This and That...

Tonight I made meatloaf for dinner. We were all dying for something different, something 'fall-like'. It is just too hot in the summer to cook in the oven so we do alot of grilling. Yummy as it is sometimes you just need some 'comfort food'. Now it was about 106 today but it is officially fall so I made meatloaf. It was yum-o and I think my family really enjoyed it. I have a super quick and easy 'recipe' - about 1 1/2 lbs ground beef, one pack of onion soup mix and one egg. That's it. Easy peasy. I also made sweet potatoes (one sweet potato in the microwave for about 6 min, remove skin, mash with butter and brown sugar) and mashed (Idohoan package - too much sodium but oh so quick and yummy). Two potatoes you ask? Isn't that too much starch? Why yes it is but Little Miss doesn't like white potatoes (yea!) and my husband won't eat sweet potatoes unless they are adorned with marshmallows. We also had steamed broccoli.




Tomorrow Little Miss is having her friend sleep over for the first time. She is so excited. Tonight she printed out a bunch of printables from the Disney website for the two of them to do. She printed 2 of everything. I am going to pick up a pizza from Nick and Willy's to bake at home. Last year our hockey team sold these buy one get one free cards from there as a fundraiser so I will use that. Then I thought I would let them decorate some Halloween cookies and watch the new Barbie Diamond Castle movie. I thought about a craft but they only have a few hours - they both go to bed pretty early and I think by 8:30 they will be done.


Why does anyone think it is okay to come over to my house at 5:22 pm on a school night without calling (well, she did call as she was driving down the driveway)?? I was right in the middle of getting dinner ready - had just taken the meatloaf out in fact. It was a hockey mom bringing 10 bags of hockey equipment for our rink which is so greatly appreciated but my husband was out there for about 15-20 minutes getting everything and chatting. Thank goodness the gravy masked the fact that some of the food was getting a little cold. :) I know I am a little rigid and know that most people aren't that way and that most people don't eat dinner as early as we do but still....


My daughter informed me today that Saturday is the Nick 'World wide day of play'. I asked what that meant (not sure that I really wanted to know) and she said 'oh that means Nick is off- no shows' - Hallelujah!! Check out the website for more information.






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Laurie Anne said…
MMMMMMMMMM meatloaf. That sound good for dinner tonight. Throw in some mashed potatoes and gravy. Yup, dinner is planned. the best part of meatloaf, the sandwhiches the next day :0)

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