Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 5,6 and 7...... Equals 1 Week!

Okay everything is running together on me..... We are still in the 30 Day of No Spending challenge sponsored by none other than Christie at Bushel and a Peck. I had to run to theYakima Fruit Marketto stock up on some yummy produce on Monday. I love going there and buying fresh stuff!! The peaches are so sweet and the blueberries are to die for. I am in heaven with all of this wonderful produce.

Monday night dinner was Polenta Pesto Lasagna. It was delicious and a great take on Lasagna. I found it on All I needed to use the polenta up that was sitting in the refrigerator. I had the marinara sauce, pesto sauce, polenta, mozzarella cheese, pine nuts and the fresh basil ( in the garden). So, I didn't spend a cent. We did buy some bread sticks. We had a big green salad from the garden, and a bowl of fresh blueberries. Sorry I did not get a picture! We were so hungry we dove into it!!

Day 6 yesterday Princess was home from school with the yucky cold. We had preschool orientation so I had to call a babysitter to watch her. Jon Jon was so excited to meet his new friends and teachers. It is a small class of 5 children and 2 teachers.
HE walked right into the class with out hesitation. He talked to the teacher and sat down to play with the puzzles. He loved it!! I am so proud of him. On the way home we had to stop at the pharmacy to pick up other cold stuff that Princess will take. She is more picky. So another $20 for babysitter and $ 23.00 for cold and Tylenol meds. Argggg.....

Breakfast was toast with peanut butter and banana's, granola, mango's and oj.
Of course I had coffee!

Lunch was PBnJ, mini carrots and grape tomatoes with humus, and apple slices.

Dinner was a fantastic Tomato Pie!! I found the recipe on Melissa's blog. She has a blog called Midwest Magnolia. I happened upon her site when I went to enter her giveaway from her etsy shop. I fell in love with the adorable padded,zippered iPad cover. It is on my list for purchase come Oct! It is just the cutest girly girl cover. Now if it will just be there when I can buy it.

Ta Da......the Tomato Pie!

Go visit her site for the recipe. I had all of the ingredients prepared pie crusts, 4 Tomatoes, salt and pepper, scallions and basil, freshly grated cheese and mayonnaise(we use Vegenaise). We have 1/2 of a pie left for another evening. Besides the pie we had a big salad, and a bowl of cherries.

Day 7!! One week into the challenge!Yippee!! I know we can make it now. It has been so much fun creating and trying new recipes for my family. Princess is picky though. So I have to have some staples around for her. Today she was still home sick. So, I spent my day doing chores, cleaning, laundry, taking care of the plants inside and out, and gardening.

My hanging baskets. I have 5 of them across the back porch.

Breakfast was oatmeal, cinnamon apple toast, banana's
Lunch was Ramen noodles with pea's, nectarines and goldfish crackers
Dinner was using left over Santa Fe Quinoa salad. I added chicken and some cheese to it and a little more seasonings. Mixed it all up and rolled it into a Ezekiel tortilla's. Baked them for about 15 minutes and served them topped with sour cream, salsa, lime and cilantro. On the side we had avocado and tomato slices with garlic salt. Of course we finished it off with a fruit which was watermelon to night.

So, this challenge has been wonderful for us! We enjoy eating outside in the wonderful weather in the sun or on the back porch. Unfortunately we have had a few hiccups with having to buy meds and having a babysitter. I wish our family lived closer....

I will be posting soon! 1st Day of Preschool tomorrow! I can't wait and will take pictures of my little monkey. I have a funny post I will do right after this.

Happy Thoughts!!


shelley said...

I am sooooo making that pie this weekend. I could probably eat the whole thing myself. It has all my favorite ingredients. Love your spirit and joy in the challenge.

Christie said...

I AM IN LOVE WITH YOUR BACK PATIO! Those flowers are GORGEOUS! Girl, come over to my place and hook me up!

Truly, you are doing GREAT. I'm so glad you're enjoying it!