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

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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

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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