Friday, April 30, 2010


I never came back to let you know how the rest of my grilling week went...It would've gone well except I had so many leftovers in my fridge that I couldn't cook anymore.  I seriously had to eat what was in the fridge because I hate being wasteful.  Well, I also hate eating leftovers, but I didn't want to just throw food away.  Since then we've been back to eating sandwiches and eggs.  Maybe I need to set smaller goals instead of a goal for the entire week.  I think I was overwhelmed with doing so much cooking when I hadn't done much at all for so long.  Eric's coming home next Tuesday so I'm sure I'll be doing more cooking while he's home.  I'm also sure we'll be eating out more.  We already have plans to go to The Cheesecake Factory and I'm sure there will be plenty of other places Eric wants to go.  Hopefully I'll even get him to cook a meal or two!!  :)

So, I'll be back to blogging about my cooking adventures when I get back into it.  I don't see me cooking much more this weekend.  I plan on eating more leftovers this weekend and making a frozen pizza on Sunday.  Exciting, huh?  :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Grilling Day 3

Well, I made it to the grocery store today to get my few supplies for the fajitas tonight.  The fajitas were good, but I couldn't really make it the way I wanted to and couldn't take my time and enjoy my food since I have a sick/super clingy baby girl on my hands.  I really should've made this week my "order out" week!  At least I managed to grill so I shouldn't inside dishes to clean up so life is good!

Once Maddie is over being sick I'll get the camera out and start getting some shots of my dinners again :)

Monday, April 19, 2010


Well...Day 2 of the grilling challenge and I've failed.  :(  I needed to go grocery shopping this morning to get those yummy portobellos for tonight's dinner and then this happened.  We were stuck in the house all day and who knows if we'll get to go out for groceries tomorrow.  I ended up having an egg and sausage sandwich on an English Muffin.  It was good, but it's no portobello!  It's a good thing I have the staples on hand...milk, eggs, bread.  If all else fails we can at least have French Toast!!

Hopefully we'll be feeling better tomorrow and we'll be able to get out to the grocery store (and NOT the pediatrician's office) so I can make some fajitas on the grill tomorrow.  All I need is tortillas and a green pepper!

Well, goodnight and check back tomorrow to see if we're back on track for grilling.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

This Week's Challenge

In this post from my other blog, I talked about how I was going to give myself weekly challenges to put some spice back in my cooking!  Well, I started this week.  This week's challenge is to grill every night of the week.  I thought it was going to start out bad because the weather channel was calling for rain pretty much all day today.  So I grilled for lunch JUST IN CASE I wouldn't be able to grill for dinner.

For lunch we had grilled BBQ chicken thighs (boneless, skinless), grilled asparagus and some mac & cheese.

For dinner we had grilled Ham Steak, grilled mushrooms and cherry tomatoes and some brown rice.  I had a recipe for a glaze for the ham but didn't have 3 or the 5 ingredients so I improvised...I just mixed some blackberry preserves and honey and brushed that over the ham after it was heated through.  For the mushrooms and tomatoes I was just going to put some Italian dressing on them then throw them on the grill (on skewers).  Well, I didn't have any Italian dressing!  So I improvised and mixed some bread dipping herbs with olive oil and used that in place of the dressing.  It wasn't NEARLY as healthy as fat free Italian dressing but I think that's what I'm going to use from now on.  It was so tasty!  Best grilled mushrooms I've had in a LONG time.

Tomorrow we'll be having grilled portobello mushrooms and grilled broccoli.  YUMMY!  Believe me, I'll be using the herbs and olive oil on those babies!  Can't wait to try them!  Hopefully Maddie will eat it...

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I decided to start a blog just for talking about seemed to be taking over The Adventures of Madeline Rose and I want that blog to be about HER.  :)  If you stumbled across this blog, be sure to check out to see the latest happenings with my 21 1/2 month old!

I guess I'll have to start a separate blog for the new baby coming too, huh? thing at a time.  Be sure to follow this blog to keep up with our latest cooking challenges!