Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

This weeks menu plan:

Tuesday - Ham & Cheese Sandwiches (we had a ham not a turkey this year)

Wednesday - Grilled Mango Chicken

Thursday - Penne with Sausage

Friday - ??Fish?? (have to ask the parents) or if not Crock Pot Beans & Cornbread

Monday, September 29, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Pasta and Veggies

Tuesday: Loaded Potatoes - Chili, Broccoli & Cheese (better than Wendy's!)

Wednesday: Thai Inspired Chicken Breasts

Thursday: Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup & Ham Slices

Friday: BBQ Pork Tenderloin

Fruit of the Week: Local Apples, Nectarines and Bananas

Veggies of the Week: Broccoli, Snow Peas & Carrots

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Oops! Forgot to post this weeks menu plan.

Monday - Grilled Cheese

Tuesday - Chicken Quesadilla

Wednesday - Roast Beef Croissant sandwiches

Thursday - Pasta & Tomato Sauce

Friday - Ham & Broccoli Quiche

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

September Weather

It turned out to be lovely today. I hope that this weather last, I love a warm fall.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesdays Lunch

Ham, cheese string, bananas, snow peas and tomatoes

Mondays Lunch

Lemon Rosemary Chicken, Tomatoes from my garden, bananas and mini potatoes

Menu Plan Monday

Monday - Lemon Rosemary Chicken Breast

Tuesday - Ham & Cheese

Wednesday - Orange Sesame Steak

Thursday - Eggs

Friday - Pork Tenderloin

Veggies of the Week: Mini Potatoes, Tomatoes, Green Beans

Fruit of the Week: Bananas, Apples, Grapes

Monday, September 8, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: BBQ Pulled Chicken

Tuesday: Herb Roast Beef

Wednesday: Peachy Pork

Thursday: Chicken Sandwiches

Fridays: Pita Pizza

This weeks veggies are: cauliflower, baby carrots and cherry tomatoes

This weeks fruits are: new apples YEAH! so glad to be buying local, nectarines and grapes

As always if you need supper ideas, has lots of menus plans and (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's menu is from there).

Friday, September 5, 2008

Cooking Up a Storm


Could it be because my air conditioner is working again? Back to school fever? Whatever the reason I have felt like baking. Muffins, cookies and cakes - oh my! I also did some healthy treats too and made a batch of homemade yogurt.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fun in the Sun

Finding the best rocks.

Going up the slide (never down)

Playing together

Getting wet at the water table

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Going with the Flow

Today we went to the library and had a great time. We took the long way home to enjoy the nice weather and no one wanted to go inside even when we got home. So we didn't eat what was on the menu plan today because I needed a very quick lunch. Sometimes it is just better to have fun outside - our winters are long enough I want to make summer last.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Menu Plan Monday, Back to Work!

Back to work tomorrow. As much as a never ending vacation sounds good, I missed everyone: did they grow bigger, what new words did they learn; I guess I will find out tomorrow morning. I also missed my schedule; I am like the children and need some routines. I will miss sleeping in though LOL.

Monday - Egg McMuffins. I love poached eggs!

Tuesday - Pasta Carbonara

Wednesday - Black Bean Chili (maybe). I bought a great smelling spice mix, but I am unsure how spicy it is until I make it. It might end up being sandwich day.

Thursday - Pita Pockets. Did a BIG Costco shop so the choices for fillings are endless.

Friday - Chicken Tenders

For more menu plan ideas visit

Monday, August 11, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Because we are on vacation, we have been eating lunches on the go, so I did not menu plan for lunch. Dinners we are always home for:

Monday - Crock Pot Chili, recipe is made up as I go along

Tuesday - Mango Chicken, from

Wednesday - Chicken Fricot, from Harrowsmith's Best of Pantry

Thursday - Bourbon Molasses Pork Tenderloin from

Friday - Citrus Grilled Salmon

Saturday - Gluten Free Pizza

Sunday - Summer Veggies & Bacon Pasta, from Epicurious

Check out for many more menu plans.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Freezer Plan for a Month

It is done, my freezer plan for the rest of August until the end of September! Not all of it has been prepared yet, but the hard part is done. Once the plan is in place it is easy to see what I need to make next (school lunches & breakfast). I also set up my kitchen freezer to be a smoothie bar that my kids can help themselves. Check out the Vegan Lunchbox for pictures and her master recipe for smoothies.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

We are on vacation for the next three weeks but I am still menu planning dinners.

Monday - Lasagna

Tuesday - Sherry/Honey BBQ Chicken Thighs

Wednesday - Stir Fry

Thursday - Beans and Rice

Friday - Vegetable Korma

Saturday - Chicken Vindaloo

Sunday - Clean Out the Fridge

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Monday - Daycare is closed for C's surgery

Tuesday - Picnic Lunch, choice of cheese sandwich or peanut butter, apple slices, nectarines, carrot sticks.

Wednesday - Pizza, cherry tomatoes from the garden, carrots

Thursday - Sausages, carrot & raisin salad

Friday - Restaurant Day, where everyone gets a choice of leftovers. Ham, sausages, pizza, Greek salad etc. Last day of daycare before my holidays.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

This weeks' menu we will be eating lots of veggies, even my small veggie garden is starting to ripen. I have my first ripe tomato and some jalapenos.

Monday - Mixed raw veggies with dip and Pasta

Tuesday - Chicken and veggies

Wednesday - Ham Sandwiches and tossed salad

Thursday - Egg Salad Sandwiches with veggies and dip

Friday - Tuna and fruit salad

Check out some other delicious dinner ideas at

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Almost There

The construction crew have gone home. Their part of the job is done, and now it is my turn. I will be spending the weekend building a screen to go around the air conditioner, washing away the stone dust and setting up the slides and toys. Monday will definitely be spent playing in the water in the backyard. Make sure to send a spare set of clothes.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mud, Stone Dust & New Backyard

Sorry for not posting lately but construction is underway in my backyard. Everyone has had fun watching all the trucks and work going on. The backyard is done, the crew is now working on the side of the house. Two more days then all should be complete.

The backyard is wonderful. I am looking forward to spending the rest of the summer enjoying splashing in our yard. I will start up the menus again next week, though with the backyard done, I am guessing it will be mostly simple sandwiches so we can eat outside :)

Friday, July 11, 2008


Today we went for a nature walk in the neighbourhood. We saw moths, butterflies and a cardinal. Someone had cut down a birch tree and we were able to peel the bark to make paper. Of course we came home with lots of different shaped leaves and shiny rocks.


Thursday we went to the Aviation Museum and had a great time. The children all made kites and then had fun "flying" a plane. They were allowed to play with the controls and adjust all the wing flaps, turn on lights and generally have fun. Very hands on. Then it was off to watch an IMAX type movie of landing planes in all kinds of situations like fog and snow.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Its A Wrap

I love wraps, you can put anything in them and they are tidier to eat than sandwich for kids.

Today we had shredded chicken breasts that I cooked in the crock pot the night before with beans and salsa. I grated a bit of cheese on top of the filling and voila a yummy wrap.

On the side with had cherry tomatoes and red, orange and yellow peppers and carrots.

Menu Plan Monday

Monday -Chicken & Bean Wraps

Tuesday - Mini Pizzas

Wednesday - Omlettes

Thurday - Croques Monsieur

Friday - Salmon in Dill Sauce

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Menu Plan Monday Wednesday

Everyone had fun over the long weekend but all the children seem very tired. I know my own children stayed up late to watch the fireworks.

Today we had a simple lunch of ham and cheese sandwiches, grapes and cucumbers. Sorry no pictures today I have to recharge my camera batteries.

Short Week Menu Plan. I believe in living with weather during the summertime. If it is beautiful and we are outside I will switch a hot meal for a sandwich.

Wednesday: Ham & Cheese Sandwiches

Thursday: Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry

Friday: Hot Dogs

Friday, June 27, 2008

Fish Friday

Pan fried fish fillets, broccoli with grated cheddar cheese, strawberries & tomato wedges.
Happy Canada Day everyone. See you again on Wednesday.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Strawberry Fields

After we spent the morning eating large amounts picking strawberries I decided that good old fashioned Peanut Butter Sandwiches and Rice Krispy Squares was a fitting ending to a fun summer morning.

Everyone will be going home stained red this afternoon, MP said he could not eat even one more strawberry. I am betting by tomorrow they will be ready for more.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

On Top Of Spaghetti

We have been singing that children's song all day.

Spaghetti, meatballs, mini pitas, banana and cucumbers.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tuesday Lunch

Unfortunately my tomato rosettes bombed, and we were stuck with plain old tomato wedges. We had chicken, tomato wedges, carrots, lemon dill dip and mini pitas.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Butterfly Garden Lunch

Ham butterfly wings, carrot body. Apple flower, craisin centre, and cheese leaves. Goldfish on the side.

Menu Plan Monday

Thank you to Laura The Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Mondays and these great banners.
This weeks' lunches:

Monday - Ham, Cheese, Apples, Craisins & Carrots

Tuesday - BBQ Chicken, Broccoli & Apples

Wednesday - Pasta, Fruit Salad

Thursday - Chili Con Carne, Broccoli & Bananas

Friday - Tuna or Salmon Salad Sandwiches, Cucumbers & Tomatoes

Friday, June 20, 2008

Shrimp Friday

I changed my mind, instead of Fish Friday we switched to shrimp. This is A's favourite and I am happy to say yes.
Shrimp, cocktail sauce, cucumbers, carrots, cheese and rice crackers.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Green Eggs & Ham

Scrambled eggs with spinach, carrots & dip, goldfish crackers and ham

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Today's Lunch

Broccoli with Grated Cheese, Cucumber, Steak & Mini Pizza
Cucumber went first

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Just A Reminder

I will be closed June 30 and July 1st.

It's in the Genes

Girls love shoes, especially high heels. They could play for hours with my shoes.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Lunches for this week

Monday - Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Veggies & Dip

Tuesday - Roast Chicken, Rice, Corn

Wednesday - Steak, Steamed Broccoli, Crackers

Thursday - Green Eggs & Ham (Scrambled Eggs with Spinach & Ham)

Friday - Pan Fried Fish Fillets, Steamed Broccoli

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Traffic Stopper

I stop traffic! It's my Runabout Stroller, the daycare equivalent of a Lamborgini - my kids ride. Every where we go we are stopped. I am now known as that lady with THE stroller.


I have decided to join the rest of the world and start blogging. Right now this is a general site with my lunch menus for daycare, upcoming events and holidays, and the general musings of someone who has up to 7 kids in the house and still loves her job.