Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday Nights.

Mondays have quickly become one of my favorite days of the week. I mean, yeah its depressing because there are 4 whole days until Friday... but for the next month I have appointments at U of M for my anxiety and Ryan has committed to going with me :) We've only gone once but it was a ton of fun! My appointment lasted about an hour- Ryan played with Maeve out in the giant waiting room (which is a kids dream- filled with tons of toys and a LOT of room to run!) and then we go out for dinner in Ann Arbor. It works out fabulously! :) And last week, Maeve slept in until about 9 on Tuesday morning- all thanks to our late night out in Ann Arbor. And the best part of the whole night is that on the 45 minute drive up to AA and the 45 minute drive home from AA (BTW AA stands for ANN ARBOR- NOT alcohol anonymous!) Ryan and I get the chance to TALK. Talk without distractions from the tv, phone, or anything else. Its just driving and talking and its wonderful. We never get to sit down and just talk. And Maeve is as content as can be riding in her comfy car seat (she jibber jabbers away herself and "sings" along to the music).
So yeah, Monday nights have turned into my favorite night of the week! :) I think tonight we're gonna eat at Bennigans (YUM- Buffalo chicken salad!!!!!) and then do a quick trip to Target- our Target here in Jackson is completely sold out of the glade candles... hmm...wonder who bought 'em all up??? :) And we need some more gift cards from Target so I'm gonna make a run in to swipe up whatever they have.
Hope you all have great week!

OH- I wanted to post this awesome recipe I tried out this weekend- it was SO GOOD and SO EASY!!!

Potato/Ham & Cheese Bake (in the crockpot!)

-1 bag of tater tots
-1 onion diced up
-1 pack of pre-cooked ham chunks
-1 bag of cheddar cheese
-6 eggs
-some milk (to beat in with the eggs)

in the crockpot layer 1/3 of each ingredient (except the eggs) so do 1/3 tater tots, 1/3 onion, 1/3 ham, 1/3 cheese... do that 3 times. Then whisk your 6 (or 7) eggs together with some milk and pour it over your layers in the crock pot. Cook on high for 5 hours or on low for 8 hours. It is SO GOOD. It tastes like cheesy potatoes and ham. But it was great because the eggs hold everything together so Maeve could easily pick up chunks of it. We ate it with OJ and toast! :)


Kase and Jules said...

I am glad you are working on your anxiety, good girl! I hope it goes well and helps you a lot. I might have to try that recipe, yummmm! Maybe even tonight :) Love ya, of course!

Allison said...

Be careful with the roads icing over tonight!!! scary! How did that first appt. go for you?

Russ and Karen Gaston said...

Yummy...sounds like a great recipe. I'll have to try it out. Good luck at your appt. I hope everything goes well.

Ashley said...

yes ladies I highly recommend you trying out the recipe! It is SUPER easy, cheap and good!!! :)