Sunday, June 30, 2013

Back to the Old Bump and Grind... Menu Plan Restart

After a couple weeks of sickness and getting our house together while being "quarantined", I am ready to get back to a good routine. For us, a good routine always starts with a menu plan and good home-cooked meals. (Check out my other blog... :) )

This week, we will be focusing on using up some cooked chicken. There will be quite a few chicken dishes but that won't kill us. :)

Sunday, June 30th
Treat of Tim Horton's
Cheesy beef and rice, salad

Monday, July 1st
Smoothies, fruit
Sandwiches and pretzels
MIL's birthday dinner

Tuesday, July 2nd
Yoghurt, fruit
Spaghetti, garlic biscuits
Chili, salad, corn bread

Wednesday, July 3rd
Breakfast cookies, fruit
Cheese, crackers, fruit
Three cheese garlic pasta, peas, salad

Thursday, July 4th
Easy breakfast casserole, yoghurt
4th of July festivities

Friday, July 5th
Toast, fruit
Hot dogs, chips
Chicken enchiladas, refried beans

Saturday, July 6th
Pancakes, breakfast meat
Chicken Divan, salad

Goodness! I feel so much better already! Who would have thought a simple menu plan would take the weight of the world (or at least a bit) off my shoulders?!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Peaches - Friend and Fruit

I have this friend. I have never met her. She is a rock star. Somehow, she always knows just what I need to hear.

Things have stunk around here lately. After weeks of a really sick boy, we finally found out Dylan has pertussis. He is miserable. I am tired and miserable. Miserable times.

Life must go on. I know this sounds silly but peaches had to go on. Peaches were on sale and needed preserved.

I am tired. I have the can't help its. I haven't had a good night's sleep in weeks but in my mind, I see a chance at saving money, being frugal, making healthy foods and stocking up for winter dancing through my mind.

So what did I do? I went and got peaches.

 Erg! What was I thinking?! Half way through, I was sitting here, resenting those stupid peaches. So MAD at those stupid peaches. Ridiculous, huh?

Enter Laura's post about her house. Laura has a house. Laura has an awesome house but sometimes, Laura doesn't like her house. Laura changes her thinking and sees it as a blessing. Laura recognizes and is thankful for her blessings and in turn, reminds me to look at my blessings and be thankful.

Peaches. I am so tired of peaches. However, let's break this down...

We had money to buy peaches. We have jars, pectin, lids, rings, lemon juice, sugar and all the kitchen tools needed to make the jam and put on the peaches. I am alive to make peaches. I have kids to eat peaches. I have a husband that makes such an approving taste of the peaches. In the winter, we will have fresh peaches.

I am blessed. Blessed by peaches. Not just the fruit peaches but the peach of a friend and sister of Christ. Thanks, Laura! <3 p="">
Coming soon, I will share how I preserved those peaches! :)