Living and Experiencing!

One Year Anniversary

Theo and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary downtown on October 23, 2010.  I surprised Theo with a visit to the Old State Capital and a picnic on the levee.

The fountains in front of the Shaw Center proved to be a fun photo-op before we headed to the capitol building.

Before entering the beautiful building, my husband, who thinks he is a model, had to stop and practice his skills.

This is the mock station to the left of the entrance to the building. 

The beautiful spiral staircase in the entrance always catches eyes.  Theo was mezmerized.  He also pretended to be the governor giving a speech!

Finally, We headed to the levee for a picnic lunch. We ended the day with dinner at Monjouni's.  Best bread pudding around!

1 bag of Excitement

So, on a typical grocery trip, I have a basketfull of groceries, spend $120, and get home and realize, I don't know what to cook for dinner.  So, I checked out the Kraft website to try out the One Bag, Five Dinners.  I was amazed.

The website gives you choices of Chicken and Beef, Chicken and Pork, Chicken and Seafood, or Healthy Living bags.  It gives you 5 recipes to cook and a shopping list to get ingredients for all the recipes.  The shopping list suggests specific brands, but of course, I purchased Great Value brand when I could.  I spent $70 but on top of the grocery list, I bought spinache, tomatoes, and cucumbers (for salads for lunch during the work week), tuna, extra chicken, cereal, milk, manwhich, extra ground meet, hamburger buns (for sloppy joes I had been craving) and yogurt.  So, I probably only spent $50 or less on the actual recipes.

One down side, the Friday recipe is usually a frozen pizza.  I skipped this purchase.  But we have cooked our first dinner.  No-Fuss Tex-Mex Roll-Ups.  Not only were they delicious, but they took less than 30 minutes to cook.  Since it's just the two of us and we've been eating spinache salads for lunch, they fed us two nights!  I highly recomend trying the One Bag Five Dinners for your family!
Tonight's dinner, Quick-Fix Cheeseburger Meatloaf!