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Shopping & Savings March 30, 2011

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Yesterday I took my husband on a trip to the local Whole Foods (another of our favorite groceries). We shop there a couple of times a month, but I don’t go there for a lot of my groceries because they are… well, expensive.

Yesterday was a different story. I went in with the mind-set of shopping on a budget! What I mean by that is, I was paying closer attention to prices and comparing value/using coupons!

With that being said I came out with more bang for my buck!

{* =sale, + =coupon, WF= Whole Foods}

  • 1 lb ground white turkey
  • 1 lb ground dark meat turkey
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 pt. blueberries
  • Ezekiel Cinnamon Rasin Bread
  • WF Organic tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 2 large lemons*
  • Organic Italian cheese+
  • Sour Cream+
  • Chiobani Greek Yogurt+
  • Fire Roasted tomatoes+
  • WF Sharp Cheddar
  • Silken Tofu
  • Dates
  • 4 bunches fresh broccoli

I got ALL of that for the grand total of {drum roll please}……. $44.94!!!!

This is everything I needed (and a little extra) for the makings of our next 3 suppers and leftovers for Joseph’s lunches!

Tuesday night: Dark turkey burgers topped with a tomato mixture on top of whole wheat english muffins served with spicy steamed broccoli.

Wednesday night: Tacos (made with turkey burger). I already had most of these ingredients at home and only needed the meat.

Thursday night: Grilled Chicken Parmesan with whole wheat pasta.

Friday: I will use the leftover cheeses and veggies to make a Frittata (with the eggs that I already have).

I also got all of the ingredients to make Lemon Cream with Ana!

  • 12 oz silken tofu
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 8 pitted dates coarsely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom (which I didn’t have, and didn’t miss it in the taste)
  • fresh blueberries (to top)

I also added a drizzle of honey for sweetness

This stuff is so good! You would never know that it’s healthy! Top it with some fresh fruit and enjoy!

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Catching up… March 21, 2011

Filed under: Family,Food,Fun,Life — silimommy @ 10:59 am
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I know it’s be forever since I have posted, but we have been some sickies around here… I had a severe sinus infection and Joseph had a stomach bug {week before last}, and this past week I had to take Ana to the doctor and found out she has a bad ear infection in her right ear (due to cutting a molar) 😛 { blah}

So here is a little rundown of our doings here recently, via photos. 🙂 {Hover over the image to get a description.}

I should probably give a time line on this {lol}, and a little more description. 🙂 St Paddy’s day was the 17th (Thursday). The following day (Friday the 18th) I took Ana to her new doctor whom I LOVE, and afterward we went to Tony’s NY style pizzeria (my fav new italian/pizza place), thus the salad picture. Saturday the 19th, Joseph’s parents came to visit and the guys had guy time (basketball), and us girls went out on the town… only to get caught in a BIG storm (in which I later found out a tornado spawned from and touched down in Laurens, about 45 min from here!) No worries though, we found refuge in the mall! 😉

 

Shopping, Family, and Fun! February 28, 2011

Filed under: Family,Fun,Life — silimommy @ 3:48 pm
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Sorry I was lazy this weekend… actually I was very busy! My hubby had a day off so we enjoyed it to the last drop!

So here is what you missed out on!

Friday Joseph took a half day! We had to go to his brother’s b-ball game that night, but on our way we made a pit stop at an outlet mall (my husbands idea!), and bought new tennis shoes! This was wildly exciting for me because I haven’t owned a good pair of tennis shoes… maybe ever! {Sorry mom, but I HATED those New Balance’s!} we both got new Nike’s! I love them!!! His and mine 🙂 We tried our hardest to get Ana a pair, but she cried and cried and SCREAMED “No. I non’t yike it, shoes!” So we gave up, and decided that maybe they were uncomfortable to her.

Friday night my brother-in-law had his very last basketball game of his high-school career… Sad. 😦 Even more sad was the fact that the referee’s were terrible and we lost… At least we got to spend a little time with the family! I love my in-laws! They’re the best! (I know, you’re jealous because yours are probably not so cool) lol!

Saturday was great! Ana and I woke up like normal human beings and ate breakfast, then the waiting began…………………………………… more waiting…………………………MORE waiting………………………………MORE WAITING………………………………….and FINALLY around 11:00 am Joseph emerges from his slumber. He does work very hard, usually 10 hours a day 5-6 days a week, so I guess it was ok. 😉 We had the best time on Saturday! We decided (or I planned) to go to the park! We started out downtown at The Falls at the Reedy Park and took the Swamp Rabbit Trail down to Cleveland Park. The weather was gorgeous! It was in the high 70’s and breezy! Heaven!!! We  took a picnic and had a late snacky lunch of hummus, veggies, pretzels and cracker chips (Yumm-a-licious)! After it was all said and done we ended up walking at least 4 miles! Woo Hoo! We were all exhausted and I did not feel like cooking so we found a great Asian place downtown! I think I went to bed around 10:00! Way early for me!

Sunday was fabulous! An amazing service Sunday morning, then lunch with my family and some friends. 🙂 Afterwards I wanted to go visit my great-grandpa and my great-grandma… This was hard for me, it was the first time going to the cemetery since my papaw passed, but I’m glad I went, I got to talk to him a little, and of course cry a lot… but it’s all part of the grieving process, I guess. We also went and visited mamaw Betty-Boop (my great-grandma). She seemed to be doing well, but I do worry about her being all alone now, mostly it makes my heart ache for her… We had a great visit and I hope to  be able to do it again really soon!

Well, enough of that sad stuff! here are some pictures from this weekend!

{If you hover over a picture it will tell you where and what it’s of.}

 

Planes… er Rocket Ships, Trains and Automobiles February 22, 2011

Filed under: Family,Fashion,Friends,Fun,Life — silimommy @ 10:40 pm
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Hello Blog world! Sorry I didn’t get to give more detail about my day yesterday, but I have the time and energy to tell you now!

So yesterday was great! Up at 5:30 am to take the hubby to work… Yay 5:30 am! (sarcasm  intended)…

Sleeping Hard!

 

Sweet baby! *muah*

Look at that face! I don't even wanna know what she is thinking...

We had a mom’s breakfast meetup to go to and I really wanted to meet more mommies! So we went, and let me say that Cracker Barrel isn’t exactly vegetarian friendly… but oh well, I had 2 eggs and 1/2 of a biscuit. Ana hardly ate (as the trend continues) 😦 Breakfast was fun, it was nice to have grown up conversation with other moms!

Afterwards we went to our my favorite place The Mall!!! I did have a very specific reason for going… Ana had been asking me for a week for a “feener” (ring) and I had saw a very cute one that I wanted to get her. Of course I couldn’t stick to the plan and ended up buying her the ring that also came with a necklace, and a bracelet… rotten child! 

Ana's Bling Ring!

Ana's new bracelet... She HAD to have this!

 

Wearing her "nessace"

 

Adorable!

I also bought myself a new scarf!!! One I have been looking for since the beginning of fall!

Wow I look tired! Oh well, you get the picture… Leopard!!! …and it’s an eternity scarf!

 

After I decided I didn’t need to spend any more $$$ I let Ana play in the kid area. 🙂 (This is where the Rocket Ships and etc. come from, fyi). 😉 She loved playing, but as usual she took a while to warm up to all of the other kids. When she did, it was not what I expected!… She was BOSSY!!! Not to all of the kids, just the ones trying to slide down the slide while she tried to climb up it, and to the boys! She would say “NO! I wuna swide”, or “Sop it!”. She has no clue how to share yet and it is now apparent that we HAVE to work on that!

Rocket Ship...

 

 

 

"Piddy"!

 

 

She loved jumping off of this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During all of this fun I began chit-chatting with a couple next to me… A very odd couple. Muscle man, good looking guy, and a very… earthy/hippie woman. As we talked (the mom and I) I found out our daughters were only 2 days apart! Cool right… Well the dad thought so, and when he verbalized this I almost laughed… He sounded like Mickey Mouse! (Steroids?) …I had a hard time not staring before the conversation because they just didn’t match, but now… I don’t even know how I managed to notice my daughter running out of the play area toward the $4 a pop train ride in the mall. (Hokey I think, but whatev).

 

After all of this playtime she became extra sassy and I had to put her in timeout… When I told her what was happening and why, she said “Otay” and laid on the bench… Whhaaaat!? I almost lost it, she normally throws a FIT! Later after playing more she walked up to me and said “Mommy Ina time out”… Did she just ask for time out?… Yep!… So I let her have another… Why not?! {haha} I decided this was her way of telling me she was done, so we left, and she was fine!

Today

…was almost as fun. We stayed home, but since the weather was SO nice (72*) we spent most of the afternoon outside! Somehow I managed to get a farmers tan only on my right arm… weird? I also raked my front yard, which I will never call small again! There had to be 2 years worth of leaves out there…. This did help me out with my water consumption! 2 Liters in today!

Well you guys have a great day (or night)!

Until Next Time, Toodles 😉