Oh boy, this weekend was fun! LOL. Understatement. We got an itch to repaint and redo some of the decor in the living room due to guest coming over for a Super Bowl Party. We dealt with moving furniture, matching paint, cleaning, removing chair rails, spackling, cleaning blinds, etc… needless to say, we are really worn out! Hey, I am a master painter now. LOL. Not something I am proud of. Do I really need to go to work tomorrow. *sigh*
The good thing, the living room looks great with the minor redo. And I cleaned out a bunch of drawers and magazines. Feeling lighter with out the extra weight of stuff.
So, my apologies for getting this post out late. But let’s talk food. The Super Bowl – frugal friendly – it’s a potluck. We are hosting Coors Light, Stella Artois, and a Nacho Bar. Went to Costco to buy 2 big backs of tortilla chips, 1 bottle of salsa, 1 lg. can of Queso (keep warm in crockpot) and then I am going to buy all the veggies (tomatoes, olives, cheese, avocado), jalapenos, and sour cream/guacamole later this week. Can’t decide who I want to win – Colts or Saints. Well, let me give it to the Saints since it’s their first time going. 🙂
Sizzling Salmon & Spinach Salad with Soy Vinaigrette – I am craving a good salmon salad again. This one has 5 stars, so I gotta try it. Perhaps I wil accompany it with some cheese toast and a glass of white zinfandel My Recipes
Chicken Chimichangas – Tuesdays are usually mexican night and this is no exception. I have some left over shredded chicken from Sunday night’s chicken tamale casserole (which was worth making, but I added fresh tomatoes, olives and sliced avocados to the recipe – delish) that needs to be used up. I can’t think of a better way. My Recipes
Sandwiches & Cream of Celery Soup – Guess what? I have chicken stock made from Sunday’s night dinner too! Because after boiling my chicken to shred…well, you can’t just throw out the stock. Save it for better use. And this is a perfect way. The Wednesday Chef
Steak, potatoes, and veggies – This is usually a weekly menu item. My husband loves his steak and baked potato. His steak rub = his secret recipe. 🙂
We are going out to eat – Our house is getting ready for a Super Bowl party. We’re gonna be tuckered out getting our house ready for a soiree of friends. So, this Friday night we are hitting the city for a bite to eat!
Fend for Yourself Saturday – leftovers, fix your own, lazy day Saturday… the kids love it because they can fix usually whatever their stomachs desire.
Super Bowl Nacho Bar – warm up the queso in the crockpot, put the beer on ice, gather good friends and watch a great game!
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I’ve never had cream of celery soup and am having trouble imagining it being nice! But for that reason I think I may have a go at making some, just to see.
I made Catalan Potato and Bean stew last night…. it was really really nice. The recipe can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/catalanpotatoandbean_89890.shtml (The potatoes are worth parboiling though before throwing in).
Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing. I think this is a recipe my husband will enjoy. *putting in recipe book* 🙂
Wow! You did a lot of work this weekend. Want to come over my house? 🙂
Ya…NO! 😉 I am sooooo tired! My hubby even called me at work to make sure I am Okay. *awwww*
I am so sore from the repetative painting motion. And completely tired. So glad we are having a nice easy salad tonight. 🙂
LOL. 🙂 It should be a great game this weekend. I seemed to have forgotten to stick “Fend for Yourself Saturday”. My kids like it because they can usually have what their stomachs desire.
Sounds like a fun time! I guess I should start thinking about where I’m going to watch the game since I don’t have TV!
No TV??? Actually, I could do without too! Good time to hit a bar or bring a case of beer to a friend’s house. Enjoy Super Bowl Sunday! Who are you rootin’ for?
what do you mean you can’t decide who should win?! the colts of course!!! what can i say, i’m a peyton manning groupie, but a good groupie. LOL.
God I’m hungry now…thanks a lot 🙁 Just kidding. The bigger showdown for us on the east coast is this damn blizzard!