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Menu for 4.10 – 4.17.11 April 10, 2011

Sunday: Cheesy Penne Pasta Smoked Sausage Casserole
Monday: Sausage & Ravioli Bake
Tuesday: Crispy Chicken Burritos
Wednesday: Crock Pot Chicken Cassoulet
Thursday: Chicken with Cheesy Chili Sauce (Carry over from last week)
Friday: Burgers and Fries
Saturday: Chili
Sunday: Roasted Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy & Broccoli


Crispy Chicken Burritos (A Copy Cat Recipe)

  • 3 pounds of Boneless, Skinless Chicken breast, boiled until done
  • A Brick of Cream Cheese, (Low-fat ok)
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • green onions, chopped (a bunch)
  • taco seasoning, about 1 tsp
  • Garlic Pepper seasoning, to taste
  • 20 8 inch tortillas

Shred or chop chicken.  Mix with all ingredients except tortillas.  Assemble burritos by placing about 1/8 cup (I use a scoop from Pampered Chef and do 2 scoops) of chicken filling onto tortilla, roll like a burrito and place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.  Assemble until you run out of ingredients.  Spray assembled burritos and bake in oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping once after 10 minutes.


I was so upset while grocery shopping today.  It seemed like a lot of my every-week purchases have gone up in price.  I’m mostly upset because it seems like they never went down after the last gas hike, so now they are just adding to it.  I was especially floored with the price of milk.  It’s gone up $.49/gallon in 4 weeks.  I spent $170.29 this week, which is about $40 more than I usually spend.  Add in extra gas expenses (simply because of the increase of gas prices and extra trips made) and this week is going to be EXPENSIVE!  This does not make for a happy me 😦

On a side note, anyone want to have a party so I can afford groceries and gas? lol… no, seriously…


Convention April 20, 2009

Filed under: Brown Bag Party — Desiree @ 5:17 pm

I’m leaving for the Brown Bag Party convention in 2 days. I’m amazingly nervous. Not to go to convention, I’m totally excited about that! But to get there I’m taking a plane. I hate planes. Edit: I hate it when planes don’t do what they are supposed to: Take off and land safely.
I know that the chances of me not getting there or back is surprisingly low, and I’m sure I’m not doing myself and favors by dwelling on it. But I can’t help it. I don’t like to fly and I have no one to come with me and hold my hand. That sucks! If just one other person from the area had been willing to go we could have driven which would have made me so much happier.
(I swear, I must be living under a flight path right now and the planes seem SO LOUD! – I think they’re taunting me)
So… anyway, I get on a plant at 11 something on Wednesday and get back around 2:30 on Sunday. The days in between are going to be so awesome, I know, but the getting there and getting back are going to be Hell.