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Menu Plan Monday: March 26 – April 1, 2012

March 25, 2012

Comments on last week’s menu: The rotisserie style chicken in the crock pot was fabulous!  The chicken was tender and moist, and the mix of herbs & spices was perfect.  There won’t be much cooking for me this week, but here’s the menu, such as it is…

Monday — Girl Scouts for Sophia & me, Bible study for the guys.  Dinner on the run for all of us.

Tuesday — Ladies’ night out at my church.  I have a Baked Spaghetti in the freezer that I’m thawing for the rest of the family.

Wednesday –Church for the kids, date night for us.  We’ll probably stay home and try to use up some leftovers since we’ll be going out of town soon.

ThursdayBacon Cheeseburger Meat Loaf, mashed potatoes, peas

Friday — leaving for a vacation!



Menu Plan Monday: February 27-March 4, 2012

February 27, 2012

Comments on last week’s menu: The Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwiches were a big hit with everyone.  I think I might have preferred them as a wrap, though… so I might try that the next time.

Monday — Bible study for Dan & Trev; Girl scouts for Sophia & me.  We’ll be eating on the run.

TuesdayWhite Cheddar Chicken Pasta, served with broccoli

Wednesday — Date night for Dan & me while the kids are at church.

ThursdaySausage & Pepperoni Baked Spaghetti, served with Caesar salad.

Friday — Sophia and I have a cookie booth from 6:00 to 9:00 tonight.  Dinner will be something most likely picked up along the way and eaten in the car.  (I hate living like this!  Thank goodness cookie season is almost over!)

SaturdayOld fashioned chicken & dumplings.  Yum!

Sunday — leftovers or snacking.



The Purge Project, Day 11c: The kitchen counter top

September 14, 2011

Oh, flat surfaces, how you excel at attracting clutter!  My kitchen counter top is so covered with STUFF that I can’t recall what color it is.

Here’s what I moved to an out of the way location:

  • two decks of playing cards
  • ice cream maker

Here’s what I got rid of:

  • a bag of special diet cat food that I didn’t want to buy, and that my cat refuses to eat.
  • A collection of dead batteries that I’d planned to recycle, but discovered that the place that used to accept them no longer does.   😦
  • a cookie jar that is pretty but doesn’t fit in with the color scheme of my kitchen

And other improvements:

  • I put the dog food & treats all together at the far end of the counter.  It’s still clutter, but at least it’s at the end and out of the way.

Menu Plan Monday: July 25-31, 2011

July 25, 2011


Comments on my last menu:  The pork carnitas in the crock pot were great; everyone enjoyed them!  On to this week’s menu…

Monday — crab cakes, rice pilaf, and mixed veggies.

TuesdayBacon Cheeseburger Chicken (new recipe), served with broccoli and fries.

Wednesday — fast food before church this evening

ThursdayTurkey & Cranberry Stuffed Crescent Braid

Friday — Movie Night.  Home made pizzas while we watch Arctic Tale.

SaturdayCorny Salmon Cakes, served with peas and rice.

Sunday — leftovers or snacking.


Menu Plan Monday: February 28 – March 6, 2011

February 27, 2011

Comments on last week’s menu: The same two meals that carried over from the week before still haven’t been prepared and are being carried over again.

Monday — Popcorn chicken with mac and cheese for the Girl Scouts meeting.

Tuesday — spaghetti, Caesar salad, garlic bread.

Wednesday — meal on the run as we head to cell group.  Lord, please don’t let it be McDonalds.

Thursday — No Peek Chicken in the Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker.  Serving with broccoli.

Friday — I’ll be grabbing a quick bite to eat before Bible study this evening.  Dan and the kids will have movie night foods and watch “The Spy Next Door.”

Saturday — Fun Night at our church.  We will be eating there.

Sunday — leftovers or snacking.


Still alive…

July 16, 2010

but barely.  It’s VBS week and I have spent most of my waking hours in a zombie-like state.  I hope to be back to normal by the end of the weekend.  🙂


More Refrigerator Wisdom

June 23, 2010

Another clipping I found buried in the clutter on the front of my old refrigerator…

A house is a house until love comes through the door, that is.  And love intuitively goes around sprinkling that special brand of angel dust that transforms a house into a very special home for very special people… your family.

Money, of course, can build a charming house, but only love can furnish it with a feeling of home.

Duty can pack an adequate sack lunch, but love may decide to enclose a little love note inside.

Money can provide a television set, but love controls it and cares enough to say “no” and take the guff that comes with it.

Obligation sends the children to bed on time, but love tucks the corners in around their necks and passes out kisses and hugs (even to teenagers!).

Obligation can cook a meal, but love embellishes the table with a potted ivy trailing around slender candles.

Duty writes many letters, but love adds a  joke or a picture or a fresh stick of gum inside.

Compulsion keeps a  sparkling house, but love and prayer styand a better chance of producing a happy family.

Duty gets offended quickly if it isn’t appreciated, but love learns to laugh a lot and to work for the sheer joy of doing it.

Obligation can pour a glass of milk, but quite often, love adds a little chocolate.

(Author unknown)