Monday: Cheeseburgers, french fries and salad

Tuesday: Taco Salad

Wednesday:  Home made Chicken Soup, garlic bread

Thursday: BBQ’d Chicken and Pasta Salad

Friday: TBA

Saturday: Chicken Cordon Bleu

Sunday: Mother’s Day!!  Dinner out for me and my Mom!

I have my notes at home and for the life of me can’t remember what I have in store for Friday…maybe just leftover buffet since Scottie will be working.  We shall see.


I know its Wednesday already but I’ve been slacking on this so I figured I’d post it anyway…

Monday: Chicken Penne a la Vodka

Tuesday: Baked Ziti

Wednesday: Pulled Pork, mashed potatoes, biscuits

Thursday: Breakfast for dinner (sausage and eggs, maybe pancakes)

Friday: English Muffin Pizzas

Saturday: Out to dinner for a friends birthday

Sunday: Easter Dinner – Leg of Lamb, asparagus, mashed potatoes, ect.

This Week's Deals

This Week's Deals

I haven’t posted a good grocery trip deal in a while and I had a pretty good one this weekend so this seems like a good time.  I didn’t need too much from Shoprite this week, and there didn’t really seem to be too many good deals anyway but the deals they did have were really good. 
Here’s what I got:
Cheese Nip Crackers .19
Tostitos Tortilla Chips x 3  $8
Tostitos Salsa x 2    0.00
Cantalope     .19
2- 1 lb. Breakstone Butter    .97 each
Andrea Cheese Ravioli   .19
2- Chex Mix      ($1 coupon)    .75 each
Wrigley’s Juicey Fruit Gum (free after coupon, not pictured)  $0
Ajax detergent $1.77
2-  Progresso Bread Crumbs        .99 each
3- Fisher Dry Roasted Peanuts     $1 each
Perdue Chicken leg quarters  (5.50lbs) $1.04
1 bottle of Pepsi  .99
Scrunchy Powdered Drink Punch   1.79
Total: $18.73
Our Shoprite usually puts a full page ad in the Wednesday paper with four or five coupons to get an item for a certain amount, usually under $1.  This week there were four coupons to get Nips, a cantalope, a bag of ravioli and chicken leg quarters for .19.  The Tostistos deal was really good too…if you bought three bags of tortilla chips for $10 you could get two jars of salsa for free, but when I went to get the chips they each had a coupon on the bag for $1 off a jar of salsa for each bag of chips you bought, so in total I spent $8 for all five items.  I wish I’d gone back to do that deal again :)!  So, it ended up being a  good week at Shoprite afterall,  and next week looks good too since they are having a  ‘Purchase $50 worth of items from this list (Unilever and Betty Crocker…among others, ) and receive a $25 coupon towards next shopping trip.   I’m still trying to figure out my shopping list for that sale.   We shall see…

Menu Plan Monday

I’m a little ahead of the game this week!  I actually made two dinners today that I can just pop in the oven this week… meatloaf and stuffed shells.  I’ve never made stuffed shells before but it was pretty easy.   Here’s the plan for the week…

Monday:  Meatloaf, spinach, and mashed potatoes

Tuesday: Chicken Penne a la Vodka and garlic bread

Wednesday: Spinach/Artichoke French Bread Pizza (a recipe in Rachel Ray’s recent mag)

Thursday: Taco Salad

Friday: Stuffed Shells

Saturday: Out to eat…Hubby’s birthday celebration :)!

My Favorite Irish Movies!

Some of my favorite Irish themed movies…I try to watch most of them around St. Patrick’s Day…

1.  The Quiet Man (definately my favorite of them all…its got it all… romance, a good fight scene, all the old Irish sayings my grandmothers used to say :)! ).

2. Far and Away (my second favorite…more romance, more fight scenes LoL).

3. The Mathcmaker (with Janeane Garofalo…I never see it mentioned in the Irish movie lists but its really good)

4. In the Name of the Father (I love almost everything Daniel Day Lewis does).

5. Darby O’Gill and the Little People (I still remember seeing this in the theater when I was about five).

6. Gangs of New York

7. Michael Collins

8. The Englishman who went up a Hill and came down a Mountain

9. Circle of Friends

10. My Left Foot

I’m sure I’m forgetting some!  Post a comment and let me know what your favorites are!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, here it is: Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona dhuit/dhaoibh (singula/plural) Pronunciation: law ay-leh paw-drig hun-ah gwitch/yeeve

St. Patrick’s Day on the History Channel’s web site You could spend hours exploring what’s on offer! Featured are videos, history, a quiz, destinations and much more. http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=mini_home&mini_id=1082

St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin, Ireland

Although times and purse strings are getting tighter no one knows how to have a great time for free better than the Irish and this year’s Festival programme promises to make FREE FUN the order of the day: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/cms/home.html

St. Patrick’s Day on RTÉ Watch the parade live from Dublin, view highlights of prarades from all over the world, more! http://www.rte.ie/stpatricks/

St. Patrick’s Day Festival of Irish Recipes We found this link last year and were delighted to find it’s still there! The link takes you to the landing page for European Cuisine’s second annual Saint Patrick’s Day Festival of Recipes. Each day, from March 1st until March 17th, they feature a new traditional Irish recipe: http://www.europeancuisines.com/Ireland-Irish-Saint-St-Patricks-Day-Festival-Of-Traditional-Authentic-Recipes

Dyeing the river green in Chicago What began as an environmental test has become an annual tradition. This video shows how it’s done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFXlPJ9hKrY

If only every day could be St. Patrick’s Day! We don’t know when Guinness produced this very funny ad, No matter, it’s timeless. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ZEpFgdWGk

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts, Activities & Recipes Leprechauns, legends, and green galore — get your little lads and lasses into the Celtic spirit with the following Irish-inspired activities and recipes for the perfect St. Patrick’s party! http://familyfun.go.com/parties/holiday/specialfeature/stpatday_sf/

From Vivian & Jack of the irish Page Mora na maidine dhaoibh agus chuid eile an lae dhaoibh féin – top of the morning to you all and the rest of the day to yourselves. This is an encore article of a joke which has been completely reworked and redone. Enjoy the day, the parade, and the joke. http://www.irishpage.com/jokes/rabbi.htm

Taree to Shamrock Lee & Jack Patterson from New South Wales present 30 minutes of the best of music produced and recorded in Taree. Their next show is March 20th. To tune in, (and see a great picture of your hosts!) please click   http://www.shamrockradio.com/

Thanks to my cousin Tim for some great links!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

Menu Plan Monday

I’ve missed posting a couple of weeks of menu plans but I’ve still been pretty good about doing them on paper which has been great.  I’ve actually tried quite a few new recipes too.  My next challenge is to use new recipes from my many, many cookbooks instead of always just printing new ones off the web all the time.  Anyway, without further ado, here’s this week’s plan…

Monday- Spaghetti and meatballs and garlic bread

Tuesday- Potato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches

Wednesday- Rotini, butter and parmasean cheese

Thursday – Italian Sausage Sandwich Casserole (a new recipe for me- I’ll post the link later!)

Friday – Leftover buffet 🙂

Saturday – Chicken Pot Pie

There were lots of good deals at Shoprite last week (and looks like more good one’s this week), but I’ll save that for another post.  I’m finally starting to get stocked up again, thank goodness.  I also truley discovered www.supercook.com this week.  Its been a link on my sidebar for months because someone told me about it but I never really got to try it out till this weekend.  Basically, it lets you type in the ingredients you have in your fridge/freezer/pantry and it gives you a list of what you can make with what you have…which makes it really easy to use up what you have if you want to skip a week of grocery shopping.  You can click on certain ingredients if you definately want to use them and it will put recipes with those ingredients on top of the list.  Also, the recipes are ordered so that the ones on top are the ones you can make with what you have on hand and then ones you only need one ingredient to make, then ones you only need two items to make and so on.  Its great, give it a try!