Sunday, December 16, 2012

What's cooking this week, Sunday Social & Support for Sandy Hook

It's going to be a three-for-one kind of deal this morning at NTSST.  Let's start with FOOD, always seems like the way to go!  I just realized, this is probably going to be my last Sunday doing the "meal planning thing" for the rest of 2012!  Next Saturday morning, we are heading up to NY for the I will have to take a little break!  I'm just going to have to make this week a really good one...
Tonight - Broccoli, Cannellini Bean & Cheddar Soup, steak for hubby
MondayThai Chicken and Pineapple Stir Fry
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday (with flair)
WednesdaySpicy, Smokey Chipotle Mac & Cheese, with salad...Kristin, I told you I would add it to the rotation...can't wait to try it! :)
ThursdayCreamy Chicken and Brie Soup, with salad
Friday - fresh! (Stephen told me to put Friday on here, and since I know I will be scrambling at the last minute to pack...this is what we are having)

Switching up my routine a bit - I decided to link up with Neely from A Complete Waste of Makeup & Ashley from Ashleys Carnival Ride for the Sunday Social!

1.  What is the wallpaper on your cellphone?
This handsome, bearded cutie...

2.  What do you keep beside your bed?
What don't I keep beside me bed?  This is what it looks like right now, of course I spruced it up a bit...honeymoon hat, book, possible dumbest Christmas movie of all time (but a favorite nonetheless), pictures, earbuds, G-ma/G-pa coaster, medicated blistex, and phone/ipad charger. 

3.  What is your least favorite chore?
ANYTHING involving a sponge (GAG)!

4.  If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be and why?
Straightening my' sho'!  What a waste of time, and so bad for my hair!  I. Just. Can't. Stop!

5.  What do you do to vent anger?
I think this happens in three stages (depending on where I am, and how angry I am).  First, I will whine and complain to the nearest person....examples...(included but not limited to) a fellow guidance counselor/co-worker, husband, friend, or parent.  Next, I will say something ridiculous to make light of the situation.....this is the part that usually has to happen behind closed doors due to the few choice words that may come out of my mouth.  Last, I will do something to take my mind off of whatever is causing said anger...for example - cooking or running.  This process works for me...whatever works right?!?

6.  What is your favorite holiday of the year and why?
Well, obviously Christmas....I love decorating, watching movies, doing "Christmas-ey"things, spending time with family and friends.  6 days and a wake-up until NY!  :)

Typically, I end my "What's cooking this week" post with a weekend update...but I'm thinking of saving that for another post.  We'll see how the week goes!  I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!  I will be spending mine making COOKIES....all day, for real!
***Take the time to cherish your loved ones and never take a single minute for granted.  If you are a blogger, please spread the word about Tuesday.
On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a blogger day of silence.  We will post the button and that's it.  Please try to not post anything else that day if possible.

We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services. Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to:

"Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential.  NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.


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  1. Straightening your hair is terrible, but i'm with you..I just can't stop!!

    1. It's awful, really!!! One of these days, I am just going to embrace the curls! Not yet though!

  2. Thanks for sharing about the Day of silence - I will be participating and sharing on my blog. And I'm glad to hear you're going to try the chipotle Mac and cheese. Enjoy and have a fun day baking cookies!

    1. No problem, I think it is a wonderful way to pay respect! I will definitely let you know how it comes out, can't wait!

  3. HI!! I found you on the blog hop and am your newest follower. I was kinda maybe hopin' that you'd pop on by and follow me back!

    Happy holidays!

  4. christmas is the best!

    i have pictures by my bed too :)

    cute blog!

  5. LOVE this idea and loved getting to find out a little more about you!

    It's an Easy Life

  6. How about we trade because it sounds like you can cook - I will give you my naturally straight hair if you'll give me your abilities to cook! hahahaha. I promised my hubs once we got into our new home (with an open kitchen) that I would start cooking more and well, I need help! haha. and I'm like you - sponges=GAG! newest follower from the sunday social! Yay for a new blogging buddy!

    1. Hahaha, deal...I might just make that trade if it were possible! :) Heading over to your page now, thanks so much for following!!!!

  7. Replies
    1. Eating it right is so good! I'd share my version of the recipe, but I didn't change a thing! Try it!


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