Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Menu 2019: July 1-28

We are settling into life in our new home slowly but surely. It's always interesting to see how long it takes to figure out a new normal. Since we have moved twice in the last year, I am hoping it doesn't take as long to get settled. There are still plenty of boxes to be unpacked and either put away or given away/sold. We are attempting to only keep what we need, love, and have space for. We're still working to get some final remodeling finished up, but I think that's normal for anyone who owns a home. :D
Anyway, here's the menu for July.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Moist and Flavorful Roast Chicken Leg Quarters

My kids LOVE chicken legs, but my hubby does not. I came up with this recipe so that we'd have legs for the kids and thighs for the hubby and me. It's super simple and very flavorful. You can make enough for your family, or mass quantities for a big group. I've had several requests from family and friends for this recipe so I figured that I should finally get it posted.

Menu 2019: June 3-30

Whew! We made it to June. It's been a crazy 10 months for our family, but we've finally settled all in the same place. The kids and I moved into our house completely the last week of May and I am thoroughly enjoying having my hubby and kids all under one roof. There is still going to be some adjustment time for everyone - new house, new schedule, new church, and new friends. We got a good deal of our unpacking done on weekends over the last couple of months but there are still boxes to go through and basement space to set up. Most of the remodeling has also been finished. We have a few projects left to finish, but they shouldn't take too long.
We were blessed by our new church family doing a "Pack the Pantry" project for us. It was a completely unexpected, but wonderful, thing. I was able to skip grocery shopping for the whole first week that we were in the house. It also helped get me further along on writing up my menu for June as I already had full cupboards to choose from. :D

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Menu 2019: December 30-January 26

Since my last post, God has given us clear direction as to the where we are to go. My husband has been offered a job at a church on the other side of the state and he starts work on the 3rd. We are still working through all the logistics of commuting till we find a house. I would greatly appreciate your prayers as we transition to this new ministry over the next several months.
In the meantime, here is my proposed menu for January. I am trying to work off what we currently have in the fridge, freezer, and cupboards so a few of them might be a little out of the ordinary. :D

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Menu 2018: December 2-29

We had a very enjoyable Thanksgiving break spending time with both sides of the family at different points in the week. ๐Ÿ’“ We didn't do a lot Black Friday shopping, which was fine because we don't really have the space (or budget) for extra things right now. I was able to get a lot of my Christmas shopping done though. We are traveling a lot throughout the holidays as my hubby is preaching out 3 of the 5 Sundays in December.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Menu 2018: November 4-December 1

Life has been crazy the last several months. At the end of April we determined that it was time for us to move on to a different ministry so my hubby resigned the end of May. By July we still didn't have an answer for question of "where" we were to go so we moved across the state and in with my parents the first week in August. The kids have settled into being in a school vs. homeschooling, and I am working to settle into the routine of being home by myself most days. I am not one to watch the clock so it has been harder than I thought to get used to not having the school day to fill my time. I have picked up some alterations jobs and my hubby has been filling in for other pastors besides his part-time consulting job. We also spent nine wonderful days away with friends on a cruise in the western Caribbean for a combined anniversary/birthday celebration. God has been so good to us amid the challenges we've faced. ๐Ÿ’•

I am going to attempt getting back into the swing of posting my menus on the blog instead of only on the Facebook page so wish me luck. ๐Ÿ˜

Monday, April 30, 2018

Menu 2018: April 29-May 26

The weather here in the frozen tundra of the midwest is finally warming up and we are enjoying soaking up some sun in the yard when school is done for the day. Warmer temperatures and sunshine lend themselves to meals on the deck at our house so I will start to make more "picnic" foods for supper.
I am also back to attempting a 4 week menu plan as the weeks get quite busy. Here is what I've come up with for meals.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Menu 2018: April 15-28

Only a month and a half left of school. We enjoyed having our friend's kids while they were away, but are ready to be back to just us and a "normal" routine of school and household activities.

The craziness of late spring will hit the end of April with church activities such as spring work day and mother/daughter tea, followed by prep work for vacation Bible school. 

Lemon Lavender Zucchini [Breads, Muffins, or Cake]

Anyone who knows me, knows that playing the mad baking scientist is kind of a stress reliever. With having 4 extra kidlets for 9 days, I decided it was in my best interest to whip up something creative after putting them all to bed one night.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Menu 2018: April 1-14

How is it almost Easter?! This year is flying by faster than I can keep up with no signs of life slowing down even a little.

We gain 4 more kids this month and the kids are super excited to have their friends here for almost 2 weeks. I will be attempting to keep the menus a bit simpler, as well as planning out breakfast and lunch menus. Here's what I've come up with: