Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Better Late Than Never! MPM 10/27/08

I've been a bit under the weather this past week and SO tired! I just realized part of the tiredness has been caffeine withdrawl. No coffee for 5 days does not work for me! Anyway, I *did* do my menu plan for the week. I just was too lazy to post it! So here it is! And now I have to get started on NEXT week's! LoL

Monday 10/27: Subway Sandwiches
Tuesday 10/28: Pizza
Wednesday 10/29: Shake N Bake Chicken, Broccoli, Rice
Thursday 10/30: Ham, stuffing, broccoli
Friday 10/31: Halloween/Birthday Party!
Saturday 11/1: Spaghetti w/ Chicken Meatballs, Salad, Bread
Sunday 11/2: Bunless Turkey Mushroom Burgers, Corn, Baked Potatoes

Head on over to Laura's for more menus!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Menu Plan Monday~ 10/20/08

Finally back to a full menu plan! Between DH being gone for two weeks and our Atlanta vacation, we haven't had an actual menu plan in 3 weeks! I'm so happy to be back cooking!

Next Sunday DH is going to join WW with me. Up until now, I've tried to eat low point breakfasts and lunches so I have a lot of points at night to eat a "normal" dinner. Well I don't think DH will have that much control at work so I'm going to have to really look at our portion sizes and make our dinners lower points. Hopefully I can take some time this week to calculate point values for some of our go to meals.

We already had our Sunday dinner and I made my first ever pizza crust! I have the recipe on another computer but I'll have to post it soon! It turned out so yummy! I'll definately make it again. Way better (and healthier!) than the Pillsbury kind!

Sunday 10/19: Homemade Pizza, Chips/Guacamole
Monday 10/20: Turkey Burgers (With Swiss Cheese and Turkey Bacon), Salad, Fries
Tuesday 10/21: Shake N Bake Chicken, Broccoli, Mashed Potatoes
Wednesday 10/22: Chicken Tacos (Leftover Enchilada Chicken from freezer), Chips/Guacamole
Thursday 10/23: Garlic Chicken Stir Fry, Veggie Fried Rice
Friday 10/24: Breakfast For Dinner
Saturday 10/25: Friend's Birthday Party!

Head on over to OrgJunkie for more great menus!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee.

My mom sent me this in an e-mail and it really made me think! We do spend too much time sweating the small stuff!

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee.

When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.T

he professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more i f the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the e ntire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things--your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favourite passions--and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.

The sand is everything else--the small stuff. 'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important t o you.

'Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first--the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

'One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked.It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'