Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This Weeks' Menu (Partial)

So happy that fall is here! We were definitely hitting the point in the kitchen where we needed some inspiration - and then bam! cooler weather arrived and the comfort foods started sounding oh-so good! This week we brought back some fall favorites for dinner! Has to be a simple week since things are little rushed in the evenings and we definitely take advantage of our left overs if it really hits the spot. If not, we would typically freeze the leftovers.

Sunday Dinner: Skillet Burgers (aka Homemade Sloppy Joes)
I reduce the amount of mustard in this recipe down to a just a smidge because it is not my favorite flavor and if you use the amount called for - it really stands out
Monday Lunch: Left Overs from our Cheesecake Factory Date Night on Saturday (Garlic Noodles w/ Chicken)
Monday Dinner: Meatball Subs
(spaghetti sauce with frozen meatballs (thought about doing this recipe for homemade meatballs - BUT like I said it's a busy week), sub sandwiches brushed with garlic powder, Italian seasoning spices blended into melted butter and toasted before adding the meatballs and serving)
Tuesday Lunch: Left Over Skillet Burgers
Tuesday Lunch: Leftover Meatball Subs - maybe add spaghetti for a side
(they were a big enough hit to do again! - plus we still have two pieces of sub bread left)
Wednesday Lunch: Leftover Meatball subs - or spaghetti with meatballs since we will be out of the bread
Wednesday Dinner: Left Over Skillet Burgers

Rest of the week - undecided - I am more of a cook on a whim type person so it is hard to plan out too far. But I was hoping to do maybe a crock pot meal for dinner - so maybe something chickeny - like Creamy Broccoli Chicken over Rice, Chicken & Noodles, or Angel Chicken (some new recipes to try out!)

Snacks: Kettle Corn - We are on our THIRD batch of this so far! So good! Though I reduced the amount of salt to just a sprinkle and increased the sugar by another 2 tablespoons. So 4 tablespoons in the popper before things get popping and then another table spoon after the kernels start popping!

Any favorite fall recipes to share? Link them in the comments! I'd love to add them to my list of new recipes to try!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ultimate Baby Shower Song List

My husband and I put together a cd of songs for my friend's baby shower almost 4 years ago now - and it is still one of my all time favorite list of songs to play at parties, baby showers, or just any old day! (listening to it now)

Here's the mix: (yes, there are a few duplicates but that is how we made the list so I thought I would stay true to how it really is)

  1. Beautiful Day - U2
  2. Blackbird - The Beatles
  3. How Sweet It Is - Michael Buble
  4. Stay Up Late - Talking Heads
  5. Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
  6. Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
  7. Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
  8. I Me You I'm Yours - Jim Noir
  9. How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
  10. Popsicle Toes - Diana Krall & Michael Franks
  11. C'est Si Bon - Eartha Kitt
  12. Whenever I see Your Smiling Face - James Taylor
  13. How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
  14. What A Wonderful World - Michael Buble
  15. I Feel the Earth Move - Mandy Moore
  16. How Sweet It Is - Michael Buble
  17. I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King
  18. What a Wonderful World - Michael Buble
  19. You Life Up My Life - Leann Rimes
  20.  I feel the Earth Move - Mandy Moore
  21. You are The Sunshie of My Life - Frank Sinatra
  22. Extraordinary - Mandy Moore
  23. A Kiss to Build a Dream On - Louie Armstrong
  24. My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
  25. Dance Me to the End of Love - Madeleine Peyroux
  26. My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Sophie Millman
  27. Agua De Beber - Sophie Millman
  28. Tell Mama - Etta James
  29. Besame Mucho - Diana Krall
  30. Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes - Taj Mahal
  31. Come, Sing Me a Song - Sing-Sing
  32. Danke Schoen - Wayne Newton
  33. Fever - Peggy Lee
  34. Fools In Love - Inara George (Grey's Anatomy Sound Track)
  35. The Good Life - Bobby Darin
  36. I Put Myself Together- Charles Brown
  37. The Look Of Love - Diana Krall
  38. Los Angeles Blues - Peggy Lee
  39. A Lot of Livin' To Do - Nancy Wilson
  40. Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
UPDATED! Here's a link to the iMix of this playlist in iTunes!