Monday, August 30, 2010

Menu on a Monday!

Before I get started, I want to share a cool idea I saw today. Check out this idea, specifically the
Mexican Monday
Tomato-ey Tuesday
Wild-Card Wednesday
Thrifty & Thankful Thursday
Fancy Friday
Soupy Saturday
Sandwich Sunday

I occasionally try to stick to a similar schedule but I really love her Wild card and Thrifty/Thankful days. Wild card, as she explains could be anything from a food whim you have or just leftovers. Thrifty/Thankful is a kid friendly cheap meal like mac n cheese and hotdogs. I love just scheduling a meal like that especially when it is likely we are going to have it anyway. But previously, it would be on a busy night when my scheduled meal just did not happen.

So anyway, I think I will give it a shot...with a tweak or two!

Mexican Monday - Mexican Flatbread Pizza
Tomato-ey Tuesday - School Open House so???? Prob. just grab something out!
Wild Card Wednesday - Cornbread & Chili
Thrifty/Thankful Thursday - Hot Dogs & Oven Fries (Beans for A!)
Fancy Friday - Chicken parm & Garlic Bread
Sandwich Saturday - Lemon pepper Chicken Sandwich
Sunshine Sunday(AKA Breakfast for dinner!) - Creamy Scrambled Eggs, toast, and sausage for the boys! (These eggs are unbelievably yummy!)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday's Website

Fun kids website!

We supervise Josh on the web, so this is an approved website for him to use with me. I am not sure I would let him check this one out by himself.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Menu on a Monday!

Monday - Empanadas

Tuesday - Picnic Concert! Sourdough bread, cheese, maybe some oatmeal cookies.

Wednesday - Pizza bake - We just love pizza! This seems like a quick easy version to try.

Thursday - Out with friends

Friday - Dinner with family

Saturday and Sunday - Leftovers from meals out and earlier in the week.

Last week we did not do so great with the menu! We did not have Pizza Muffins or Mexican beef and beans casserole! So maybe we will try again next week!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Affiliate Links

Do you know I use Amazon Affiliate Links? Well I do!

If you do not know what that is...
I link back to Amazon ( as a member of the Affiliate Link program) and if you click on my link and buy what I suggested, then I get a small percentage of the purchase price. You will not be affected at all!

So uh, FYI and thanks if you buy something!

See, like this --> LEGO Creator House (5891)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Who is Parenting Who?

I frequently use the parenting technique with Josh where you get him started on an activity and then go get something of your own done checking in on him occassionally. It works pretty well and is especially useful for the dinner hour, especially when I set him up with something at the table.

So anyway, the other day, Josh asked if I would play LEGO with him. (We have been working on a project together...putting together again the tiny kits that came in his Advent calendar from Christmas...searching for the pieces in his big tub of mixed up pieces!) I agreed and came down to sit on the floor with him. Well, I began the search and was pretty wrapped up in it when I noticed he was off having some elaborate to do with the Lego guys.

He totally set me up! Funny Kid!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Books for Where he is at....

So, what books do your kids just love? Any great suggestion for a boy's boy who can READ but is just 6.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Menu on a Monday!

Monday - Homemade Beefaroni (We had this last week Thursday, so are going to finish up the leftovers tonight!) This was really yummy!

Tuesday - Picnic and a concert night! Meijer Garden is having a free concert series ever Tuesday night in August! We went last week and it was very fun!

Wednesday - Chicken with herbs and mashed potatoes

Thursday - Mexican beef and beans casserole with tortillas! and of course made with ground turkey!

Friday - Pizza muffins Finally, recipe here!

Saturday - Out to dinner for my Mom's Birthday!

Sunday - Egg in a hole!


Geuss who FINALLY has her laptop back? Yep ME! It has only been about 3 weeks! Just as I started blogging for real again, my laptop died!

I will post my menu later and try to get some other business taken care of as well!