Thursday, November 29, 2012

Elf's Welcome Dinner

Tonight was the arrival of our elf, Elfie. Aubrey was so excited! When she got home, Elfie had set the table in Christmas tableware and brought her a letter from Santa! It's a tradition that we have breakfast the evening that our elf arrives. So the menu included waffles, grits in the crockpot, eggs, bacon, & hot chocolate! Along with the letter, Elfie brought a letter for Aubrey to write back to Santa with special North Pole envelopes & stamps! We had a great dinner with Elfie & so excited to see what the rest of December holds for us!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pantry Overhaul

I've been wanting to do some organizing to our pantry for some time now! Finally, the day has arrived! :) I wish I would have taken some pictures of the Before look, but I definitely got some After pictures! This project was so simple and inexpensive, everyone should give it a try. I've had the baskets and containers for awhile now which I purchased at Dollar Tree! I printed out these adorable labels from DomestiFluff, you can print them here.  They came out great, and have tons of color options to chose from.

I printed the labels, created my categories, wrote out the labels, used packaging tape to cover the labels, & attached to each container!

The basket categories are: Bread, Snacks, Breakfast, Potatoes & Onions, Snacks to Go, and Baking.

The closed containers are: Grits, Powered Sugar, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Gluten Free Flour, Beans, Rice, Flour,and Pasta.  

The shelves are categorized as: Condiments, Canned Goods, Packets, and Dog Food.

P.S. I'm sorry for the fuzziness on the photos?

Here are some of the AFTER pictures:
{The printable labels in red.}

{Categories for our pantry.}

{Our finished pantry}

{Some of the containers from Dollar Tree.}

{The shelves all organized.}

Monday, November 5, 2012

Weekly Menu

Monday: Chili & Sandwiches

2 cans of tomatoes
1 can of pinto beans
1 can of chili beans
1 medium onion diced
1 green pepper diced
chili seasoning packet

Combine all ingredients in slow cooker on low for 5 hours. 

Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Grilled Chicken, Stuffing, & Green Beans
Thursday: Taco Salad & Brown Rice

I use tortilla shells and place them in a upside down cupcake pan to create a taco bowl. Place them in the oven at 350 degrees until light brown.
Then place all ingredients in taco bowl. Ex. ground beef, refried beans, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cheese!
Friday: Shrimp Creole

Crockpot Shrimp Creole