On New Year´s Eve, Julia, Thomas and I drove down to the church here on Helgøya to take photos of the fireworks that everyone shoots off at midnight. Unfortunately there was a ton of fog...which made the church look even more eery then normal....
There was one house next to the church that began shooting off fireworks and I got one photo and then they stopped!!!
The rest of the time we were there I desperately tried to get a photo of the fireworks but with the fog I couldn´t see anything, only hear them and every now and then see a faint color through the fog...so we packed it up and headed home...next year´s celebration will be better, the Captain will be home and we will have our own fireworks I can hopefully shoot :-)
So the new year has begun and this year one of our goals (the Captain and I) is to make a budget and stick to it. We´ve never ever tried a budget before but the experts say it´s the first step to financial freedom. So we´re giving it a try and part of having a successful budget is planning meals so you can stay within your food budget. Another tactic of mine is to use the stuff in my freezer before buying anything new. Have a lot of stuff in the freezer we hardly ever use because when you think of it, you want dinner quickly and the food is frozen, so you end up buying something fresh and frozen stuff just stays there. Awhile back I had a freezer challenge, using up everything in my freezer before buying anything new. You can really save a lot of money this way. Anyways, back to our weekly menu. This month started technically on Wednesday so the week isn´t a full week but this is/was on the menu this week:
Fried Saith fish with cream sauce, boiled new potatoes and carrots.
Sesame Chicken (See photos below)
Friday: Mini meat pizzas
Saturday: Kebab in pita bread with loads of veggies
Sunday: Spring rolls with chicken
Next week´s menu looks like this:
Monday: Crispy Cajun Shrimp with fettucine.
Tuesday: Crepes. (I´ll be gone this day so the kids will be in charge of their dinner and this was their wish)
Wednesday: Homemade Tomato Soup
Thursday: White Fish balls (Like a meatball only made with fish) from my mother in law, served with bacon and cooked potatoes and carrots.
Friday: Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Satuday: ???? (Any suggestions???)
Sunday: Salmon Teriyaki with zucchini pasta.
Here was tonight´s dinner: Sesame Chicken with rice noodles. Super simple...fry up chicken pieces, sautèe red, yellow, and orange pepper and red onion....
Cook up the rice noodles (I buy mine in the foreign shop in Hamar) and drain them and add to the chicken and peppers...add 1TBSP Sesame Oil, 2 TBSP Soy Sauce and mix well. Serve :-) Super good.
Until next time my friends....