Stuffed Shells and Some Shenanigans

Hey guys! It is so weird not typing out a new blog every day or so. The kitchen is coming together! The floor and most of the electrical is done! It looks so amazing!


This week the hubby is putting up some drywall and doing some other odds and ends to prepare for the cabinets to be put in next week. He has a few little helpers who have loved helping out here and there.



As for food, we have been going out, getting take-out, using the toaster oven and microwave, and actually have been cooking at a neighbor’s house a few times a week. I miss having my kitchen, but it will be worth it in the end.

Made some lamb for the girls last night…




Made some stuffed shells for the family a few days ago. They turned out delicious! I will be making them again, but maybe adding sausage or doing a vegetarian version.

Stuffed Shells –

1 container of Jumbo Shells
1 pound ground beef
1 onion chopped
1 container of mushrooms, sliced
1 large bag of Italian Cheese Blend Shredded Cheese
2 containers of pasta sauce


Cook your shells in a big pot of salted water. Let cool.
Brown your meat, onions, and mushrooms. Salt and pepper liberally. Let cool.
Stuff the shells with the meat and veggies. Cover with sauce and cheese.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.


Today we went to lunch at a yummy Dim Sum place. Katie loved it! Becca was not sold on it but loved practicing with her chop sticks!

Family Birthday Dinner

Last week was my birthday. The hubby and I went out to a fancy dinner and my parents babysat the girls. Last night we all went out for my family birthday dinner. We went to Red Lobster, which is a favorite by all. Mostly me who can eat seafood and cheese biscuits everyday of the week if given the chance.  Eating leftovers and who knows what else the rest of the week =)

No Kitchen Week 3… borrowed kitchen…old standbys and Chicken Cordon Bleu

Hey guys! Hope you are having a great weekend! This week was another week with no kitchen. Thanks to my awesome neighbors, we were able to use their kitchen a few times this week.

Chicken Pesto Pasta


Beef and Bean Enchiladas


Tonight was a new delicious dish…

Chicken Cordon Bleu


4 chicken breasts sliced in half and pounded thin
8 slices of good quality thinly sliced ham
8 slices Swiss cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup flour
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 egg beaten


Preheat oven to 375.
Place slices of cheese and ham to fit on chicken breast.
One at a time, roll up and dredge in flour, egg, breadcrumbs.
Place in a shallow dish and cook for 25 -30 minutes or until the breadcrumbs turn a golden brown.


No Kitchen Week 2

Hey guys! This past week we pretty much finished our demolition. This coming week it is electrical and setting up for the floor to be put in.

Here are some of the yummy bites I have had this week.
Chinese- Shrimp and broccoli with panfried potstickers

Indian food- Paneer Makhani, meat and veggie pakoras and samosas, and cheese Naan, and Daal soup.

My birthday dinner!!! (The Optomist)

Cocktails  Octopus
OFried Oysters
Duck Fat Poached Swordfish with Short Ribs
  Pan Seared Tilapia


Brunch this morning- French Toast, Eggs Benedict, and Bacon

7 days with no kitchen…

For a few days I had an easily accessible toaster oven and microwave. We ate lots of these…


French Toast Sticks

french toast sticks

Mommy Corn Dogs

veggie corn dogsLittle girl and Daddy corn dogs
corn dogs

My personal favorites are Kix, Corn Flakes, Life, and anything with the CAP’N.


With TONS of salt and mustard!

We also ate out a couple of nights. This is my tilapia salad and lemon chicken soup from a local Greek place.


This weekend was;  a Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit (at a 9 am playoff game), veggie grilled cheese from Five Guys (on the way to a 1 pm playoff game), Taco Mac wings and fries (right before Trick-or Treating),  fried green tomatoes and crab cake (brunch with my girls at Another Broken Egg cafe), cheese and crackers, and 2 slices of pineapple pizza and 2 cheese bread sticks (Pizza Hut). Oh, and I may have eaten some Halloween candy 😉