Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
1 package (120 g) Uncle Ben’s Stuff ‘N Such Traditional Sage dressing mix (4 oz)
1 tablespoon brown sugar (5 mL)
8 half inch thick boneless pork chops, trimmed (680 g or 1 1/2 lb)
1 can cream of mushroom soup (284 mL or 10 oz)
1/3 soup can of water
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (30 mL)
1.Preheat oven to broil.
2.Prepare stuffing in a pot following package directions and add brown sugar.
Place chops in a large oven-safe cake pan and broil at close range about 1 to 2 minutes per side.
4.Remove chops from pan and drain excess grease. Reset oven to 350 F (175 C).
5.Return chops to pan. Mound stuffing on top of each pork chop.
6.Combine in this order in the used stuffing pot (no heat): soup, gradually stir in water and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until well blended and spoon equally over stuffed chops. Bake in hot oven. Set timer for 25 minutes.
I served it with roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli. I just cubed my potatoes, tossed them with a little olive oil and some Mrs. Dash seasoning mix (original) and put them in the oven next to the pork! It would go great with rice too though.
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Sunday, January 24, 2010
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Saturday, January 23, 2010
Let me explain...
My darling husband has been working his butt off lately to finish a job that is about to get turned over and is behind schedule. He has been onsite working 12 hour days then coming home and doing 4 hours of paperwork, then he goes to bed and does it all over again the next day. This means: No family time, no couple time, just a grumpy, tired, sore, hubby that just wants to be left alone. NO LOVE!
My darling son did something so revolting and disgusting yesterday that he is lucky he is on planet earth today. He tricked me into giving him a hug and wiped boogers in my hair. Yes you heard me right. BOOGERS! My daughter told on him, but I was so grossed out I went for a shower and he is grounded for the weekend. Here is my dilemma... Now I don't want to hug him because I am afraid he will wipe boogers in my hair. I think he learnt his lesson though. I explained to him that it hurt my feelings that he would trick me like that and that it was not funny at all and I asked him if he likes it when I hug him. He said yes. I told him that by doing that he makes me afraid to hug him. He has apologized profusely. I let him out of his room but he is still grounded from video games and the computer. NO LOVE!
My darling daughter decided that it sounded fun to have mom afraid to hug you. (probably not really, but that's how it feels!) She gave me a hug today and pulled my hair. She says it was to show me how it felt after I accidently pulled her hair. NO LOVE!
So.... Mexico anyone? I hear the beach is really nice at this time of the year!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
I am trying to distract myself by reading other blogs, surfing the internet, watching "Hoarder's" etc.
How do you distract yourself from stress? Do you have any links you to share with me to help distract me? :)
Sunday, January 10, 2010
As for the cleaning... The tree came down yesterday and I rearranged the living room and vaccuumed under all the furniture and I have been keeping up on laundry pretty well, so hopefully my hubby is noticing the efforts! In the meantime, I have not been as good at keeping up on the dishes. I have been baking a lot lately and it seems to dirty a lot of dishes! In my attempts to keep the junk out of the house I have been baking a lot from scratch. Bread, buns, stuffed breadsticks for lunches, etc! It is a lot cheaper than buying bread products and healthier because there isn't any preservatives to give them a longer shelf life.
I am still working on the job situation. I applied for a bunch more the other day. Hopefully I will get some interviews and get something good! I just want something that makes me happy, where I enjoy going to work everyday, and that will be the type of job that stays at work. Where I am not bringing my stress home with me. Know what I mean?
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I made a couple of resolutions:
- Lose 30-40 lbs by this time next year. That works out to be only 3-4 lbs a month. Very do-able!
- Be a better housekeeper.
- Get a job I love that will take me through until we are ready to start trying to conceive #3. (about 2-3 years away)
- Be more patient with my kids.
- Save enough money to finally go on my honeymoon.
- Either sell or get a long term renter for my townhouse.
We started working on number 2 already. Today my kids were told to clean their rooms. They told me when they were "done" and I had to go up to inspect. All they had done was clean a bare spot on the floor. So I spent most of my day helping the kids sort and purge in their rooms and it is amazing how nice my daughter's room looks! My son's still has about an hour's worth of work left in it tomorrow. I need to get the house to a manageable level of cleanliness so that it isn't such a big chore to clean it! It is amazing how much 4 people can accumulate in six months! That's about the last time I did a good deep purge, cleaning out cupboards and reorganizing. I had to make room for wedding stuff!
I think the Christmas stuff will hang out for a few more days then it will all get packed away too so that I can rearrange the living room again and hang up my new pictures!
What are your resolutions? Do you ever manage to keep to them? I don't really, and they tend to be the same every year, but for at least 4 weeks I do really well!!!