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Week 264 Menu

Hi friends!  Can you believe it's Monday again?  Time goes by so fast!



I'm excited for this week.  Since we haven't had hardly any snow this year, we haven't had any snow days, so my kids get to take one on Friday.  It'll be fun to have them home for Valentine's day and make President's Day weekend a little longer.  I wish we had snow...everything is so dry.  I worry about our beautiful ponderosa pine trees dying.

To celebrate Valentine's Day, I'll probably make some heart shaped things...pizza, cinnamon rolls to take to my kids' church teachers, little hearts in our soup, etc. 

One of my favorite Valentine's day dessert is fruit pizza.  I love it more than sugar cookies, so I make it every year around Valentine's day. 



Did you see my post on Friday about loving being a mama?

Does your kitchen counter top look like mine does in that picture?  It looks like that a few times a day.  I get it all cleaned off and then we eat another meal or the kids come home and unload their backpacks onto it.  It's a constant cleaning job.  The kitchen really is the heart of our home.  It's where I am most of the day.


All right...time to get my menu planned and then go clean off the kitchen counter again.  :)  I'm going to plan through next Monday, since I don't blog much on holidays when my family is home.


Monday:  grilled chicken sausage, cheesy potatoes, salad

Tuesday: white chicken chili

Wednesday:  fancy sandwiches on french bread (turkey, swiss, provolone, avocado, pesto mayo, etc.)

Thursday: sesame chicken salad

Friday: Valentine's Day - heart shaped pizza, strawberries, salad, fruit pizza

Saturday: easy night

Sunday:  chicken rolls, simple orzo pilaf, veggies


Monday:  tacos


That's what I'm making this week.  How about you?  What's on your menu this week?

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If you need more dinner inspiration, here are some links for you.

Click here for to see all of my menu plans (#264 of them!).
Click here for my family's favorite recipes (my BEST recipes).
Click here for my "Ultimate List of Dinner Ideas" (all the meals I make on a regular basis).
Click here for freezer meal ideas.

And, just for fun.  Check out my menu ideas from this week in February the last five years.
One year ago - Week 216
Two years ago - Week 167
Three years ago - Week 121
Four years ago - Week 70
Five years ago - Week 24









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