Posts Tagged ‘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 Grown Up Roast Beef Sandwiches and Herbed Prosciutto Tomato Onion White Pizza!
Ugh… Sunday night, it’s after 8 pm and I’m just NOW posting the weekly menu. Please forgive me. This past week nearly pushed me to my breaking point physically and mentally. So the big project Go-Live happened yesterday. For the most part, it went well. There were some issues but no real showstoppers that the architects couldn’t resolve right away. It, however, was just a long, LONG day. Then on top of that, we drove a bajillion miles to get the doors we ordered plus all of the molding and casing. Since we live in countrybumpkinville there really isn’t a Lowes or Home Depot close so we had to drive about 35/40 minutes to get the doors and stuff. And to make matters worse, since we don’t have a truck we had to take 2 trips with the car and trailer. Needless to say we both were uber cranky.
Today I had every intention of writing this up this morning but when I got up I had to run to the grocery store to get some medicine. By the time I got home Mr. Fantabulous had a bug up his butt to get the molding painted. Now these molding strips we bought were contractor bundles where each bundle was 16′ long and contained 10-12 strips in each. We painted 3 full bundles and then 2 bundles of the casings. The casings contained 10-12 strips in each where each strip was 7′ long.
UGH…. I hate construction and remodeling. Dear God I so respect those that do this for a living even more now having to live through this hell. NO WAY, NEVER AGAIN!
But enough about my complaining… your turn *wink*
I need a vacation, where do you suggest?
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 BBQ Crack Chicken Casserole – Tots, Crispy Bacon, Cheeeeese and BBQ Ranch Sauce! and Lord Have Mercy Triple B Burgers!
Happy Sunday and Happy Easter TKW Family! So full confession, I didn’t realize it was Easter week until this past Thursday. That’s how crazy my work schedule has been. But this, God willing, is the last week I have to put in 16-17 hour work days as our project goes live over this upcoming weekend. So let’s dish about last week (and today – all I’m going to say is I. AM. AN. IDIOT! You’ll find out why later in the post). Since I transitioned to working from home I tend to take some things for granted – wearing real pants, makeup, a bra (TMI I know) and traffic. Well, I had to go into the office on Wednesday for a meeting and OMG you want to talk about torture! The night prior was kind of like the night before the first day of school. Like you go to bed early but then you lay there watching the clock. It’s like you’re anxious or something. Weird, huh?
Thankfully I didn’t have to stay there all day and could finish the rest of my bajillion hours at home – in my comfy pants. Every night we worked on the flooring. Today we will be DONE. DONE. DONE with installing the hardwood! This has been a long time coming! However, we still have so much more work to do and what’s funny is we’re killing ourselves remodeling it just to sell the house. It wasn’t in bad shape whatsoever; it was just dated. We just, honestly, bit off more than we could chew. However, I thank God every day for being married to Mr. Fantabulous as he literally is that guy that can design, build and fix anything. There has yet to be one thing that he hasn’t been able to fix. When the house is all done I’ll post before/after pics. He should be on one of those HGTV shows for the work he has done on this house.
Now Friday I was supposed to be off, however, I had to work to get work done for the project. We had every plan on going to the movies but that fell to the wayside due to the flooring and work. However, we did go over later that night to our friend’s house to chill out by the fire. Was nice to just relax ya know? Saturday was a busy day for us – I had 4 photo shoots I had to get done, feed him and apparently “WE” had to go to Lowes and Home Depot. Yes “WE”…. just shoot me. ugh!
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 Boneless Thick-Cut Pork Chops with Oniony Mashed potatoes and Pork Gravy! and Grandma’s Orange Cream Ice Box Pie!
2 more weeks people; 2 more weeks and my critical path project (phase 1) will be done. And what that means is I’m taking a day off of work. Yes, a real day off of work. LOL Now it may not sound like such a big thing but trust me, these past 3 months or so have been kicking my butt big time. Putting in 16-17+ work days, plus working on the hardwood flooring and running TKW I’ve truly been pushing the limits of little to no sleep. But sometimes being an adult you have to suck it up and do your best. Thankfully Mr. Fantabulous has been truly patient and understanding with me if I get cranky/snappy/well okay b*thchy. I try not to but I’m just mentally and physically done.
But last week, while hell with work, wasn’t too bad until it went from 65F and sunny to 27F with snow up to 73 with monsoon rain. So needless to say allergies are in full swing. And of course, that night when I told Mr. Fantabulous that I wasn’t feeling well but that it was just allergies he said he wasn’t feeling well. Why is this? Is it sympathy sickness or some other guy thing? Now I can’t speak to if the ladies do the same but for me, my husband ALWAYS “gets sick” when I announce I’m not feeling well. However the day the man says he has cramps I’m done. LOL Ah but I love him none the less. So needless to say he mas a Man Cold.
So last week we decided to use up one of those free birthday things you get from restaurants. Now for the past 2 years on our birthdays, this place sends us $30 vouchers for a free meal and every time we go we say “never again” as it’s always a disappointment. So yes, even if it’s a free meal, if it’s not good it’s not worth cashing in. However Tuesday night we were exhausted and the thought, honestly of making dinner was painful. Like I cook every day but I just was hashtag #soovercooking that night. I grabbed the card and asked “do you just want to go here? The worst case scenario we eat chips and salsa.” We get there and since it was one of those almost 70F days out we sat outside at the bar. The barmaid was super nice and recommended 2 of their newest dishes – some type of steak and street corn tacos and barbacoa nachos. He ordered the tacos and I got the nachos thinking “it’s just nachos, something little.” OMG folks this thing, when she brought it out I swear she needed a forklift. It was on a platter and HUGE! I mean in Donald Trump’s voice “HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!”
God is it Sunday already? It’s funny because Monday through Friday went so painstakingly slow yet Friday night and Saturday were a blur. So last week was cray-cray as usual. 100 hour work weeks, full time TKW job, working on the house and trying to celebrate Mr. Fantabulous’ birthday. Since we had gone out the weekend before his birthday the actual day of his birthday we kept it low key. For dinner I made him one of his all time favorites – Linguine di Mare and Angel Food cake for dessert. Two things I so am not a fan of. Well the linguine I actually hate as I cannot stand mussels or clams like that. And Angel food cake always, always taste like cherries which you all know I’d rather cut off my arm than eat one. I know it’s the almond extract that gives it that flavor and if you omit it, well it tastes like nothing. I’ve put vanilla in it prior and it was okay but not the same.
Making that cake though, honestly was kind of rough. You see that was my sister, Dianna’s, all time favorite cake. She’d never cut it but rather she’d pull off pieces, roll it into a ball and then drop them in a glass of milk using a spoon to scoop them out. Ever since I was wee little she did that. So as I was making it I did tear up (as I am now) because I really, really miss her. To think she’s been gone now only a few months just doesn’t seem real. What I wouldn’t give to hear her laugh again or look into her jaw-dropping blue eyes.
I was actually surprised that Mr. Fantabulous asked for this cake as normally for his birthday I make him his childhood favorite. Mama Fantabulous makes this Austrian Sponge cake that’s 4 layers and filled with a super light whipped cream, pineapple and strawberry filling. It’s HUGE and so light and airy. It’s a pain to make as you have to make it all by hand, even the cake mix.
So of course thinking I could be ahead of the game I bought all of the ingredients I needed to make that cake only he turned around the day prior and said he wanted the Angel Food cake to which I had to go back to the store as I had only 3 eggs in the house and I need about a dozen for my cake. Oy! The things we do for our loved ones.
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 Chunky Shrimp Burgers with Avocado Aioli sauce and Ultimate Cheesy Roasted Veggie Calzone!
Hey hey hey TKW Family! Happy Sunday! How are you peeps today? I’m one whooped puppy. Even though we took the work off from all of our jobs to celebrate Mr. Fantabulous’ birthday it still wasn’t restful. We got up early on Saturday morning, well okay I did, I let him sleep in. Since we were going with a bunch of friends to support a gunbash I decided to whip up a batch of my salted caramel chocolate chunk cookies (see the instagram pic below). Now as you know where we live, nothing is close so we drove the 60+ miles to the bash. The gun bash was fun and this time the food was pretty good but the best was seeing our friends and seeing Mr. Fantabulous relax. After that we met up with some other friends for dinner at this new brewery in Castle Shannon (Mindful Brewing for you Pittsburgh peeps).
It’s funny because Pittsburgh is truly a small town as we knew the manager of this place as he was one of our favorite managers at a different brewery. The food was pretty good. I asked Matt, the manager, what he recommended. He advised Mr. Fantabulous on some beer and for me, since he knows I’m a food snob he recommended the fried chicken and waffles. Now even though I’m not a huge waffles fan I took his advice.
Now this chicken, omg people… it was seriously good! They pressure fry their chicken. The skin was crispy and the meat was ridiculously moist. Like we’re talking so good that I want to buy a pressure fryer! But right now that’s not practical for me. I’d definitely go back to see Matt and get the chicken but I’d go earlier in the day as our wait was 2 hours annnnnnnnnd it was insanely loud. We’re talking so loud that you couldn’t hear the person sitting next to you. I actually left there with a headache (and still have one today).