Monday, September 15, 2014

Meal Plan Monday

Happy gets his second round of braces this week. We'd really hoped that by getting him braces early, his teeth would turn as they dropped into place. But there is one tooth being a jerk, and so he'll have braces for the rest of the school year. He didn't mind having braces, unless we were having ribs or corn on the cob.

Monday (Archery, Scouts - Braces)   Balsamic blue salad w/ grilled chicken
Tuesday (Taekwondo)   Chicken with 40 cloves & mashed potatoes
Wednesday (Soccer x 2)   Pizza
Thursday (Taekwondo)   Fajitas
Friday   Shanghai Pasta
Saturday (Soccer x 2)    Burgers & potato salad
Sunday   (Hula) Grilled chicken & cauliflower

Monday, September 08, 2014

Meal Plan Monday

Once the school year starts, I hate meal planning. It's fine to make a nice dinner when we'll all sit around the table and enjoy it. But cooking things that can be served immediately, and stored in the crock pot for the second shift...not so much fun. I wish more activities were after school instead of at meal time.

Monday (Archery, Soccer, Scouts)   Greek salad w/ pitas
Tuesday (Taekwondo)   Spaghetti & meatballs
Wednesday (Soccer x 2)   Cashew chicken & rice
Thursday (Taekwondo)   Fajitas
Friday (Birthday party)   One Pot Salmon Coconut Curry Pasta
Saturday (Soccer x 2)    Fish tacos
Sunday   (Hula) Grilled chicken & broccoli

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Romance Cooks

I'm sharing Lauren's Red Potato and Bacon Salad (Cooking Up A Seduction) on Romance Cooks ::

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Caribbean Cowboy

I wish life had lined up so I could write faster about Nik Hansen. In the mean time...

Monday, June 09, 2014

What Google Really Thinks of Me

I was stalking The Bloggess and she did a post about Googlism, a site that gives you the straight poop on what Google thinks of you. Of course this made me curious, as most things do. I had check it out. Careful, it's not like you can unlearn these things about yourself.

jenna is famous
jenna is ecstatic
jenna is even dumber than her father
jenna is the answer to a mothers prayers
jenna is appearing on live with regis on monday
jenna is described as "bubbly" and “a blue
jenna is known along the strip
jenna is certainly special
jenna is like that also in real life
jenna is winning
jenna is really concentrating here
jenna is in the building
jenna is knowledgeable about spacecraft
jenna is torn about her future
jenna is a masterpiece
jenna is a chameleon
jenna is more than a woman
jenna is a chip off the old block
jenna is all business on the wrestling mat
jenna is a goddess
jenna is a very sweet

Friday, May 02, 2014

Greetings From the Review Trail

Cooking Up A Seduction has been getting some great reviews lately...

I give Cooking Up Seduction 5 Fangs only because 6 isn’t allowed. Hot steamy romance mixed with yummy described food makes an awesome tale. -- Authors That Rock

A lovely, fun and smooth read that I can heartily recommend to even the most discerning of romance readers. -- Rage, Sex & Teddy Bears

I will try to keep my gushing about this book small, but that will be difficult as this was such a fantastic read. This is one I know you won't regret reading. -- Sarah Says Read Romance

Thursday, May 01, 2014

That Time I Got Stabbed At My Brother's Wedding

We're just back from a trip to DC for my brother's wedding. The bride was gorgeous, the ceremony touching, the pictures full of personality & the reception was off the hook! Until I got stabbed.

By a pencil thin stiletto heel, in my toe. I may have disinfected it with a shot of vodka. It wasn't nice vodka, I wouldn't be so wasteful. But it did end my dancing early, even before my one-year-old niece stole the spotlight with her rendition of the hokey pokey.

I think my bridesmaid season is ending. My brothers are all married, as are many of my friends. Which is fine, because I am a dynamite wedding guest but kind of a lackadaisical bridesmaid. I'm the one trying to get everyone to have some champagne and cracking jokes. The MOH in this wedding was fierce! It was awesome to watch her in action. Reminded me of my own MOH :)

This wedding was doubly special for our family because we welcomed two new members into our brand of crazytown - the lovely bride and my too-cute-for-words nephew. He's only six-weeks and he made it into the family portrait! My mom was so excited. I hope I didn't pull a face in that pic, because I have a feeling it will be hanging in my parents living room forever.