Monday, September 29, 2008

Meal Plan Monday - Sept. 29th & Deals for night time...

Good Monday mornin' to ya! Yes, it's still morning here and yes, I'm still waking up. So NOT a morning person. It can take me until afternoon to fully join the living. The baby usually helps in that department. She's busy squealing and laughing. Doesn't get much better than this! She's better than coffee.

We took her to Tar-jay last night. Her feet are growing like weeds and the poor thing only had one pair of shoes left that actually fit. We went to get a few pairs of shoes and left with a pair of pink jeans, blue jeans, brown silky fluffy top and a sweet glittery gray top all for the little princess. Oh and don't forget the little baby doll that I let her hold to keep her was on sale for $2 and she already kissed it a million times. I'm such a sucker.

Mama got some new PJs, too. The hubby put them in the cart and I didn't put them back. Is it me or does anyone else feel guilty buying PJs? I mean, I'm all for fancy 'PJs', but just regular lounge around the house ones seem like something that you should be able to put together from old tees and sweat pants. Oh well, I have some cute PJs now.

Monday: Pork Tamales, Spanish Rice, Beans, Guacamole
Tuesday: Ground Beef Pie (photo on right)
Wednesday: Grilled Salmon with Key Lime Butter
Thursday: Apple, Cheddar & Turkey Meatballs - I'll post the recipe on Slow Cooking Thursday
Friday: Turkey Lasagna - I love Ina Garten!
Head over to for more fabulous meals!

Time for the DEALS ...

Pretty PJs ...
Babydoll Chemise Robe & Padded Hanger
List Price: $39.99
Sale Price: $21.92 - 45% off
Special Offer available for 5% off - see link for details

Sweet PJs ...
Gilligan & O’Malley® Eyelet Sleep Shirt - White
List Price: $12.99
Sale Price: $9.09 - 30% off
Small & Medium sizes only

Awww cute PJs for little girls...
Pink Swirl Pajamas for Toddler Girls
List Price: $12.99
Sale Price: $5.99 - 53% off

What little boy doesn't want to dream about being Batman?
Batman Long Sleeved Pajamas
List Price: $28.00
Sale Price: $12.90 - 53% off
Special Promotion on this one...see link for details.

Thankfully, my baby sleeps SO well, but this looks like it would come in handy if she didn't...
Good Night Sleep Tight: The Sleep Ladys Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy
List Price: $13.95
Sale Price: $11.29 - 19% off
Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping
Special Promotion on this one, too ... see link for details

OK, enough of the sleep talk! Have a wonderful MONDAY!

Question of the Day
What do you do when you can't fall asleep?


Kate said...

Hmm, until today I had never heard of ground beef pie! I'll have to try that one.

Anonymous said...

When I can't fall asleep I read. It usually puts me to bed by a few pages unless its at a point in the book that makes you wake up and keep reading! lol

I understand what you mean about feeling guilty buying PJs. I have some 'fancy' pjs like you mentioned, but just 'around the house' ones are hard for me to get since I have enough work-out reject clothes I can lounge in.

Your dinners look so good! I'm hungry just reading them. The Apple Cheddar Turkey Meatballs sounds soooo good!

Jess said...

Uhm, I'm not a morning person and I still posted before you missy.

I just got a ton of clothes @ Tar-jay, love that place.

When I cant fall asleep (which is often) I read. I tend to read about a book every two days LOL.

Jess said...

oh and LOL @ your comments ;)

Anonymous said...

I rarely have trouble falling asleep. When I do, I read a book. That usually does the trick. Watching TV just makes me more awake.

Kristin said...

What is this yummy food you ahve there? Which recipe is the one for the picture? It looks so good you are killing me here!

As for the question I watch tv, or "snuggle" up to the man of the house. What it's a great way to pass time! haha!

Carie said...

Hey Melody! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours looks interesting! I love me some bargains so I'm going to have to come back when I have more time and check it out! Your menu plan sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

Your menu looks wonderful! I want to come over for dinner. You pick the night. hahahaha

I love PJs. I like the 'fancy' ones, too.

If I can't fall asleep I try deep breathing. It really helps. If that doesn't work then I try reading.

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Great menu! I can't decide which meal looks the best as they all sound wonderful!

I love to lounge around in my pjs especially on Saturdays. :D

For falling asleep, I read or pray. If I do computer or tv, I am more awake. Ugh!

Anonymous said...

The meals look so yummy! I don't even know what I'm fixing tonight! you're so organized!

Great PJ deals...I like the pretty pjs!

When I can't sleep I watch TV and put it on something I'm not interested in.

Meaghan said...

When I can't sleep I take prescriptions meds to MAKE me sleep!


Sandra said...

Yum, great menu :)

When I can't sleep I don't do anything, just suffer through it LOL

Anonymous said...

Love pjs...and I am so glad to hear I'm not the only late starter.

If I can't sleep I will usually surf the internet or take some Advil pm works like a charm. :)

Elisabeth said...

I don't often have the problem of falling asleep usually...counting backwards from 100 used to work like a charm...I also read, but it has to be a book, because magazines keep my brain interested for too long.

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

I saw you on "Shell in My Pocket"...Just wanted to say that I love your about me picture! That is a great shot and shows so much personality!

Thanks for all the great info!

{amy k.} said...

Wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog is so fun, I'm all for stretching the dollar!

Sometimes I have a really hard time sleeping because my mind just races and then I start stressing about what I need to do tomorrow and on and on... so then naturally it just gets harder to sleep. So, someone suggested to me to count backwards from 100 in 3s.... ie: 100, 97, 94, 91, etc. This helps my brain focus on something else and it's a little tricky when you're tired!

lynette355 said...

answer to question of the day,
I stay up and do my blog. LOL
Stay saucy and frugal

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

When I can't sleep, I worry. I wish I didn't. Well you asked. :)

Now then, will you be my personal chef? PLEAZE!

tiarastantrums said...

i am so not a morning person - but I have kids that need to go to school - so I am now a morning person with a very foggy brain!
So nice hubbie thought to get you jammies! I think that is sweet - I only sleep in a tank top (and my bottoms) but to lounge around, I wear just yoga pants. I have all these nice silk pjs I bought in China and I never wear them! Shameful!
ARGH - sleep evades me every night. I toss, I turn, I get up, I watch tv, I toss I turn, I get mad, I try to get my brain to dream - anything!!!!!! I don't sleep well!!

oº˚ Homeschool Mom˚ºo said...

Recipe sounds good! When I can't sleep I work on school stuff or read blogs. Thanks for sharing much love!

Jen Sue Wild said...

What a fun blog you have.
When I cant sleep I readorget on heputer untill my eyes hurt.

Huse Yo Mama said...

I love me some matching pjs too. If it's not that, it's basketball shorts and a t-shirt. yay. Nothing says SEXAY like that gettup!

When I can't fall asleep (which is every night) I read blogs or sew.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Apple Cheddar Turkey Meatballs...YUM!
I'll have to try those.

Answer to question...
I usually get up and start cleaning. I get tired real quick!!!

Shell in your Pocket said...

I love pajamas, too! I use to read or maybe catch up on TIVO and all the programs I record and never watch.

BUT, know I blog if I can't sleep!
It's Bad!
-Sandy Toes

Tabitha Blue said...

I love Target!! They have such cute kiddy clothes. I always want to buy more than I was planning on when I go... I guess that's not necessarily good though :)

Your Menu for the week sounds so good! I'd be to embarrassed to put mine up, umm, pretty plain. LOL Oh, well.

Cute PJ's. I need to get some for winter soon.

Anonymous said...

I love Ina as well and I am so making that ground beef pie. Yum!

Anonymous said...

I'm so behind! I had NO time at work to blog surf--would that be called blurfing?! Your whole menu looks great and I'm jealous you actually have a set of pj's. I usually where sweatpants/t-shirt to bed. When I can't fall asleep (which is rare) I usually will just lay awake thinking.

Pearl said...

Hi Melody... I just loved hearing about your lil princess and how she has kissed her new doll-baby a million times! Just think, now that we know it, she will end up kissing her doll a Quintillion times! LOL

As for P.J.'s, or "Jammies" as I call them, No, I have no guilt at all in purchasing them and getting them as gifts. However, I absolutely will not purchase them unless they are on sale and seriously marked down. The best two deals I ever got on jammies were...
1) Blue 100% Silk Jammies $15.
2) Brushed Flannel Joe Boxer Jammies $5.
YAY... both pair were found about 4 weeks after Christmas.

I am a horrid insomniac, so when I can't sleep, even with meds, I get out of bed and work on the computer or watch TV until I feel sleepy again.

Thanks for the menu ideas + the heads-up on the bargains! Hope your day is going well... God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~


Ms. Tee said...

That's cute about your little girl - my son is not so little anymore and his feet are STILL growing! lol
When I can't sleep, I usually surf the decorating blogs! :)

Melodie said...

I have had to take prescription drugs for YEARS to help me fall asleep. I can fall asleep during the day when I lay down with the toddler for our nap, but at night, I just can't fall asleep or stay asleep on my own without the drugs. That's anxiety for ya!

Holly said...

Hey, can I come to your house Wed. night?

And isn't it great having new PJs?

Renee said...

Wonderful menu plan! Can't wait to try the ground beef pie recipe.