Monday, March 30, 2009

Menu Plan for March 30th

Last week was crazy! My hubby is working on a new business and it felt like we were never home. Consequently, I'm just now getting my menu planning done. I'm also reusing a few meals from last week since we ended up eating away from home several times. So without further ado.........

Monday: Corn chowder (from the freezer) with bread and salad

Tuesday: Fried chicken with stuffing and green beans

Wednesday: Bean, cheese and rice squares

Thursday: Homemade stew with bread and cheese

Friday: Homemade mac & cheese

Saturday: Hubby and I have a date :o) so the kids will either have leftovers or eat at grandma & grandpa's.

Sunday: Brownies for Fellowship.

For more menu plans, check out Organized Junkie.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Our trip to the Zoo

Last Friday we took a spontaneous trip to the Zoo. It was a nice day and hubby still was not working, so we decided to have a little family fun :-) Here are the pictures!

My little chicks, lol.

Fascinated by the big fish!

Giddy up horsey!

How big is the polar bear?!?

Awww....What a cute kitty!

All tuckered out!

When asked what their favorite animals were, Munchkin and Peanut said "The polar bear" (the polar bear was having fun playing, we watched him for quite a while!) and Little P seemed fascinated by the Asian pigs and the elephants. Over all, it was very enjoyable. The kids had a blast and it was great that dad got to participate.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Menu Plan for March 23rd

Here is my menu plan for the week.

Monday: Chicken Tetrazini with rolls

Tuesday: Spaghetti with salad and bread

Wednesday: Bean cheese & rice squares with corn

Thursday: Homemade stew with bread and cheese

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Fried chicken with stuffing and green beans

Sunday: Crock-pot bean dish for Fellowship (do to a time issue, we switched this weeks planned meal with last weeks)

For more menu plans, visit Organizing Junkie.

Friday, March 20, 2009

We're in quarantine :(

That's right, we're sick :( Little P got sick Wednesday, but still hasn't really bounced back. Peanut got sick yesterday evening and Munchkin and I woke up sick in the middle of the night. Thankfully Hubby stayed home from work to take care of us today! I can't imagine trying to take care of three sicko's while being sick myself. It's such a blessing to have such a loving and caring hubby :o)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's That Time of Year.......

It's that time of year again, when we all start thinking about CURRICULUM!

This is when we look back over the last year and try to decide what worked, what didn't and what needs to be tweaked. We start looking at catalogs and browsing online. We hold curriculum shares and start looking forward to conventions. We pester everyone we know, asking what they use(d) and why. What they liked and didn't like. We are plagued with the idea that there might be something better, that somewhere out there is a treasure trove of curricula, yet undiscovered, that would be

Now, let me tell you a little secret.......................there is no
perfect curriculum.

Sure, there are veteran homeschool mom's out there who seem to have found it. They've used the same thing for all ten children and it seems to have worked beautifully. But even they have peaked over the fence once or twice. Or wondered, "Is this really the best math program for little Johnny?". But they have discovered that sometimes there is value in simply sticking with what you know.

Then you have the mom's on the other side. The ones who could probably open their own curriculum store. They buy a new program every year
and for every child! But you know what? Their children turn out beautifully also. They have discovered that there is value in change and spontaneity.

I've come to believe that it doesn't matter what books or curriculum you use. Or which method you follow. Or whether you stick with the same thing or change it up every year. All you really need is love, prayer and a willingness to teach.

God gave you children that are
perfect for you. He has a plan for each one of them. And you're just part of that plan. If you think of it that way, you really can't mess up! It doesn't matter if you stick with the same thing. Or change it up every year. Or are somewhere in between. Your children will get the education God intended them to have because they got the mother He intended them to have.

So relax and have fun :o) Browse your catalogs and the internet. Ask questions and go to the convention. But don't be afraid to stick with what you're using, especially if it's working.



Monday, March 16, 2009

Menu Plan for March 16th

Here is my menu for the week. Due to some craziness (and last minute trips to Baker City, lol) you'll see that there are a few meals being picked up from previous weeks.

Monday: Crock-pot roast chicken with mashed potatoes and salad

Tuesday: Sweet and sour meatballs with rice and broccoli

Wednesday: Chicken pot pie

Thursday: Italian lentil & barley soup with bread and cheese

Friday: Leftover rolls

Saturday: Swedish meet pies with salad

Sunday: Crock-pot bean dish for Fellowship

For more menu plans, check out $5 Dinners.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Menu Plan for March 9th

Here is my plan for the week:

Monday: dinner at my in-laws (I don't have to cook, yea!)

Tuesday: Brown rice and lentil casserole, salad

Wednesday: Meat loaf, corn, bread

Thursday: Potato soup, bread

Friday: Crock-pot roast chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli

Saturday: Swedish meat pies, salad

Sunday: Brownies, baked squash for Fellowship

For more menu plans and a free menu planning e-book, visit Organizing Junkie.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Menu Plan for March 2nd

Here is my menu for the week. I can't wait to see what everyone else is doing!

Monday: Lentil taco's, leftover black bean soup, Spanish rice, possibly some re-fried beans.

Tuesday: Tator tot casserole, green beans.

Wednesday: Sweet and sour meatballs, rice, broccoli.

Thursday: Crock-pot sausage & potatoes.

Friday: Leftover roll using the sweet and sour meatballs.

Saturday: Spaghetti, salad, bread (unless Jeromy and I are making a marathon trip to Baker City to watch the basketball championship :-)).

Sunday: Crock-pot bean dish for Fellowship.

For more menu planing idea's, visit Organizing Junkie.
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