Once upon a time all of my siblings and I planned to buy a col de sac where we would all build our dream homes (with a park, maybe a few roller coasters and a froyo establishment) and all live happily ever on the same street. The only problem is that my siblings did not follow through and they moved away.
My brother from Arizona came up to visit (his wife and kiddos are here for a few weeks) for a day. He is taking the Bar Exam at the end of this month and so he has been studying 20 hours a day.
My dad picked up Billy and I from the airport and as soon as we heard that my brother was at my parent’s house we told my dad to take us straight there.
His cutest little girl that will only be 9 months older than my little girl = they will be best friends forever (along with another SIL that is expecting a girl in October).
For dinner we had brown rice, jello and Russian Chicken. My mom marinades the chicken in russian dressing and apricot preserves, it is delicious. Nothing green on my plate because the veggies were all gone by the time we got there!?!?
This weeks awesome find: LEMONADE!!!
Sunday night is not complete without dessert and so the SIL and I stepped up to the plate to fulfill everyone’s need.
It has been a full 1.5 weeks since I have had my peanut butter cookies and it was a beautiful reunion. My freezer is now fully stocked again with my favorite cookie. My mom added chocolate chips to a few and said they were delicious that way.
My challenge for the next month:
-As you know we are moving soon to a pretty pricey area. I am challenging myself to not spend any money on food before we leave to save a little bit.
This means no eating out (except for if we use a gift card…we have a bunch to Cafe Rio that need to be used up. Other exceptions include if my sweet mother offers to take me out). We also have a freezer and fridge full of food that needs to be eaten and so grocery shopping would be silly (grapes are my only exception because as a 33 week pregnant girl it is something I eat and need every night at 2 a.m.) Be prepared to see some very interesting meals and us eating dinner at my parent’s house every night.
This is going to be hard. Real hard.
Would the not eating out part of the challenge be tough for you?
Is anyone else doing any sort of challenge? Any challenges you have made for yourself in the past? Did you follow through?
Favorite thing to marinade your chicken in?
Any ARIZONIANS reading?!?!?