Monday, May 31, 2010

Menu Monday - May 31 - June 6

I missed the posting boat last week, but I did menu plan, grocery shop, and hold myself to the plan.  All in all it was a success.  We grabbed dinner out on Monday for convienence sake and enjoyed dinner/date night on Friday.  Also made several batches of baby food for the LyviBug! This week we are confined a bit by budget (getting paid once a month REALLY sucks!). Thankfully it is a short week (taking into consideration today's holiday and hubby's last-week-of-school-obliations) and I think we should be able to pull it off with what we have on hand.
Monday - Memorial Day

Tuesday - Left Overs

Wednesday -  Veggie Pizza's

Thursday - Chinese Chicken Salad

Friday - Nacho Night

Saturday - German Pancakes with Strawberries

Sunday - Alyvia's Christening Luncheon

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Menu Monday - May 16 - 22

In an effort to promote healthy eating and to keep our grocery budget in-check I am committing to creating a weekly menu & shopping list.  I will post the weekly menus here for accountablity purposes. (To further my efforts to shop once a week) I have also posted a Master Grocery List on the fridge so we can mark things off as we need them, that way nothing is forgotten.

Monday - Shrimp & Lobster Ravioli, Hot Garlic Bread, Green Salad

Tuesday - Open Face Ranch & Chicken BLTs, Potato Chips

Wednesday - Bacon Wrapped Fillets, Baked Potatoes, Steamed Veggies

Thursday - Hot Chicken Salad, Mandarin Kiwi Salad

Friday - Pizza

Saturday / Sunday

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sampler Platter - or - A Little of This & A Little of That

Bad Blogger..Bad, Bad Blogger!

I have been neglecting my blog.  When I have a chance to play on the computer I find myself getting lost in other peoples blogs.  Specifically a collection of home decor, craft & cooking blogs.  One blog leads to another and then another and then it's time to go do something else and I leave this blog for another day.  I have found so many fabuous ideas and projects that I cannot wait to try. When I am not seeking out inspiration online I am busy being a wife and mommy. 

I mixed up several batches of baby food this week and plan at least 3 more in the next day or so.  I was tempted to buy a few jars of baby food to have on hand for convienence sake and after looking at the food in the jars and reading the labels I could not bring myself to add any to my cart. thought I never thought I would the type of woman that makes her own baby food...who knew.

I have also planned Lyvi's Christening...hand made invitations and all. Just need to finish up the menu and make sure the dress we bought her still fits (kid is growing like a weed, a chubby weed)

Also managed to create two gift baskets for the High School (will post pictures later) and unpack a few boxes.  Add in drinks with some friends and a relaxing mothers day and life has been pretty busy around here.

I have made a few promises to myself one of which is to take more time for this blog.  I would really like to post at least 3 times a week and to share some of the gift baskets and baked goodies that I create.  I really think this is a great way to keep a record of life as it is now. I'm not quite ready to share the other promises, perhaps in time.