Hi! I have moved. You can find this post at angelaskitchen.com.
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Hi! I have moved. You can find this post at angelaskitchen.com.
I have a confession. I am not one of those moms who are happy the kiddos head back to school after a vacation. I love, love, LOVE them being home. I love the sleeping in if we want, making special meals, hanging out time. But, well, this morning I was a bit relieved to see everyone out the door. Sorry, kiddos! Why this time? Well, we have one sad little over-worked laptop and 4 other people (namely my pre-teen, my teen, my six year-old, and MY HUSBAN
D) in the house who want said computer while everyone is home during the holidays. Yeah, you know what that means – as the mommy it means that my computer and I have been far, far apart for the past little while. Well, except when I would threaten to not make dinner until I had my recipe from my computer (requiring wrenching the computer from the hands of the aforementioned family members, the little cuties…) Any-hoo, no
w that I have complete computer daytime domination (bwah-ha-ha!!!) let’s see if I can keep on keeping on with the blog now, shall we?
Um, yeah, and don’t worry, kids, I still miss you while you are at school learning math n’stuff….
Monday: Back to school/Girl Scout leader meeting
Pork and veggies (kind of a coconut milk curried-type of thing) over brown rice (presoaked) (made with pork meal starter from my freezer)
Tuesday: Mom volunteer in school library/piano lessons/ski club
Juicy Turkey burgers (make second batch for the freezer), salad and steamed veggie mix
Wednesday: little girl dance/Youth group
Sausage, winter greens and bean casserole (make second for freezer), salad
Thursday: Girl Scout meeting
Chicken, chick pea, winter squash and spinach curry over quinoa
Slow cooker Chicken Cacciatore and Spaghetti Squash
This weekend: A Czech/Bohemian take of chicken and potato dumplings (this week I am all about the comfort food because it is COLD here) so that I can use this as my “movie” theme (hee-hee):
Sorry about the lack of blog time, but the little blogging break I took has left me feeling refreshed… I think I needed more time to step back after everything was so crazy back in September/October, but didn’t do it when I should have (boy, does that catch up with you). I have also got caught up on a couple of things (yay!), though there is always something keeping me jumping. Gotta love it!
Head over to Laura’s for Menu Plan Monday. With taking time off from blogging, I also haven’t been checking other blogs as much, and didn’t know she had changed her blog look. It’s very spiffy! The Gluten Free Menu Swap is being hosted by Lilac Kitchen. She has chosen suet for the theme ingredient… Um, huh… Well, I do use suet for the bird seed ornament feeders the kids and I will be making this weekend, so there you go!
My hubby picked up some deals this past weekend, so our menu will be based on those, with a little Christmas baking thrown in.
Monday: MIT group/multi-school orchestra concert
Ground Beef Thai-seasoned patties, salad, clementines
Tuesday: mom volunteer in school library/Piano lessons/big boy downhill ski club
Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes, gf buns, salad, apple slices
Wednesday: little girl dance class/youth group
Beef and Bean Soup, blender corn bread
pork chops, salad, spicy oven roasted sweet and regular potatoes
Friday: mom help with 1st grade math games/scrapbooking
Honey Hoisin Chicken (done gf), salad, and quinoa pilaf
I hope you all had a fun weekend. I gotta make this short and sweet today – places to go, people to see, and WAY behind on my work!! Head over to Laura’s for Menu Plan Monday. Lilac Kitchen is the host for the Gluten Free Menu Swap. Catch ya later, alligator!
Monday: Braces apt/Girl Scout leader meeting/Boy scout meeting
Clean-out-the-fridge Chicken Skillet dinner with rosemary roasted potato wedges
Tuesday: mom volunteer in school library/piano lessons/H2O for life meeting at middle school/do Ground Beef Freezer Plan today
Meatballs and tomato sauce with quinoa noodles, GF French Bread and salad
Wednesday: little girl dance/middle girl drama club/Youth group
Roast Veggie and Tofu dinner, salad
Thursday: Middle school newspaper club/Girl Scout Caddette meeting
Pepper Steak with rice, salad
Roast Turkey, sesame green beens, salad
Saturday: middle girl dance/make turkey stock
Wild rice chicken soup
Other things this week: make kimchi, make 2 loaves GF bread, 1 loaf GF cinnamon swirl bread, make tomato sauce with frozen tomatoes, make 4 loaves GF French bread for freezer with olive oil and garlic, make pumpkin and banana muffins to freeze for breakfasts (my freezer is BARE!!). Make plan for holiday baking, plan what to make ahead for Thanksgiving, work 17 hours data entry, plan GS meeting, etc., etc., etc… I think I’ll skip cleaning my house just on principle… ;o)
The first part of my week is a bit busy with prepping for a class Tuesday night. After that, just the usually craziness of my cute family! Friday I will be back with Gluten Free-zer Friday. I will have a recipe and also be posting how I package up some of my meals for the freezer. If you have a gluten free recipe that freezes well come back Friday and join in the fun!
Join Laura at Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday. For the Gluten Free Menu Swap, Celiac Family is this week’s host. She has picked cilantro for this weeks theme. That works for me! I am making fish tacos, guac, and a cilantro-lime dressing this week. Yum!
Monday: Prep for class, boy scouts
Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie and salad
Tuesday: middle school band play at high school football game/prep for class/mommy teaches/piano lessons
Ground Beef and Bean Soup, Tortillas and guac
Wednesday: little girl dance (pajama day)/youth group/bake cookies
Teriyaki Chicken Breasts, Quinoa Pilaf and, Cilantro Cashew Salad
Thursday: newspaper club/Caddie Girl Scout meeting/neighborhood watch captain meeting
Pancakes, sausage and fruit
Friday: middle school after school party
Roasted veggie & sausage pizza, salad, and pumpkin cupcakes with maple frosting
So, yeah, getting back in the grove. I have been crazy busy the past few weeks, what with catching up with life after going to Colorado, going to Ohio this past weekend with the whole family, and working my little tail feathers off… whew! Yeah, I would rather just bake and blog about it, but apparently you have to pay for the bacon you bring home. Bummer!
My hubby ran the Columbus Marathon (yes, if you check his post you will see that he can make being a jock completely geeky – gotta love it!) while we were visiting his dad. One of my husband’s sisters and her daughter came along (she is so cute!) and made it really fun. It was just a short visit, but good. I am hoping things settle down a bit now, more to the normal amount of craziness. You know, before the whole holiday season thing hits. ;o)
I am not linking up to any menu plans this week as I got this up so late. I will be back tomorrow with Gluten Free-zer Friday and the second half of the OAM Mom’s October Freezer Menu. See you then!
Monday: drive back from Ohio with 3 kids in a mini-van – Woo!
Bar-B-Q Chicken Sandwiches, pickles, salad, fruit
Tuesday: Mommy volunteer in school library/H2O club (after school)
Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions and a mixed greens salad
Wednesday: little girl dance class/Mommy out with friends (my friend, Andrea, is MOVING very, very FAR away… blah…)/youth group
Salsa Burgers, tater tots, salad (mommy out to eat with friends)
Thursday: middle school newspaper club/Daisy Girl Scout meeting
Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops, roasted beets and carrots, salad
Friday: My big guy is leaving for ANOTHER weekend away (Boy Scout Jamboree Troop Camp Out – Brrr!!) I hope he brings long undies! Excuse me, a base layer…
And just because I am feeling like a bit of Jazz today…