April 4th, 2009

She who cooks

This Upcoming Week's Menu

April 4-10

Saturday: Hamburger Pie (one of my faves from childhood)
Sunday: Honey Walnut Prawns, Sauteed Mei Qing Choi, Leftover Overcooked Broccoli covered in a tasty sauce. =)
Monday:Whole Roasted Chicken, Aloo Gobi, Rice
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: (Kids Choice) Mac and Cheese, Vegetarian Chili
Thursday: (CSA Box Day!) Hitchhikers Palak Paneer, Rice and maybe a garbanzo bean curry (if there's time)
Friday: Pizza and Salad (From the box!)

All subject to change, dependent upon if I have a baby this week.

Kudos to JCPenney

So the kids have been actively destroying our kitchen chairs for awhile. It hasn't bothered me too much 'cause I only spent $40.00 on the set of four. But now since we are down to 2 and 7/8. I've been looking around for awhile for new cheapish chairs.

Why cheapish? Well, we do have little kids, and they are rough on stuff. We are attempting to train them better, but it does take time. I went shopping for chairs at California Stools, Bar, Dinettes and about had a heart attack. The cheap foreign import chairs started at $80.00 each! The really nice, comfy American made ones (the ones that will last 20+ years)? Well, the ones I liked were $450.00 each. Ouch. Waaaaay out of my budget. Especially since I wanted 6 of them.

So I went poking around the net again around 10PM on Thursday night. Found out that JCPenney was having a half price sale on their kitchen chairs. All of them RTA, annoying, but the prices were better! I pointed Joe to 3 that I liked, he pointed out that the cushions of 2 of them would be destroyed almost immediately, so I purchased 3 pairs of a basic black, ladder back chair with rush seats for $400.00. Much better! (I'll buy some cushions at Target that I found yesterday that I liked very much...I'll just wait for a sale, I don't need to spend $100.00 just for chair cushions.)

They arrived this morning via Fed Ex (granted, I spent enough I didn't pay for shipping). How cool is that? So now Joe and Ike have a project for today...putting a half a dozen chairs together.

On a pregnancy update: I keep forgetting to eat and ending up with a killer headache every afternoon. I think I am going to go fix that right now. Other than that, I'm feeling tired, but great, and will probably indulge in the hot tub tonight...my hips are sore.