Monday, February 10, 2020

Menu Monday





Our Partnership classes started last week, and I now teach an extra two classes.  So we are there longer.  We are in a lull between major sports this month, but I am looking forward to those sports coming up.  Lydia is looking forward to volleyball for sure.  As things get busier again in March, I'm glad that I have this month to adjust into a longer school day on Wednesdays and what I will keep in the crockpot or have ready for those busy days.  I want to avoid take-out Wednesdays.

The kids did not enjoy the burrito bowls from last week, so I guess I'll be taking those off the menu and try again in a few weeks.
Sunday
B - Cheesey popovers
L - Cauliflower potato soup
D - Chicken wings with sweet potato fries

Monday

B - Cream of wheat and smoothies
L - Cheesy chicken w/ hashbrowns
D - Tomato soup w/ quesadillas - Caty and Lydia

Tuesday

B - Bagel or waffle sandwiches w/ yogurt
L - Geography meal - Pork Roast w/ collard greens and Benne Wafers
D- BBQ sausage and Boston baked beans - Caty

Wednesday

B - Pizza Bagels
L - Packed lunches/leftovers at home
D - Skillet lasagna

Thursday

B - Keto pancakes w/ berries
L - Chicken bacon ranch quesadillas w/ beans
D - Chicken stroganoff

Friday
B- Blueberry muffins
L- Snacky lunch w/ cheese sticks, pepperoni, and nuts or soup
D- Pizza casserole w/ salad

Saturday
B- Bagel sandwiches
L- Soup/leftovers
D- 
Cheeseburgers, cauliflower tots, and peach turnovers

Why I plan.....
Who isn't busy?!?!  Kids schedules, schoolwork, work, WOW!!  Life just does not stop!

When I create a menu, I include our schedule on it also.  In fact, I type the schedule into the table that I created first.  Then I know what is going on that day, and I can plan crockpot meals or even know if I need to have a make-ahead meal ready.  I do not use a fancy downloadable calendar, I simply use Microsoft Word.  I have a table I created on there.  At the bottom, I keep a running list of menu items that either I want them to try or food that is loved by all.

Hope everyone has a great week!!  See everyone next Monday!



Monday, February 3, 2020

Menu Monday





Things have slowed just a bit, since we are at the end of basketball season.  I'm going to relax a little before the spring sports start.  We still have cheer and swimming practice though as we prep for State Games.


SundayB- Bagel sandwichesL- Easy tomato soup/crackersD- Turkey leftovers (Your choice)

MondayB - Cream of wheat and smoothiesL - Open ChoiceD - Carbonara


TuesdayB - Bagel or waffle sandwiches w/ yogurtL - Geography meal -  North Carolina pork and sweet potato fries D- Turkey gravy over rice


WednesdayB - Pizza BagelsL - Packed lunches/leftovers at homeD - Burrito bowls


ThursdayB - Keto pancakes w/ berriesL - Turkey and noodlesD -  BBQ Sausage w/ lentil salad, cheesey potatoes    


Friday
B- Poptarts and fruit
L- Quesadillas w/ beans 
D- Orange chicken w/ egg rolls

Saturday
B- Open
L- Cheeseburgers and cauliflower tots
D- Dinner out  


Why I plan.....
Who isn't busy?!?!  Kids schedules, schoolwork, work, WOW!!  Life just does not stop!

When I create a menu, I include our schedule on it also.  In fact, I type the schedule into the table that I created first.  Then I know what is going on that day, and I can plan crockpot meals or even know if I need to have a make-ahead meal ready.  I do not use a fancy downloadable calendar, I simply use Microsoft Word.  I have a table I created on there.  At the bottom, I keep a running list of menu items that either I want them to try or food that is loved by all.

Hope everyone has a great week!!  See everyone next Monday!





Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Swimming Regionals, Mascot Job, Sports...Sports...Sports.....



We started our week out with sports.  The girls had swim tournament.  Joe took the boys to their bowling competition.


Lydia earned 2 gold medals in 25m and 50m breatstroke.


Caty earned a 4th and 5th, and also a gold with her relay team.





The same day as the swim meet, the boys had a bowling tournament in BG.  Joe took them.  Brayden loves bowling!


We are spending the month of January reading and studying the American Revolution.  This is a selection of some they are reading.


The boys basketball team.


Practice has been exhausting.




For Louisiana i made homemade shrimp gumbo.  Only Joe enjoyed this treat.  It was a bit of work.



Brayden made a brief presentation to the United Way board about how much he enjoys HARC events.


The van needed a recall repaired.  This was my ride for the day.  I had a ton of appointments and the van was a 9 hour job.  Unfortunately this truck did get a flat tire.  So we had to deal with that.  Go figure.  The van is fixed and fine though.


Doing a jumping exercise at PT.


Showing off her new shirt from the chirpractor.  This day we went from PT directly to the chiro for her next appointment.  I had all the appointments stair-stepped so it was a nervous game if everyone was running on time.


Caty took on being the mascot for our cheer squad at state games.


Cheerleading practice.


The girls started an organic gardening class.  The first week they learned the parts of the seed, and then started a germination experiment.  Caty's goal is to start a garden this year and raise lots of vegetables.  We will see how this goes...lol.  She is doing a gardening project for 4H this year.




Basketball season is winding down.  I've been helping a bit with our team mascot.  Everyone loves him.  My aunt came to watch the girls play this week.  We had double games that night.  Both the girls and the boys played.



Cheering with the Cougar at half-time.


On Friday, Joey helped make a group presentation about standing up for yourself.  The location happened to be the DayHab where he attends.  This is his model table where he is allowed to build on his models throughout the day.


Making the Project STIR presentations.


While there, Joey had forgotten to bring home more of his Great Job tickets!  Proud of the adjustments he has made.


Hope everyone had a great week!!



Monday, January 20, 2020

Menu Monday



Menu Monday

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Last week we did not get to do our Colonial Day.  So I'm going to try again next week.  

We unfortunately didn't do great and ate out way too much.  I'm striving to limit take out the next two weeks.  I'll make sure to have the meals ready in the fridge on busy days so that people can eat when they are home and ready.

Sunday
B- Cinnamon Roll Biscuits
L - Packed lunches/soup/leftovers (Depending on where at)
D- Spaghetti Bolognese

Monday
B - Cereal and Yogurt
L - Salmon patties and rice
D- Smothered Chicken and rice

Tuesday
B - Waffle sandwiches
L - Geography meal -  Maine Lobster pie w/ whoopie pies
D - Turkey pot pie w/ veggies

Wednesday - 
B - Cream of wheat
L - Potato/cauliflower soup
D - chili casserole

Thursday
B - Pumpkin bread
L - Easy tomato soup w/ crackers
D - Butter chicken w/ rice

Friday
B- Pancakes
L- Chicken salad wraps (walnuts) w/ grapes/apples    
D- Hot chicken sandwiches w/ chips

Saturday
B- Pigs in the Blanket
L- Big Mac Salads
D- Pizza casserole - BBQ Chicken and Chicken Bacon Ranch 

Why I plan.....
Who isn't busy?!?!  Kids schedules, schoolwork, work, WOW!!  Life just does not stop!

When I create a menu, I include our schedule on it also.  In fact, I type the schedule into the table that I created first.  Then I know what is going on that day, and I can plan crockpot meals or even know if I need to have a make-ahead meal ready.  I do not use a fancy downloadable calendar, I simply use Microsoft Word.  I have a table I created on there.  At the bottom, I keep a running list of menu items that either I want them to try or food that is loved by all.

Hope everyone has a great week!!  See everyone next Monday!


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Studying Kentucky, Basketball Games, And Kids Cooking



Lydia had work at the stable.  She goes every other week currently to help clean and do other tasks at the stable.  I caught her cleaning.


In Geography, the girls studied Kentucky.

Derby Pie

Kentucky Hot Brown


Brayden is refreshing himself and working on fractions.  I'm working with him to make sure he understands it like he claims to. 


Headphones have been becoming more and more part of everyday life.  They are driving me crazy!


The kids had a couple games this week.







Brayden cooked a couple of times this week.  He made Ikea meatballs and gravy.


And Hm Stauffers Macaroni and Cheese



Saige staying warm.  She loves to wrap up in our blanket.


I made beans and ham to go with our colonial meals. 


Caty attempted to make hm fish and chips.  This started out ok, but she splashed herself with hot oil and I ended up needing to finish it.  The potato wedges were a hit, but not everyone in our house likes fish. 


Lydia had a double judge show that Saturday.  She places 1st and 2nd in the ring that day.



Joey was super excited to get to wear the gauntlet hand at Game Stop.


I finished Caty's first beanie hat.  Now that I have figured it out...I'll be able to crochet more.


Hope everyone had a great week!!  Talk to you soon!