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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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