Dinner Tonight

It was this past Monday that I made the salads in the Mason jars so it’s been a week.  Tonight I added sliced strawberries, which had been in separate jars but whole, toasted almonds, carrots, Parmesan cheese chunks, grilled chicken and homemade croutons and we had a delicious, oh so easy to prepare and healthy meal.  Perfect after working outside and being tired and hot!

Dinner

Dinner

Early this afternoon, I poured some balsamic dressing over three chicken breasts and stuck them back in the fridge.  Vince grilled them but I only cut up one for the salads.  Why is it that if we were eating chicken breasts for dinner, along with a salad, I would have had one and Vince would have had two but we each had half of one with the salad and were satisfied?

Dinner

Dinner

The salads were pretty, as well as delicious and healthy!

Dinner

Dinner

Hardly any mess to clean up — really just two bowls and two forks.

Leftovers

Leftovers

Two leftover chicken breasts went into a Mason jar.  One will be sliced and served with carmelized onions, cheese and guacomole on flour tortillas tomorrow for lunch.  I have borracho beans to go with that.  The other will be made into chicken salad for lunch on Tuesday.

How’s that for stretching the food budget and cutting my time in the kitchen?

 

Planning Rabbits

Yesterday, all day, all I wanted to do was knit rabbits.  I even told myself that as soon as I finished one more feather on Dreambird, I was going to start a rabbit.  I finished the feather.  I got out the yarn, the needles, the pattern.  I read.  Then I said to myself . . NO!  You are going to finish Dreambird!  Oh . . have you ever seen such self-discipline?  I shouldn’t be patting myself on the back til Dreambird is finished.  It’s never too early or too late for me to mess up my plans!

But, as I think about making Little Cotton Rabbits’ bunny, I came up with a plan . .

Red/White

Red/White

. . if I make red and white striped stockings and red shoes, then that will go with a red and white Valentine dress, a red and white or red/white/green Christmas dress, a red/white/blue Independence Day dress. Lots of options so the first bunny I make will have red and white stockings and red shoes.

But . . the first rabbit I make will not be made until Dreambird is finished.  Yep . . that’s what I said!  :)

 

 

Stash Report – Week 37, 2013

Nothing added this week but I did cut up “kits” to make 50 blocks for Alycia’s Block Drive.

Used this Week:  4-1/2 yards
Used year to Date: 187-1/2 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 13 yards
Net Used for 2013: 174-1/2 yards