Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Menu Plan Week of January 20, 2014

Better late than never, I often say.  I had my menu planned, just not a computer to be able to post it on my blog.  Our laptop is on it's last leg, I believe.  Put it's temperamental attitude together with my 6 kiddos and I can't get on here very often at all.  But, on a brighter note, it's working this morning!!

So,  after a busy November/December, it slowed down for a week or two and now we're back at busy, busy, busy.  It's a good busy though, we are heading to Disney World in less than 2 weeks.  YAY!!!  What that means is on top of the normal homeschooling, cooking, cleaning, and working I will add more laundry and packing up 8 people!!  I do a little bit every day so that I don't have to stay up the night before doing it ALL!!!  I have already packed up the swim wear; the pools are heated were we stay and we often spend an evening or two relaxing in the pools and hot-tubs.  I have also already pulled out socks and underwear for the girls (yes, they have that many undies and socks).  This year,  I'm trying a different packing system I saw somewhere online.  I'll share that later, depending on how it all works out :)

On to the menu:

MONDAY - we had fried pork chops, green beans, applesauce, and crescent rolls

TUESDAY - we had chicken gravy biscuits, mashed potatoes, corn, and cooked carrots

WEDNESDAY - ham, mac n cheese, roasted potatoes, corn bread

THURSDAY - taco night

FRIDAY - If it's not Truth for Youth at church, we'll have homemade pizza

SATURDAY - Breakfast for dinner - waffles, eggs, bacon, and fried taters

SUNDAY - Roast, potatoes, and carrots

For more menu planning ideas visit Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Menu Plan Monday January 13, 2014

I have enjoyed time away with family and church family over the holidays.  However,  it's time to get back to school, chores, and routines.  It's time to get back in the kitchen, school room, and laundry room :(  I can't even tell you how wonderful it was to be away for just a few days in the hotel with church family - no laundry to do (though I did have to when we got back),  no food to prepare,  or kitchen to clean up.  IT WAS GLORIOUS!!!!

Now,  we're counting down until our Disney trip......................  Every time we are getting shoes on, my youngest asks, "we going to Disney World now?"  I love how excited the kiddos get.  We stay in a fully equipped condo, so I will still be fixing a few meals. Disney for a family of 8 isn't cheap, so we cut some costs where we can.  One thing we do is keep our eating out to a minimum.  I will be taking my crock pot!!  It's still a great time away with our little family.  I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

On to this weeks plan, dreams of Disney must wait:

MONDAY - Potato soup and cheesy biscuits

TUESDAY - Steak n gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, bread

WEDNESDAY - Whole chicken in a crock pot, roasted potatoes, cooked carrots

THURSDAY - Homemade chicken noodle soup

FRIDAY - Crock pot roast, potatoes and carrots

SATURDAY - Homemade pizza

SUNDAY - Out to eat since I have to work!!

Here's to another busy week and a plan to conquer it!! Hope everyone has a blessed week!!

For more menu ideas, visit Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.