in Dallas to pick up people… oh dear lord!

Now I LOOOOOOOOOOVE kids but that was the longest flight EVER!  There were 40 pre-teen cheerleaders with accompanying parents on board…and they lost the competition they were at. I had one woman with a toddler who sang about some damn duck THE ENTIRE 3.25 hour flight. I now have ‘quack quack the ducky goes quack quack’ playing in my head non-stop. And don’t get me started on the kids.  I so felt bad for them but omg I have a headache from how just loud everyone was.

This week Mr. Fantabulous is fending for himself…

Weekly Menu

Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Pressure Cooker Mom’s Classic Pot Roast with Savory Onion Gravy and Grandma’s Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Pound Cake!

Happy Sunday TKW Family!  So what in the world is up with this weather?  It’s literally 65F degrees in FEBRUARY in Pittsburgh!  Like I was driving around yesterday with the window half way down. Then earlier today I was outside with just a short sleeve shirt on.  So either Mother Nature finally got her act together OR she’s being truly cruel and secretly waiting to dump a crap-ton of snow on us. Either way I’m LOOOOOOOOOVING this weather!

Any who, how was your week?  Mine wasn’t too bad.  I got a lot done with work and around the house. Mr. Fantabulous and the flooring guy started on Friday prepping the downstairs to install the hardwood flooring. They’ve only put 1 1/2 full strips down as a guide and then they will do the rest this upcoming week.  I’m suspecting it’ll take them a few weeks to finish but either way, it’s progress.  What else?  Oh… so Friday I went out to lunch at work with my one friend and ended up getting food poisoning.  Nice, huh?  I was so sick Friday and Saturday it was horrible.  But I’m better now but man such an awful feeling.

So good news (at least for me and Mr. Fantabulous) starting Tuesday I’ll be working from home full time and will only head into the office when needed. I spent an hour or so Saturday setting up my temporary office.  I’ll move all of my stuff into our real office once we relocate it downstairs.  And I buy a new desk.  Right now I run 3 large monitors and I need my space.

Sundays are meant to be spent in pajamas

Weekly Menu

Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Southwest Turkey Burgers with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde and Bacon Cheeseburger Potato Skins!

Oh Sunday how I love you and how I hate you.  You signify a day when I’m “supposed” to sleep in and rest (though let’s be real, that never happens because I always have 114 things going on at the same time). But then you signify that I have to go back to work tomorrow. I used to think Sunday’s were the best but I’ll be honest I’m re-thinking that logic.  It’s your last day to sleep in and you have to work the next day.  I’m thinking Friday nights are the best time of the week. Think about it – for most of us it means you have 2 “free” days where you can do what you want. Right?

Yeah, that doesn’t happen either.  LOL Ahhhhhhhhhhhh this whole being an adult is not all it’s cracked up to be.  Kids if you can’t wait to grow up and be an adult, trust me, stay a kid as long as you want. This adult thing is kinda hard. It’s stressful and can be taxing at times. Sure we get to do “funner” stuff in your eyes – stay out all night, party with friends, vacation, buy as many animals as we want.  But here’s the truth – staying out all night isn’t want it’s cracked up to me.  You may not be able to sleep in the next day and most people cannot function on a few hours of sleep.  Then if mix in adult beverages you will probably feel yucky.  Next vacations – oh sure they are awesome BUT you have to work, work, work to pay for them. And the animals – now truth be told I had about 3 cats, 2 pigs and a dog right now if I could but the issue is – SOMEONE has to take care of them, pay for their food, clean up after them.  It’s a lot, A LOT of work.

So yeah, stay a kid as long as you can – color on the floor, play with your dolls, and just enjoy your family and friends.

So last week work-wise was ROUGH but honestly it’ll be like that for the next few months. However I did get some good news – I’m going to be working from home pretty much full time starting next week.  My commute right now is about 3-4 hours a day with just “normal” traffic.  Since my group is relocating to another building it was going to add on another 40-60 minutes to my commute thus giving me a 4-5 hour daily commute. Thankfully my company cares about their employees and offered me this option.  Honestly, not many companies these days would give 2 cents about an employee but the company I work for, they do.

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