Category Archives: Menu Plan

Menu Plan Monday – January 24, 2010

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Princess Bride cupcakes & Menu Plan Monday – January 18, 2010

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Menu Plan Monday – January 4, 2010

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….

Head over to Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.  The Gluten Free Menu Swap is being hosted by Asparagus Thin this week.  Her theme is “dinner and a movie”.


Gluten Free Menu Swap Monday

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):

Menu Plan Monday – December 7, 2009

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!


Gluten Free Menu Swap Monday

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

Menu Plan Monday – November 2, 2009

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)

Menu Plan Monday – October 26, 2009

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!

Gluten Free Menu Swap Monday

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


Menu Plan Eventually….

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…

Ground Beef and Bean Stew with tortillas, guac, and diced tomatoes and Gluten & Dairy Free Pumpkin Coffee Cake

And just because I am feeling like a bit of Jazz today…