Monday, June 15, 2009

Menu Monday, June 15

Hey, I did pretty well last week!

BTW, those cold Chicken Satay Noodles that Laura has on her menu this week are yummy! We had them last week, and everyone liked! Check out her site for more great menus!

This week:
Monday Little League Playoff Game night: Chicken and Broccoli casserole with leftover chicken and broccoli from Friday
Tuesday Irish Step Dance Practice night: Crockpot Tandoori Chicken (Chicken legs/thighs are on sale for $0.69/lb this week!)
Wednesday night:
Thursday Little League Championship or Consolation Game night: pizza at the field!
Saturday: Oldest's Birthday....something "out" perhaps?
Sunday Father's Day: probably a cook-out sort of thing? or maybe Indian food? Have to check with our friends~~~ :)

Well, I'm missing a couple of spots here... I'll post for now, and fill them in when I get the chance! (Which means I'm going to go scout around a few other posts, and see what looks good!)


Monday, June 8, 2009

Menu Monday, June 8

Well, I did "ok" last week, with a couple of misses~ so now I'll try for this week, and see how we go~

Monday: Cold-cut subs with leftovers from Sunday's church business meeting
Tuesday: Homemade pizza with leftovers from the porkchops on Saturday
Wednesday: Baseball game~ Hot dogs? Not sure on this one....
Thursday: Homeschool meeting~ Maybe the Cold Chicken Satay noodles that Laura referenced
Friday: Last regular Little League game of the season~ Rebecca's Tortilla casserole(From Honest Pretzels) with leftover chicken,
Saturday: Eek... I still have to work on my grocery shopping/sales this week
Sunday: leftovers or eating out... we'll see...

Pretty skimpy this week, not feeling as "planned", but I'm still trying!

Any help would be great!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

OK, this is the first time that I've joined in on this one.... it's all about books!

“This can be a quick one. Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.”

  1. The Bible
  2. Rose in Bloom(And others) by Louisa May Alcott
  3. Rivets and Sprockets by A. Key
  4. The Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  5. The Wizard of Oz books by Frank L. Baum
  6. The Moosepath League books by Van Reid
  7. Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman
  8. Madeleine L'Engle's "Meet the Austins"
  9. Living a Beautiful Life by Alexandra Stoddard
  10. Dark Horse by John Fischer
  11. The Body by Chuck Colson
  12. The Pecan Tree (by ??? picture book from grade school)
  13. Pocketful of Pinecones by Karen Andreola
  14. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  15. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
Well.. lots of these are considered "Children's books", but I guess that a good book is a good book, regardless of the age that it is written for.

If you want to see what books have affected other folks, hop on over to and check it out. Feel free to leave me a comment or two, as well, if you'd like. ;)


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Works for Me Wednesday~ Summer fun(chalk drawing)

One of my favorite activities with my kiddos in the "good weather" is to make great sidewalk chalk drawings. Rather than just hopscotch or generic scribbles, we like to pull out this book

and create some fun critters on our sidewalk. It is especially fun to have an 8 foot turtle and six foot frog on your front walkway! :) For really colorful drawings, we like to dip our chalk in water to make it a little wet, and then draw.... it covers REALLY well that way!

For your more advanced artists, this is another good pick (Although I really *do* like the animals best...)

I'm going to look for some pictures to add as examples, but I'll post in the meantime.. just check back later, if you want to see what we've done. (I'm also going to look for a nifty Peter Rabbit chalk drawing that I did some time ago... )

This works for us!

For more summer fun, check out my Frugal Friday post, and all the Great ideas at

Monday, June 1, 2009

Menu Monday

OK, we did pretty well last week, although I didn't get around to making the Tandoori Chicken(didn't buy the chicken when it was on sale) or the Shepherd's Pie(Ran out of time). However things definitely ran more smoothly with a plan, so here we go again.

Monday: Chicken Quesadilla's (With chicken intended for Shepherd's Pie) and raw carrots
Tuesday: Shepherd's Pie with the rest of the Chicken
Wednesday: Quiche (Possibly a rainy day, so a good day for baking), carrots, cucumbers
Thursday: Mussels in white wine with Garlic and Scallions and salad
Friday: Pasta and sausage, asparagus
Saturday: Pork Chops on the grill or in the crock-pot, with baked sweet potatoes
Sunday: ?? Not sure on that one yet.

So, here you have it.
Oh... a funny from last week.
Littlest's favorite vegetable is steamed broccoli, which we haven't had for a couple of weeks. When we brought it to the table on Friday, he started pumping his arms up and down, kicking his legs out, and chanting "o-cco-li! o-cco-li! o-cco-li!" It was just so funny, especially since I don't remember teaching him a "Cheer" for anything, much less his vegetables. Makes a mamma's heart sing to see something like that, tho'. :)