Sunday, July 24, 2016

Weekly Memu, July 24

We only have a couple weeks left before school starts up again. What What?!? I can't believe the summer is almost over already! We just finished our swimming season and now have a couple weeks of down time before it's back to the school schedule. I think I'll try to get a few new recipes in there before everything gets busy.

This week should be a nice week. Lay low, have some fun, relax, and of course try to stay cool.



Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Sunday
donuts
HB eggs
crackers
cheese sticks
watermelon
crispy chicken bites
salad
popcorn
Monday
cinnamon toast
scrambled eggs
pool party luncheon for swim team
BBQ sandwiches
baked beans
potato salad
Tuesday
pancakes
sausage patties
PBJ sandwich
chips
cantaloupe
beef quesadillas
corn
sour cream/guacamole
Wednesday
biscuits & jam
strawberries
meat & cheese skewers
goldfish
watermelon
fettuccini alfredo
sautéed chicken
broccoli
Thursday
welsh pancakes
scrambled eggs
PBN sandwich
Cheetos
strawberries
shredded beef taquito’s
corn
refried beans
Friday
bfast burritos
cantaloupe
quesadillas
carrot sticks
tortilla chips
mac n cheese
fish
mix veggies
Saturday
roll up pancakes
sausage links
grilled cheese
tater rounds
watermelon
steak
mashed potatoes
carrots

Let's see what kind of trouble...errr...fun we can find this week. Hope you're having a nice summer too. Happy meals!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Weekly Menu, July 17

Not only am I a day late, but I am actually a day and a week late. We had family in town last week and I decided since we were going to be following the desires of guests, and eating out a lot it would be better to just wing it. It felt so strange to not have a plan. At first it was a freeing feeling, but by mid-week I was wishing we had a plan. I am very glad to be back on track, even though we started yesterday.
This week is keeping it simple. Ease us back into our routine now that the visitors have left. We are out of our frozen meatball packs, so this week I'll be making 5lbs of meatballs (and hopefully a few jars of reserve sauce for other meals). The pasta is in preparation of our last swim meet of the year.



Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Sunday
bfast casserole

sandwiches
Cheetos
apple slices
Mac n Cheese
fish
carrots
Monday
oatmeal
Nutella grahams
applesauce
chips
steak
mashed potatoes
mix veggies
Tuesday
pancakes
eggs
cheese quesadillas
grapes
cheez-its
sauted chicken
butter pasta
broccoli
Wednesday
bisucuits
HB eggs

PBJ
chips
strawberries
burgers
baked beans
salad
Thursday
bfast quesadilla
strawberries
popcorn
ham bites
apple slices
honey chicken kabobs
rice
peppers
Friday
biscuits & jam
sausage patty
meat & cheese rollups
watermelon
cheez-its
spaghetti & meatballs
veggie mix
garlic bread
Saturday
on-the-go oatmeal
HB eggs
sandwiches
cheesy goldfish
watermelon
pizza
salad

We only have 3 weeks left of summer break. Yikes! I need to start looking through pinterest for some new lunch and breakfast ideas. The house is also ready for a thorough clean and purge when everyone goes back to school. I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to it, but change is coming and I need to prepare. Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Baby Shower Gifts

I don't have too many friends still having babies; I was kind of at the end of the line with all of it. So I was pretty excited when a friend was expecting her first little girl (she has an older son). I was so happy when I found out I was having a little girl after having my son. Boys are awesome, but so are girls and it was nice to have a mix.

I got together with our group of friends and we decided to do "themes" for her. One picked bath time, one picked diaper changing, and I picked the diaper bag. I love bargain shopping and went on the hunt. I was thrilled to find the same diaper bag I use (Columbia) on clearance so I got a great price. Then it came to thinking about what I really liked having in my bag.


I found a travel/restaurant mat for eating finger foods (LOVED that! Very handy.). Of course some baby wipes; I don't know about you but I still carry wipes even though I don't do diapers anymore. It is so handy with messy kiddos. I also found a couple cute toys and pacifiers, but it felt like something was still missing...


I had particularly messy babies. They were both great eaters, but they blurped a lot and I dreaded the thought of not having a burp cloth with me. I carried two with me at all times, you just never know. I also kept a receiving blanket in the bag for ease and comfort during diaper changes in public places.


I didn't have much time left to prepare. Fortunately for me my Mom had all the supplies I needed. Flannel, check. Cloth diapers, check. All I needed to do was cut and sew and I was ready to go.


I made five burp cloths in total, but 2 of them match the reversible blanket I made. I did not pre-wash the fabric; I rarely work with flannel in our heat and didn't realize the two pieces would shrink so differently. I washed them for her before putting them in the bag and discovered my seams didn't line up so well afterwards. Oh well, it's just a back-up to keep in the bag. No worries.

I hope she enjoys the pieces as much as I did. It was a lot of fun putting it all together. Just walking into the baby stores, smelling that smell and seeing all of the adorable baby clothes brought back so many wonderful memories. It was an amazing time that I dearly miss and hold precious.

Now it's back to my amazing preschooler and grade-schooler. They too have their own treasures to share with me. I don't want to miss any of it.