Monday, October 17, 2011

Menu Plan for the Week of October 17

Monday: fried chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, baked beans, rolls, dump cake and ice cream—made my awesome husband and my oldest daughter gets credit for the dump cake Smile

Tuesday: fried chicken breasts, winter squash casserole, green beans, rolls

Wednesday: chicken enchilada casserole, corn on the cob

Thursday: breakfast for supper—scrambled eggs, bacon, hashbrowns

Friday: pizza night

Saturday: bean burritos, rice

Sunday: leftovers or something easy

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Freezer Cooking Results for October 15

This month I did my freezer cooking a little different. I followed a lot of the recipes from the traditional menu at Once a Month Mom. I also found one recipe from the whole foods menu that sounded awesome. I shopped yesterday (dreading the check-out line the whole time) and was pleasantly surprised when the total wasn’t bad at all!! I chopped lots of veggies last night and cooked some of the chicken last night and had it ready to go for today. Having done that, I still cooked all day. I finally got done with cooking and packaging 9 1/2 hours later! I am pretty sure it wasn’t supposed to take me that long but this is quite an accomplishment for me because I am usually not done that fast and I don’t have nearly as large a yield of food. Everything that my family and I sampled was scrumptious…especially the muffins and the pasta!!!

Here’s the complete list of items making my freezers bulge right now:

  • over 5 dozen pumpkin chocolate chip muffins
  • over 3 dozen harvest pancakes
  • 3 meals of spinach artichoke pasta
  • 1 meal of chicken and wild rice soup
  • 1 meal of taco soup
  • 2 meals of Monterrey chicken
  • 4 meals of Mexican chicken lasagna
  • 1 meal of seasoned taco meat
  • 3, 3 cup containers of chicken broth
  • 5 lunch portions of taco soup
  • 9 lunch portions of chicken and wild rice soup
  • 3 meals worth of salsa chicken

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Making Your Home a Haven Challenge


I am going to be participating in the “Making Your Home a Haven “ challenge from this month. I participated last year and I must say it really was a calmer home to be in during that time. My personal challenge this year will be continuing well after the month of October is gone.

This week I am supposed to light a candle and pray for my family each time the flicker of the candle catches my eye. Sounds easy—right? Well, I found out really quick last year how I take a lot of things for granted—small things like the flicker of a candle. It was hard to notice it because I had grown so accustomed to it just being there. How many other things do I take for granted like that? Far too many, I’m sure.

Well, I have my candles ready and waiting…

Menu Plan for the Week of October 3

I love fall! I love the way the air smells outside. I love the way the leaves change color. I love watching the wind blow the trees and bushes around. I also love fall food—you know, the chili, the soup, the hearty meals that we all eat during fall and winter. Yum!! I can’t wait to implement more of that food into my meal plans in the weeks to come Smile .

Monday: homemade cheese pizza and salad

Tuesday: chicken fajitas and black beans

Wednesday: grilled chicken and veggies

Thursday: Not My Mama’s Chili and grilled cheeses

Friday: eat out

Saturday: eat out