Monday, January 17, 2011

Menu Plan Monday ~ Week of January 17th

Good Morning!  Today is feeling like a great day!  I rarely wake up before Grace in the morning.  Usually because I stay up too late after she goes to bed each night.  I need a reason to drag myself out of bed before she wakes up.  Today is no different. 

My nieces have off from school today, so I invited them over to play with Grace.  She loves company and really loves her cousins so today will be a treat for her!  My sister-in-law will be dropping the girls off on her way to work this morning, so I knew if I wanted to get my menu plan posted today, I would have to do it before all the kids started playing! 

I really do enjoy this quiet time before the baby wakes up.  I really need to force myself out of bed earlier a couple times a week.  I've managed to get so much done in just half an hour!  I've unloaded the dishwasher, put together tonight's dinner in the crock pot, and now I'm working on my menu plan!  But really, the best, most wonderful thing I've accomplished this morning....I went myself....without Grace trying to steal the toilet paper!  TMI?  Sorry!  But I figured all of you mommies out there can relate!

Looking at last week's menu plan, I see that I have a few things that will be carried over to this week.  Things that we just didn't get to.  Last week, turned out to be a leftovers week!   The leftovers from the Turkey Noodle Soup never made it into the freezer.  Instead, we enjoyed it two nights in a row.  The leftover soup was a perfect meal after Joe was stuck working out in the snow all day on Wednesday. 

Last week's Turkey Chili (I will add the link once I get it posted) ended up being dinner for 3 nights last week, too.  It was so tasty!  We both really enjoyed it and didn't mind eating it 3 nights in a row!  I have leftover turkey in the freezer and cannot wait to make up another batch of this was that good! 

Here's what's planned for this week: 

  • Monday:  Crock Pot Swedish Meatballs, buttered egg noodles, veggies
  • Tuesday:  leftovers (Beef Stew)
  • Wednesday:  Applesauce Chicken, rice, veggies
  • Thursday:  Vegetable Soup
  • Friday:  Scalloped Ham & Macaroni
  • Saturday:  leftover buffet
  • Sunday:  Chicken, Rice, Veggies

I'm thinking of making a Chocolate Covered Banana cake for dessert.  Seems like the right thing to do, since I have a few very ripe bananas on my kitchen counter and a big bag of chocolate chips.  It also sounds like a fun project to work on with the kids today!  They love helping out in the kitchen when they are here!  Plus, a nice warm piece of cake will be really yummy after playing in the snow! 

Don't forget to visit Menu Plan Monday over at for more menu ideas and recipes! 

1 comment:

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Don't get too excited about peeing all by yourself. She will soon realize that the 90 seconds that you are gone, she will be able to do WHATEVER SHE WANTS. Oh, the things that my kids got into during that 90 seconds! I suggest you learn to pee fast. :-)

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