Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring Break-Day 1

So...day one of Spring Break has been perfect. It started out very dark and rainy so that was perfect for sleeping in. But as the day went on it got so pretty and sunny and even hot! I loved it.

One thing I did today was spend time on my porch reading. By the way, right now I am just reading a book someone gave me by one of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Berg. It is called Once Upon A Time There Was You. I love her books and it is an easy read.


But I have literally had three different people come up to me this week and tell me I need to read The Hunger Games. I am not into sci-fi at all, so I can't decide if I would like it. If you have read it and you're not a sci-fi person, tell me what you think!

Anyway...I also played alot of Words With Friends and Draw Something (so fun!), had some devotional time, went on a walk with Steve, took a nap, got to see David, and even did a little household project or two! I put a roast in the crockpot this morning so dinner was easy and tonight we are watching the NCAA championship game. Really, I am so glad that I am just staying home this week and not going anywhere. It is what I needed. Just lots of down time and nowhere to be.


One of the things I wanted to do over Spring Break was have time to try some of the recipes I've pinned on Pinterest. I pin so many yummy looking things on there but when school is so busy, I never get to actually try them! So today when I made my menu for the week, I included several recipes that looked good.

One thing you need to know about me is that I am not a sweets person. I would much rather eat vegetables and salty snacks. So when I went to Pinterest to pick out some things to try, those were the first things that attracted my attention.

For lunch today I made this Tomato Basil Parmesan soup.


I did the stove top method since I didn't have all day. I made a few changes. I used non-fat half and half (how do you even make non-fat half and half??) and I added some sherry right at the end. This recipe is a good lunch recipe to go with a salad or sandwich or something and it makes alot. I would probably give it a B grade.

For dinner tonight I told you I made a roast in the crockpot. I made baked potatoes and green beans too. But I have been wanting to try this recipe for roasted garlic-parmesan cauliflower.


I love roasted vegetables so I thought I would like it. Okay...it was A-MAZING! I totally give this one an A+! And Steve loved it too. If he asks me to make it again, I know he liked it.

I have a few more things I want to try this week if I have time. One is Pioneer Woman's Perfect Iced Coffee.


I saw her make it on her show last weekend and it looked so good. Anything with coffee and condensed milk in it has to be delish! I will let you know how it turns out.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow. Ashley and I are taking David somewhere fun and tomorrow night is date night with the gift cards we got for Christmas. PF Changs and a movie! Yay for Spring Break!

7 comments:

Maureen said...

I have read your blog forever - love it - but have never commented! I am not a sci-fi person at all. I love Elizabeth Berg's books but I LOVED the Hunger Games. It is definitely a worthwhile read.

Angie said...

Sounds like Spring Break is off to a good start for you! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week :)

One Preppy Cookie said...

I am SOOOO not a sci-fi girl but I loved the Hunger Games! :) Happy Spring Break!

Kristin said...

I'm definitely not a sci-fi person but I love The Hunger Games!! I would say give it a chance...you won't be able to put it down!

Immeasurably More Mama said...

PW's iced coffee is delicious! I would highly recommend it's creamy goodness to anyone who is a coffee drinker. Enjoy the rest of your spring break. :)

Wiz said...

I agree with everyone else! Loved the Hunger Games even though I wouldn't typically read it. I talked my mom into reading it too and she felt the same way!

Christal said...

Betsy I am not a sci fi fan but I did love hunger games do it:) Looks like spring break and easter were all fun!! Love reading about your beautiful family!!