Sunday, February 20, 2011

A few weeks

I know, it has been a few weeks since I have blogged, but honestly nothing interesting has happened in the last couple of weeks. Chris goes to work, kids go to school, I do my every day house work and cooking. We did have a good birthday for Chris back on the 11th. That whole weekend was fun. Friday the 11th we had just a ton of friends over and a lot of kids. Chris and I did dinner for everyone. We had caught 6 big trout over the previous few weeks and decided that this was the perfect time to have them eaten up. Chris got his smoker from Ethan and we got all  6 of those fish smoked up for everyone. With a green salad Brianne made and Candy's German potato salad it was awesome! I did make some bourbon chicken for those that were not into the fish eating and also did some hot dogs for the kiddos that were here. With plenty to drink in the house (adult beverages and non adult beverages), it was a fun time had by all.

We then decided that we would take all the kids to go see Gnoemeo and Juliet. Invited Candy and her 2 boys, and off to the movies we went. Of course they only had it in 3-D which was fine with us all. But did you know that if you don't have the glasses, you much purchases those glasses (and keep them for later use) to use. So, for 6 of us (4 kids 2 adults) to go see this 3-D movie and buy the glasses, we spent $61.00!!!! OMG!! Are you serious?!?!?!? Thank god we all got a $10 gift card for the movies at Christmas time. So, guess what we used to get in? This meant of course that I would have to pay out of pocket for the goodies. Now, with 4 kids it can get spendy. We got a kid snack pack for each kid at $4.75 each, and then a drink and popcorn for Chris and I to share. I spend $29.00 just at the concession stand for all that. Crazy how the movies have gotten so pricey and this is for an afternoon movie!!! I know that it's been getting bad, and we like to take the kids to the movies to give them that exposure, but this is starting to get crazy!

After the movie we headed over to Chris's moms house so we could do the "family" dinner night. Sally (Chris's mom) was doing all of Chris's favorites. Turkey, dressing, potatoes and salad. Only the turkey for some odd reason wasn't cooking fast enough. At 6pm the turkey was still only at 125* and if you know meat, it has to be at least 170* before you can serve it. Which is going to take at least another hour. The kids are starving at this point!!! Dennis (Chris's brother) heads up to the grocery store to get some New Yorkers that we can just throw onto the BBQ and eat now! He gets back with the steaks and onto the BBQ they go, and we are eating within 15 minutes. Dinner was awesome and it was nice sitting down and able to have Chris enjoy a nice birthday weekend.

Other then that, not much going on. I have tried some new recipes over the last week, so I will be posting those, along with the awesome Chicken Fajitas we had at my Pampered Chef party that we had today! That was some pretty good food!!

Until next time!

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