Sunday, December 4, 2016

Week 384 Menu (a little late)


I actually did type up a menu post for this past week, but then life happened and I never pushed "publish".  We spent a week in Idaho and Utah visiting lots of our favorite people and eating yummy food and it was hard to get back into the swing of things on Monday.  Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving though!  

This was my menu plan for this past week.  It was a yummy week!

Monday: grilled Greek chicken, with tzatsiki sauce and grilled veggies & flatbread

Tuesday:  Italian sausage and potato soup

Wednesday: breakfast burritos

Thursday:  honey garlic chicken, noodles, broccoli

Friday:  tacos

Saturday: easy night

Sunday:  grilled teriyaki salmon (grilled on a cedar plank), quinoa/rice, green beans

Going to plan this week's menu now actually publish it this time.  Maybe I'll even write it on my menu board in the kitchen (then I'm committed since my family can see it!).

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Week 383 Menu

Happy Monday!  I'm taking advantage of our relaxed morning because of the time change.  My kids have been ready to go to school for an hour already.  Maybe because they realized if they hurried they could play computer before school.  Anyway....I'm ready to tackle this week and menu planning is the first place to start!

This weekend was really fun and super busy.  My favorite part was when my three oldest kids played a trio at a piano festival.  They've been learning their parts for months and had lots of interesting practice sessions together.  But it worked out great and I love that they enjoy playing the piano.

Oh, and did I tell you that I started another instagram account?  @jennysharesjoy  I wanted to have a place to share things that bring me joy and that are just good.  I'm filling my feed with only inspirational accounts and I love it.  It has such a different feeling from normal social media.

Okay, menu planning time...

Monday:  spaghetti (my family will eat noodles) and I'll try out some spaghetti squash from my garden

Tuesday:   tacos

Wednesday:  parmesan chicken strips, baked potatoes, salad w/homemade ranch dressing

Thursday:  clam-less clam chowder in bread bowls


Saturday:  easy night

Sunday:  meatloaf, garden potatoes, salad

How about you?  What are you making this week?  Feel free to share.  I love it when you do!  

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Week 382 Menu



Hi there!  How is it already Thursday?  This week has been flying by.  I'm thankful though, since I am ready for a weekend.  Except that our Saturday looks pretty jam packed!  

How was your Halloween?  Ours was pretty low-key compared to past years.  We missed a few Halloween activities because of my son's away soccer game, so I actually didn't put much thought into my kids costumes since they would mostly be wearing them at night in the dark trick-or-treating.

My daughter (shown in the above picture) tackled the job of carving our one and only pumpkin from our garden.  We tried a new technique and got the seeds out from the bottom so the top still was intact.  She got to use the saws-all with a little help from her dad and did an amazing job carving a witch.

I've got to get things together for the rest of the week and finish out my menu.  Here's what we've been eating and what tentative plan will be for the weekend.

Monday:  we had mummy dogs and taco soup before trick-or-treating

Tuesday:  grilled hamburgers, homemade baked potato chips and fruit and veggies

Wednesday:  flatbread pizzas

Thursday:  I'm making creamy chicken and mushroom soup right now and our favorite whole wheat bread

Friday: spaghetti (my family will eat noodles) and I'll try out some spaghetti squash from my garden

Saturday:  easy night

Sunday:  tacos

Phew, that's a relief.  Should have planned the week on Monday.  :)  Now it's your turn.  Feel free to share what you've been eating this week.  I love it when you do.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Week 381 Menu: Church, Cholesterol. and Cake

Hi everyone!  I'm starting out the week right by menu planning.  (I'm actually writing this on Sunday evening.)

Hope you all had a great weekend!  This weekend was great!  We had beautiful sunny weather on Saturday for soccer and football games.

 Sunday was our yearly children's presentation at church (or you could call it the "primary program").  I get to work with the kids at church and look forward to this Sunday all year.  Even my three year old had a part.  He said "I can choose the right by not hitting or kicking" in his weird silly voice.  And he added some emphasis my jumping when singing the chorus to Scripture Power!  This year the theme is "I know the scriptures are true."  It's been fun to focus on reading the scriptures and I can tell a different (good one) in my life when I study them often.

It was my husband's birthday last week and we celebrated with him by making our favorite chocolate bundt cake.  It's my favorite cake.  So easy, moist and doesn't have any additional oil in it.  

Anyway...menu time.  Can you believe October is almost over?  Sheesh!  

Monday:  lasagna, big green salad, best french bread ever (so good and easy!)

Tuesday:  Asian BBQ chicken, cous cous, edamame and dipping veggies

Wednesday:  teriyaki meatballs, quinoa/rice, broccoli

Thursday:  grilled chicken salad

Friday:  chicken caesar pizza

Saturday:  easy night

Sunday:  clam-less clam chowder in bread bowls (I use my white bread recipe and shape them into balls instead of loaves)

A little note about my high cholesterol....These meals kind of seem a little high in cholesterol, but I do my best to lighten them up.  We eat a lot of chicken and replace ground turkey for ground beef.  I use a very small amount of cheese in lasagna and on my pizza.  Sometimes I use egg-beaters in place of eggs.  I use non-fat milk.  And I use Smart Balance spread instead of butter when I'm sauteeing veggies for soup.  I try to eat a lot of veggies instead of a huge portion of the meat-dish.  My kids all have to have their cholesterol levels checked twice a year, so I try to lighten things up for all of us as much as I can without too much complaining.

All righty...That's what we're having this week.  How about you?  What's on your menu this week?  Feel free to share.  I love it when you do!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Week 380 Menu

Hi there!  

I have a ton of things on my to-do list today and have a little bit of kid-free time while my littlest is at preschool, so I'm just going to get down to business and post my menu for the week.  


My family was super happy to see a new week's worth of menus written down yesterday.  Seriously, our life is so much better if I make dinner every night.  It's even BETTER if we can all sit down at the table and eat together.  It's a little hard with sports and kid activities, but we do it when we can.  

Menu time:

Monday: we had BBQ chicken tinfoil dinners (I grilled them when I had a minute and then left them in the crockpot on warm with the lid off while I went to soccer practice).

Tuesday:  chicken taquitos and our favorite easy salsa

Wednesday:  Italian potato and sausage soup, macaroni grill rosemary bread

Thursday:  grilled chicken salad

Friday:  homemade pizza

Saturday:  lasagna and one hour breadsticks


That's what we're having this week.  What about you?  What's on YOUR menu this week?  Feel free to share.  I love it when you do!

Jenny


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