First up!! Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband :-) Today is THE day and it has been a fabulous 11 years !! WHOO WHOO!!!
What a great week :-) After surviving the hottest July in a million years (or close to it) we actually were given a second window a/c unit to use for August :-) It's in, the blanket is up to close off part of the house and we are loving our cool living room. In May, I told my husband I didn't want to put any A/C units in this summer to save on our energy bill. We held out until the third week of June when it hit 90+ and the humidity kicked in - I gave in and said we could put one in our bedroom so we could sleep better. I can honestly say that had I had this A/C until before - it would have gone in the window several weeks ago. Why? When I made that statement back in May, I did not expect a record hot summer; I expected it to be "normal" and figured we could survive. Now, next week, I need to suck it up a little and only run the air all day when it is going to be either upper 80's and humid OR 90+ otherwise we'll be paying dearly :-)
This week my husband and I enjoyed some great meals - both made at home and the opportunity to go out to dinner which was great. Dinner time with two toddlers is a bit hectic most days so being able to just enjoy our food is something that we don't take for granted. Now, the kids are back, and it's time to use up some things in the freezer that keep getting pushed to the bottom (the joys of a chest freezer!). Here's our plan for this coming week:
Saturday: The kids return so we are going to have Tacos and Rice because I know they both love this meal.
Sunday: Marinated Pork Chops, Mac and Cheese, a fresh veggie (I'll wait until I get to the store and check sales/displays for best choice); Then for our evening "snack" we'll have crescent wrapped little sausages and fresh fruit with dip.
Monday: Spaghetti, garlic bread and salad
Tuesday: Chili Dogs, homemade french fries
Wednesday: Mac and Cheese and left over chili dogs (it's just the boys and I tonight)
Thursday: Bacon Ranch Quich, muffins, Fried Potatoes
Friday: I'm going scrapbooking for the evening and actually plan to pick up either Culvers or Rally's for dinner; I'll let my husband decide what he wants to "cook" once it gets closer :-)