Monday, October 14, 2013


It seems that fall is finally here and we can enjoy some of our heartier favorites.  I am linking up my plan for the week and including a link to the mother of all menu plans,  Weekly Plan Monday.  all the menus

Looking forward to Wednesday's group and our chicken:  here is that link.  Chicken

Menu plan and remember the kids don't have school on Thursday and Friday so there will be extra food to be made and whining to cope with.

Burgers on the Grill
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Fish Chowder,  this is new to us so we'll have to see.  leaving out the clam juice.

Artichoke Parmesan Chicken

Skinny Broccoli Chicken Cheese

Balsamic Glazed Pork Medallions

Monday, September 23, 2013

Behind Already

So here is the first in a series of hopefully not too disorganized and somewhat helpful posts for my Wednesday morning moms group.  Of course anyone else is welcome also....

This weeks menu items are as follows:
Monday:  Ham Steak,  Butternut Squash Ravioli,  green salad and freezer biscuits (w/rosemary)
     This is an easy quick weeknight meal when you run out of time for other things.  The oval ham slice just
     gets heated in a fry pan with a little brown sugar or some pineapple slices.  Quick to make ravioli topped
     with a wee bit of olive oil and garlic salt.  Biscuits made last weekend and a salad.

Tuesday:  Slow Cooker Leaky Potato Soup,  salad and bread sticks.  or these bread sticks.
     I haven't made any of these before so a fun adventure.  and I will not be making the full recipes of either        bread stick recipe.  I do not need 48 bread sticks.  At least not until I know if they are fabulous or not.

Wednesday:  Salmon Cakes,  Cole slaw and roasted Brussels sprouts.
     Make the salmon mix early in the day or night before and chill.  This makes the patties easier to form.
     Brussels in the oven at 400 with some oil and s&p.  When almost starting to burn top with a tablespoon        or 2 of balsamic vinegar.  (I love honey and ginger infused white balsamic in this).

Thursday:   Burgers on the grill,  sweet potato fries and pasta salad.  simple.  make the pasta salad early or        the day before.  or buy some at the store.

Friday:   Pruney Pork Chops,  mashed potatoes, and some sort of veg.  green probably.  This broccoli                 would be great.  This all comes together quickly, especially if you make the broccoli sauce up to a                 couple of days ahead.

Saturday:   Pizza I'm sure, since it will make some room in the freezer.  I like to make pizza at home but the        effort is greatly under appreciated, so I never do any more.  It's okay.  I'm over it.

Other Stuff I plan to make this week:
Whole Wheat bread
Playgroup granola bars

This is a bare bones post to get us started,  I will try to improve as we go along.  Some pictures would be nice too, huh.
This link takes you to about 136 other menu plans for this week.


Monday, August 26, 2013

It's Hot Outside

Since it is so hot outside here is a link to menus for the week that are better for this extreme weather.
hot summer menu
Good Luck with that.
here is a link to about 75 other meal plans for this week also

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Summer Menu Plan

August  Week 3
I am yet again attempting to blog my menus.  Nothing fancy right now as I need to dash out the door,  but here is the link to my All Recipes menu for this next to the last week of summer vacation.....
Summer August Menu

Stay cool everyone!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

April Fool

I am posting this weeks menu plan link here:

Week 7 menu
The last few weeks have been challenging but I think we are on the upswing.  After volunteering tomorrow morning I plan to rearrange our bedroom to the springtime/summertime configuration.  I
will post some before and afters if I can later.

I am starting to plan the summer activities and if anyone has some new things to try I would love to hear them!  Sadly,  the Museum pass program we used last summer has ended so we will be looking for new free and low cost adventures.

We are also going to plant a small garden this spring.  If we could grow these cookies I would be so very happy.....