Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday Musings

I found this quote yesterday on design crush. It really is the perfect quote for me right now as my to do list is getting bigger and bigger by the moment. Right now I find myself wanting to redo all kinds of things, my house, my job, my finances, my wardrobe....big, unattainable (at least unattainable in the short term) goals. I need to remember this quote.

So lets take a look at today's potential. Today I am looking forward to a clean house (by the end of the day), some crafty time, some baking and more True Blood watching with Shawn. I was up bright and early this morning, so I've already done 3 loads of laundry and most of my internet surfing and to do's. I'm waiting for Shawn to wake up so I can get to vaccuming. I'm hoping to take a load of stuff to Savers to clear out some of the clutter. I must go get birthday cake ingredients for Shawn's pistachio cake, but I have already done the rest of my grocery shopping and meal planning for the week.

Our menu for the week looks like this:

Sun (last night)-butternut squash pasta casserole (I actually made half with squash and half with broccoli since Shawn is not a fan of butternut squash and I LOVE it)
Mon-steak for Shawn, mashed potatoes and salad (I will likely make something with the rest of my squash for me)
Tue-Shawn's birthday so we will likely go out to eat, but we'll have pistachio/chocolate cake
Wed-Chicken and brown rice soup (mine will be veggie and rice)
Thurs-Shawn's dinner night
Fri-brocolli and potato soup

Can you tell I'm in a soup mood. It's supposed to rain Wed, so it should be good soup weather. Speaking of food, there's a few recipes I've tried in the past month that I need to share. These have become some of my favorite recipes.

Moroccan Stuffed Squash I made this in two pots, making one with the meat for Shawn and one for me with chickpeas instead of ground beef. Really delicious!

Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew Super delicious!

Crispy Peanut Butter Treats
These come from Alicia Silverstone's Kind Diet book, which I would like to get. These are made with better for you ingredients and tast delicious. I highly recommend them.

Today I am hosting the Monday Challenge at Scrap for a Cure. The challenge is all about journaling. Create a page where journaling is the focus. Here's my page:

Here's another page I did about my 2010 goals. I used the January Sketch from SFAC created by Jana Eubank.

Happy Monday!


Danielle January 11, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

your menu looks yummy! I love your pages, too! :)

Andrea January 11, 2010 at 1:19 PM  

Mmm, I think we'll try the peanut butter krispies this week. Good thing I'm going grocery shopping tomorrow ;).

And I like the quote. I often find when I'm overwhelmed with all the "I wants" of my life from BIG to SMALL, I need to look at all the "I haves" to re-focus my energy and see just how blessed I am. Then the list seems to get prioritized just fine after that :).

Happy Week!

ChoirPres January 11, 2010 at 3:11 PM  

Love, Love, Love ALL of it! The quote, the recipes, the pages, all of it! Your week (year!) is off to a wonderful start =)

Princess Jessie Pants January 11, 2010 at 3:26 PM  

What a great blog post!! Love it all too. So fun chatting with you this morning! Loves!!

Houston January 12, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

I'm in a soup mood too... must be that time of year. Great layouts sweet girl!

Patti January 12, 2010 at 3:37 PM  

these are adorable! and love the food references YUM!

Deanna Kroll January 13, 2010 at 5:27 AM  

Love your pages, and will be back for the recipe references! Thanks girl. :)

Liz Chidester January 13, 2010 at 3:34 PM  

Adorable projects!!

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