Monday, November 30, 2009

Menu Plan for November 30th

Here is my menu for the week:

Monday - Potato Soup

Tuesday - Cheese enchiladas

Wednesday - Meatloaf

Thursday - Game night, we'll eat at my parents. GO DUCKS!!!

Friday - S-I-L's wedding rehearsal dinner

Saturday - S-I-L's wedding

Sunday - We will be celebrating Little P's birthday (his birthday is actually Saturday) at my parents with pizza, cake and ice cream :o)

Hope everyone has a wonderful week. For more menu ideas, visit Organizing Junkie.



Monday, November 23, 2009

Menu Plan for November 23rd

Yes, I'm late with this. Hubby and I had a wonderfully relaxing getaway weekend at the coast and it's been a little difficult to get back into the swing of things this morning. But I did finally get my menu plan done, so here it is:

Monday - Nacho's

Tuesday - Spaghetti

Wednesday - Crock-pot rotisserie chicken

Thursday - Dinner at my in-laws; we will be bringing homemade eggnog & deviled eggs & possibly something else.

Friday - Dinner at my parents; My mom hasn't decided on the menu yet, so not sure what we will be bringing.

Saturday - Chicken tetrazini or leftovers.

For more menu planning ideas, visit Organizing Junkie.



Monday, November 16, 2009

Menu Plan for November 16th

Well last week I was treated to dinner out twice and dinner at my parents once (I could really get used to this "no cooking" thing ;-P) so I have a few meals to bring over from last week. And, I get a weekend getaway this weekend (I am soooo excited for this!), so I don't have to cook on Friday and Saturday of this week either! So I've managed to make my menu around things I have already on hand and shouldn't have to go to the store. So without further ado......

Monday - Chicken Broccoli Divan

Tuesday - Swedish Meat Pies

Wednesday - Taco's

Thursday - Potato Bar

Friday - Some place romantic on the beach (hopefully!!!)

Saturday - Again some place romantic on the beach ;-P

For more menu plans and ideas, visit Organizing Junkie. I hope everyone has a blessed week.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Menu Plan for November 9th

Here is our menu this week. I will also be taking a meal to a family who just had a baby on Thursday.

Monday - Shepherds Pie (didn't get to this last week)

Tuesday - Leftovers

Wednesday - Steak

Thursday - Crock-pot Rotisserie Chicken

Friday - Swedish Meat Pies

Saturday - Broccoli Chicken Divan

For more menu plans and ideas, check out Organizing Junkie. Hope everyone has a wonderful week.



Wednesday, November 4, 2009

October Birthday's

Both hubby and his brother have October birthdays. We (our immediate family) celebrated hubby's by making him a special dinner and spending time together as a family on the actual day. However, his parents and siblings wanted to celebrate both birthdays. So we planned a family gathering on the 31st to celebrate their birthdays and to watch the Duck game. We had good food and fellowship and got to watch the Ducks kick USC's butt!! Here is the cake I made for the event. I couldn't find goal posts anywhere in town, so hubby borrowed Peanuts K'nex and made some for me. It turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself :o)


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We recently did a major clean and reorganize of the girls' bedroom. We needed to make room for another bed so that we could move Little P into their room. With the new baby coming in a few months, we will be needing the crib (and the space) in our room. And I wanted to make sure Little P had time to adjust to being in a big boy bed before she gets here. Of course I forgot to take before pictures (sigh) but I went through my computer and came up with a couple. They are a little old and they don't show the whole room, but they do give a somewhat decent representation of the condition their room was normally in.



Here is what the room looks like now. As you can see, we needed to move the beds around to make room for the captains bed. Now this is the best part: Their room has stayed this clean FOR OVER A WEEK!!! It's been wonderful! No more stepping on sharp little things in order to get to their bed to give goodnight hugs.

This picture shows what we did with most of their toys. I organized everything into bins of similar items. Now almost all of their toys are in those big blue tubs! They have to ask to get one out, so it is easier for me to stay on top of making sure they clean up what they are done with before they get out something new. So far it has worked really well and they are starting to get used to the process now, so the complaints have eased also :o)

So the next will be to finish reorganizing their play area out in the main part of the house. This is where they have their play kitchen (and all it's accessories) and their dress-up clothes. We have the dress-up stuff mostly done, but still need to go through all the kitchen stuff. And then it will be time to move on to our bedroom and closet (I'm not looking forward to this, it's a mess, lol). I am, however, looking forward to having the house organized and relatively clean before new baby gets here. Hopefully, that will help me keep from stressing over the condition of the house while I'm supposed to be recuperating!


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Monday, November 2, 2009

Menu Plan for November 2nd

Our budget is a little tight this week, so I've planned my menu around what I have on hand. Thankfully our freezer is pretty stocked, so it wasn't too difficult.

Monday - Leftovers

Tuesday - Chicken Teriyaki

Wednesday - Taco Style Lentils and Rice

Thursday - Pot Roast

Friday - Goulosh

Saturday - Shepherds Pie

For more menu plans, visit Organizing Junkie.


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