Sunday, April 27, 2014

April 2014 Week #4 Meal Plan

This weeks menu! 
I can't believe it is already the end of the month! 
2014 is going very fast. 


[C.o.m.i.n.g U.p]
- Loaded Baked Potato & Chicken Casserole
- Potato Salad
- Mushroom Pork Chops
- Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Egg Sandwiches!

These freezer egg sandwiches are super easy, quick and yummy. 
They are great for busy mornings with work, school, or other activities. 

All You Need; 
  • Eggs 
  • Ham / Bacon
  • Cheese Slices
  • English Muffins 
Take a muffin tin and spray it with a cooking spray.
Break one egg into each spot. 
Pierce egg with a sharp knife to break the yolk. 
Salt and pepper to taste. 
Bake in oven at 350 degrees until cooked through. 
13 - 15 minutes. 
Notice one of the muffins missing in the second photo? Apparently J wanted a snack!

While the eggs are cooking, slice the english muffins in half and place a cheese slice on one half. Place ham or cooked bacon on opposite half of the muffin. 
Once eggs are cooked remove them from the pan and place on top of cheese. 
Top the muffin with the other half. 
Allow to cool a few minutes before wrapping in plastic wrap. 
I wrap all sandwiches individually then place them flat into a large freezer safe bag. 
I freeze immediately. 
I make 6 egg sandwiches to freeze every week. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

April Week #3 Meal Plan

We're getting back into the swing of things this week after being away, and the Easter long weekend. 

Recipes Already on the Blog; 
~ Homemade Buns (For Pulled Pork)

Lookout for; 
~ BBQ chicken pizza
~ Beef Nachos

Saturday, April 19, 2014

hip hop hooray!

Spring, chocolates, candies, easter eggs 
Some of my favorite things!

I hope you all have a fantastic holiday &
spend time with the people who mean the most to you. 
Good food, good people, good fun
is my motto today! 

Have an amazing weekend lovelies!

* New menu plan will be posted on Monday! Yay!*


Sunday, April 13, 2014

and we're off!

We're off to Toronto for a few days for some medical appointments for J. 

We will be back and the blog will be updated when we are! 


Have a lovely week everyone!

- - K


Monday, April 7, 2014

April 2014 Meal Plan Week #2

This is going to be another busy week for us! 
We leave on Sunday the 13th of April for a two night trip to Toronto. 
Sounds fun doesn't it? 
Well it won't be. 
2 days of greyhounds, medical testings, and sending more time at the hospital than in the actual hotel. 
I have a million things to finalize before leaving, so I needed fast, healthy meals to make up for the three days of room service and restaurants that is coming up. 


Have a lovely week! 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Easy to Do Vegetable Baggies

I'm always buying baby carrots, bell peppers, celery, and cucumbers weekly. 
I was realizing that these items were not always getting eaten before they would spoil. 
I decided that there had to be an easier, better way to eat these vegetables. 
And I found one. 

I chopped up my peppers, cucumbers, celery, and carrots and wash everything. 
I took some sandwich sized bags and portioned everything as evenly as I could. 
I made as many bags as my veges allowed. 
I put all the finished bags in a opened container in the fridge. 
Now all the vegetable bags are easily accessible, and ready to go for lunches, snacks, and grab and go. 
Great Idea!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Donations to Goodwill

It may not look like spring outside, but I am already in spring-cleaning mood. 
I recently cleaned out our closet, kitchen cupboards, coat/shoe closet, and worked on our spare room. 
When it was all completed there were about 8 large garbage bags full of clothes for our local goodwill. Along with 6 boxes of old kitchen utensils, pots and pan. We have also gone through our childhood keepsakes and gotten rid of anything that we did not want to store any longer. 
It ended up taking two separate car trips, but was well worth all the work.

 It felt great when we dropped off our donations. 
It was such a relief to both donate to a good cause, and to come home to a less cluttered house hold. 
Win-Win situation. 

I highly recommend you go through your closets, cupboards, and garages. 
If you haven't wore it or used it in the last 12 months donate it! 

*reminder - only items that can be used should be donated. if something is broken beyond repair do not donate it. find a place to properly dispose of it*

Find your local Goodwill Donation Center Here;


Friday, April 4, 2014

Fresh Homemade Pico De Gallo

Nothing is better than fresh homemade pico. 
It is so versatile and delicious and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. 

- Tomatoes
- Red Onion
- Cilantro 
- Lime Juice
- Salt & Pepper

I chopped up half an onion, half of a tomato, a few sprigs of cilantro and half of a lime worth of juice.
Throw it in a bowl add salt and pepper to taste and give it a good stir. 
Use pico on tacos, salads, quesadillas, burritos or eat it with chips!

*I recommend using pico de gallo within 4-5 hours*

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Stockpile ~ April 2014

I've received some emails lately asking for some updated photos of my stockpile. 
Well, you're all in luck because I just re-organized it and it looks all pretty for photos!
  1. Kleenex Boxes
  2. Toilet Paper Rolls
  3. Paper Towel Rolls

  1. Fabric Softener
  2. Kleenex Boxes
  3. Powder Laundry Detergent
  4. Liquid Laundry Detergent
  1. Floor Cleaners & Dish Soap
  2. Stove / Kitchen Cleaners
  3. Carpet Cleaners
  4. Window Cleaners
  5. All Purpose Sprays
  1. Air Fresheners
  2. Shampoos & Conditioners
  3. Mens & Womens Body Wash

  1. Cleaning Wipes
  2. Air Fresheners
  1. All Opened / On The Go Products 
  2. Trash Bags
  3. Air Freshener Samples
  4. Dog Treats / Iron / Laundry Pods
  5. Bathroom Cleaners / Saran / Foil / Storage Bags

  1. Foil, Saran, Parchment,Storage Bags, Bathroom Cleaners
  2. Bulk Sugar
  3. Bulk Flour
  4. Doggie Food

And there you have it folks!
If you have any questions about my stockpile or how I do it,
please feel free to email me;

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April 2014 Week #1 Menu

This week I am trying to keep things simple. 
We have a lot going on this month. 
Medical appointments in and out of town, vet visits, and trying to find 3 rambunctious little puppies their forever homes.
I've got a lot of planning to do for our finances for our regular bills, and i have to add on a two night trip to Toronto with food, hotel, and travel. 
So, this month I am basing my meal plans more on what I have already in my fridge, freezer, and pantry and what is on sale in the ad flyers. 

Recipes already on the blog;

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


wow 2014.
could you be going any faster?!

this month looks like its going to be a busy one for us medical wise. 
J will have his 6 month post transplant assessment (um, wasn't it just yesterday I was sitting in the surgical waiting room?!) and we will have to go back to Toronto for a few days for the testing. 

I have already shipped are 5 dogs off to various places (much easier to split up the big ones and puppies then to try and find one person to take on the job of 5 dogs). 
Oscar will go to my parents. 
Molly will go to my sisters (her kids are in love with molly!).
And the puppies will be going to my friend Courtney's house (which is great because she is buying one of them!)

Hopefully this April we will experience better weather and it will start looking like spring outside! 
Our dogs are definitely hating the prolonged winter we seemed to have this year, and I would love to get the little ones outside to play before they go to their forever homes (*tear!*)

So I say .. 
Dear April, 
Please bring us; 
- good weather 
- a safe trip to Toronto
- positive medical results
- more patience 
- and more smiles

Always remember - April Showers Bring May Flowers 

have a fantastic day lovelies and an even better April 2014!