Week 342 Menu (and Pinterest too)

Hello there!  Don't worry...I'm not totally slacking.  I did plan my menu on Monday, but I planned it by writing it on my menu board.  Usually I plan while I type up a blog post.  So, now it's Thursday and I'm just posting my menu.

(This is what I stare at while I wash dishes.  My menu, lovely blue tile, my current favorite scripture, and a gorgeous view out my window).  

Menu menu has changed a bit from what I planned. Oh well. We've eaten every night, at least! I've been writing on my menu board pretty consistently for a couple of months and my kids notice. They seem to complain less at dinner because they can see that I try to plan something that they like at least once a week. I think they're beginning to realize that not everyone likes every meal that I make every night, but we have some picky little boys, so if they will eat it, then I'm going to make it.

Anyway...this week has been a bit full and this weekend will be even more so, with lots of concerts, rehearsals, piano recital, church party, teaching the kids in church on Sunday, plus sports and other activities.  It's all good and I am loving having reasons to practice and hear Christmas music.

 So, here was my plan as of Monday.

And here's what our week has turned into...

Monday:  It was raining super hard, so I didn't grill salmon.  We had waikiki meatballs with lots of veggies and quinoa or rice instead.

Tuesday:  We made our own pizzas and the kids have been eating it for lunch for the last few days too.

Wednesday:  I used up leftover taco meat and black beans from our Sunday tacos and made taco soup.  I wonder if my kids will ever notice that most of the food that I make ends up being Mexican food.  (My favorite and super easy to make low-cholesterol for me.)

Thursday:  creamy chicken taquitos and homemade salsa (Mexican again..ha ha!)

Friday:  grilled teriyaki salmon, rice, salad

Saturday:  tinfoil dinners or easy night (I'm leaning towards making it an easy night which means you eat whatever you want.  It's usually oatmeal for everyone or leftovers.)

Sunday:  baked chicken, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy (kind of like a second Thanksgiving)

All righty...that's what our week is looking like.  How about you?  Has your week been crazy?  What have you had for dinner?  (P.S.  I LOVE it when you share.  Makes my day!)

I have some more gift ideas that I really want to share with you.  (Things that I've bought for my family and that we use all the time.)  I posted a few of my favorite things last week.  I'll try to post it soon...(hopefully).

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WAIT, I just remembered one more thing I wanted to tell you.  I've been updating my pinterest account (and am sharing it here on my blog posts and also on the side bar.  I've been categorizing recipes from my blog and adding them to my regular pinterest pins.  It's been fun to so go through my recipes, because I have more than I've realized on the blog and they are all my favorite.  I love Pinterest.  Do you?