Skip to main content

Menu Plan Monday: March 7th

You may or may not have noticed that I didn't post menus last week. It was a crazy busy weekend and I just didn't get around to it. And it's a good thing I didn't take the time to do it because I didn't cook even one meal this past week. I still can't believe it. There were a couple of dinners out for Vince's birthday, a couple of fast food meals, a night of ordering in pizza and one night my mom made breakfast burritos.

Have you ever had homemade breakfast burritos? Waaaaayyy better than the ones from those fast food places. No comparison!

We like to load up the big lazy Susan with all of the ingredients (or as many as we can get on there): scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, bacon strips, shredded cheese, salsa (or fresh diced tomatoes, if you like) and guacamole. Oh~and don't forget the flour tortillas! We just build our own. SO yummy! You should really try them! Beware of making your burrito so big that you can't wrap it up though, this is a common problem with these:)))

Back to this week...I'd better get my act in order! I'm falling down on the job:) Taking a week *off* was nice though, I feel more motivated now.

What do you have cooking this week? I'm desperately missing my cookbooks that are all in storage and am in need of new inspiration!

Monday: Beans, fried potatoes and cornbread
Tuesday: {possibly a field trip day, but in case it's not...} Chicken crepes with English peas
Wednesday: Cajun dirty rice with smoked sausage
Thursday: Poppy seed chicken
Friday: Cincinnati chili
Saturday: {leftovers}

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.


Popular posts from this blog

Making Notebooks

Recently I tried out a new craft idea~and it was SO much fun!! And extremely frugal, too. That's always a bonus, right? So here we go: 1. Take your basic composition notebook (purchased at the back-to-school sales for .99 each). 2. Go to your craft supplies and get your Mod Podge ready, along with a good paintbrush. 3. Look through all those scrapbook papers you've been randomly collecting and choose some. 3. After choosing your paper for the cover of your book and trimming it to fit, start *painting* the cover with the glue. Next, give the back of your paper a good coat of glue, too. (I left the binding uncovered so that I could use a contrasting paper there later on). 4. Glue it on! Remember to smooth out any air bubbles under the paper. 5. Flip the cover open and make a few cuts on the corners so that they will fold over nice and neat, then add a little more glue to the edges of the inside cover and a little more to the paper edges. 6. Fold them over a

The Making of an Egyptian Death Mask

We are learning all about the ancient world this year with Story of the World I and loving it! We've been learning a lot about Egypt, of course, which is completely fascinating. Most recently we have studied the New Kingdom of Egypt, which includes the story of King Tut. So we decided making an Egyptian death mask in the style of King Tut's would be a fun project. First since it was too cold at the time to paper mache in the garage (it probably would have frozen instead of dried-ha) and it was too messy to do it in the house, we decided to pick up a couple of cheap craft masks at Hobby Lobby. Next we cut out cardboard shapes to complete the shape of the death mask, attaching them with hot glue. Vince even put a little detail on the *beard* with the hot glue per The Princess' request. Then the kiddos started to paint them with this metallic gold tempera paint. It worked okay for the cardboard, but would not coat the plastic of the mask. We thought maybe a second c

Door Hanger Chore Charts

My kids have had a chore chart for a while.  It's one of those magnetic boards and they share it.  However, it's not by their rooms and often they (and I) forget to update it.  Plus it's a little bulky.   When I saw the concept of a door hanger chore chart on Pinterest, I loved it!  It was compact, right there were the kiddos could see it coming out and going into their rooms, and it costs almost nothing to make.   I headed over to one of my favorite stores: Hobby Lobby, of course.  They  have these little wooden door hangers for .79.  I also grabbed a couple of packets of decorative buttons for $1.99 each.  I already had the clothes pins and the paint so those cost me nothing.   I began by painting the door hangers (I used tempera paints because that's what I had).  Then I grabbed a fine point Sharpie and the clothes pins and started writing chores on them, making sure to write them correctly so they will clip on the right direction.   The left