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Meal Plan Monday – Nov 24 2014

Another busy week ahead! Can you believe December starts next week? And Advent starts this weekend! Crazy! And that means things are only going to get busier in our house, so next week I am starting a new cleaning schedule, which I will share on the blog later this week! I love lists, and an easy to follow printout on my fridge is exactly what I need to keep me on track. Just like how I plan my dinners, and keep it on the wall or the kitchen!

Here is what we are eating this week:

Monday – chicken Caesar salads (chicken, fries and veggies for the kids)
Tuesday – meatballs, fried rice and broccoli
Wednesday – cabbage roll casserole
Thursday – pierogies with bacon , red peppers and zucchini
Friday – baked fish, fries, and corn

I will also be making some banana muffins this week, and I might make more yogurt too. Yup, I finally got around to making my own yogurt in the yogurt maker I got last year…the year before… Watch for that recipe tomorrow!

And as always, I’m linking up over at Org Junkie.

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Meal Plan….Tuesday November 18 2014!

This blogging thing just isn’t happening right now. The problem isn’t lack of ideas (I randomly think up awesome posts), it’s time…3 kids sure keep me busy, plus a house to clean, part time work to do, and feeding a baby every couple hours (3 months, and she still wants to eat every 2 hours most days!). And right now, any free time I have I have been crocheting, and oh boy is there a blog post begging to be written about all my crochet projects….if only I had time.

So there is a little tease, hopefully this week I can share with you all my frugal crochet projects. Some are Christmas gifts, some Christmas decor, and some are just fun little projects!

Until I can get some pictures of those projects, and write up a post about them, here is our meal plan for the week…a day late, opps!

Monday – pizza pasta (your fav pizza toppings in a tomato sauce, over your fav pasta! Super easy, kids love it, make it as healthy as you want with extra veggies!)

Tuesday – tacos

Wednesday – my famous spaghetti

Thursday – meatballs, rice and broccoli

Friday – fish and chips and salad

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As always, I am linking up over at Org Junkie. Happy menu planning everyone! (Changing up my picture, since we got snow the other day, and its well below zero!)

Meal Plan Monday – November 10

These days, I feel like the only time I get to sit down is when I am feeding the baby. Is this normal for you stay at home moms? Do you constantly feeling like you are on the go?

I need to accept that life is busy these days, and that’s just the way it is. I have to be very efficient in everything I do, otherwise my to-dos don’t get crossed off my list! This week I am getting back to my cleaning schedule, and using my calendar to plan out my daily things, not just the kids activities and special things that pop up during the week. I have also started to work a tiny bit each month, from home thankfully, and am planning on making some Christmas gifts…honestly, the busier I am, the better organized and efficient I become! One thing that really helps me during the week, is my meal plan! I don’t even know how to grocery shop without my list and dinners planned out! And I know, come 5:30pm,  would be a frantic mess if I didnt know what was for dinner that night. One less thing for me to think about and stress over :)

Here is what we are eating this week:

Monday – one pot cabbage casserole (kids will try a little of this, but I am also making mac and cheese for them)

Tuesday – breakfast for dinner (eggs, hash browns, bacon and smoothies)

Wednesday – chicken nuggets, french fries and broccoli

Thursday – pizza

Friday – fish, roasted potatoes, and veggies

Saturday – hubby’s birthday, his choice!

As always I am linking up over at Org Junkie. Stop by and check out lots of great meal plans, as well as other organizing tips!

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Meal Plan Monday – October 27 2014

I think today was the first morning it was below zero for the walk to school! So I am warming myself with a cup of tea while I write this :). O love these cool days, staying cozy in sweaters and slippers, but who doesn’t?! We hit the pumpkin patch this weekend since Halloween is coming up, and the kids played for hours in the leaves at their Grandma’s house too. What a wonderful time of year! We buy our pumpkins from an older couple that runs a small farm in our town, and she gave use a free pie pumpkin, so it looks like I’ll be making something with that this week. I’ve never made pumpkin anything from a real pumpkin, I always buy the canned puree…so this will be interesting!

Here is what we are eating for dinner this week:

Monday – cheesy sausage skillet (we didnt end up eating this last week, so it’s on the menu again this week!)

Tuesday – ham, roasted potatoes and green beans

Wednesday – pizza and Greek salad

Thursday – breakfast for dinner (eggs, bacon, fruit)

Friday – pierogies with peppers and zucchini and KD for the kids

This menu plan isn’t very inspiring. And since we have a well stocked freezer and pantry right now thanks to some great sales, things are very likely to change. Which is the great thing about a meal plan, you can easily mix things up, it’s not set in stone, so don’t stress over it and think you are stuck with what you planned out if you change your mind. It’s supposed to make life easier, and that crazy dinner time rush a little more relaxed!

 

As always I am linking up with Org Junkie. Happy meal planning everyone!

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Meal Plan Monday – October 20 2014

Well, after a crazy weekend I am so glad to be back to our weekday routine. Weekends are always busy around here, but this one was loud. And intense. And did I say loud? We hosted our son’s 5th birthday party in our little house, with 13 of his closest friends. Those kids were super loud! Oh the yelling, occasional fighting, and wrestling! We tend to host the parties in our house because it is so much cheaper, but its very likely that next year it won’t be at our house! Or if it is, only a handful of kids will be invited! But, it was still fun, and the kids loved the games I planned, so watch for a post later in the week about how to save money on kids parties by DIYing!

For now, lets just focus on the dinners we will be eating this week:

Monday – burgers and fries

Tuesday – one pan cheesy sausage skillet (this was a HUGE hit with everyone last week, so you’ll be seeing it a lot!)

Wednesday – baked chicken breasts with easy potato skins and Greek salad

Thursday – spaghetti

Friday – pierogis with red peppers and zucchini

Saturday – breakfast for dinner

As always, I am linking up over at Org Junkie! Happy meal planning.

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