Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Cute story and Meal Planning

We had the complete joy of having Ms. Kali come hang with us yesterday for a few hours while her Mommy and Daddy went for the ultrasound to check on her little sibling. Baby number 2 is growing and healthy! We're so happy for Doug and Shari that all is well with this pregnancy!

Kali is such a little ham and oh so much fun to have around. Every now and again she plays shy with Uncle Zero and in the past he's been tentative to just pick her up for fear of making her cry. Well yesterday he was playing with her and the two of them had me cracking up with their scrunchy faces while she ate her lunch. After lunch she and I came in to the living room to sing songs, chase each other and just be silly. Well Uncle Hal came up and joined in the fun...after a bit we went into the kitchen for a drink and Kali literally leaped from my arms into her Uncle Hals, she snuggled right up into his neck and gave him the biggest hug, well I tell you if she didn't already have his heart she sure stole it then!! After the big ol hug she went to give him a smooch....well he's got a goatee and it surprised her. She gave him a quizzical look followed quickly with a "Whas sat?" We just cracked up and she snuggled back in for more loves. Don't tell but Uncle Hal's eyes sure got a little misty after that.

Hal and I were talking yesterday about budgeting and both agreed that Meal Planning really works for us with saving money. I told him that it's hard for me to always think of meals so if he would have some input it would be so much easier, then i'm not left guessing what he wants and dinner changes up to something we both like.

This week we've combined a few favourites with some new dishes. Here's a preview of our week ahead:

Monday: Stuffed chicken breast with Mushroom gravy, Risotto Parmesan and steamed veggies

Tuesday: Spaghetti with meatballs, garlic toast and caesar salad

Wednesday: Prawn stirfry over noodles and garlic toast

Thursday: Scalloped potatoes, ham and snow peas

Friday: Potsticker soup

Saturday: Enchiladas, mexi fries and salad

Sunday: Pot roast, mashed potatoes, gravy and broccoli

That's it for now. We'll see how this week goes and start next weeks meal plan asap.

Ta ta for now in blogland....looking forward to updates from all!
xo Pen


Jenny said...

Awesome meal plan Penny!!!
Glad you got to have some time with Miss K herself!
Have a great day and I hope you're staying warm and cozy!!

Anonymous said...

penny its rhonda ... can i come and eat at your place this week!!!!thank goodness dennis cant use a computer or i would have to step it up my cooking big time... so see there is an advantage to people having no computer skills!!!