Sunday, August 30, 2009

Menu Plan Monday...Aug 31

Monday - spiedies (grilled chicken) and acorn squash from my garden!! :-D They're little but still exciting!

Tuesday - French dip sandwiches au jus! These are so yummy! When I made this previously, with a 1 lb roast, I cut the juice in half and made a few tweaks: 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 Worcestershire sauce, 1 can beef broth (french onion flavored), 2 cups water. Spices: ~3 cloves garlic, almost 1.5 tsp dried rosemary, a couple dashes of dried thyme, approx 2 bay leaves. Added a few small sprigs of fresh thyme.

Wednesday - not sure yet

Thursday - not sure yet

Friday - not sure yet

Monday, August 24, 2009

Menu Plan Monday...Aug 24

Here are my ideas for the week, I just don't know yet when we're gonna need/use them. This week is feeling like it's gonna be crazy!

Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri - not sure what's needed yet, but probably only 2 out of these 4 days.

and Mexican crock-pot chicken that I didn't get to last week

Saturday & Sunday - leftovers? Maybe I'll make a pot of chili one day this weekend...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Menu Plan Monday...Aug 17...crockpot week

Cooking all four of these recipes in the crock pot this week!
Got this ready last night, lined my crock pot with aluminum foil, and it's gonna be baking in the crock pot all day today!

Wednesday - leftovers

For this, I'm just going to use a roast (top round) and throw everything in the crock pot together, and shred the roast when it's done.

Saturday - going to a cookout/party...taking burgers

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Menu Plan Monday...Aug 10

I had this weeks menus ready last week! Yay for planning ahead!

I sorta cheated though (:-P), and used's 1 list, 5 meals...they plan out 5 meals for you and give you a shopping list of everything you'll need for those 5 meals. I'm surprised I found one that my sorta-picky hubby and I would both enjoy all 5 of them, with only a few tweaks! So here's what I have for the week... actually starting Sunday this week...

Tuesday - subs from Wawa

Wednesday - need it to be ready right when we get home so i'm making Orange-Apricot Pork Chops in the crockpot

Saturday - leftovers

hooray! another week under my belt!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Menu Plan Monday... July 27th

I think I'm getting better at this menu planning thing. I definitely feel better during the week if I don't have to worry about what we're gonna eat!
And I'm just starting to feel like maybe a habit is forming! Which would be great :)

Monday - Irish Stew - I tweak it a little... I add approx 4 diced potatoes, 1/4 t celery salt, 6 oz tomato paste, 2-3 cloves garlic, 2 bay leaves, a couple dashes of paprika, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauces, 3 cups beef broth, and a green pepper if I have it...just throw it all in the crock pot together. I don't cut up the meat, just let it cook all day and then shred it.

Tuesday - softball game...we'll throw in a frozen pizza to eat quick beforehand

Wednesday - dinner @ friends' house...I'll just need to do either salad or dessert to go along with dinner.

Thursday - Lime chicken tacos - this meat is really good...we'll probably use it for hard tacos this time, but we've also cooked it before and eaten it with soft tacos and quesadillas.

Friday - need a fairly quick idea for today too...maybe we'll have leftover meat from last night to make quesadillas with!

Saturday - my brother is moving to a new apartment so my family will be in town. We'll probably be able to talk them into taking us out to eat somewhere :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Menu Plan Monday...

I've missed a couple weeks posting my menu plan...some of the weeks I've had a plan in my head, and some I didn't think about it at all. So I'm gonna try again this week.

My hubby is out of town most of the week, so that makes it a little trickier for me to eat right. I don't do too well cooking for just me! I may just see what leftovers are in the fridge, they need used up anyway!

Tonight - I want to make some quacamole cuz I never have, and hubby doesn't like it, so it's the perfect time to try it. That will probably end up being my dinner, guacamole and tortilla chips.

Tuesday - I'm going to our church softball game, so something fairly quick to eat... I do have some pasta sauce that needs eaten, so maybe I'll make some pasta and try to finish up the sauce.

Wednesday - taking dinner to a friend's house...I'll make Crock-pot cream cheese chicken with pasta... ... love this recipe!!

Thursday - leftovers from last night if there are any...

Friday - have the day off, and I think we might be having company come I need to figure out something to make.

Saturday - Company...maybe we'll just go out for dinner?

... I sure do eat a lot of pasta!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

                                                                             Menu Plan Monday


First, let me figure out what’s going on this week…


Monday – going sailing with friends.  We’ll grab subs on the way

Tuesday – hubby’s softball game, so dinner needs to be ready when we get home or there’s no time…we’ll probably eat in shifts cuz he has to leave before I get home…something quick and easy …Wawa?  Bagels?

Wednesday – dinner at a friends house… we’ll bring salad…nothing special

Thursday – is this our only day at home this week?  Maybe we’ll try again to do the pork chops in the crock pot

Friday – river concert – guess we’ll eat dinner before hand, but again, it will have to be quick cuz we won’t have a whole lot of time… I’ll make this chicken cream cheese recipe cuz I think it sounds really good…

Monday, June 8, 2009

Menu Plan Monday...

Ok, here goes my attempt at planning out food for the week...

Sunday - coming home from visiting friends - probably no dinner cuz I won't be getting home till pretty late

Monday - hubby's softball game, so it has to be quick, and we'll be eating seperately...pasta with store-bought sauce

Tuesday - pork chops? maybe I'll try these... ?

Wednesday - dinner at friends house - we'll bring salad/dessert or

Thursday - our 4 yr anniversary so we're gonna go out to eat

Friday - we're going camping with some friends...wonder if we need to eat before we go? I'll be home all day, but packing, so it would be nice to just have something going in the crockpot while I'm packing. Maybe I'll heat up the lasagne that I made previously and froze...

well... that's my list. Kinda working it out as I go along, but at least I'm thinking ahead, which is a big step for me! :-)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

I'm a little late doing my menu plan but here goes...

Monday - homemade calzones (really easy to make with refrigerated Pillsbury pizza dough, add whatever fillings and cheese you're in the mood for, dipped in pizza sauce)

Tuesday - hubby's softball game so grab subs from Wawa

Wednesday - Turkey & Spinach meatloaf - I'm gonna try to make it in the crock pot...wish me luck!!

Thursday - homemade chicken fingers?  my breading is based off of this, but here's what I've done the last several times...

Friday - going to a baseball game so we'll stop and get something on the way or once we're there.

This week ended up being "cheating" cuz we have other stuff going on two out of five nights :)  good week to start I guess!

I'm gonna try really hard to make this meal planning a habit.  I know it'll make the week so much easier, but I guess it's just the indecisiveness in me that makes me feel like it's so hard!  

Monday, June 1, 2009

Starting small!! Before and after...

Surface/Shelf Organizing Round-Up!
Organizing Blog

I had to start somewhere, and I seem to work better with specific tasks/challenges, so here goes...
My craft room is one of my biggest areas that runs wild, so if I can tidy up at least one surface, I'm hoping I can start inspiring myself to keep going.  


and after....

as for all the stuff underneath the table....well that'll just have to be for another day and another burst of motivation! hope it keeps coming!! :)