Monday, October 13, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - Oct. 13th - And a 'WOWSERS'!!

Holy Bloggy Cow! I cannot believe the amazing response from the oh-so-fabulous The Secret is in the Sauce's Friday Favorite highlight of my blog! 121 comments as of right now on Friday's Post! WOWSERS! I think it's going to take at least a week for me to respond to everyone. Please, give me some time, but I will make it over to your neck of the blog world! I don't know how many I will reach today...I still have a suitcase full of clothes and I JUST got my morning coffee! lol I'm exhausted, too...so when the baby goes down for a nap, I just may join her! ;-) Can't wait to visit all my new readers though...thanks again for stopping by!

So, the little adventure I was on from Thursday to Sunday was an adventure of the girl kind...a fabulous 4 days with some amazing girlfriends! Hi GIRLFRIENDS!! This was the first time leaving the baby, but I did remarkably well with it. We ventured off to gorgeously green (see the photo to the left....so green...I don't see much of green where I live) Portland, Oregon for the Women of Faith conference. It's a bit of a tradition every year. We not only stayed up late, got up early and walked a ton, we learned some valuable lessons during the conference. I was also overly excited to see Mandisa perform as well as Nicole C. Mullen. They rocked the house down! Nicole had these amazingly buff arms that would leave any woman envious and Mandisa had a confidence that would outweigh anything else on our 'wish lists'. She is an inspiring woman to say the least. That's her on the right. Not a great photo, but it's on my cell phone so not bad for that.

We laughed entirely too 'out loud' at comedian Anita Renfroe who was just on Good Morning America not too long ago. Oh my goooooodness she is HILARIOUS! She did this little song called Momsense. You HAVE to watch it! ...





She felt obligated to do a Dadsense .... hehehehe





Now, that is a HOOT!

And to update on the garage sale that my HUBBY DID ON HIS OWN ... bless him ... he got everything set up, put tags on the things I didn't have time for and it rained! He sold an OK amount of items, but not nearly as many as we were hoping. Oh well! Rain will do that! I should have a blog garage sale and list everything else! hahaha Anyway, here's to fabulous hubbies who do garage sales on their own (with the help from both our parents...bless them, too!) ;-)

I'll post more about my trip throughout the week because I have so much to include in this post. Menu Plan Monday is very important for my sanity and my pocketbook. Without it, I tend to over purchase at the grocery store and then throw tons away by the end of the week. Here's what I have planned for the week...(oh and thanks for letting me know when you try some of the recipes! I love hearing about it!)




Monday: Simple Tuna Melt - Love me something simple & good!
Tuesday: Egg Chicken Casserole - this one is for you, Auntie Donna!
Wednesday: Orange Roughy in a Mushroom Sauce - mild fish
Thursday: Lentils & Sausage - I'll post the recipe on Slow Cooking Thursday
Friday: You Won't Be Single For Long Vodka Cream Pasta by Rachael Ray- totally trying this because of the name! ha

Head over to orgjunkie.com for more fabulous meals!


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Thank you, Wendy...this one is from one of my girlfriends who attended our fabulous weekend! ;)
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Question of the Day
Where would you want to go for a Girl's Weekend?

38 comments:

Mandy said...

I did WOF in NC last year. It was awesome! Glad you had a great time. Anita Renfroe is a hoot!

Girl's Weekend? What's that? :)

Natalie said...

That tuna sandwich sounds yummy...might just have to try it this week myself :)

Kristin said...

It's because you are fabulous! Ok this week sounds yummy too bad I can't amke it myself. Food makes me sick. Did you hear my news? I am fabulously pregnant!

Lynette said...

121 whooo hhoooooo
I am so glad to hear that for you. Also, we are all glad your back from your time off. You was missed.
WOF was a great time away and one to fulfill your faith!
My fav Girl's Weekend is when we can get all togeather (we are scattered all over Texas now). And we love to eat eat eat EAT

Mom Mom said...

I would love to go to Chicago for a girl's weekend. I really want to check out IKEA and other stores there.

Of course, then I would need some money to shop! LOL!

NJDecorator said...

I have the cash4books on my blog as well. It's a good deal - just hard to find books they want!

gingela5 said...

I bet that was such an inspirational thing to go to! If I could go anywhere for a girl weekend it would be Chicago. And I would love to have no budget, shop all I want and end up on Oprah's favorite things show. haha

Mari said...

I'm so glad you put up that picture of you. You are cute as can be!
Sounds like you had a great time - what great artists to listen to and Anita Renfroe is hilarious.
As f0r a girls weekend - Your weekend sounds great. I have also done scrapbooking weekends - what fun!

Donna said...

Thanks for the shout-out. It was such a great time. Thanks for the casserole, I'll try it with the carvers this weekend! Thanks.

Sarah C. said...

This looks good! I'm glad you had a great time!

KDLOST said...

AWESOME! i know you must've had a great time. i LOVE NCM! she sings one of my all time faves.

i would like to go to nyc or paris (i wish!) for a girl's trip w/just my mom and sister... and christmas shopping... fun fun!

Sandra said...

Oh I love the photo of you :) You're beautiful!

Great menu for the week, yum.

Sounds like you had the best time with your girlfriends, how awesome.

Imperfect said...

My mom loves that video. I don't think I've see her laugh that hard in a while. Anyway, nice meal plan. Friday's meal sounds interesting.

FatGirlsSkinny said...

One of my FAVE blogger leaves me FOREVER, I'm still pouting ;)

FYI, I'll be out of town this weekend, so I won't blog. So I'm submitting my excuse note now hehee.

Girls Weekend: Anywhere! my girls and I can have fun anywhere! But I'd love love to go to vegas next year when my sis is 21!

Glad your back, no more leavin' :P

Jen said...

I am so going to try that chicken cassarole. It looks awsome. Also, love RR ;)

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Anywhere there is a comfy bed, a hot tub to relax in and good shopping and eating within walking distance. Not too much to ask for huh?

Brooke said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I have never been to Portland but am going next weekend for my cousin's wedding and I am SO excited!!

Lizzie said...

glad your SITS day went well :)

Susie said...

I would go to Vegas:-)

oº˚ Queen Bee ˚ºo said...

So glad to hear you had a great time! The tuna sandwich sounds great! Thanks for sharing and coming by today. Much Love

anissa

Kelsey said...

Sounds like an awesome conference!!!!

In answer to your question, I would love to go to NYC or Chicago for a girl's weekend! Hopefully I'll get to do that sometime soon.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

I'd totally go for a girl's weekend.

~Trish~ said...

I want to plan a girls cruise for my 40th bday :)

Maggie R said...

Hello,
Your Blog is so much fun and your menus sound so yummy....
New york City would be my pick for a week-end.... but for now it's just a dream.... VBG
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

OMG- I just bought $75.00 worth of gift certs for $12! Thanks for the resaurant.com tip!!

Serahs said...

Gosh, I really need to get back to putting together a week menu like you. I'd have to say my Girl's Weekend would be NYC or Vegas but it really depends on which girls I'm hanging out with. haha

Firefly said...

Thank you for comments :) I love your blog...and the week menu looks cool (much better than mine) LOL As for girl's weekend hmmm probably Vegas :) haven't been there in a while

Melissa Lester said...

What a great weekend! I saw the "Momsense" song awhile back and loved it, so I just had to watch the "Dadsense" also. Hilarious! And so true!

For a girls weekend, I would love to go to Savannah. It's a bit to far to drive, though. I just know I would love it, though!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

glad you had a great time- girl's weekend?? My husband would NEVER allow this!!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

I heart Nicole C. Mullen!

I actually just went on a girl's weekend in August. It was only a day and a half, but it was the perfect first getaway away from my son (who was not quite two then).

Glad you got a chance to go!

* TONYA * said...

I love Anita Renfroe. She's hilarious. I'd never heard the dad one before. Toof freaking funny.

So glad you got a weekend away.

Jennie said...

I love me some Mandesa!!! I love to go to the womens conferences.. they always lift you up, even if you did not think you needed it.... leaving your baby is always hard, I still have not done it yet with our new one...

Nina said...

Love the girls weekends. It has been a couple years now since we have done one but they are so great. In the past we always went to Tennesse which is about 6 hours from home. Always a good time!

I want to know your secret on how you got your hubby to do a garage sale. Seriously that is amazing!

Crystal said...

New york, Never been. Would like to visit there, Soon!

Tabitha Blue said...

Sounds like a great trip! And HELLO!!!! What a gorgeous picture of you and your hot post baby body!! Rock it girl :)


~Tabitha

-Bridget said...

I'm so glad you got to have your day in the sun! That's awesome.

Now I want a tuna melt.

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