Monday, February 15, 2010

Cute Shoes and The Start of Our Fifth Week

What did we do while snowed in?
We went shopping, of course!
I was surfing the net and reading blogs when I came across a blog called "She's Got it Going On." She is a twenty something who loves to shop and finds amazing deals. She blogs each day about the specials she has found. One day, last week, during the Blizzard of 2010, she listed an AWESOME deal at for $10 shoes. Yes. $10 shoes!! When I went and peeked I could not believe how cute they were and what a wide variety they had.
Although Christmas was a scant two months ago I thought "10 Bucks? For cute, fun shoes? Yes ma'am!" and I told the girls to each pick a pair.
Look how adorable these are:

The Squirrel's are gray fabric and are rouched.
Wallene's are black leather [the whole shoe] with real feathers on the top.
To say they are thrilled that UPS played catch up on a holiday is an understatement. To be fair they arrived here in less than a week even with all the snow we have. Nice job UPS!
As we enter our fifth week of "Menu Meals" I thought I would share with you what Pooldad made for dinner [and may I add he did it all by himself!]:
Cornish game hens, wild rice, steamed broccoli and yeast rolls
The kids have never had the hens and it has been years for Pooldad and me. Holy smokes these were good. The kids were tickled with their own little chickens and did an awesome job of cleaning to the bones [especially Squirrel]. I wasn't nearly as successful so we took my leftovers and what Wallene had left and froze it for chicken pot pie on Friday - bonus! An additional bonus is that they were only $2.50 each - fresh broccoli was .40 cents a serving and wild rice was .25 cents per so I think we received quite the bargain of a meal for $3.15 for each of us. [The yeast rolls were homemade - they are pennies each.]
I am still really happy I decided to do the year long menu. We haven't deviated once or skipped a day for take out/delivery. I am discovering though that many of the meals I make all the time have a enough leftover for another meal which I hadn't counted on and planned a new meal for the next night. Oops. But it is working out for the best because I am filling my freezer with already cooked meals that I can just defrost and serve when they are next up in the rotation plus in many cases we have enough for Pooldad's lunch too.
On the snow front - it was supposed to snow three more inches tonight but thankfully it didn't because there is simply no place to put anymore snow. It is ridiculous. Still - the kids do have a delayed opening tomorrow. heehee.


Amy said...

I love the feather shoes. So cute!

I am so impressed with your menu planning. I have a hard time sticking to a menu each week because I change my mind. It is something I need to work on. I actually have been proctastinating the big grocery trip for the next two weeks becuase I want to try to plan a more detailed menu.

Hope you guys aren't too cold!!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Score on those shoes! My youngest is a shoe hoarder and I will not share this website with her! She has no control. It is snowing here right now. I had to shovel the sidewalk on the side of the building. I haven't had to shovel since moving from MN! I just hope it lets up for my flight out on Sat!

Rudee said...

The shoes are adorable. Dinner looks pretty good, too.

Up next on my knitting to-do list is the rest of your socks. We are 1 and 1/2 of a foot there. Hurry Rudee, hurry!

kate said...

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Life in the mom lane said...

Those shoes are really cute!!!! My girls love Charlotte Ruse too... I am really impressed with Pooldad's culinary skills! that dinner looked yummy!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

I need to go find your menu plan post. Sounds like something my life could definitely use.

Those are very cute shoes. I love shoes. My daughter loves shoes. Too bad we don't wear the same size. Her feet are bigger than mine.