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Monday, November 5, 2012

Meet Ups and Meat Loaves....???

It's Monday!

Is there a cheery song about Mondays?- didn't think so.
Coincidence? I think not.

But I have made it my mission this evening to get rid of the Moody Monday Blues-

I'll start by telling you about my lunch with Mr. Greg from

I have done more socializing since I joined the blogging world than I have ever!
I have flown across the country, bummed rides from the Mr. to lunches with new friends, and chatted on the phone with some wonderful ladies!!  I love what this blog has brought to my life:)

I'll start with a pic-
which the one he has on his blog is better- much better-
and he always looks good in his-
I on the other hand, well let's just say that Chickadee did not help my non photogenic self by only clicking two shots from each camera!!!
Uh- well what do you know- better luck next time!!!

All goofiness aside-
Greg and I found out that we are working on opposite ends of a parallel universe. We might as well be in the same building!
You have to remember that we are in a Race to the Top state- so we get all new eval system on top of new standards- Lucky us:)
Lunch was delicious- margaritas were a bit on the small side, but they made up for it with a little kick- I knew they were doing their magic when the snorting joined in with the laughing:)

Chickadee was mildly embarassed, but super excited to have gone- she's a non- blogging blog stalker...and Greg is at the top of her list:)
And the drive wasn't that bad either- or so the Mr says- I was on my phone the whole time:)
Next time we will invite the spouses....(this ensures the possibilities of a DD) :)

There was some sad news this weekend.
Remember the WMDs?
The "meeting shoes"?

Well, let's just say that Another One Bites the Dust.

Look at those poor "lost soles" out there on the porch... These like the WMDs have been banished, exiled, never to be able to find a safe harbor in our home again.
I have to find a way to get those guys back in here....they are my most favoritest bestest comfortablest shoes- ever!

I tried to find a way to his heart (that little tiny heart that despises comfy shoes) by making his favorite dinner.
Meatloaf and mashed potatoes-
You have to see how I make this- I saw it on Good Eats once and thought I would give it a shot.

I'll put a link to the recipe below- but this is pretty cool.

I guess you could make it with the ingredients you choose. It's the setting it up that is so neat.
After you mix all the yummy stuff together, you line your loaf pan with cling wrap then start spooning in the meat mixture.

You keep mushing it in- and  then you flip it over onto wax paper on a baking sheet.

Keep it covered in the cling wrap. And I make two- because I have a hungry bunch and the Mr likes to take dinners for lunch-So I place these in the fridge overnight,
When it came time for dinner i just pulled off the wrap and put it in the the oven.
Bake. Glaze. Bake some more- and when if comes out- it has lots o crunchy on the outside! And my boys fight over the ends- so this is nice

Ok, that may not look too appetizing- some of the glaze burned to the pan, but the loaf was safe!!! and crunchy on the outside and not trapped in the grease of the loaf pan:) It was scrumdidliumpcious!!! Note how the little piggies at almost a whole one before I could get the pic taken!! The recipe is pretty yummy too!

Our weekend ended (officially ended) as the sun set early (earlier anyway because of the time change). One of the best parts of "fall back" is how the outside tricks the Littles into thinking it is later than it actually is and sometimes- not every year- but sometimes we get those days where they convince themselves it's time for bed- and Mama still has a couple of hours to kill! That little time trick is going to be one of the first parenting nuggets of gold that I share with them when the time comes......maybe- :)

 Have a Terrifatabulous Tuesday-


  1. Jealous of your meet up ;)
    Thanks for the tip on the meatloaf.
    That's going to make for a fun "what-the-what" search option later, by the way ;)

  2. I can't believe you didn't share your picture!!! I love that your whole family went with you!!!! Meat loaf is not loved in my house except by me so i am going to have to come over and eat it at your house! :)

  3. So jealous of your meetup - we will have to get together one of these days! The meatloaf looks delicious - my kids love meatloaf, so I may have to make it soon - they still clamor for your turkey burritos by the way!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  4. I’m thrilled I found your website and blogs. Nice guys!!!


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