Friday, November 18, 2016

Weekly Menu - It's holiday time!

This coming week is one of the busiest cooking weeks of the year!  Thanksgiving always means lots and lots of cooking but it is all fun.

Saturday - Taco Casserole, Salad, Pico and Guacamole.

Sunday - Stuffed Shells, Salad and Garlic Bread.  Then, in the evening, our church hosts the annual Thanksgiving dinner.  I'm taking Yeast Rolls with Cinnamon butter, Mini Boston Cream Pies and Taco Salad (because I love it and that's all that matters!)

Monday - Root Beer Pulled Pork, Daddy Fries, and Fruit

Tuesday - Lemon Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, Biscuits

Wednesday - Homemade Pizza.  Yep.  As far from Thanksgiving as we can think of :-)  This is my own tradition.  We are going to eat so much great food over the next few days that I try to do something simple the night before

Thursday - It's Turkey Day!  In my house, we wil be enjoying some snacks throughout the morning and then enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving meal with desserts later in the afternoon.  I don't mind making a lot of food because we will eat leftovers in various forms over the next few days.

Friday - Today is true leftover day.  We will pull all of the leftovers out for dinner and I will probably make some Mac and Cheese to keep the kids happy too :-)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I'm still here . ..

Where has November gone?  I'm not sure but it's going fast.  We've been running like crazy since mid-October and, ironically, I feel like that things are slowing down as the Holidays approach.

So, I'm still here, I just haven't had time to think about blog posts OR I haven't been around to write them between field trips, kids activities, and a weekend away scrapbooking PLUS a sick dog well, I have taken on a Dory mindset, "Just keep swiming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming!"  Yesterday, I actually accomplished a lot of things around the house . . .well, except school.  The munchkin had the day off school so I let the boys play  - and they got to play outside in short sleeves because it was so warm.  Meanwhile, I talked boxes and bins that have been sitting around since . . .well for near six months.

The holidays are coming so I'm hopeful I will actually have time to regroup and get back into writing again!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Weekly Menu

Life is busy right now.  It seems as if the hours are filled and trying to fit in everything during the day just isn't possible.  The main reason that this post gets done is simply that we have to eat and in order to eat I have to plan!  I find it hard to believe that we are into November and Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away.  For now, though, I'm just focused on the coming days.  We are still trying to eat a little healthier but I've made some gross meals (usually lunches) lately so I'm tweaking it some and making sure that dinner is something we really truly like - it makes eating rice cakes with peanut but for lunch a little easier ;-)

Saturday - Fish, CousCous, Broccoli and spaghetti (for the kids - fish is not in their wheelhouse of food HA!)

Sunday - Pork Tenderloin, Mac and Cheese and Carrots.

Monday - We have a field trip so we will be eating on the road as we head for home.

Tuesday - Amish Baked Chicken, Mashed potatoes, corn and biscuits

Wednesday - Homemade Beef and Barley Soup and Garlic Sticks

Thursday - Chicken Wings and Fries

Friday - Sloppy Joes and Chips

Saturday - Darryl is on his own as I will be busy scrapbooking!!