What’s For Dinner?

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Just trying to get back in the swing of things. I had planned out 6 weeks worth of menus, but that was before the heat wave, before the Dew Point reached the critical level in which a swamp-cooler will no longer work. Before it was too hot to cook dinner. And before we blew our weekly budget by buying a window unit A/C that we couldn’t really afford but desperatley needed.

I’m almost back into the swing of things. I have figured out how to go back and forth between the hot and cool parts of the house at 15 minute intervals to get the housework done (the minimum, that is.) and this week I improvised a short, sweet, and budget friendly menu plan. Sooo…. here it is.

Salmon, Pasta, veggies
(The Salmon was on sale!)

Beef Stew (crockpot), Salad

Shepherd’s Pie

Lemon-Herb Chicken, French Fries, Veggies

That’s as far as I got, and as far as $60 would take me (including breakfast and lunch foods) But at least I feel like I’m starting to reclaim my life!

Hooray! The Salmon is ready, and I’m gonna go watch Hell’s Kitchen!


Hello world!

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Monday, June 19th 2010
2:45 pm

Hmmm,  a blog.  Oh the possibilities! 

I’ll have to figure out this WordPress thing… I’m not sure how this site works yet. 

Of course, that will have to wait.  More mommy-duties are needing my attention.  I need to make the drive to North Phoenix to pick up my paycheck and pay the cable/internet bill.  I’ve been sitting here putting it off, because it’s 112 degrees out there and I really don’t want to drive in this.  But then I remembered… since we are late on the bill, my internet will be turned off if I don’t pay it today.  So then the new blog really would be pointless.

Off I go to hand over some money, all so you have to opportunity to read about my life.  Vanity?  Maybe.
5:17 pm
It sucks when you drive all over the city, and come home empty-handed but with less money.  I paid the cable/internet bill, picked up my paycheck, cashed it, and then put $40 on the elecrticity bill.  2 hours late I’m home, sweaty and stinky, and I’m getting a headache.  I didn’t drink enough water today.  NOT SMART!!  I took a cold shower.  With my clothes on.  I was hoping maybe to have a wet t-shirt contest with my husband.  I won by default.  Actually, with no A/C and the kitchen already feeling like an oven, I’m just prepping for cooking dinner.  I could probably just leave the food out on the countertop and it would get heated and cooked without me turning the oven on….

Yesterday a man in Phoenix ran outside to chase down the mail man.  He didn’t put his shoes on.  He ended up in the hospital with 2nd degree burns on the bottom of his feet.

Today I’m making Frito Chili Pie.  Chili and cheese on top of Fritos corn chips.  Simplicity at it’s finest.  Somehow, it goes along with my attire – wet red white and blue bandana around my neck.  Wet white tank top.  Pink skirt.  Flip Flops.  Sweaty.  Doesn’t that just scream “Frito Chili Pie”?