Menu Plan Monday 10-5-2015

Menu Plan Monday has arrived again. Do you make a plan each week for things you’re cooking? I have, for the past several years. I find it good in reducing stress during the week. I usually go to the grocery store just once a week, on Monday. If I have a menu plan in place, […]

Menu Plan Monday 9-21-2015

Welcome to the last partial week of summer and the first of fall! What is your favorite season? When I was younger, I would have said fall. Lately, though, I am preferring spring. However, I’m grateful to live in a place that experiences all four seasons. Each has its good points. Fall arrives Wednesday. I […]

Menu Plan Monday 9-7-2015

Happy Labor Day, everyone! I’m not totally sure what we’re celebrating — unions? People who work? Well, I’m no fan of unions, but I can’t help but get behind hard work. So hopefully everyone can enjoy the day and take a little break from your labors It is so hot here. I see that Sunday, […]

Menu Plan Monday 8-31-2015

Here we are at another Menu Plan Monday, the final one of August. It’s looking like a hot week here, with temps near 90 all week. That should be a challenge for the kids in the high school marching band (my youngest daughter is one of them), marching in their wool uniforms for Friday night’s […]

Menu Plan Monday 8-24-2015

Menu Plan Monday arrives again. The school year is in gear again, and my 17 piano students have all had their first lessons of the season. This is going to be a challenging year with them. I put out time slots that I’m available, and let them choose a time. That sometimes results in a […]

Menu Plan Monday 8-17-2015

Hi everyone! How has your week gone? It has been a momentous one here; last Friday I moved my oldest daughter 3 hours away to college. She is really mature and smart, and I know she’ll do well. It’s just an emotional time for me, thinking back to when she was born, started school, etc. […]

Menu Plan Monday 8-10-2015

Welcome to the back-to-school edition of Menu Plan Monday! Honestly, the menus this week aren’t anything out of the ordinary. They’re taking a backseat to all the activity involved with the beginning of a new school year. I take my oldest three hours away to begin college on Friday. I’ve been busy teaching the 16-year-old […]

Menu Plan Monday 8-3-2015

Welcome to menu planning for August! Even though we still have a couple of weeks here until school starts, August always feels like the end of summer to me. Daughter #3 is almost finished with her first band camp. Daughter #1 is making this pile in the dining room — less than two weeks until […]

Menu Plan Monday 7-27-15

Happy last-Monday-in-July! The summer is really flying by here; how about where you are? It was a busy week at our house. My youngest daughter made it through her first week of marching band camp. It’s really intense, with the 300 or so kids meeting 8-4 each day. The payoff will be when they put […]