Friday, August 7, 2015

First day of Kindergarten

Today was a big day for Brooke.  Brooke started kindergarten today.

She did great getting up, eating breakfast and getting ready. Trey and I both took her to school today and walked her to her class. We made it to the room and put her backpack in her cubby. Brooke then grabbed me. No tears, but I could tell it wasn't going to be an easy goodbye.

Several girls were playing in the corner of the room. One girl came over and asked me "is she nervous?" I said "yes, just a little bit. Then she said " come on. You can play with me." Brooke still didn't move, but I was so impressed with that little girl. I walked Brooke over to the group and the little girl and teacher finally convinced Brooke to let go of me and play.

When Trey picked her up, he said she had a huge smile on her face. I am so proud of her, but wish time would slow down. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

The little girls demanded to eat out!

So we let them.

They may "eat out" for lunch also.

Last night was our version of the Friday Night Fish Fry. Except for us, it went a little heavier on the shrimp than the fish. We accentuated with Fries and Onion Rings, and added some broccoli. We also had fresh corn on the cob. And by fresh, I mean it was still in the field on the stalk Thursday morning. Thanks Mom and Dad.

Lastly, and a little bit of product endorsement, we had some hushpuppies that I found at Kroger. They are called Country Select Hushpuppies. Not what you would find at a seafood place on Tybee, but pretty good.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


Now, it's not what you think.

Before we get into tonight's story, a quick word about last night. We had breakfast for dinner. I really think the girls would do this every night if I would agree to it. We had scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, hashbrowns and biscuits and gravy. Every thing was really really good except for the gravy. I just don't know how to make good gravy.

As for tonight....we ate out.


Our preschool, Oconee Preschool Academy had a barbecue to celebrate their 20th anniversary. We are very blessed to have found OPA, and went out there to celebrate. It was the traditional barbecue buffet: sandwiches, chips, cole slaw, cookies and pickles. It was great.

Tomorrow.....FISH NIGHT!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Meal planning update

Good Morning

Haven't blogged in a couple of days, but the quest continues. We still have not eaten out since May16. Sunday night was a perfect example of what we would have done a few weeks ago. We hosted our church small group. On those nights, we feed the kids before we start at 5:30. This week we prepared Voila Chicken Fajitas. Voila is a bagged meal which has the meat, seasonings and all.

Now, in the past, we would have gone to get something after small group. This week, we cooked up some chicken wings we had in the freezer.

Monday night was spaghetti and meatballs with some garlic toast. Spaghetti is spaghetti, no picture.

Last night, Cheri found a recipe on Mommy Octopus called Crockpot Chicken Quesadilla.

It was very simple. Chicken, a block of cream cheese and a can of Rotel. After it crocks for a while, stir it up, shred the chicken and prepare quesadillas. We paired it up with some whole kernal corn. Good meal.

Tonight is breakfast night. The challenge of breakfast night is that everyone wants something different. We'll see what makes the cut.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

More Italian!

Tonight we did the Meatball sub casserole. It was very good. Cheri got the recipe from Julie's Eats and Treats, and man, it was good. Easy to make. We combined it with some mixed veggies and cut peaches.

A preview of tonight's meal....

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Night Pizza night

Tonight was a simple pizza night. Homemade.

We got the kit at Aldi to make 2 pizzas. One was Pepperoni, the other a half and half with one side cheese and the other pepperoni and onion.

We also had a mini salad bar and everyone could make their own salad.

While it wasn't Pizza Hut or Mama Sid's, it was still a good and filling meal.

Check back for tomorrow, as there is still some shuffling of the menu going on for the weekend.