Monday, September 28, 2009


Well the rain FINALLY stopped here in Memphis and I am pleased as punch. It rained for two weeks straight but this gorgeous weather we are having now is almost worth it. Not to mention that it makes for great hair days. Kenny and I had a really nice and relaxing weekend.

Friday night we grabbed some dinner at Humdingers (which I love) because they have some healthier options and I can do my best to count points there. Then after dinner we went to see the movie Surrogates. I am kind of a nerd and love Sci-Fi movies and thought the premise looked really interesting. Kenny and I both really liked it. As we were standing in line we watched two huge charter buses pull up and drop off the entire Memphis Football team and their coaching staff. They all went to see Surrogates with us too. Ha!

Saturday morning I had a Junior League event for my placement of Kids In the Kitchen. The event was at the Memphis Children's museum and went really well. Once that was over I rushed home to watch the rest of the State game with Kenny. Tracy ended up coming over and watching the second half with us. All I have to say is GO BULLDOGS!!! We played amazingly and I am becoming a huge fan of Dan Mullen. We actually have an offensive team this year and it is so exciting to watch. I was heartbroken at the outcome of the game because we were just so close to winning but I am so encouraged by how well we played!

Saturday night we met up with our friends Susan and Andrew for dinner at Pete and Sam's with our bottles of wine in hand. This was our first time to eat there. I know I know. It was so good and we had such a good time. So after consuming our bottles we decided that we needed to have after dinner drinks and headed for Brookhaven Pub. And......after that Dan McGuiness for a little karaoke. Good times but definitely felt the effects of the night all day Sunday. It has been a while since Kenny and I had a night out like that. Ha!

Yesterday we just enjoyed being lazy and Kenny finally got a chance to work on the yard since the rain had prevented us from mowing for two straight weeks. It needed it! Then I cooked a couple of chicken pot pies that I was supposed to make during the week and my sister and her roomie came over for dinner. So since we got busy a couple nights last week my Menu Monday is a lot of the same stuff this week.

SUNDAY - For lunch I made Potato Soup*. It was a weight watchers recipe. Very good and easy. And then last night the Chicken Pot Pie recipe from last week. This recipe was sooooo easy and very healthy. Lots of veggies.

MONDAY - Junior League meeting so leftovers

TUESDAY - Taco Soup recipe from last week. See link below.

WEDNESDAY - Shrimp Boil with new potatos and corn on the cob

THURSDAY - Leftovers

Weight Watchers points: 2 points per serving (1 cup each)

Ingredients (for 10 servings):
16 oz Ore Ida Style Hashbrowns
4 Cans FF low sodium chicken broth
1 envelope McCormick country gravy mix
1-2 onions chopped
1 clove garlic - minced

How to prepare the hashbrown potato soup:
Spray nonstick pan w/Pam and saute onion and garlic. Add hashbrowns & cook till tender.
Transfer to large stock pan.
Add 3 cans chicken broth and bring to boil. Add 4th can of broth and gravy mix, whisking gravy mix into soup.
Bring to a boil and simmer for a bit.

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