Monday, February 24, 2014

Menu Plan Monday February 24, 2014

The last week of February already?  The older I get, the faster time goes!

This week I will be starting some spring cleaning projects, as I will be having surgery the second week of March.  So, for 6 weeks I won't be able to lift anything heavy.  That really limits what you can do as far as cleaning around the house.  So, I hope to get a few things done in the next couple of weeks to get a head start.  My goal is to get some organization in this mess and to have the house looking decent so when people come over I won't be mortified!!! My sister-in-law is nice enough to come for a few days during and after the surgery to manage the kiddos, but they will be on their own housework wise for a couple weeks after that.

With all the projects I have in mind this week, the menu will be quick and easy.

MONDAY - grilled salmon and rice  

TUESDAY - baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, homemade bread

WEDNESDAY - hamburgers, mac n cheese, peas

THURSDAY - BBQ chicken and roasted potatoes

FRIDAY - pizza

SATURDAY - ham n cheese sliders, fruit salad, chips

SUNDAY - Out to eat for hubby and kiddos (I have to work)

For more meal planning ideas, visit Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.  Hope everyone has a great week!!

Disney 2014 Pics

I shared a few pics from our vacation off my phone here on my Menu Plan Monday last week.  I have more though.  Keep in mind, these are just some of the MANY pictures I take.  Hubby gets a little frustrated.  Even though it wasn't our first time at Disney, I still stopped to get kids pics with characters, as well as many of the same pics of parades, rides, and surroundings.  Buy hey,  the last time we went, we didn't have Baby Samuel!  That means all of these things were new to him and he just LOVED it ALL!!! Well, not the haunted mansion (yes, we took him on there), but everything else :-)

So, without further adieu:

 My absolute favorite picture!!  

Can you tell we had a lot of fun?  If only we could do this two or three times a year. Still very thankful for the times we are blessed enough to get away with our little family.  God has truly blessed us!!  So thankful!!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Menu Plan Monday February 17, 2014

I was blessed enough to spend the last 2 weeks in sunny Florida with my family, visiting Mickey and Minnie Mouse (pics to follow).  I did a little cooking while we were there, but not near what I thought I would have to do.  Taking 8 people to Disney World requires us to stay on a tight budget.  Fortunately, a couple expenses we anticipated didn't happen and we had more money to spend on food.  That means all I cooked was spaghetti and meatballs in the crock pot, chicken/green beans/potatoes, ravioli, and we always fixed breakfast at the condo.

However, my spoiling is over now!  It's time to get out of vacation mode and back into chief cook mode.

So, here's the menu for this week:

MONDAY - potato soup

TUESDAY - homemade pizza

WEDNESDAY - slow cooker beef and broccoli

THURSDAY - Amazing crock pot tenderloin, glazed carrots, roasted potatoes    
FRIDAY - baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans

SATURDAY - hamburgers and french fries

SUNDAY - Hubby's choice since he will be the one fixing it - I have to work :-(

For more meal planning ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday over at Organizing Junkie.

P.S. I will be posting pics from our vacation and I am working on a post of tips for large families going to Disney, but here's a sneak peak: