Thursday, September 25, 2008


Okay I am SO sorry I haven't posted those recipes yet for you!

Cornished Game Hens: Makes sure they are thawed and rinsed. Individually wrap them in foil after seasoning them with a mix of 1/4 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp lemon pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt. Cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes then open each and brush with melted butter. Cook another 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Make sure to cook these on a RIMMED baking sheet. I didn't and we had a MESS from the juices while they cooked.

Orange Ginger Green Beans: Use 1lb fresh green beans- snap off the ends and cut in half if you want. Simmer them for 5 minutes drain and put them in a bowl. If using fresh ginger: place 1tbsp butter with 1/2 c chopped shallots and 1tbsp finely chopped ginger in a sauce pan and saute 5 minutes. Once shallots are tender toss mixture with green beans and 1/2 tsp grated orange peel.

Hope that takes care of the ones requested. I'll try to get recipes out quicker next time someone asks!


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

One Year Anniversary!!!

Monday night Dave and I had a great time. Actually it started Monday morning when I woke up and had a box of Dove Chocolates in my purse. They are actually Bananas Foster flavor and are TERRIFFIC!

Throughout the day it was just a normal Monday at work. Went home for lunch and Dave asked if I would want to look at getting a new car!!! We have talked about this for a LONG time and have been able to save almost HALF of the price for the car. After sharing ONE car for THREE years, I am so ready to have a 2nd. Over the past few days we have looked around, and our wonderful sales guy Ben has found our PERFECT car. It's a NEW 2008 Chevy Malibu LT1 Dark Gray Metallic with Titanium interior. The package we are getting has 6 way power driver's seat, keyless entry (I know most cars have this, but I have NEVER had this!!!!), REMOTE START, XM Radio, AND On Star free for a year!!!! We get to pick it up tomorrow! WAHOO!!!

Well back to our actual Anniversary! Since we live in such a small town now there aren't a lot of options for a nice dinner out, so I went on the internet and searched Effingham which is about 45 minutes away. Found a few places and got a recommendation from another SF Agent's office staff. I could KISS her right now because the place was AMAZING!

We went to the Firefly Grill in Effingham. It sits on a lake and has such a nice atmosphere. Dave and I got to sit in the back which was semi-secluded from the rest of the diners. The food was great, and the menu was eclectic and reminded us of Seattle, which is where we Honeymooned! The night was great, we just sat and talked about life and plans for the next year together and really enjoyed ourselves. Normally we are so busy, or the restaurant is so busy that we rush through dinner. That night we sat and just took in everything. The food was so great we ended up getting TWO appetizers in addition to our meals! For dessert we got an assortment of homemade Sorbet, which I am a SUCKER for anytime it's on a menu. ;)

The server was so great and even put "Happy 1st Anniversary" on our plate in chocolate. I took a few pictures to remember everything and I'll try to post them later. After our 2 1/5 hr dinner (told you we took our time!) we headed home and ate the top to our wedding cake.

Let me tell you... it was GOOD! It was still just as moist and fresh as the day we had it a year ago. My Mom did an amazing job wrapping it up, and I know that has something to do with it, so I am very grateful. We fed each other cake, read our cards, and had fund taking some pictures of each other.

Our first year together as a married couple has been wonderful, and I could never have dreamed of a better husband for myself. Dave is truly the love of my life and I am so grateful for who he is, and all he does for me. As the head of our household, I am thankful that he looks after and cares for me not just physically but also Spiritually and emotionally. God has truly given me everything I could want right now, and I feel IMMENSELY blessed to have Dave in my life.

I'm so looking forward to what is in store for our NEXT year of marriage! Only God knows what I will be writing about on here next year!!!! :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Meal Plan Monday

Well this week will be a little odd due to our schedule but that's okay with us!!!

Monday: ANNIVERSARY DINNER and Wedding Cake Topper
Tuesday: Lasagna and homemade garlic bread (whole wheat)
Wednesday: Church so leftovers
Thursday: Tacos- We have these all the time cause Dave LOVES them
Friday: High School football home game- Frozen Pizza
Saturday and Sunday we will be in Louisville, KY on our Anniversary trip

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Meal Plan Monday

Sorry this is late in the day, but I've been sick since yesterday morning! Missed church all day yesterday and work today.

Monday: Taco Soup
Tuesday: Dave is on his own b/c I'm having dinner with my sister!!!!
Wednesday: Lasagna with homemade bread and lima beans
Thursday: Frozen Primo Pizza (all natural ingredients) and salad
Friday: Cornished Game Hens with Orange Ginger green beans- this is so easy that I am having over my sister and her fiance and our parents. Can't wait!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Meal Plans!

Okay... so this will normally be on Mondays but since I have the list for this current week, I figure that I would put it up even if it's late! Since I work outside the house and we don't have kids I'm planning dinners only. Dave usually has a healthy smootie for lunch while I have leftovers or cereal and we both have yogurt or cereal for breakfast.

Monday: Baked Whole Wheat Ziti (used a little too much ricotta... oops!)
Tuesday: Teriyaki Chicken Strips and steamed baby carrots- Daves FAVORITE entree
Wednesday: Nachos/Tacos made with ground turkey meat- Was VERY good
Thursday: Orange Chicken with wild rice and coconut cornbread
Friday: Leftovers and pizza at church b/c we have a youth hang out

Next week will be fun because I will get to plan another 2 weeks of meals and look for some more new recipies! Let me know if you have any healthy and easy recipes!!!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Another Sample

Sorry it's been a little while. I'm trying to be more disciplined so my goal is to try and at least put SOMETHING on here 3 times a week. I've started also doing a dinner meal plan for Dave and I since we are trying to get healthier. I'll start posting that on Monday's and if you would like the recipes just let me know!

Anyway... not a lot of samples this time, but one is better than none! :)

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