This week is a short week for us with not a lot of cooking. Hopefully by Friday evening I will be enjoying a lobster roll back home in New England! And this week I will be enjoying a quiet steak dinner with my wonderful husband to celebrate our wedding anniversary. So, all in all, a wonderful week!
Monday – Baked tilapia with herbed polenta and baked tomatoes
Tuesday – Pan roasted chicken with sweet potatoes
Wednesday – Happy Anniversary!
Thursday – Pizza!
Friday – lobster roll? clam chowder? I just can’t decide!
My idea of domestic bliss is an organized home where everyone cleans up after themselves. They all know where items belong and they put them there when they are through using them. The family respects a clean home and tries to keep it that way. They eat what is served for dinner without complaint and help with the clean up after. And knowing that this will NEVER happen, I turn to home décor magazines and Pinterest to allow me to dream…..
This is a wonderful recipe that is so easy and so delish. I brought it over to a friends house and almost laughed when she asked for the “recipe”. I just throw it together, but I decided to write it down just for her. (Thanks, Alissa!)
1 pint of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
I absolutely love this online program! I could spend hours just creating away! This is my second creation. Let me know what you think. I am really stuck on dining rooms lately. Perhaps that’s because my kitchen table has seen better days. I have so much fun just designing rooms and tapping in to my domestic creativity. Next I think I’ll try a living room or a bedroom.
Is anyone else afflicted with this illness? I surely am. Please see exhibit A:
This is a guest bedroom in my house that is now called “the LEGO room”. It is my personal belief that if you have so many LEGOs that it takes over an entire bedroom then you have too many!! So this weekend I have been on a mission to clean up and organize this room so that it can be used as a guest bedroom once more. And occasionally as a LEGO room. Just to keep the boys in my life happy!
My son and I agreed to take apart most of the sets, store them in clear containers with the building instructions inside and a picture of the set on the outside. This way all of the pieces are together, it is easy to rebuild when he wants to and easy to identify each set. I get the benefit of being able to see my guest bedroom floor!
And after a long weekend of disassembling, sorting and stacking……
It’s not perfect yet. There is still more work to be done, but it is definitely an improvement. If I can get the oldest boy (my husband) to see the light and remove that huge gray building platform, all will be good! There are curtains to hang, a bed to buy and that old dresser to refinish. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3.
This week is all about salad and sharing those salads at Fourth of July barbeques! This is my favorite holiday because of the sun, backyard fun and fireworks! I hope you all have a wonderful fourth and enjoy this wonderful country we live in.
Monday – Italian summer salad – fresh cucumber, tomato and basil mixed with Italian bread and salami. Yum!
Tuesday – Ratatouille
Wednesday – Taco salad with chicken – black beans, corn, tomato and lettuce drenched in Chipotle ranch and topped with chicken.
Thursday – Shrimp and steak with green beans
Friday – Oriental Chicken Salad – Ramen noodles get a make-over!