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Showing posts from November, 2012


Work has been nuts lately and will be for the next month and a half.  I feel like a zombie.

Tackling a Weekly Grocery Bill

Not a whole lot of cooking has been going on at my house this weekend, and I don't foresee it happening much this week.  We're having a hard time keeping our Kroger bill under $100/week.  Now, for a house of two people, I think this is a bit much.  Last week, after planning a bunch of meals, our bill totaled $165.  I have been saving every receipt since January and have ambitious plans of entering all that data and analyzing it.  I hope to have some wisdom to offer. I did whip up a quick dinner on Saturday night that turned out to be pretty tasty.  The pictures, as usual, aren't so great.  If I do keep blogging meals, I think I'm going to use my better camera (instead of the iphone) and work on lighting.  I can get obsessive, and I don't want to go down the road of food styling and expensive cameras, but I do want things to look appetizing for you. Southwest Pita Pockets 1 can fiesta corn 1 can black beans 1 small head savoy cabbage 3 jalepenos

Halloween 2012 Recap

Look out Josh!!!!! I love Halloween.  This year I decided to go all out.  I decorated the house, I decorated myself, AND I made a holiday themed dinner!  Most of the Halloween decorations were little things I made or things I purchased.  I started by cutting scary shapes out of black card stock and taping them to the windows. Unfortunately, our house was one of the only ones that decorated for Halloween, so there weren't many trick or treaters.  That did NOT stop me from dressing up and trying to scare kids. OoooOooo scary ghost Dana!  I had a lot of fun dressing up.  I think I will try to perfect this next year. All week I have been pinning things and trying to decide exactly what to make for dinner.  Since I was too busy handing out candy to the few who came by, I didn't really start cooking until late.  I still tried to follow the sketch: Kroger didn't have baby portabello mushrooms, and I didn't make the filling taste so


I'm currently working on a library layout, and being able to sit down with colored pencils at work has been really wonderful. It's days like this that I really like what I do.