Monday, August 31, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - Aug. 31

Well, I have been writing weekly menu plans for a long time now, but I haven't participated in Menu Plan Monday over at the Organizing Junkie Blog in a long, long time. So, I'm back in! Here is this week's plan. If you look closely, I think you can tell it's been overcast and rainy for a few days now (there is a lot of "comfort food" on here!)

Since I just got back from vacation and the cupboards were kind of bare, I did my planning/shopping backwards. Usually, I plan based on what I have then I shop for what I need picking up sale items for the next week and the best priced fruits and veggies to fill out the meals. This week I just filled in our usual staples, picked up some deals and reasonable priced things, then planned. (We also had some venison in the freezer, so I'm trying that out this week. There is still quite a bit frozen, so I guess I'll get to try many new recipes.)

Cheese Dogs, blueberry applesauce
Venison Stew (carrots, peppers), rice, bread
snack: yogurt, popcorn

Oatmeal Apple Muffins, Fruit Smoothies
bean, green chile and cheese burritos, watermelon.
Crock pot chicken, rice, green beans, salad, garlic bread.
Sn: grapes, cheese & crackers

eggs and potatoes, tortillas, fresh salsa
chicken fried rice
out to church
Sn: watermelon, banana bread

Pancakes, Orange Juice
homemade mac & cheese, broccoli, garlic bread.
chili and cornbread
desert: watermelon
Sn: carrots and ranch, homemade yogurt popsicles

BLTs (turkey bacon. I found a great deal at a local store!)
Chicken Tostadas, rice
Sn:apples and Pb, banana bread

rolled french bread sandwich.
Turkey and Zucchini Lasagna, salad, garlic bread
Sn: yogurt pops, crackers and cheese.

eggs and salsa, tortillas
tuna melts/grilled cheese
Fajita, broccoli, tortillas, fresh Salsa, Aguas de Sandia (Watermelon Water) if there is any left.
Sn: Banana Bread

Thanks, Laura, for the motivation to stay organized in the menu department!

Love in Christ to All!!


I sure haven't blogged in a while. Well, we'll just call it busy-with-summer and get back to things now that the next season has started... The middle school across the street from us is busy again. I can see the buses full of kids arriving from my kitchen window in the morning.

We just got back from a nearly month long vacation in Oregon. The kids and I visited my family while Abe stayed home to work. Boy! Did we miss him!! It was a wonderful visit and I'm so glad the kids got to know their Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin as well as spend some extended time with Grandma and Grandpa.

We've only been home a few days, but I guess we're back to normal. Monday is Washing day and I'm changing the beds and unpacking and putting away the last of our stuff from our trip. I went with the intention of shopping for some clothes I needed for the winter and the next size for the kids. I went with about a bag and a half full and I came back with 3 bags packed to bursting!! I think I got some pretty useful stuff. Some was hand me downs, some was second hand from a consignment store I LOVE. I wish I lived closer, but it's probably a good thing we don't! :) I bought the Little People School Bus full of people there for only $5. I also found a nice dollhouse, but it was a little too big to bring back, so it stayed at the store.

So, on to Washing and writing a menu plan for the week.

Next week we're starting our Homeschool preschool! I think it will be great fun. Theona is very into school stuff and Jecoa is pretty interested in whatever his big sister is doing, so I'm expecting excitement over the whole thing! Our school year schedule is probably going to seem very busy at first, but I still hope to blog. I'm gonna put it on our schedule. We'll see how that works.

Love in Christ to All!!