After being so crazy for what feels like forever, we FINALLY had a weekend at home with ZERO things planned. It was wonderful and much needed! To say our house had been neglected this summer would be somewhat of an understatement. So, we spent about 8 hours doing yardwork. And I must say, the yard looks pretty darn good now! We filled 6 huge lawn bags with weeds, cut down bushes, and a dead tree!!! During the weekend, we also got to catch up with a high majority of our KC crew (dinner with Kate/ Jon on Wednesday, Dad/ Becky Thursday, Mom/ Jer/ boys Sat, and with Kalee/ Ryan Sunday.) So that part was fabulous as well! I have also had QUITE the additiction with the website “pinterest.com”, and have been a pinning fool! I have tried 4 new recipes this week (recipes below), and am in the process of 2 more right now.
We also got Halloween decorations out this weekend. Despite some minor drama, we ended up with a hay bale, and now just need some pumpkins to finish it off. I also created a new decoration from a pinterest idea…it only took about 10 unsupervised minutes for Paisley to dig into the candy corn…Pictures from the weekend:
Pinterest recipes I have tried (and would recommend) if anybody is in the mood to try something new!
Petite lasagnas; lest wasteful and a fun (less messy) way to serve lasagna: http://www.canyoustayfordinner.com/2010/11/04/petite-lasagnas/
Grilled shrimp (the rice recipe with it is to die for!); even Ryan loved this one!http://www.ourbestbites.com/2008/08/sweet-and-spicy-honey-grilled-shrimp/
Thai Chicken Pasta (just so so- VERY heavy on the PB): http://www.singforyoursupperblog.com/pasta/thai-chicken-pasta/
Oreo brownies (pretty much tastes like you would expect it to): http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/new-recipes/cookies-n-cream-oreo-fudge-brownies.html
Parmesan baked french fries (just came out of the oven and first bite was fantastic!):http://playwithsugar.blogspot.com/2009/07/oven-baked-parmesan-seasoned-fries.html
Oh, and one extra minor detail. Today, we bought a new car!!! We will get it at the end of this week or beginning of next week- pictures to come! :o)