"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
— L.M. Montgomery

Saturday, February 6, 2010


We spent this Sabbath at home. Listening to ECoG on the phone and UCoG via the internet. Took a walk to the post office and then the park for some fresh air. It was a good Restful Sabbath. Neither Aaron and I felt like loading up and heading to church, it has been a long week and we just needed a day a home, doing nothing.

A few weeks ago we finally watched Julie and Julia. It was pretty good, and if you like to cook its even better. The movie is based off the book that Julie Powell wrote and I just received it in the mail from Paper Back Swap. I am really looking forward to starting it this evening after the kids are in bed.

Here is our menu for the week:

Sunday: Roasted Turkey, potatoes, carrots and salad
Monday: Turkey soup in the crock pot
Tuesday: meatless tacos with home make salsa and gauc!
Wednesday: Pot pie with some of the turkey.
Thursday: Leftovers or another turkey soup of some kind...but I am sure we will have left overs.
Friday: Thai and veggies
Saturday: Potato Salad, Hamburgers and carrots sticks.

I got a recipe off a Rick Bayless Mexican Cooking show on PBS I though I would share.

Guac Dip.

3 mashed avocados
1/4 white onion, finally chopped and rinsed with cold water
small handful of sun dried tomatoes, finally chopped
1 hot pepper, such as a jalapeno, seeds removed and finally chopped
handful of cilantro
salt to taste
1/2 a lime, juiced

Mix together, tasting and adding salt as needed. Place plastic wrap right on the dip so it doesn't turn colors. Place in the Frig until ready to eat.


  1. Looks like a tasty menu (and a cheap one, if you did like I did and got extra Turkey at Thanksgivng time!). An extra hint for your guacamole: place the pit in the guac after you've made it. It'll help it from turning brown as well. Just put it in the bottom of the bowl and pour the guac on top. In fact, I'd put all 3 pits in! And then put the plastic wrap on it - should keep it pretty good.

  2. Thanks Diana. Yes, the turkey was less then $5. I bought like 6 of them right before Thanksgiving. :) I will do that with the pits.


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