Monthly Archives: August 2011

Dinner and a Movie Night

Tonight after the girls came home from their first day of school and asked “Hey Mom, what’s for dinner?” I said, “It’s your favorite stuffed shells recipe. The girls responded, “Lets have a dinner and a movie night tonight.” SO.. we are!

We have not blogged an official dinner and a movie night in a long time. This will be an interesting one!


August 29th, 2011 Dinner and a Movie Night


Letters to Juliet  


Spinach Stuffed Jumbo Shells & Fruit Kabob Salad

*What Is Dinner and a Movie Night, you ask? Well, just like the old T.V. show with the same name (that TBS brought back after a long hiatus); we cook and eat a meal together while watching a movie that corresponds to the meal some how. Much bonding time and many laughs are had during this event! It is so fun that no one ever remembers to snap photographs!

Try this one night a month with your own family/friends! Feel free to post a link to any photo’s you take of your own event (If you remember to take pic’s)


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Week 41 Menu


Whole Chicken on the Broiler, Mashed Potatoes


Beef and Broccoli Ramen Bowl


Fish Stew, Homemade Crusty Bread


Spinach Stuffed Jumbo Shells


Eat Your Bowl Taco Salad


Nutmeg Roast Beef and Red Potatoes


Chicken Wild Rice Casserole

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Posted by on August 27, 2011 in Frugal, menu, Menus


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Buttercream Frosting

It’s the sweetie’s birthday #5 tomorrow!!


  • 3/4 cup soft margarine
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 3 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 TBS milk


In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and vanilla. Blend in the sugar. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered until ready to decorate.

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Posted by on August 23, 2011 in Baking, Brunch, Desserts, Recipes


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