Sunday, November 30, 2008

MPM~ 12/1/08

We're officially in the Christmas season! I'm ready for baking cookies and other treats! Yummy! I have Finals coming up soon though so most of my baking won't start until next week. I do want to try making Cinnamon Quick Bread. I can't remember which blog I got it from so sorry for not giving whomever you are credit!

We didn't use all of our meals last week (again) so there was some roll over. Hopefully we can stick to plan this week!

Monday 12/1- Shake N Bake Chicken, Rice, Broccoli
Tuesday 12/2- Leftovers/Daddy Cooks (Stats Test)
Wednesday 12/3- Homemade Pizza, Salad
Thursday 12/4- Turkey Sausage, Red Beans and Rice, Broccoli
Friday 12/5- Tacos, Chips/Salsa
Saturday 12/6- Chicken PotPie
Sunday 12/7- Out to Dinner (Date Night!)

One of those meals will probably be scratched because we're trying to plan something with my Dad. :)

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Menu Plan Monday~ 11/24/08

Not much of a plan this week! We didn't eat a few meals from last week which moved to this week. We'll also have a lot of leftovers from Thanksgiving! Plus my FIL and his wife are coming into town for the night this weekend and are taking us out to dinner. (SEAFOOD! YAY!) At least this week's plan will help with our budget since there isn't much to buy. I have a TON of household stuff to buy so it helps to have that extra leftover from our grocery budget to use!

Monday 11/24: Pizza (friend over)
Tuesday 11/25: Chicken Potpie (didn’t get to last week)
Wednesday 11/26: Hotdogs, Tatertots, Corn (didn’t get to last week)
Thursday 11/27: Thankgiving! (Making the stuffing and asparagus with hollandaise!)
Friday 11/28: Turkey Day Leftovers!
Saturday 11/29: Out to Dinner (In-Laws in town.)
Sunday 11/30: Shake N Bake Chicken, Rice, Broccoli
Monday 12/1: Turkey Sausage, Red Beans and Rice, Broccoli
Tuesday 12/2: Leftovers

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Menu Plan Monday~ 11/17/08

Late again this week but at least it's here! :) We're rather tight on money for the next few weeks so I'm trying to keep the budget down. A lot of the meals this week are coming from what we already have on hand. The produce is a bit pricey this week but well worth it for the Chicken Stirfry and Fried Rice!

We didn't have hotdogs on Hannah's b-day last week because we had leftovers from lunch. The Chicken Potpie turned out AWESOME and DH requested it again this week.

I want to bake this week also but I'm not sure what I want to make yet. Maybe oatmeal cookies?

Tuesday 11/18: Spaghetti and Meatballs
Wednesday 11/19: Crockpot Potato Soup, Sourdough Bread
Thursday 11/20: Swedish Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli
Friday 11/21: Garlic Chicken Stirfry, Veggie Fried Rice
Saturday 11/22: Chicken Potpie, Salad
Sunday 11/23: Take Out (Garage Sale/Christmas Decorating!)
Monday 11/24: Hotdogs, Tatertots, Salad
Tuesday 11/25: Leftovers

As always, check out Laura's for more menu plans!


Monday, November 10, 2008

Menu Plan Monday~ 11/10/08

We're doing quicker meals this week. I have a Chem test on Friday (I thought it was last week but it's this week) that I REALLY need to study for so I'll be spending time on that instead of cooking as much as I did last week. However, the Homemade Graham Crackers were AWESOME and I'll be making them again tomorrow!

Hannah's 3rd Birthday is on Sunday and we're going to Chuck E Cheese for lunch so I'm not sure if we'll be eating dinner or not. I just planned something fast that I know she'll eat. We'll probably have leftover cake from lunch too!

Monday 11/10: Nachos
Tuesday 11/11: Chicken Pot Pie, Salad
Wednesday 11/12: Leftover Spaghetti Pie, Salad, Bread
Thursday 11/13: Chili, Cornbread
Friday 11/14: Take Out (Chem Test)
Saturday 11/15: Spaghetti, Salad, Bread
Sunday 11/16: Hannah’s Birthday! Hotdogs/Corndogs, Tatertots, Fruit
Monday 11/17: Chicken Parmesan, Salad, Bread
Tuesday 11/18: Leftovers

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook~ Week 1

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For Today...November 3rd

Outside my is dark and cool. Fall weather is finally here and we’re relaxing after the girls have gone to bed.

I am nervous I am about my interview on Wednesday! This is an AMAZING opportunity for us and I so hope it works out.

I am thankful for…being able to stay home with my girls as much as I have in the past 2 years. I may be working FT again soon and I’ll really miss spending so much time with them!

From the kitchen...I didn’t get to cook today…I worked and then we got home late. But I’m off for the next 3 days and we’ll be baking Breakfast Cookies, Graham Crackers AND Vanilla Almond Biscotti! YUMMY!

I am wearing...My Atlanta Thrashers sweatshirt! Relaxing after a long work day!

I am reading...I just finished Eragon. Amazing that a 15 year old wrote that! I’m hoping to buy the next two tomorrow as they are really hard to get at the library…

I am hoping...I am able to get the job on Wednesday. It would be nice to be closer to home and finally get ahead with money.

I am hearing...Jason playing a video game on the new TV his mom bought us as an early Christmas present!

Around the house...We have a ton of cleaning to do! The house is a mess and Nana is coming over to watch the girls on Wednesday!

One of my favorite things...Is seeing Avery’s face light up as she toddles over to me when I come to pick her up after work. It makes my day to see how much she loves Mommy!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…Busy day tomorrow…trying to vote as soon as the polls open in the AM and then Hannah has class. After that I have a Statistics test to finish and grocery shopping to do. Whew! Then my interview and class on Wednesday…Thursday will be a day at home!!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...
Isn't she the cutest little Ducky you've ever seen? I can't believe she's a toddler now! I don't have any more babies at home... :(


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Menu Plan Monday~ 11/03/08

We're trying some new recipes this week! I haven't tried anything new lately so I'm actually excited. Hopefully it won't put us too over budget though. I may also bake something this week. Not sure what yet this week but maybe Breakfast Cookies or Homemade Graham Crackers. Maybe even Vanilla Almond Biscotti!

Jason has joined me on WW and I'm going to start adding WW points to our menus next week. I may update later for this week's points as well.

Monday 11/3: Steak Ums Sandwiches, Salad
Tuesday 11/4: Leftovers
Wednesday 11/5: Breakfast Bake, Fruit
Thursday 11/6: Pizza Pockets, Spinach/Artichoke Dip/Chips
Friday 11/7: Take Out (Chem Test)
Saturday 11/8: Beef Stroganoff, Salad, Bread
Sunday 11/9: Leftover Spaghetti Pie, Salad, Bread
Monday 11/10: Nachos
Tuesday 11/11: Chicken Pot Pie, Salad

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