Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Day at home

I get to stay home today.
I. Get. To. Stay. Home. Today.

I don't know what to be more grateful for, a busy healthy family on the go, or days when we are not doing anything except being at home, doing nothing more productive than making a mess. If I didn't stay home, I couldn't send things like this in my kids lunch boxes... (shameless segue)
Bento #5 Munchables

Or this...Bento #6 Noodle Flowers

Just makes me smile.
Go visit Laura at Heavenly Homemakers to see what everyone else is grateful for today.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Menu Monday Sept 26th - 2nd

What beautiful Fall weather we are having here, finally. Not that I am apposed to rain. I am rather fond of rain, the smell and the greenness that fallows. What I don't care for is when animals start gathering two by two, and the ark comes floating by.
Our basement decided to recreate the Great Flood and provide a very teachable moment for our children in the importance of plugging in a sump pump, and what to do in an emergency...All is well though, the waters have receded, and the mess is gone with little disaster. Our floating floor, that we put in the last time this happened, saved our laminate floor, and we seem to have a basement that will be fine. Hallelujah!

Brunch in town after church
Pumpkin bread and kefir smoothies
Waffles, peaches
Yogurt and cinnamon toast
Oatmeal (cookie style)
Eggs and toast

Junk at St. Michael's Harvest Fest
Ham rolls, crackers, veggies and dip, fruit cups
Turkey meatballs, soba noodles, broccoli with dip
Sushi, edamame, grapes
Grilled cheese, tomato soup, plums
sandwich roll-ups, bananas, fruit cups
Crostini, chicken wings, veggie tray

Chili, rice, pickles
BLT mac & cheese
Chicken and Noodles, cottage cheese
Beef stew, no need bread
Fish chowder, cheese scones
Pizza night
Skillet lasagna
Burgers and chips, dessert

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Menu Monday Sept 5-11

Wow did the school year sneak up on anyone else? Before I could hardly take a breath, summer was over, the kids were missing the bus, and I was slowly headed down the road to crazy town. I should have chalked this week up to adjustment for all the kids and not let it get to me, but you know how it is. It is times like this when I really consider the advantages to homeschooling.
The other time is when I look at what school lunches for 3 kids cost.
Are you kidding me!
I know I have had the frugal post before, but this was a wake-up call! $8.10 a day for three kids to eat! Seriously! It would not be so bad if they would take advantage of the fruit and salad bar they can fill up on. No, this is $8.10 worth of starchy carbs and questionable meat products.
Well, that was the first week of school, and we all were a bit crazy. Now in week two, things, they are a changing. Here is the menu for the week. If I get really ambitious, I will try to match what the school is having to a degree.
Or not!

Cold cereal, bananas
Pancakes, maple syrup
Blueberry bagels, kiwi
Cranberry, white chocolate muffins, boiled eggs
Egg bake and toast
Oatmeal, warm vanilla soothers
Waffles, peach syrup

Snacks (company for supper)
Leftovers from company
Cheese and crackers, dilly beans, bananas
Ham and cheese sandwiches, broccoli/dip, fruit cups
Peanut butter and jelly, applesauce, dates
Turkey wraps, yogurt with blueberries
Beef tacos, toppings, beans, fruit

Cornish game hens, big pasta with mushrooms, salad, chocolate yummy (company)
Salt and vinegar wings, Sriracha garlic hot wings, crostini
Beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, peas
BLT, tortellini soup
Chili, lettuce sandwiches or bagels
Chicken noodle soup, no-need bread