Friday, October 08, 2010

At My Mother-In-Laws

We are in the middle of an almost two week stay at Andy's parents home, staying with his grandparents and great-aunt while his parents are away on a  much-needed vacation.

All things considered, it has been a  good week. Other than a few minor upsets, things have gone smoothly. We've had a successful trip to the pharmacy as well as a quick doctor visit for blood work. Andy's sister came with her three children to visit for 2 days during the kids' fall break from school, which was very fun!

I've been doing quite a bit of cooking while here. I love to cook and everyone has been happy to eat what I've prepared! Except for while our company was here, I cook only one meal a day for everyone and the rest of the time, they fix their own light meals.

What I've cooked this week:

--Baked fish, crispy potato cubes, steamed carrots
--Spaghetti with meatballs and spicy sausage, French bread, salad
--Crockpot veggie beef soup, wheat biscuits(Pillsbury)
--Sloppy joes on homemade rolls, potato chips, pickles, cheese, broccoli and fruit slaw(made by my sister-in-law)
--Crockpot Rotisserie-style chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy(made with broth from the chicken), green beans with mushrooms and bacon

I've also made my carrot cake that all of Andy's family loves! I'll have to share the recipe sometime soon.

The next few days should be pretty easy cooking-wise since we have plenty of leftovers in the fridge!

I brought my sewing machine along and hope to get some things sewed while here.  Andy's grandmother wanted me to help her with making some new covers for her pillows too, which should keep us busy!

I made a quick trip to CVS this week and was excited to use the coupon for $5 off any Halloween costumes, accessories or decor which printed from the little scanner at the front of the store. This included  all fall decorations so I was able to get some cute fall themed napkins and yummy smelling candles for free!

What are you up to this week?


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are having a good time...and eating plenty of good food! I would be intimidated if I had to cook for my husband's grandmother!

Great score on the fall decorations! CVS has really good fall decor. I used my extra bucks to buy a fall wreath.

Mary Ann said...

Mary Bailey-

While his grandmother is a good cook, she really doesn't like to cook so she is more than happy to let me do the cooking while I'm here. Andy's mom usually does most of the cooking when she is home. His grandmother and her sister (the great-aunt) always do the dishes after lunch, which I'm more than happy to allow. It's a good plan.

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