Menu Plan Monday 1/9/17

It’s looking like one of those weeks. The ones where my to-do calendar has a lot of stuff on it — an early-morning orthodontist appointment. A new piano student. A practice session with a violinist at her teacher’s place, which will end up probably 2+ hours total including travel time. Just lots of stuff, all […]

Menu Plan Monday 1/2/17

Happy New Year to each of you! I hope you each welcomed in the new year and are excited about at least some aspects of it. And if you aren’t — come up with some fun ideas for yourself. Yesterday at church, the pastor said something like if we were all waiting for someone else […]

Menu Plan Monday 12/19/16

Welcome to the week before Christmas version of Menu Plan Monday! What is new in your world? Here, it has been a really cold week — actually, a really wintry month. I read in the Sunday paper that we’ve gotten 10.4″ of snow this month. Last year at this time, we got .2″. And, Sunday […]

Menu Plan Monday 12/12/16

Happy snowy Monday to you all! I came across an article last week suggesting that cooking and baking can help you feel better. Although I found some of the connections made a little dicey (is cooking really “creative”?), overall I think the ideas presented were sound; ie, when we do things to advance our own […]

Menu Plan Monday 12/5/16

Welcome to December, friends! Can you believe we are so close to Christmas now? I feel glad that I have most of my gifts purchased. But there are many other things to prepare for this month. This week will bring a Nutcracker performance that I’m hoping to attend with daughter #2, and my Christmas piano […]

Menu Plan Monday 11/28/16

Happy Menu Plan Monday, everyone. I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday! Here is a photo of the spread at my mom’s house. We all enjoyed lots of good food over the week! It was great with daughter #1 home from school, having everyone in the same house again. And in just three weeks, […]

Menu Plan Monday 11/21/16

Happy Thanksgiving week to all you friendly people! Thanksgiving sneaked up on me this year, I think because of the election. I enjoy Thanksgiving because it’s largely a stress-free holiday, and besides — we all have many things to be thankful for. In a Bible study I’m in, we were discussing being thankful lately. The […]

Menu Plan Monday 11-14-16

Happy Menu Plan Monday! We had our first frost this week, so I gathered all the ripe and non-ripe tomatoes and peppers from the garden and pulled up the foliage. Brought in/froze some herbs; pulled up the tomato cages, even brought in the forget-me-not flower and a geranium. Speaking of which, we seem to have […]

Menu Plan Monday 11/7/16

Hello, friends! How was your weekend? I enjoyed visiting Roanoke, the small town where I used to teach, with my friend Leona. We rode a trolley around, had a good lunch, and I bought a couple of things, spending around $5 🙂 The weather was beautiful and there were lots of people out shopping the […]

Menu Plan Monday 10-31-16

Happy Halloween and Menu Plan Monday! This past Saturday daughter #3 and I were at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the state marching band finals, which D3 participated in. Daughter #1 came up for the event from her college, as well as other relatives. The band did great, and I enjoyed watching about 25 […]