Wednesday, February 25, 2009

This Post Is Intended To Make You Jealous.

I the spirit of "It's February and we're tired of the cold and today it's raining which makes it even more gloomy" I thought I'd share with you my weekend plans.

I'm going to the beach, y'all.

Cue: groaning and gnashing of teeth from all my bloggy peeps.

My neighbor, Michelle, has one of those "Husbands Who Hunt." He spends every single weekend from October - February at a quaint little hunting lodge with several other guys who love killing Bambi's mother. They leave on Friday and come home late Saturday night or Sunday. Every. Week.

So due to the blessed event called "Hunting Season is Over" she has invited a few friends down to their beach house for some much needed (and deserved) girl time.

So our men are holding down the fort at home while we head to the beach for 3 glorious days.

And let me add. There will be a Spa day involved. There will also be plenty of chocolate and girly movie watching and I'm sure some partaking of some fine Chardonnay. We are also very close to a FAB outlet mall. Can I get an Amen?

The hunting? I don't get it.

Girls weekend at the beach? I SO get it.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Can You Help A Sista Out?

Ok, peeps. I need your help.

Since the good ole economy is camping out in the toilet lately therefore forcing Spencer and I to be more frugal with the dollar, I am looking for some good, cheap, crock pot dinner recipes.

And I mean ANY recipe. Because my entire crock pot repertoire consists of 2 things. Queso and my mother-in-law's pot roast.

I'm not saying anything is wrong with that, but it definitely leaves me hanging for the other 5 days in the week....

Not to mention that I have a serious case of "oh my goodness it's 5:30 and I haven't even thought about dinner" itis. I think the occasional crock pot dinner will help with my planning ahead skillz.

I do subscribe to a website called E-Mealz. I have a button in my side bar that will take you there. It's really cool. They plan weekly menus for you and give you an itemized grocery list to the grocery store of your choosing. They also include ingredients that are on sale that week at your grocery store. And it's only 5 bucks a month. I don't like everything they plan on my weekly menus, but I have found some really good recipes that are easy to make. Anything that makes mealtime easier definitely gets my stamp of approval. You can go to their site and see an example menu. Click on that button and mosey on over there.

So be a sweetheart and please comment back with any crock pot recipes that your family likes.

Much obliged.