Monday, August 29, 2011

I need your thoughts...

Today, while G was away and Haddy was napping (gasp!), I was watching the Rachael Ray show (while attempting to organize the pantry). There was a between-segment "advertisement" for a new contest of sorts that really caught my attention. Apparently, RR is partnering with Crest for the "Life Opens Up" project - here is the description from her website:

Do you have a winning smile? Has your mouth ever gotten you in trouble, or opened doors for you? If you have a story to tell about how your mouth has helped you to open up to the world, here’s your chance to tell it. If you have a winning story for the Crest and Oral-B Life Opens Up Project you could win $25,000 and be featured on the Rachel Ray Show. It’s time to tell your story to Crest and Ora-B.

So my question is, for those of you who know the whole story of how we got our miracle baby (it all started with a random comment on a friend-from-middle-school's FB note & then spiraled into her becoming our egg donor), do you think this would be something appropriate as an entry for the contest? Of course, I would have to ask B if she would be comfortable with me entering the contest & I would have to talk to G. And I'm NOT committing to anything right now, but I thought I would put out some feelers and see what y'all thought! But don't take too much time in commenting - the contest ends Sept. 15th!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

For the past couple of weeks, I've finally gotten back into meal planning around here! It has been really nice to not be stressing about dinner time all day, until 5PM rolls around & I finally manage to scrounge something out of the freezer & pantry...and with the addition of my new, handy-dandy dry-erase menu board that I made (thank you, pinterest!), G enjoys knowing what dinners are coming up, as well!

This week's menu (that's last week's posted on the board) consists of:

Sunday - Chicken Fried Rice & Chinese Green beans (new recipe - two thumbs up!)!
Monday - Pizza Bites (another new recipe - thanks to pinterest!)
Tuesday - Chicken & Bean creamy white chili
Wednesday - Meatloaf with roasted broccoli
Thursday - leftovers
Friday - a friend's wedding
Saturday - my parents, brother & his fiance are coming to visit!! - Pork & sauerkraut in the crockpot with either zucchini fritters or broccoli ramen salad

I'm already thinking of ideas for next week, too! PS - hopefully there will be an IF related post coming shortly!