Monday, August 25, 2014

Menu Planning Monday - August 25th

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted one of these, over a year!

So while I may not have been posting my menu, I have usually had one in mind while I purchase the weeks groceries, even if it's not always concrete give the schedules we had over the last year.

I have a feeling it will be nice to feel somewhat "normal" for a while...

Monday: BBQ Chicken, corn, chips, pasta salad
Tuesday: Tacos
Wednesday: Baked ziti, salad
Thursday: Chef Salad,  soft bread sticks
Friday: homemade "fast food" night
Saturday: Pizza night!
Sunday: fend-for-yourself (shopping day)

I'm hoping to also get ready for back to school the following week and get some baking done and frozen ahead of time. Snack items (cookies, granola bars, etc), breakfast items (muffins, breakfast burritos), etc are all things I'm hoping to get around to baking this week.

And of course, make sure you pop over to I'm an Organizing Junkie for more menu planning ideas and links!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

What a year...

I know I've been neglecting this blog for quite sometime now.

The short story is that I applied and was accepted into Practical Nursing school... which I just graduated from this past Thursday evening. The last 12 months has been a whirl wind of school, studying, and all of my "extras" such as Girl Scouts, bell choir and taking care of the kids. Needless to say, this has left very little room for blog.

It's a bit long (12 minutes), but this is a slideshow of what the last year of my life has been a part of.

I am hoping now that the chaos of the last year is behind me, and while there is still much coming up (new fall classes, Scouts, church, etc), I can devote some time to reviving this blog.

For those who have stuck around, I thank you.

Friday, August 22, 2014

{this moment}

{this moment} - inspired by SouleMama 

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see. 

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Menu Planning Monday - July 29th

I feel terrible that I have been neglecting my blog this summer. Time has just seemed to get away from us and I haven't caught up yet. I thought the kids would be less busy once they were done with school for the summer?

Nothing much to do about the past - but we can press forward from now though! Here is this weeks menu, leading up to when 4 out of 5 of us will be gone away for 1 camp or another!

Monday - Pasta night
Tuesday - Chicken (Quorn "fake" chicken pieces) and rice
Wednesday - BBQ hot dogs, burns with corn on the cob
Thursday - Homemade macaroni and cheese
Friday - Picnic dinner at the beach
Saturday - Pizza night!
Sunday - My husband will be solo for the next 3 days - so whatever he wants!

Make sure you check out I'm an Organizing Junkie for more menu links and ideas!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Menu Planning Monday - June 10th

Just 2 more weeks of school - we can make it, right?!?! With the addition to summer soccer now for the lil man, I feel like we are even busier then usual, especially on Monday (karate from 4:30-5, soccer at 5:30 on the other side of town). Thankfully it's only Mondays that have the dual activities, and thankfully only for about 6 weeks. End of the school year activities are picking up, with addition to 3 out of 4 kids having birthdays in the next 2 weeks - I'm just praying for July to get her, and swiftly!

Monday - Picnic dinner of sandwiches, strawberries, carrots and drinks for Andrew and I, microwave meals for the rest (first night of summer soccer, right after karate class!)
Tuesday - BLTs
Wednesday - Chef salad
Thursday - Subs, veggies and chips
Friday - One pot pasta night (8th grade moving up celebration)
Saturday - Pita pocket pizzas
Sunday - fend-for-yourself (shopping day)

And make sure to check out I'm an Organizing Junkie for more menu planning links and ideas!

Friday, June 7, 2013

{this moment}

{this moment} - inspired by SouleMama

A Friday ritual. A single photo(s) - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

 If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Menu Planning Monday - June 3rd

Anyone else already "checked out" for the school year and ready for summer? For those you read this and are already onto summer vacation, let me say I'm highly jealous! But I'm pretty such I checked out end of February, right after winter recess and the start of state testing prep for the kids. But I'll leave that for another time..

So This week is my last regular Girl Scout meeting before summer vacation starts. I still plan on meeting a couple of times a month over the summer for girls who want to have the chance to earn their second Journey award, so they have a chance to earn the summit award before they bridge to Cadettes next year *weep* My girls are growing up! An orthopedic surgeon appointment post-surgery for my knee, a spring concert, karate class, a Zoo (1st graders) and Hospital (girl scouts) field trip will help round out this very busy week also. Thank goodness summer vacation is right around the corner! I may complain about how busy I am, but I do love it. And it keeps me out of trouble... lol Plus, my kids still want me around for their activities, I'll take that for as long as they want me!

So to that end, here is this weeks menu to keep us feed while we're sprinting around town this week!

Monday - Nuggets (chicken and vegetarian ones) and tater tots
Tuesday - Breakfast for dinner night (french toast, sausage, eggs and regular toast)
Wednesday - Bar-B-que chicken (and vegetarian burgers), salt potatoes, salad
Thursday - Pasta night
Friday - Subs/sandwiches and chips, veggies and dip
Saturday - Pizza and salad
Sunday - Not sure yet... shopping day so I want to see what the weather is like, maybe grilling outside

Make sure to check out I'm an Organizing Junkie for more menu tips, links and ideas!