Skip to main content

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).

More from Jenny:
Facebook icon Instagram iconTwitter icon Email iconpinterest icon

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?  

Popular posts from this blog

One Hour Rolls

These rolls are amazing!  I've been making these rolls since 2001 when I was a newlywed and my sister-in-law shared the recipe with me.  The rolls are light, fluffy, easy to make and they only take one hour!  And delicious too!   I've made these rolls more times than I can count, so I've perfected the art of making them.  Here are some step-by-step instructions with pictures for you. Here's what you'll need.  I buy pretty much all of the ingredients in this recipe at Sam's club, thus the huge containers.  You need warm water, yeast, oil, sugar, salt, egg and flour. In the mixer bowl, add warm water (not hot), oil, sugar and yeast.  Mix together. After ten or fifteen minutes the yeast mixture should be puffed up like this.  Time to add the salt and beaten egg. Then mix in the flour.  (I've used a mixture of half wheat and half white flour successfully.) Keep adding flour until the dough is manageable.  It will be a little sticky, b

The Best French Bread I've Ever Made

This is the best french bread I've ever made.  I got this recipe from my friend, Nikki, who gave us some of this bread as a thank you for my hubby helping them move a piano.  I remember it being delicious and we gobbled it up fast.  I was intimidated for some reason by the recipe and waited a few years before I made it. We needed some bread for to make some turkey, provolone, avocado sandwiches, so I made some of this bread and it was perfect!  We sliced one loaf like they do at Subway.  Then later I made normal shaped sandwiches with the rest of the bread.  Delicious... light and fluffy and yummy! Update 2/22/12: This is still my favorite bread after making it for a year! It turns out perfect every time and it's gone in a flash! printable recipe French Bread recipe from my friend, Nikki Yield: 2 loaves   Ingredients 2 c. warm water 1 pkg (or 1 heaping Tbsp.) yeast 1/4 c. granulated sugar 1 T. olive oil

Havreflarn (Swedish Oat Crisp Cookies)

We had some teenagers over for a Swedish themed dinner last night.  They were participating in a "missionary for a day" activity.  They were paired up into companionships, like the official missionaries for our church and were assigned to a family for dinner.  They ate with us and then taught us a lesson about Heavenly Father's plan for us.   My husband served a mission in Sweden.  He lived there for two years and loved it.  Swedish meatballs are a staple at our house.  (They're super easy to make and my pickiest eater's favorite!).  When we visit IKEA we usually stock up on the cream gravy packets and jars of Lingonberries.  We were out of lingonberry, but after a few phone calls, I found some at one of our local grocery stores. We ate meatballs, gravy, lingonberry, mashed potatoes (I ran out of time, other wise I would have steamed little red potatoes from our garden) and green beans (though my husband doesn't remember eating them in Sweden