Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I have ALWAYS got the notion!

This week's Iron Craft Challenge (#9) was "I've Got A Notion".  We were supposed to use materials from the notions aisle and highlight them in our project.  I had some fun cowboy buttons that I'd been saving up for a project as well as some cool new burlap ribbon that I wanted to try.

I decided to make these fun Cowboy Hair Clips for the girls.  I used leftover fabric from a dress that I made for Addie over the weekend.  Annalise has a little shirt in the same fabric; but, I'm not quite finished with it yet.  I crafted some fabric flowers and then attached a cowboy themed button to the center of each.  I wrapped some giant snap clips in wide burlap ribbon and attached my homemade flowers.  

Addie had hers on at the crack of dawn this morning so I guess it's a crafty win!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday's Sunday Supper Plans

I'm a day late on my menu planning for the week.  I was forced to spend all weekend locked away in a river front house crafting with friends AND then we had dinner out last night.  I know what you're thinking, and, yes, it was all just as terrible as it sounds.

The pics are from last week's "Mexican Night"; or, if you prefer the unabridged format: "AGHGHGGHH, There Is Shredded Cheese Everywhere,  I Swear This Is THE LAST TIME I Am Making Mexican Night".

This Week I'm planning...

Monday:  Roast Chicken with Carrots, Macaroni and Cheese and Zucchini Cake for dessert.

Tuesday:  Lentil Rogan Josh, Curried Rice and Naan.  (We're studying India this week so I thought the kids could help with this dinner prep -not certain how much help they'll be with the actual eating; but, sometimes they surprise me!).

Wednesday:  T-Ball Night, so it's the ever popular "Bowl of Noodles" at 4:30 dinner.

Thursday:  Black Bean and Spinach Enchiladas with DIY Tostadas (Shredded cheese is on the list, I am clearly unable to heed my own warning.)

Friday:  Berbere Chicken and Rice (Berbere seasoning was the freebie at Penzey's this month so I'm trying a recipe I found in their catalog.  I'm thinking it is probably pretty hot, so I'll make plain chicken for my lovelies.

For lunches, I'm planning to make Chicken Coconut Curry Soup, Homemade Pretzels and the Quinoa Salad with Sugar Snap Peas that was on last week's menu.  We didn't get around to it last week; but, not to worry, it was substituted for an equally healthy lunch of Hot and Ready's, Crazy Bread and Dilly Bars.  We did have strawberries to balance things out!

No menu plans for the weekend.  We're headed to Ohio to celebrate Annalise's birthday!  She turns the big 0-2 on Friday!