Monday, June 30, 2014

Menu Plan June 30-July 6


I did not get my vacation post up last week as promised. My son was at Boy Scout camp, so the girls and I stayed very busy. Look for that to come later in the week. It was a special vacation in more than one way.

The weather is supposed to be cooler this week. This is not very common for the week of the 4th of July. I am looking forward to a great week with all of my kids at home (and my husband having a short week!)

Monday- Chimichangas

Tuesday- Crepes

Wednesday- Ranch Taco Salad

Thursday- Homemade Chik Fil A

Friday- BBQ!

Saturday- Cowboy Beans
 
Sunday- Ham and Cheese Sliders

Extra's that I will be making for snacks and breakfast:

Cinnamon Rolls

 Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Cracker Barrel Hash Browns

Biscuits and Gravy

Thin Mints- from a new, awesome book that I received!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Zucchini Bread

What is on your menu this week?

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Menu Plan June 23-29


This month is flying by! I can't believe how quickly these lazy days of summer pass us.

I have not been posting in a couple weeks, because we took a long planned vacation. Can you guess where we were?





Much more on my trip to come soon. Also, why we chose this destination.

So, I am back to my weekly/monthly meal planning. It makes the days (and my budget) a whole lot easier. Here is what we are eating this week. Tuesday's and Wednesday's meals are new to us. I will let you know how they turn out:

Monday- Big Macs

Tuesday- Cowboy Burgers

Wednesday- Ranch Chicken and Potato Casserole

Thursday- Chik Fil A

Friday- Pizza

Saturday- Chicken Enchiladas
 
Sunday- Beef Stroganoff

Extra's that I will be making for snacks and breakfast:


Cracker Barrel Hash Browns

French Toast Casserole

Smore Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Zucchini Bread

Gooey Butter Cake

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Monday, June 9, 2014

No Menu Plan This Week, Instead Some Photos (More Birthday Cakes!)

I have decided to take one week off from menu planning. Yes, this is out of the ordinary for me. But, we plan on mostly eating leftovers and trying out some yummy foods in our area.


My little one was so excited that she learned to stand on her head. I was so scared though that her foot would break through the window behind her!


My oldest daughter graduated 8th grade! So, off to the high school next year for her and her friends.


My oldest got to perform at Sheldon Concert Hall with Alarm Will Sound. She was thrilled to perform in such a beautiful venue with a great group of musicians. Unfortunately, I didn't get any good photos of the performance. But, my two youngest enjoyed finding another birthday cake outside the theater.


On the way home, we drove by the famous Fox Theater. Another cake photo was taken as we drove by!


How is your summer going?

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Menu Plan June 2-8


It is so hard to believe that it is June already! This will be our first week off of school, so we will be relaxing and hanging out with friends.

My daughter had her birthday party over Memorial Day weekend. Don't you just love these cupcakes? (They were delicious, too!)



Monday- Ranch Salad (my daughter's recipe, so she will be cooking)

Tuesday- Sausage Hoagies

Wednesday- Hot Dogs and French Fries

Thursday- Lasagna and Olive Garden Bread

Friday- Pizza

Saturday- Crepes - another of my daughter's recipes

Sunday- 10-Person Skillet

Extra's that I will be making for snacks and breakfast:


French Toast Casserole

Funnel Cake

Oatmeal

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Lazy Granola

Zucchini Bread

Biscuits and Gravy
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Where Children Sleep- Book Review

At one of our last Confirmation meetings, a pastor at our church discussed a little of what this book is about. I became interested and decided to check it out from the library.

Where Children Sleep is a book about 56 children from all over the world. Each 2 page spread contains a photograph of the child, a little on their family/background and where they lay their head at night. There are about 16 countries represented with varying degrees of income levels, religions and lifestyles. The ages of the children range from 4-17 years old.

Where Children Sleep was read by all of my children. When they caught a glimpse of these children (some like them and many others living nothing like them), they could not put the book down.


I did this book review on my own with no compensation. Many books pass through my hands throughout the week, and this was one that I could not put down.

Have you read any books lately that really made you think?

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

I am taking this week on from posting my menu to spend some time with my family.

Today I spent a wonderful day with my son honoring those that have lost their lives for our country.



This was my 2nd time and my son's 5th time attending the Jefferson Barracks Good Turn event on the Sunday before Memorial Day



He took time to read the inscription on each and every grave. We placed about 50 flags.



The ceremony is so moving and it really pays a great tribute to those that we honor on Memorial Day.

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