Category Archives: Journal

Daily ramblings on life.

Moved On Upgrade to a Dot-Com Domain in The Sky

Yesterday I upgraded to a domain and hosting service for my WordPress blog. I have many subscribers and followers on SpiceOpolis.wordpress and I wanted to let you know that I relocated the blog. When you go to SpiceOpolis now, it will automatically redirect you to the site. There is a subscribe button on that page located on the right-hand side, please resubscribe so you don’t miss out on any future recipes or menus. I can’t wait to see you again. this experience has been thrilling and nerve-racking but I am excited for it. Thank you for joining me on this wonderful adventure!! ❤

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Posted by on September 10, 2011 in Journal


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Week 43 Menu


Leftovers/Clean out your fridge.

Dinner and a movie night. MST3K: The Beast of Yucca Flats.


Asparagus Frittata


Chorizo and Eggs with Green Onions in a Tortilla


Red Beans & Rice, Corn Bread, Peaches


Hamburger and Macaroni


Chicken Fingers, Potato Wedges, Corn


Brats, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans

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Posted by on September 9, 2011 in Frugal, Kids Cook, menu, Menus


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Color Theory Inspiration

I’m working on a design and this is my pallet inspiration wall!


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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 37 Menu

Here we have a great menu for thinking about Spring! I know I’m ready to get outside again, are you?




Left Overs – Clean Fridge!



Slow Cooked Sticky Chicken, Tossed Salad



Spaghetti and Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Tossed Salad



Mexican Beef and Bean Cass, Steamed Broccoli



Crispy Shrimp Pasta, Salad, Fruit Kebabs



Pizza Bagel Bites, Potato Salad



Sausage Frittata, Orange Slices

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Posted by on April 1, 2011 in Food, Frugal, Menus


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Injury Update 2

My cervical spine will need surgery to repair three cervical vertebrae, to fill in the spaces with a plastic-like material. I’ll also need surgery on both ears to repair significant hearing loss stemming from bone growth in the middle ears. The head pain is still present. Surgery wont be until late summer if I go through with it at all. Until then I’ll wear a neck brace everywhere.


I hope to be well enough to get back into my kitchen tomorrow! Thank you all for the support you’ve given me!


Posted by on February 19, 2011 in Journal, Vegetarian


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Injury Update

Today is day 10 of this severe pain and I see another Doctor. I am extremely frustrated. I tried to get into my kitchen and cook dinner two days ago but it was a mess, I mean a Mess! I couldn’t stand without pain and so I think I rushed the timing, so everything tasted like crap! That is embarrassing to me! My blood pressure is way out of whack, and even sound makes my heart race. I really wish I knew what was wrong and I wish even more that each doctor I go to wouldn’t make me start at square one. When I’m all better I will come back here and laugh at this post, I’m sure. Until then here is a picture I found on the internet.

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Posted by on February 15, 2011 in Journal


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