Monday, July 26, 2010

Menu Plan Monday!


Hey Everyone!! So I didn't get my menu planned out for last week and it showed greatly in our house!! So in order to reduce chaos and late meals at our home....I am back to planning :)

Monday- Grilled Hamburgers, Scalloped Potatoes, and Buttered Peas

Tuesday- BBQ Pork Chops*, Macaroni and Cheese, and Green Beans

Wednesday- (Grab a quick dinner out :) )

Thursday- Beef & Noodles (Thank you Sister Angie for this wonderful recipe!) and Green Beans

Friday- Chicken Casserole* and Green Beans

* Recipes to come :)

Well I pray you all have a blessed week!

To find more recipes/menu planners, check out Menu Plan Mondays @ Organizing Junkie!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Works for Me Wednesday (Saving Time and Money at the Grocery Store!)

works for me wednesday at we are that family

Hey Everyone! I hope your week is going well!

I follow this awesome blog called We Are THAT Family (awesome Christian woman!) and she hosts a "blog carnival" called Works-for-Me Wednesday. So I am just going to share something that works for me! haha...I recently have been trying to trim down our budget at the grocery store without losing quality in what I buy. In the past, I would go with a plan in mind of what I was going to cook that week and what all I needed but it seemed like I spent WAY too much money and WAY too much time! (all of the children typically had melt downs and so did Mommy sometimes ;) So I thought to myself I have to figure out a way to get in and out but get everything I need and save money!

Well I found it and it really works! I first start with whatever my budget maybe for the week and then plan my meals out for the week based on that. I then make my shopping list in order of the aisles(I typically shop at Aldis and Walmart so I know their aisles well! haha). I get everything I need when I go. I stay on track budget wise, and I get out within an hour!!(which is fabulous whenever you have 3 little ones and are nauseously pregnant!)

Well this is something that works for me in my diaper filled world! Let me know something that works for you! I love new ideas! (especially if they work for us too:)! )

Blessings and Love!!

You can find some awesome ideas that may work for you at Works-for-Me Wednesday by We are THAT Family.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Menu Plan Monday (actually Tuesday...LOL)

Hey Everybody!!

Well my menu was going to be posted yesterday, but we had a sad loss in our family yesterday, so it got put off until today! Our sweet lovable puppy Marley died very suddenly yesterday. She was playful and happy yesterday morning and then whenever I went back outside to refill her water bowl she was dead! So so sad!! But our children are handling it well! Its amazing how you think you know how your children are going to react to something and they surprise you and react a totally different way! Well on to the menu!


Monday- Subway!! (under the circumstances)

Tuesday- Taco Night & Corn dogs for the kiddos(my children won't eat tacos?!?)

Wednesday- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork BBQ and Onion Strings

Thursday- Out to the Fair!!

Friday- Old-Fashioned Meatloaf*, Mashed Potatoes, and Buttered Peas

Saturday- BBQ Pork Chops*, Cheesy Potatoes, and Green Beans

Have a blessed week!

( * recipes to come!)
This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie!

In Loving Memory of Our Precious Puppy Marley!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wow! Its been a long time!!

Hello Everybody!!

I have really dropped the ball with my blog! I can't believe I haven't blogged since December haha..I think I have just been living in survival mode with all of these babies (and by the way we have another one on the way for those of you who don't know! haha...not planned obviously but still an enormous blessing!). But I am going to be more committed to some things in my life and this is going to be one of them!

I recently have really felt lead to start this back up for the women out there that may need some encouragement. I know that sometimes life gets kinda hairy and I want my blog to be a place where you can feel relieved that there are people out there like you! hahaha...believe me our house can get hairy with one kid in school and two still in diapers! But what a blessing it is to have the awesome responsibility of being a wife and mother!

So stay posted, you all are wonderful!