Menu Plan Monday

There isn’t a menu this week because of all the food from church friends.  There’s enough left in the fridge to eat on all week.  So blessed!

Be sure to hug those you love every morning before you/they leave. It might be the last time you get to hug them.  I never dreamed that would be the last morning with my husband.  Make sure that your life is right with God. We have absolutely no guarantee of tomorrow.


Menu Plan Monday 9/9/13

Tomorrow is something we are not promised.  I’ve heard that many times.  But it’s just a thoughtful saying, right?   Until tomorrow comes and your loved one is suddenly gone from your life.  That happened to me the next morning after this post published.  My husband died suddenly on Sept. 10th!

Hope everyone is staying cool and surviving the hot weather!  Cooler days should be here before long.  School is still keeping me super busy.  Teachers were worn out by Friday this past week!
Monday:  Catfish, green beans, corn…..

Tuesday: Food for Life Tortilla Pizzas made on stove top using a griddle

Wednesday: Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

Thursday:  Parmesan Crusted Tilapia,  organic spinach salad with mushrooms, organic baby carrots

Friday:  Pizza and salad

Menu Plan Monday 9/2/13

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Hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend. We had a wonderful weekend celebrating family birthdays.  This week is going to be busy with three days of after school meetings or training.  Something tells me that this four day work week may end up seeming like five days.

Here’s our menu:

Monday: Pan grilled Talapia, sauteed spinach, carrots, chocolate birthday cake

Tuesday: Catfish, veggie salad, chocolate birthday cake

Wednesday: Leftovers, including chocolate birthday cake

Thursday: Chef salad (I need to eat salads for the rest of the month after all this birthday cake!!)

Friday: Pizza

Menu Plan Monday 8/26/13

MPM-Summer bannerHope everyone had a nice weekend before the beginning of school this week.  Teachers worked all week including yesterday in the district where I work .  We learned more technology than my mind will absorb at once:  Live Binders, Symbaloo, Smore,, etc.  This is going to be such a busy week that we will probably use coupons and eat out or get carry-out food:

Here’s our menu:

Monday: Chick-Fil-A (coupons)

Tuesday:   Wendy’s salad with chicken (coupon)

Wednesday:  Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, and okra (great comfort food)

Thursday: Chef salad

Friday: ?

Menu Plan Monday 8/12/13

I had a busy week this past week, worked at school a couple of days, ran errands, and did things it’s hard to find time to do during the school year.  I plan to be up at school at least two days this week, if not three.  A week from tomorrow is when teachers start their professional development week so I hope to get a lot done this week.  Soon, I’ll be saying bye bye to free time to get extra things done.  Some of them will have to wait until next summer.

Monday:  Chef salad with turkey

Tuesday: Chicken, zucchini, squash, onion, mushroom, & fresh okra stir-fry

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday:  Tilapia, veggies, salad

Friday: Pizza, salad

Menu Plan Monday 8-5-13 & “Fast Food” My Way

Just put your favorite fresh veggies in a skillet with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. For protein, add Hormel Natural Choice (100 % natural) Smoked Deli Turkey (NO preservatives), each slice folded in half. So fast & easy! So fresh! So good! So healthy! (and easy clean-up)

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Tuesday: Fish, veggie salad

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Chef salad

Friday: Eat out

Menu Plan Monday 7/29/13 & Firefly Grill Review

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Hope you’re enjoying the last few weeks of summer.   We’ve had a good summer with our son and daughter-i-l’s wedding, visiting relatives, and visiting some cool places such as a restaurant called the Firefly Grill in southern Illinois.

The Firefly Grill is named the 2nd Best Eco-Friendly Restaurant in the United States!  People from Chicago (where a lot of great restaurants are located) will drive over three hours to come eat here.  It’s really cool inside with pictures of their relatives in the back room.  If you go and sit in the back room, ask about the picture with the wedding dress.  Sigh! So sweet!

Their fresh corn chowder was awesome (the picture below does not do it justice), and the greens in the salad were so fresh. We were impressed! Here are a few pictures:

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photo 13-7-16 firefly grill corn chowder

Wish I had some of their Fresh Corn Chowder, but since we don’t have a Firefly Grill here in Texas, I’ll just have to keep looking for a recipe that sounds close to theirs.

Here’s our menu for the week:

Monday:  Leftovers from Macaroni Grill (used an awesome coupon yesterday for Buy one Entree/Get One Free)

Tuesday: Chicken tenders, squash & onion stir-fry

Wednesday: Chicken, mashed potatoes, fried okra

Thursday:  Salmon, corn, green beans

Friday: Pizza & salad

Menu Plan Monday 7/22/13

MPM-Summer bannerHope everyone had a nice weekend. We had a nice, busy weekend ourselves going to help our son & new d-i-l by moving some of the bigger furniture from our son’s old place to their house.  My husband and our son did the moving while I stayed at their house and helped our d-i-l make chicken curry.  All I did was chop the onion and zucchini and she did the rest.  It was delicious!

Here’s our menu:

Monday:  Pan grilled salmon, black eyed peas with snaps, salad

Tuesday:  Catfish, potatoes, salad

Wednesday:  Leftovers

Thursday: Chef salad

Friday: Pizza (can you see a pattern here?)

Menu Plan Monday 7/15/13

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Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. For some of us in North Texas, we’re enjoying a cool front that is unbelievable for Texas, but we’ll gladly take it. Temperatures in the 60’s on Sunday morning were awesome!

Menu for the week:

Monday:  Eat out

Tuesday:  Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, fried okra

Wednesday: Chicken, squash, onion stir-fry

Thursday:  Leftovers

Friday: Digiorno Spicy Chicken Supreme Pizza & salad

Menu Plan Monday 7/8/13

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Hope everyone had a nice weekend.  We had a nice and busy weekend ourselves.  Our son and new d-i-l met us at Starbucks Sunday afternoon to show pictures from their trip and visit a little bit.  It was so good to see them!   On Saturday evening, we visited with friends and shared some of the groom’s cake with them.  Speaking of the groom’s cake, let me show you how cute it was…so perfect for our son.  The bakery designed it perfectly!  It was actually bigger than it looks like in the picture, and we enjoyed cake for the next week after the wedding.  Yum!

A & A wedding, groom's cake

Isn’t the cake creative? Enough about the cake! Here’s the menu:

Monday: Eat out

Tuesday: Chicken, corn, salad

Wednesday: Cheese Ravioli, salad, baby carrots

Thursday: Chef salad

Friday: Pizza

Menu Plan Monday 7/1/13

Had a wonderful weekend at our son & d-i-l’s wedding and visiting with relatives and friends.  I’ll have to post a couple of pictures later because right now I’m too tired. Here’s our menu for the week:

Monday:  Salmon patties, veggie salad

Tuesday:  Leftovers

Wednesday:  Chef salad with turkey

Thursday:  Nachos Supreme (Happy 4th of July)

Friday:  Eat out?