Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Plan...

Here's my Meal Plan for this week ;o)  I've tried to make it really simple!  Martha Stewart sends me really delicious recipes every day, but I'm going to ignore all of her elaborate recipes and K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple, Silly!).  I've included the PDF I've made of my next 2wks meal plan, and I've outlined it here with links to all my recipes for this week.  I'll save next week, for next week ;o)
You'll see I use my 5min bread recipe A LOT!  It's a great book!  If you don't have it, I suggest you go get it!!  Check it out on my cute new bookshelf----->

Thanks again for peeking in on me!  I'd love to hear what you think!  And check in on me again!  It keeps me accountable :o)

Here's the link to my PDF meal plan. I'm working on figuring out how to publish the actual file on here ;o)

Sunday Night
~Prep for Monday... 
   Defrost 1 lb Burger and chicken in fridge
   Make Cookies (substitute organic/natural ingredients when possible)
   Make 5min bread Dough and let rise overnight

      - Start Oatmeal
      - Bake a loaf of 5min bread and refrigerate the rest.
      - Make Grilled Cheese Sandwhiches
      - Celery and Dip
      - Spaghetti
      - Tossed Salad w/ apples, cheese, and walnuts
      - Chocolate Pudding for dessert

Prep for Tomorrow
      - Defrost burger in fridge
      - Pancake batter


      - Pancakes and apples
      - Make Banana Muffins
      - Bake bread
      - PB&J and bananas
      - Tacos and corn
Prep for tomorrow
      - Make strata

      - Bake Strata
      - Make crackers
      - Turkey Sandwiches
      - Put chicken in oven
      - Roast chicken
Prep for tomorrow
       - Make dough
       - Defrost pot roast in fridge

      - Eggs and toast
      - Cut veggies for snack
      - Left over chicken and fruit
      - 30 minute Chili
Prep for tomorrow
      - Make Granola

      - Cold Cereal
      -Tuna Sandwiches
      - Cheese Pizzas (using 5min dough)
Prep for tomorrow
      - Yogurt and Fruit
      -Cheesy Pasta ( see recipe below )
      - Skillet Beef Stroganoff
Prep for tomorrow

      - Oatmeal
      - Put Pot Roast in Crock Pot
      - Make Brownies
      - Pot Roast Supper
Prep for tomorrow
      -Defrost burger
      -Make cookies
      -Make Bread Dough

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Preview of my week...

Ok, today is the day!  I'm going to spend this weekend getting my life a little more organized!  And I'm blogging about it in hopes that it keeps me accountable.... even if no one else reads it.. hehe ;o)  But if you do, leave me a comment!  It's always nice to know someone's checkin in on me.

I think my Achilles heel is that there is nothing constant in my day... Z never leaves at the same time in the morning, or get home at the same time at night.  We have no buses to catch, no school bells or time clocks....  So our days are kinda just go with the flow, see where we end up.  And that's not working!  I don't usually like where we end up- pressed for time, messy kitchen, forgotten naps, missed events, and no time for what really counts.

So I've identified my problem- now what's the solution?  There seems to be some mental block for me with getting organized.  But I think my plan for this week is to get military style strict with our meal schedule. 
8:30- Start Breakfast
12:30- Start Making Lunch
5:00 Begin Dinner Prep

I'm setting my alarm, and when it goes off, I'm going to drop what I'm doing and get working in the kitchen ;o)  I'm going to focus on those time frames and I think the rest of the days activities will fall into place around them...  If i can accomplish this for one week, I'll add some more to my schedule the following week.
Check back tomorrow for my meal plan!


Monday, April 5, 2010

After Easter....

Boy, it seems like I've been putting everything off until after Easter. "Yeah, let's get together after Easter." or "I'll get to that project after Easter. Well now that it's after Easter I'm having to make good on all those promises! somehow I thought the Easter bunny would leave a couple extra hours of daylight in my Easter basket...

I'm trying to slow down and make sure to fit in the important things, like a peanut buttery picnic ;o)
Life is beautifully hectic! I don't think I could be happy with a predictable life, but I would like to figure out how to make my life a little more orderly {{shrug}} That's one thing I've ALWAYS struggled with is keeping things organized. As the Lord blesses me with more things, I know I need to figure out how to make it all fit together so things aren't falling through the cracks any more.

Any suggestions??

On another note ;o) I'm in the mood to win something pretty, and I stumbled upon this fun giveaway over at Just a Mom, Ha!

Go check it out and maybe win yourself something fun!