Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Picture soon to come my battery on my camera died and someone else took our picture
Last night at Matt's school there was a homecoming pep rally festival thing and we went... Upon arrival we were coaxed into a three legged race... we acted very unamuzed and thought it was a bit childish but as the moment approach I looked over at the worlds best bedmate and said "Baby I don't lose and I especially dont lose in front of all these people...WHATS OUR PLAN?" ( it was only four couples in front of about four hundred people in the stands) I dont know what scheme or plan we used but we WON!!!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Saturday morning after No Luck Garage Saling and a yummy IHOP breakfast Matt wanted me to come along with the boys so I did we had sooo much fun...
We first all meet at the Ale House for some dinner and the Florida Tennessee Game and then headed off to the Stadium with no tickets in hand... we had to SCALP EM!!! It was sooo fun I wish I would have had pictures of all of us trying to run around to all the wheelers and dealers trying to find the best seat at the best price finally we found an old man with the three golden tickets... we sat on the 40 yard line with a perfect view of the field and we got the tickets ten bucks below face value whoo whoo that was one of the better parts of the night since Florida State had 7 turnovers and not one team scored a touchdown the whole night... but after a couple cokes... a pizza and a pretzel eaten by the boys... they had to have stadium food even though we had already eaten dinner .... we headed home and were glad our good friend Mikey came away with the win!!
I had gone to Sams club got 5lbs of meat...5 lbs of potatoes the biggest can of baked beans I have EVER seen and the ingredients for the CROCK POT CAKE :)))
We ate until we were stuffed loaded up in the cars and took the boys to the football game in CAMILLA (30 min away).... after WINNING the football game we came back to the house for leftovers and playstation ,....
At 11:45 Matt had to kick the boys out of the house... guess he was ready for some alone time :)
Here are the pics from the night...
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I have two.... a big one and a small one
Yesterday during LUnch I threw in the small one the chicken and some fat free balsalmic vinergarette... I got home from sams club around 7:!5 and whoooo-llaaa gourmet chicken and very very delicious!!
I used the large one to cook my spagetti squash which is one of my favorite veggies and I am having the leftovers of this for lunch yumm-o
but when I found this recipe my heart stopped I am making it for tonights cookout!!
Crockpot Chocolate Cake - Or as I am now calling it ----TRIPLE C GOODNESS
1 package chocolate cake mix
1 container of sour cream (8 oz)
1 cup chocolate morsels
1 cup water
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 package instant chocolate pudding mix
Spray crock pot with nonstick cooking spray. Mix cake mix, sour cream, chocolate morsels, water, egss, oil and pudding mix in a bowl by hand. Pour into crock pot. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours. Makes about 12 servings.
Ill tell you how it turns out!
It is at Bed Bath and Beyond.. We have gift cards fromt the wedding to there.... all three peieces are 139.00... which I have checked around is a GREAT price.... they have the same exact set at World market for 299.00
I just want one of the 20 percent off coupons Bed Bath and BEyond so freely hands out in the mail or in the newspaper... so I am waiting and wishing because it is 40 bucks over our gift cards... I cant wait til I get that piece of Blue paper in my mailbox that says 20 percent off at Bed Bath and Beyond then Matt and I will have a trip to columbus to make :))
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This week Matt began conditioning the boys three days a week at the church's gym ... I work out there those same days ( only days they are open after work) for free yesterday when I was leaving they were just getting started so I snapped a few pics... I felt so proud and so mom like...
Big Cam and Reg Cam...
I use about two hand-full of a "flake" cereal I have on hand... last night it was honey bunches of oats... but it could be special K.. total cereal... Fiber one flakes... anything you might have...
crunch it up - you can put it in food processor , crunch it up with your hand or put in it a plastic baggy and use a rolling pin to crunch it. in another bowl I mix equal parts honey with water... this thins out the honey... and then I put black pepper in the honey water mixture...
Cut chicken breasts in strips ( I used to buy chicken tenderloins... but they are more expensive so now I stick with the breasts)
Dip the strip in the honey mixture and then in the cereal and place on a baking sheet.... ( OPPS...forgot to say you need to preheat oven on 350)...
after all your strips are coated in both mixtures... put those babies in the oven... and I cook them until golden brown :)) Matt loves them and they are healthy..
I have yet to make the Balsalmic Chicken...
I think what I am going to do will be pretty simple... I am beginning to understand the love of a crock pot.... I think I will place two chicken breast in my crockpot and put my balsalmic vinagerette dressing in there and cook on low for 5hours... I did this with chicken and bar-b-que sauce and it was a home run :))
HOPE THIS HELPS
Soooo I tried to Buy 3 seven dollar meals....
Meal one ... We had this last night "fried" chicken , green beans, and sweet potatoe fries
Chicken ( I bought a package of 4 breasts and only used two) - 4.29 for the package so for this meal I used $2.15 of chicken. to make it "fried" I create a honey mixture dip it in that and dip it in crunched honey bunches of oats and bake it ...super delicious super low calorie
Sweet Potato- We one used one 99cents
Green Beans-I went with caned organic ... usually I opt for fresh but canned are less expensive and were pretty delicious... $1.23
Meal one- $4.37
Meal Two - TONIGHT!!! EGGPLANT PIZZA .... and yes eggplant is my very favorite food :) weird but true...
Eggplant.. I weighed three eggplants to find a one pounder :) I was so proud of myself this was a first-$1.83
Pesto- $1.69 ... its a package that you mix with olive oil ... delicious!!
Pinenuts- 2.89... this was a splurge but they are my favorite cooking item..I will only use half so I can count just half the price$1.45
cheese- already have this but I will count $1.00 worth of it
Meal Two-$8.66.....1.66 over ... bummer
Meal Three ... Spagetti Squash and Balsalmic Chicken
Meal Three $7.83...83 cents over....
Since Meal one was $2.63 under...and meals two and three were over... I combined it all and I was still under 14 cents...
WHOO WHOO!! SUCCESS
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The goal for this week for me is to get 7 dollar meals at the grocery store... last night we had all veggies potatoes ( I already had those)... Black-eyed-peas ( 63 cents) ......Corn and Carrot mixture ( already had) and Broccoli ( $2.00)...SO last night was a grand total of 2.63 for dinner!!!
I am going shopping after I work out for the rest of the week hopefully I can make it happen:)) I was inspired by my friend Stephanie Strout who spent $60.00 at the grocery store.... I love trying to "beat my budget" each week... but it rarely happens when I get carried away in PUBLIX.... Matt claims it is my new favorite store
Is anyone else trying to beat their budget?? Got any good cheap dinner idea to share??
I miss my GIRLFRIENDS!!!!
While in Orlando this weekend I got to go out with my girlfriends from high school.... but they are truly ones for life... we all met at my house before leaving and we were sitting there on the couch in my parents house like high school days.... I mean I now realize these are girls I can get back with and its like we never spent any time apart... it was like chocolate cake on a diet... I WAS CRAVING GIRL TIME!!!!
Here is a pic of the four of us from my wedding miss ya'll!!!
WEAR LOVE. It's your basic all purpose garment never be without it
Use your heads as you live and work among outsiders Dont miss a trick Make the most of every opportunity be gracious in your speech The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out
Don't let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ Orginated Faith.
If you decide for God living a life of God worship it follows that you dont fuss about whats on the table at meal times or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
them what it means to be a seminole!!!
Monday, September 8, 2008
MATT PROPOSEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD this had to be the biggest surprise of my life... I never had any surprise birthday party growing up and found out about most of my Christmas gifts so It was a great first BIG surprise and I think it will always be the best :)))
After only three months of planning and stressing out my porr mother we got married!! YIPEEE
Then we were on our way to JAMAICAAAAAAAAA for our honeymoon we stayed at Sandals Montego Bay and had our own personal butler.... it was the greatest vacation ever:))
Of course since we were so close to Mississippi College Matt showed me where he swoooned all those college girls and where he owned the court as a CHOCTAW:))
Needless to say it was a great summer and now we are on the road to happiness :))) and enjoying our marriage immensely... I mean how could you not when your husband is so stinkin cute.... The Albanian Rutas are truly enjoying life here in SOUTH GEORGIA home of heat and bugs.... Cant wait to see what this first year brings us!