Dec 2, 2005

A Blessed Day!

I have seen God's blessings in our lives countless times and yesterday was no different. As has become our custom, we had ordered groceries from safeway.com. When our delivery man came, my kids were running around yelling and I was hauling things in as fast as I could to keep the bees out of the house (we always get them this time of year). So I had no idea that the man had accidentally left me with 4 bags that were not ours. I promptly called the hotline number he left me with in case of any problems, and explained what had happened. The operator said he was sorry that we had a problem and that we could keep the items. After looking through the bags more carefully, I realized we had about $50 worth of items that were now ours for free. Among the items was a large bottle of Colavita olive oil, some canned artichoke hearts, 2 bottles of apple juice, organic chicken broth and a jar of lemon curd. I am now searching for recipes for the artichokes and lemon curd since those are not common items in my household. If anyone has any suggestions please comment, I am open to all ideas!

I also found out yesterday that I won a $25 Target gift certificate from a contest I had entered on WAHM.com. You can bet I was smiling all day!

Today I am making Posole for dinner. I decided to make it in the crock pot this time since we have errands to run this morning.

I've been looking for some new cold weather meal ideas lately and found a really good looking recipe from Dawna on Always In the Kitchen. Her Rice and Beans, Jamaican Style post is at the top of my list of new recipes to try.

Here's what I have planned for the next two weeks for dinner:

Friday - Posole
Saturday - Leftovers
Sunday - Ropa Vieja, Cuban black beans, rice
Monday - Leftovers
Tuesday - Thai chicken and vegetables with noodles
Wednesday - meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - pinto beans, collard greens, corn bread
Saturday - leftovers
Sunday - chicken (no recipe in mind yet), stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans
Monday - leftovers
Tuesday - Mongolian beef, Thai noodles (mix), broccoli
Wednesday - chili, corn bread
Thursday - leftovers

6 comments:

Dawna said...

How marvelously kind, Michele. Let me know how it turns out for you!

Michele said...

I sure will Dawna! Planning to buy coconut milk and kidney beans this weekend so I can try it next week. I need to add it to my menu list here :)

Aurelia said...

WOW What an awesome day!! BTW - that Crock Pot Chili recipe sounds DELICIOUS! Just perfect for this cold weather that is here~

T L Reynolds said...

I love the WAHM boards! That's how I arrived here; supporting Mommy blogs;)

Michele said...

Aurelia - Thanks so much for the compliment, let me know if you try the recipe, I'm sure your family will enjoy it!

TL - So glad you stopped by! Don't you just love WAHM? :)

LisaSD said...

Wow!