Our Menu (Week of January 13, 2013)

Mamas tofu 1My mom’s simple tofu…one of my favorite dishes.

I’m working on some projects this week so I’m keeping it very simple in the kitchen.  Since it’s unusually cold for us these past several days, I added a soup to the menu, but might add a stew or another soup if the cold sticks around.  I’m not complaining–I love me some cold weather.  Have a lovely week!

Here’s what’s cooking in our home this week:

Breakfasts

  • Oatmeal with bananas, dried cherries & flax, smoothies x 2
  • Egg-in-a-hole, fruit parfaits
  • Quiche, berries, o.j and tea
  • Scones, sausage, eggs, fruit salad
  • Greek yogurt with all the fixings & fruit, grainy toast strips
  • Homemade cereal, bananas, o.j.

Lunches

  • P.b. sandwiches with homemade Napa berry jam, cheese and fruit
  • Tuna salad sandwiches, bananas, crunchy snack
  • Mama’s tofu, rice, sunchoke kimchee, Chinese greens
  • Munchie’s choice for snacky lunch
  • Quesadillas, guacamole, spritzers
  • Leftovers plus fruit x 2

Dinners

  • Take out treat
  • Turkey meatloaf, mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, salad
  • Chicken and rice soup, biscuits
  • Wraps, tossed salad, sautéed veggies
  • Beef stir-fry, brown rice, kimchee, sautéed cabbage
  • Spaghetti, garlic bread, tossed salad
  • Leftovers Night

Snacks, Desserts, & Fun Extras

  • Fruits & raw veggies, crackers with hummus & cheese, yogurt with fruit, granola

Freezer Cooking & DIY Session:  I don’t do a traditional once-a-month session, but generally choose 2 or 3 recipes. 

*No freezer cooking this week

What’s cooking in your kitchen this week?  If you have a menu plan on your blog, please do leave a link! 🙂

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Our Menu (Week of January 6, 2013)

The days are short, the weather’s cold, by tavern fires tales are told.” ~ New England Almanac, Dec. 1704

I found this quote while sifting through Susan Branch’s Christmas book.  The book itself is a bit of the familiar for me, warms me…come winter, familiar, warming meals are what I desire for myself, my family.  My wish for you in this new year is that you’re sitting snug by a crackling fire with those dear to you, swapping tales, sharing memories.  ♥

slow-cooker-beef-stewSlow Cooker Back to Basics Beef Stew

Here’s what’s cooking in our home this week:

Breakfasts

  • Oatmeal with bananas, dried cherries & flax, smoothies x 2
  • Eggy Sausage Bites (named by Munchie), fruit, hot cocoa
  • Breakfast tostadas, peaches & berries
  • Parfaits, o.j.
  • Breakie Potatoes, ham, pears (let you know if this new recipe is a keeper!)
  • Breakfast pizza, fruit salad

Lunches

  • P.b. sandwiches with homemade Napa berry jam, cheese and fruit
  • Veggie wraps, apples
  • Chicken quesadillas, guacamole & chips, fruit
  • Taiwanese pancakes, veggie bowls
  • Munchie’s pick
  • Leftovers plus fruit x 2

Dinners

  • Vegetable noodle soup, rolls
  • Back to Basics Slow Cooker Beef Stew, crusty bread
  • Mozzarella chicken, roasted veggies, salad
  • Chicken pitas, spinach salad, garlic broccoli
  • Taiwanese noodle bowls, green veggies
  • Garlic chicken tacos, Spanish rice, corn salad
  • Leftovers Night

Snacks, Desserts, & Fun Extras

  • Fruits & raw veggies, crackers with hummus & cheese, yogurt with fruit, granola
  • We will see if we have time for some baking fun. 🙂

Freezer Cooking & DIY Session:  I don’t do a traditional once-a-month session, but generally choose 2 or 3 recipes. 

*No freezer cooking this week

What’s cooking in your kitchen this week?  If you have a menu plan on your blog, please do leave a link! 🙂

Our Menu (Week of December 9, 2012)

108Easy beef mushroom stroganoff

“Heap on more wood!–The wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, we’ll keep our Christmas merry still.” ~ Sir Walter Scott

I’m having a lovely and c-o-z-y season.  Lots of cooking happening in my kitchen this week from basic meals to holiday baking.  I’ll share some recipes with you this week. 🙂 Wishing you all a blessed season.  ♥

Here’s what’s cooking in our home this week:

Breakfasts

Note: I often eat a different breakfast than the ones I feed my family.  For example, lately I eat a bit of Greek yogurt with fresh berries, peaches, ground flaxseed, wheat germ, almond milk, and a few other ingredients.  It fills me up and is incredibly nutritious.

Breakfasts

  • French toast, fruit, cider
  • Oatmeal with bananas, dried cherries & flax, smoothies x 2
  • Baked cider doughnuts, winter fruit salad
  • Scrambled eggs, fruit parfaits
  • Breakfast pizza squares, o.j., bananas
  • Lemon blueberry muffins, winter fruit salad

Lunches

  • P.b. sandwiches with homemade blackberry jam, peach-banana fruit salad
  • Tortellini bake, fruit
  • Turkey tea sandwiches, berries,
  • Zucchini cakes, fruit, smoothies
  • Munchie’s Choice Snacky lunch
  • Leftovers plus fruit x 2

Dinners

  • Dinner out for date night/Munchie eats with grandparents
  • Breakfast for dinner: lemon blueberry pancakes, veggie omelets, sausage, toast with marmalade, fruit
  • Savory chicken with potatoes, green beans, rice casserole
  • One-pot pork chops, garlic sautéed broccoli, sweet potato bake
  • Broccoli cheddar soup, dilly bread
  • Easy beef mushroom stroganoff, rosemary potatoes (yes, carb overload, problem? 😉 ), spinach salad
  • Leftovers Night

Snacks, Desserts, & Fun Extras

  • Fruits & raw veggies, crackers with hummus & cheese, yogurt with fruit
  • Lots of holiday baking–wheeeeeee! ❤

Freezer Cooking & DIY Session:  I don’t do a traditional once-a-month session, but generally choose 2 or 3 recipes. 

*No freezer cooking until the new year!

What’s going down in your kitchen this week?  If you have a menu plan on your blog, leave a link! 🙂

Our Menu (Week of November 25, 2012)

Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Spaghetti

I’m back to using a menu plan after WEEKS of not having one.  It was a bad idea to not have a plan…a very bad idea.  No way am I going without one during the busy weeks ahead.  This week I’m keeping it easy and will use as many pantry and freezer items as I can.  I have a lot of chicken in the freezer so we will have a bit of chicken overload, but no one has ever complained about multiple chicken days around here.  I dare em… 🙂

Breakfasts

Note: I often eat a different breakfast than the ones I feed my family.  For example, lately I eat a bit of Greek yogurt with fresh berries, peaches, ground flaxseed, wheat germ, almond milk, and a few other ingredients.  It fills me up and is incredibly nutritious.

Breakfasts

  • Herbed egg-in-a-hole, berries
  • Oatmeal with bananas, dried cherries & flax, smoothies x 2
  • Breakfast casserole, fruit, o.j. x 2
  • Baked apples, berries, tea
  • Spinach Quiche, tea/coffee/juice, fruit salad

Lunches

  • P.b. sandwiches with homemade blackberry jam, peach-banana fruit salad
  • Potato cakes, tomato basil soup
  • Chicken salad sandwiches, berry smoothies
  • Veggie quesadillas, guacamole
  • Munchie’s Choice Snacky lunch: hard-boiled eggs, cheese bites, grapes, pears, crackers
  • Leftovers plus fruit x 2

Dinners

  • Potato corn soup w/bread
  • Baked tacos, guacamole, corn salad
  • Dilly baked salmon, sautéed green beans, whole wheat couscous w/veggies
  • Baked chicken w/gravy, green beans, potatoes, broccoli, and carrots
  • Sesame chicken, short grain brown rice, garlic broccoli, spicy cucumber, sautéed cabbage
  • Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Spaghetti
  • Leftovers Night

Snacks, Desserts, & Fun Extras

  • Fruits & raw veggies, crackers with hummus & cheese, yogurt with fruit

Freezer Cooking & DIY Session:  I don’t do a traditional once-a-month session, but generally choose 2 or 3 recipes. 

*No freezer cooking this week

What’s going down in your kitchen this week?  If you have a menu plan on your blog, leave a link! 🙂

Our Menu (Week of October 7, 2012)

Apple Filled Pull-Apart Bread

Breakfasts

Note: I often eat a different breakfast than the ones I feed my family.  For example, lately I eat a bit of Greek yogurt with fresh berries, peaches, ground flaxseed, wheat germ, almond milk, and a few other ingredients.  It fills me up and is incredibly nutritious.

Breakfasts

  • Taiwanese breakfast, melon, tea
  • Sunrise berry flax smoothies, toast strips
  • Egg n’ hashbrowns, watermelon, o.j.
  • Apple pull-apart bread, watermelon, tea/juice
  • Herbed egg-in-a-hole, berries
  • Oatmeal with bananas, dried cherries & flax, smoothies x 2

Lunches

  • P.b. sandwiches with homemade blackberry jam, peach-banana fruit salad
  • Avocado cucumber rolls, pears
  • Corn-dog muffins (to use up the all natural dogs we’re using for chili dog dinner–which are GOOD, btw), crudités, apples
  • Autumn lunch for Munchie, healthy milkshake 🙂
  • Lunch out
  • Leftovers plus fruit x 2

Dinners

  • Dilly baked salmon, sauteed veggie couscous, cauliflower with bell pepper
  • Slow cooker beef stew, rolls (didn’t get to this last week)
  • All-natural uncured chili dogs, dill salad, crudités
  • Homemade potstickers (my mom’s recipe), broccoli & peppers
  • Pizza roll-ups, chopped salad
  • Kogi tacos, cucumber slaw, sauteed cabbage
  • Leftovers Night

Snacks, Desserts, & Fun Extras

  • Fruits & raw veggies, crackers & cheese, yogurt with fruit

Freezer Cooking & DIY Session:  I don’t do a traditional once-a-month session, but generally choose 2 or 3 recipes. 

*No freezer cooking this week

What’s going down in your kitchen this week?  If you have a menu plan on your blog, leave a link! 🙂

Our Menu (Week of September 30, 2012)

My little Munchie took this picture of a tea party where she set her table for us.  Love her.

Breakfasts

Note: I often eat a different breakfast than the ones I feed my family.  For example, lately I eat a bit of Greek yogurt with fresh berries, peaches, ground flaxseed, wheat germ, almond milk, and a few other ingredients.  It fills me up and is incredibly nutritious.  Just thought I’d share!

  • Oatmeal with dried cherries & flax, smoothies x 3
  • Breakfast apple rounds, cider, yogurt with blueberries (so simple and yummy, I’ll share these with you this week!)
  • Breakfast burritos, o.j.
  • Baked apple donuts, fruit smoothies
  • Herbed baked tomato egg toasts, green monster smoothies

Lunches

  • P.b. and jelly, apple slices, crackers
  • Snacky lunch (Munchie’s choices)
  • Salad wraps, fruit salad
  • Egg salad sandwiches, apples, salad
  • Chicken pesto wraps, fruit salad, smoothies
  • Leftovers plus fruit x 2

Dinners

  • Slow cooker beef stew, rolls
  • Chicken Olivia over short grain brown rice, sautéed broccoli
  • Garlic herb chicken sausage,potato & mac gratin, spinach pine nut salad
  • Bubble Pizza, fruit salad, tossed salad
  • Black bean burger quesadillas, avocado salad
  • Dinner Out for Daddy/Daughter time, giant salad for me at home (mmm!)
  • Leftovers Night

Snacks, Desserts, & Fun Extras

  • Fruits & raw veggies, crackers & cheese, yogurt with fruit
  • Harvest muffins

Freezer Cooking & DIY Session:  I don’t do a traditional once-a-month session, but generally choose 2 or 3 recipes. 

*I’m in “autumn cleaning” mode…so I’m cleaning out the freezers and not packing them up yet.  ahhhhh, feels good.

What’s going down in your kitchen this week?  If you have a menu plan on your blog, leave a link! 🙂

Our Menu (Week of September 23, 2012)

Best Friends Forever. 

Uh, this has nothing to do with my menu plan, but I love this picture.  It makes me happy.  I found them this way one day in the garage.  They love “driving” together.

I’m not feeling that great this week.  Not exactly sick, but feeling a little run down and isn’t that when the ickies like to strike?   I’m going to keep it as simple as I can this week and save my energy for making a special meal for my husband’s birthday later in the week.  I hope you’re all having a lovely week!

Oh!  And I keep saying I’ll share recipes and life is just flying by and I’m NOT posting them.  I promise to try to post at least a couple this week!  Thank you for your patience!!!

Breakfasts

Note: I often eat a different breakfast than the ones I feed my family.  For example, lately I eat a bit of Greek yogurt with fresh berries, peaches, ground flaxseed, wheat germ, almond milk, and a few other ingredients.  It fills me up and is incredibly nutritious.  Just thought I’d share!

  • Denver sandwiches, peaches, o.j.
  • Bagels with cream cheese,watermelon, smoothies
  • Harvest bake, bananas, cider
  • Baked French toast, berries, o.j.
  • Multi-grain cereal, raspberries, o.j.
  • Oatmeal with dried cherries & flax, smoothies x 2

Lunches

  • P.b. and jelly, bananas & peaches, crackers
  • Taiwanese noodle bowl with broccoli
  • Grilled ham & cheese sandwiches, tomato basil soup
  • Quesadillas, apple slices, watermelon
  • Snacky lunch (Munchie’s choices)
  • Leftovers plus fruit x 2

Dinners

  • Bbq chicken, grilled asparagus, mushrooms and onions, short grain brown rice
  • Random Ravioli Night 🙂 I didn’t feel well last night so my husband made ravioli and a few other random items for himself and our girl.  Sometimes you gotta do whatcha gotta do.
  • Meatless tortilla bake, simple tossed salad
  • Pulled pork sandwiches, German potato salad, baked beans
  • Buttery dill baked salmon, short grain brown rice, sautéed cauliflower & green bell peppers, balsamic mushrooms
  • Husband’s birthday dinner of his choice, birthday cake (his choice)
  • Leftovers Night

Snacks, Desserts, & Fun Extras

  • Fruits & raw veggies, crackers & cheese, yogurt with fruit
  • Fall baking & birthday cake

Freezer Cooking & DIY Session:  I don’t do a traditional once-a-month session, but generally choose 2 or 3 recipes. 

*No freezer cooking this week.

What’s going down in your kitchen this week?  If you have a menu plan on your blog, leave a link! 🙂

Our Menu (Week of September 16, 2012)

This isn’t a picture of today’s session, but this is what a typical meal planning session looks like. 🙂

I did a fairly good job sticking to our menu plan last week and it certainly made my life easier.  It’s been so darn hot here that I’m reluctant to use the oven much, but I need to get my autumn spirit going so I’m doing a bit of baking this week–hopefully, the weather cooperates.  I don’t have links (yet!) to recipes listed in the menu below, but I will share some recipes this week.  Have a great week!

Breakfasts

Note: I often eat a different breakfast than the ones I feed my family.  For example, lately I eat a bit of Greek yogurt with fresh berries, peaches, ground flaxseed, wheat germ, almond milk, and a few other ingredients.  It fills me up and is incredibly nutritious.  Just thought I’d share!

  • French toast (with Italian bread), bananas &  peaches fruit salad, o.j.
  • Apple cinnamon pull-apart loaf, raspberries, hot cider (didn’t get to this last week)
  • Multi-grain cereal, raspberries, o.j.
  • Ham/turkey, avocado, egg on homemade English muffin bread
  • Breakfast hashbrown minis, fruit salad
  • English muffin tomato & egg toasts, berries
  • Oatmeal with dried cherries, smoothies

Lunches

  • Cucumber turkey wraps, apple slices
  • Tea sandwiches, cheese, strawberries, mini muffins
  • Tomato basil soup, cornbread
  • Snacky lunch (Munchie’s choices)
  • Chicken rice rolls w/dip, peaches & berries
  • Leftovers plus fruit x 2

Dinners

  • Shredded beef and bean burritos, cilantro avocado & tomato relish, chips and salsa
  • Potato soup, salad, garlic bread
  • Chicken Caesar sandwiches, veggie couscous, melon
  • Asian beef, sautéed spinach, broccoli, rice
  • Beef flying saucers, corn salad, melon
  • Mini pot pies, salad
  • Leftovers Night

Snacks, Desserts, & Fun Extras

  • Fruits & raw veggies
  • Fall baking

Freezer Cooking & DIY Session:  I don’t do a traditional once-a-month session, but generally choose 2 or 3 recipes. 

*No freezer cooking session this week.  I’ll get back to it in cooler weather.

What’s going down in your kitchen this week?  If you have a menu plan on your blog, leave a link! 🙂

Our Menu (Week of September 9, 2012)

I’m back and I’ve got a menu plan (said in a Superhero voice).  I was a victim of 5 o’clock fridge panic last week and I don’t like it.  Since I’m still looking ahead to autumn I’ve included more fall-inspired recipes.  I just hope the weather cooperates and dips about 20 degrees!

Buttercup the slow cooker hard at work making chili  for us today.  Yes, her name is Buttercup.

Breakfasts

Note: I often eat a different breakfast than the ones I feed my family.  For example, lately I eat a bit of Greek yogurt with fresh berries, peaches, ground flaxseed, wheat germ, almondmilk, and a few other ingredients.  It fills me up and is incredibly nutritious.  Just thought I’d share!

  • Apple cinnamon pull-apart loaf, raspberries, hot cider
  • Warm & Cozy Oatmeal, bananas (by Gooseberry Patch)  x 2
  • Texas-style breakfast casserole (by Gooseberry Patch), smoothies x 2
  • Toast with jam and/or banana muffins, watermelon, o.j.
  • Multi-grain cereal, raspberries, o.j.

Lunches

  • PB and homemade jam sandwiches, fruit salad
  • Fried egg & avocado sandwiches, watermelon
  • Zucchini cakes, berries, potato salad
  • Baked mac’ n cheese w/corn, apples x 2
  • Leftovers plus fruit x 2

Dinners

  • Chimichangas, sweet corn cake, avocado & tomato relish
  • One pan chicken dinner, apple cake
  • Hubby’s Chili, honey cornbread (didn’t get to this last menu plan)
  • Cilantro chicken burgers, zucchini fries, potato salad
  • Mini sausage pizzas, tossed salad, honey fruit salad
  • My husband is bringing home dinner from a fave restaurant for an easy Monday Night Football gathering
  • Leftovers Night

Snacks, Desserts, & Fun Extras

  • Fruits & raw veggies
  • Double crunch bars (by Gooseberry Patch)
  • 2 sweet treats–I’ll share them if they work out

Freezer Cooking & DIY Session:  I don’t do a traditional once-a-month session, but generally choose 2 or 3 recipes. 

  • Slow cooker applesauce:  We love this and keep it in the freezer.  I’ve used it in a lot of baking so I’m making a bigger batch this week.

What’s going down in your kitchen this week?  If you have a menu plan on your blog, leave a link! 🙂

Our Menu (Week of August 26, 2012)

It’s back-to-school time and although I don’t have any “big” kids, my 3-year-old is headed back to preschool soon.  She only goes for 3 hours, 3 days a week, but that’s one more day than last year and I miss her already.  It gives my heart a wee ache; mainly because I’m trying to slow down the clock and this ain’t helpin’!  I’d keep her home with me til kindergarten (or till forever), but she’s at an amazing school and we’ve had the most wonderful experience there.  I can’t keep her from the love, fun, & learning.  It wouldn’t be right. 🙂

Easy beef mushroom stroganoff

My point about back-to-school is that I’ve the urge for more comfort meals and creativity in the kitchen.  I especially like to fill Munchie’s belly up with good breakfasts and lunches before she heads off to afternoon preschool.  And since she is WIPED when she returns (I can barely get her to stay awake for dinner on school days) I love to have dinner ready to go for her by 5.  That’s where good preparation and my slow cooker come in handy.

Munchie doesn’t start until after Labor Day, but I’m using this week to get in the groove and get us off our lazy dazy summer schedule.  Yikes!  I love autumn dearly, but where did summer go?

Here’s what’s going down in my kitchen this week (with some carryover from last week..oops!).  You’ll see I pulled out a couple of my favorite fall Gooseberry Patch books to get in the proper spirit. 🙂

Breakfasts

Note: I often eat a different breakfast than the ones I feed my family.  For example, lately I eat a bit of Greek yogurt with fresh berries, peaches, ground flaxseed, wheat germ, almondmilk, and a few other ingredients.  It fills me up and is incredibly nutritious.  Just thought I’d share!

Our Menu (Week of August 19, 2012)

No, you didn’t wake from a long slumber only to discover it’s Thanksgiving.  🙂  My parents were visiting and we craved, desired, needed a turkey dinner.  And turkey we had!  That led to great leftovers of course and turkey noodle soup…a favorite around these parts.

I took a menu planning break for a few weeks and thought I’d have a plan by Monday night.  Um.

So here’s our menu plan for the week.  Although I’m looking forward to the autumn months, I’m a bit down about the end of delicious fruit and veggies.  Don’t go, dear vegs and fruits!  Stay a bit longer!  I’ve no control, unfortunately, over the end of such food bliss, so we’re filling our bellies up with the dwindling supply this week.

 Here’s what we’re having this week.  I’m going to test some new fall recipes…yay!

Breakfasts

Note: I often eat a different breakfast than the ones listed.  For example, lately I eat a bit of Greek yogurt with fresh berries, peaches, ground flaxseed, wheat germ, almondmilk, and a few other ingredients.  It fills me up and is incredibly nutritious.  Just thought I’d share!

  • Cereal, strawberries
  • Sausage and egg cups, mango & strawberries
  • Oatmeal with dried cherries & bananas x 2
  • Mom’s Muffin Doughnuts (by Gooseberry Patch), white nectarines, orange-pineapple juice Continue reading

Our Menu (Week of July 29, 2012)

I want to have fun this week.  Good ol’ fashioned summer fun.  Plus, I need to watch the Olympics.   That means our menu will be as quick and easy as possible so I can focus on making memories with my little Munchie.  🙂 

 Here’s what we’re having this week. 

Breakfasts

  • Cereal, blueberries, and juice
  • Whole wheat toast, Greek yogurt with blueberry puree, watermelon
  • Green monster smoothies, French toast strips, o.j.
  • Ham and egg mini bakes, oj., fruit
  • Blackberry jam cake, fruit salad, milk
  • Oatmeal with dried cherries & bananas x 2

Green monster smoothie

Lunches

  • Chicken salad sandwiches, watermelon, cucumber salad
  • PB and homemade jam sandwiches, fruit salad
  • Patty melts, peaches, smoothies
  • Zucchini patties, watermelon & berries
  • Lunch out
  • Leftovers plus fruit x 2

Dinners

  • Turkey veggie goulash, honey cornbread
  • Garlic chicken peanut stir-fry, rice, sauteed garlic spinach
  • Black bean burgers w/avocado spread, tossed salad, roasted zucchini/mushroom/squash
  • Slow cooker cranberry chicken, brown rice, sauteed broccoli, glazed carrots
  • Mini mac n’ cheese pies, homemade applesauce, baked mashed potatoes, roasted zucchini
  • Leftovers Night x 2

Snacks, Desserts, & Fun Extras

  • Summer fruit including lots of watermelon
  • Carrots, cucumbers, celery, and dip
  • Graham crackers and p.b., string cheese, popcorn
  • Banana pudding

Freezer Cooking & DIY Session:  I don’t do a traditional once-a-month session, but generally choose 2 or 3 recipes. 

  • Skipping the freezer cooking
  • Lemon curd (didn’t get to it last week)
  • Something to put the lemon curd on. 🙂

*For great menu ideas and plans, stop by Menu Plan Monday over at OrgJunkie and On the Menu Monday at Stone Gable.

Roasted Veggie Pasta

I love vegetables.  I can’t recall a vegetable I’ve met and didn’t like.

Brussel sprouts?  Love.

Cabbage?  Adore.

Spinach?  More please.

I could go on, but I’ll spare you. Continue reading

Our Menu (Week of July 22, 2012)

Summer fruit love

Why hello there!  I took a couple of weeks off from menu plans due to vacation (yay!) and, uh, laziness.  But I missed having a menu plan last week.  Because when you’re feeling lazy?  That’s when you could really use the plan!  (I’m shouting at myself.)  It just makes meal times easy, breezy, beautiful Cover Girl!

Sorry. Continue reading

My Gotta Tries: What Should Be On Our Menu

Happy 4th of July!  Hope you’re relaxing and beating the heat!

I don’t have a menu plan this week.  What?  I know, how odd.  But I’m headed to London to train for the Olympics.  Yes, I’ll be in the 2012 Summer Olympics.  And One Moment in Time better be blasting when I win the gold for my uneven bars routine.

I’m not headed to the Olympics.  But that’d be a great excuse for not accomplishing a lot of things lately (blogging, deep cleaning the house, organizing the garage, etc.).  Instead, I sat on my buns and watched too much of the Olympic trials.  I kind of feel more athletic and lean just from watching all that sportiness.

My future Olympian.

Since I’m not sharing a menu this week, here’s a plethora (I just wanted to say pleeeeh-thor-aaaaa: name that movie!) of recipes I plan to make this summer.  These caught my hungry eye and I’ll test them out all summer long.

I’ll eat and watch the Olympics.  Totally a sport.

Breakfast

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie from Fudge Banana Swirl

Source: Fudge Banana Swirl 

I’ve made a lot of smoothies in my time and even some with oatmeal, but this one from Fudge Banana Swirl just sounds extra yummy.  Continue reading

Our Menu (Week of June 24, 2012)

Poor, poor, neglected blog.  Last week I had too good a time enjoying summer and didn’t give this little blog the love and attention it deserves.  But this week I’ll be back in the saddle and hope you’ll stick around to see what I have up my blogging sleeve. 🙂

Since Munchie really liked learning about France we’ve decided to continue exploring that lovely country for our “learning about our world” activities (as noted in our 102 Things To Do This Summer List).  So I’ll also keep France a part of our menu plan just as it was last week.  🙂  I’ll also be sharing a few recipes from this menu plan.  Are you interested?

 

Here’s what we’re having this week.  Bon Appetit!

Breakfasts

  • Berry crepes, melon, o.j.
  • Pain au chocolat, melon & berries, French hot chocolate
  • Cereal, banana, juice Continue reading

Our Menu (Week of June 17, 2012)

Where I’ll be dining this week.  Ahahahahahaaaaaaaa!……….sob.

Hi all!  I forgot to brainstorm this week’s menu.  But I’ve been thinking about some delicious looking desserts I saw online this past week.  Which I must ignore.  Ignore.

This week we’re doing a bit of “learning about our world” as noted in our 102 Things To Do This Summer List so I’m incorporating a bit of France into the plan.  🙂  If you know me, it’s no surprise that I chose France for our 1st “trip”.  I love America, but I have a “thing” for France.  My choices or outcomes might not be terribly authentic, but I’m giving it a shot.  Munchie is excited and asked if we will go to Africa and North Carolina (??? no idea where those came from).

So here we go…planning as I type.  Here’s what we’re having this week:

Breakfasts

  • Blueberry coffee cake, strawberries, juice x 2
  • Stuffed breakfast biscuits, blueberries, pineapple juice
  • Soft-boiled eggs, toast strips, ham slices, o.j./tea Continue reading

Our Menu (Week of June 10, 2012)

Whew, it was a bit of a crazy week with the last week of preschool and other activities.  I’m looking forward to a week of summer fun with my Munchie.  Some of that fun will be had in the kitchen together.  🙂

Here’s what’s on our menu this week:

Breakfasts

Our Menu (Week of June 3, 2012)

It may not officially be summer, but it’s definitely summer here.  I’m going to keep on grilling and using my slow cooker this week whenever I can.  I also didn’t stick to our menu 100% last week so I’ll carry over a couple items.  My husband’s aunt gave us a lot of huge, delicious avocadoes from her tree so I’m implementing them into meals wherever I can.  🙂

We’re also eating up some of the scrumptious English muffin bread I made.  So darn good.

Here’s what’s on our menu this week:

Pizza pockets

Breakfasts

Our Menu (Week of May 27, 2012)

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  I hope everyone has a relaxing, long weekend. 🙂

I have a lengthy to-do list this week mainly because I’m putting pressure on myself to get some nagging projects done.  So I’m relying on my slow cooker and the grill to help me out.  Less kitchen clean up, more crossing off items on my list!  Here’s what’s on our menu this week:

Green monster smoothie

Breakfasts

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