This morning I woke up realizing I have a lot to do! I have a WIC appointment tomorrow and here they don't have a clinic a part of their office, so I have to go to the hospital here on post to get any blood work, height, weight or blood pressure done. Well, tomorrow is Jayson's re-certification and he needed his height, weight and hemoglobin checked. I loaded up the kids and headed over to the always overly busy military hospital. We left about 9:30-9:45 and it takes us about 5-10 minutes to get across post to the hospital. (Darn slow military speed limits :P) Well, after unloading, walking through the hospital to one of the back offices, checking in, getting Jayson's height & weight check, walking to the front of the hospital to get on the elevator to go to the 1st floor (the basement... dunno why it's called the 1st floor but oh well.) to go to the lab, get Jayson's finger prick and back out to the truck. After I had everyone loaded in, and ready to go, I checked the clock and we were leaving the hospital at 10:18! WOWEEE! Just a little brag, Jayson sat in that chair, chatted up the lab tech and when she pricked his finger, he stopped for a second, deciding if he was going to cry or not. I quickly said "Jayson that's it, it's all done!" And he just started chatting again. It seemed to shake him for a second but then he was back to his old self. Not a single tear! I am so proud!! I told him the whole way back out to the truck, what a big boy he is!! That child amazes me daily!
Well, at some point either this evening or tomorrow morning before my WIC appointment, I'm going to have to pick up the results and get my paperwork signed off. My WIC appointment is early tomorrow but the lady who runs the WIC paperwork stuff said she'd be in at 7 so I could come by before my appointment. Unfortunately, sometime today I'm going to have to go get gas in the truck because as soon as I pulled into our drive way the gas light came on. UGH! LOL I know it sounds silly but I hate having so much to do. I also sometime in the near future need to hit up the grocery store. Today is going to be insane because of it being pay day but maybe tomorrow. When I have several things to do in the time span of a few days I feel rushed. LOL I can only imagine what I'll feel like once Jayson will start school! Anyway, I need to sit down and see how little I can spend by checking local sales ads and making a menu for the next 2 weeks. I'm going to HONESTLY try to only spend about 30-50 bucks on groceries for 2 weeks. If I can do it, I'll be amazed! Of course, I do have my WIC and a big stocked in the pantry so I'm sure I can make it. I also cloth diaper and make my own laundry soap so that should help out A LOT! Now if I only knew how much a propane tank would cost, we could live off hamburgers, hot dogs & grilled chicken. LOL I made from scratch a potato soup last night because I didn't have anything thawed. I just kinda winged it. Everyone (Elijah included) LOVED it! Jayson ate TWO bowls of soup. This child hardly ever finished his first helping of ANYTHING.
Here is my "recipe":
About 5 russet potatoes peeled and cubed
2 cans of condensed milk (thank you WIC)
a big of Velvetta Cheese (about a 1/4 of the large block)
mushrooms sliced (WIC again)
one onion chopped (WIC)
1.5 c of milk (WIC)
1 packet of roasted garlic instant potatoes
I boiled the potatoes in a pot of water until they were tender enough to break a part with little force. I drained them of all the water, I then added the milk, and mushrooms and heated that to a simmer while chopping and adding in the cheese. Then I added the butter, milk and instant potatoes to thicken up the soup and then seasoned it to taste.
It wasn't a warm weather type of meal if you go by that but it was delicious! I still have some mushrooms left which I need to use up so I'm not sure what to make. I'm out of cheese except a small block of cheddar. Is sauteed mushrooms & onions good with chicken? LOL I don't have any steak so that's out. I need some ideas!
I'm gonna start browsing through some recipes online.. I'll let ya know what I decide :)