Week 241 Menu

Happy Monday friends!

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Mine was good, especially since now I have a new embarrassing moment to share.  I play the organ at church each week.  Yesterday for the closing hymn, I starting playing and almost all the way through the first line of the hymn, I realized that I was playing the wrong hymn.  Embarrassing!  So, I had to stop and tell our cute 94 year-old chorister, who I confused, that I was playing the wrong hymn.  Then I played the right hymn.  The other organist just moved away, so I have to play every week.  My goal is to practice more, so I at least recognize the hymn that I should be playing.  Sheesh!

Another great thing that I wanted to blog about, not really food related... At the beginning of the summer I signed up for a Smith's 1-2-3 Reward Visa card, since I live in a one-grocery-store town, and it happens to be Smith's.  I got a little envelope from Smith's this weekend with my rewards certificate in it.  I was amazed to find how much reward money they gave back to me...probably two shopping trips worth.  This credit card is well worth it if you shop pretty much exclusively at Smith's, like me.  You also get $0.25 off per gallon at the Smith's fuel centers too for a few months.

Anyway...I've convinced any of you to try this Smith's card, let me know I can give you a referral code and when you're approved you'll get a $25 gift card to Smith's.  Let me know in the comment section and make sure I have your email address.  I think I get 2000 bonus points if you sign up, but that's not why I'm sharing.  I'm sharing because they give you money to shop at Smith's!  And, I do shop at Smith's.  Too often. 

One more thing.  I'm going to cut down on my sugar this week and cut out all treats (only until the weekend).  Maybe this way my kids will be able to eat all of these brownies that my daughter made yesterday that are sitting on my counter.  They are yummy!  So, wish me luck. 

All right...time to get down to menu planning.

Monday:  broccoli beef

Tuesday: creamy chicken and wild rice soup (make it early in the day and warm it up at dinner)

Wednesday: steak fajitas

Thursday: breakfast burritos

Friday: pizza

Saturday: hamburgers

Sunday:  balsamic steak rolls (thanks Megan!)

All right...feel free to share your menu this week.  Or your latest embarrassing moment.  Or your favorite credit card.  Or your tips on how to go sugar-less. 

Have a great week!


  1. We live in a 3 grocery store town, but I find myself shopping exclusively at Smiths, I've thought about trying the 123 rewards, but never have... I would like the referral code!

  2. That's funny about the organ. Way to roll with it!

    I actually planned my menu before you posted! I am not sure the last time this has happened. Like, a year ago.

    M: we had pulled pork sandwiches, BLT Caesar salad, potato wedges, fruit, Jell-O, and Oreo pie for dessert (um, I was feeding two sets of missionaries -- yikes!! It took me two days to prep all that food!!)

    T: French toast (going easy after that last one, phew)

    W: creamy chicken taquitos, homemade salsa

    Th: crockpot Hawaiian meatballs with rice (trying out a new recipe! Looks easy enough...)

    F: taco casserole (another easy but new recipe)

    Sa: pizza pasta

    Su: breakfast burritos

    M: picnic stuff for Labor Day

    And we don't have a Smith's, but it looks like our local Kroger store has the same card -- maybe I will look into it. Thanks!

  3. Yum! Your menu from last week looks super yummy! My dad loves that wild rice soup by the way. I made it from your blog and now thats always his request for dinner. He even took it to Oregon and made it for my grandpa. Also, on going sugarless I've been using honey, mashed bananas, and stevia every once in a while. Or there are a lot of yummy recipes on pinterest that use natural peanut butter. Yum!


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