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Menu Challenge Monday – January 27, 2014

It was a long week...busy and full of preparing for baby! BUT, the menu plan was constantly on my mind....see how I did below... Monday: Pork Roast with Veggies and Fried Potatoes  - This happened!!!  SUCCESS Tuesday: Left over Roast, Mac N Cheese and Corn - This happened!!! SUCCESS Wednesday: Frozen Pizza with left over Mac N Cheese - This happened!!! SUCCESS Thursday: Sesame Chicken and Rice - This happened and was delicious! … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – January 20, 2014

It's a constant struggle....to stick with the plan that is. There have been so many days that I just don't feel like cooking, I run out of time, or I REALLY don't feel like having what's been planned. The past few days though I have a strong desire to eat at home and make sure nothing passes the expiration date...so I am hoping this continues and I cook more! Monday: Left overs from Sunday - Taco Stuffed Shells (this didn't happen. I am fighting … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – January 13, 2014

Well, I was determined to get back into the planning. Let's see how I did.... Monday: Hamburger, Corn & Noodle Casserole - this happened but it turned out gross. We ate other stuff at home instead. Tuesday: Chili (this happened) Wednesday: Left overs (this did not happen. We are out.)  Thursday: Sesame Chicken with Broccoli and Rice (this did not happen. We ate out.) Friday: Broccoli and Cheddar Soup with Bacon, Tomato and Spinach … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday Is Back – January 6, 2014

So...I slacked off on the menu challenge during the holidays and took a break from it. It was getting rather hard to stick to it. BUT, it's the new year so I am determined again to plan, plan, plan and save money by eating at home! Here are the meals I have planned for this week. Monday: Hamburger, Corn & Noodle Casserole Tuesday: Chili Wednesday: Left overs  Thursday: Sesame Chicken with Broccoli and Rice Friday: Broccoli and … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – December 2

I think I did much better this past week in terms of not eating out as much. I'm also super excited about the meal planning this week because there isn't much of it with the holiday! That means less thinking, planning, shopping and cooking! I get a legitimate lazy week! haha! Last week... Monday: Crock Pot Roast - This happened! :) #Success Tuesday: Leftover Crock Pot Roast - This happened! :) #Success  Wednesday: Slow Cooker Chicken … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – November 25

I think I did much better this past week in terms of not eating out as much. I'm also super excited about the meal planning this week because there isn't much of it with the holiday! That means less thinking, planning, shopping and cooking! I get a legitimate lazy week! haha! Last week... Monday: It's after dinner Monday so I can admit again that we didn't cook. #Fail - admitting last week this was a fail. Tuesday: Chili - #Fail....well, … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – November 18

I had a bit of a better week. Let's get right into it and see how we did... Last week... Monday: Since it's Tuesday when I am writing this, I'll admit it was a failure. I had planned on Lasagna Roll Ups but when we got home from work we noticed the kids had pink eye. We had to get them something to eat and take them to urgent care to get medicine. There was no time to cook. :( #FAIL Tuesday: Lasagna Roll Ups (still have the ingredients … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – November 11 (A Tuesday Edition)

Sorry this is a day late. We ended up having to take the little ones to urgent care last night as both have pink eye and today they've been sick with cold/flu symptoms. It's been a rather crazy busy weekend and start to the week. I have to admit I am pretty ashamed to even post this week. In my defense though, I was sick for several days. Not REALLY sick, but the no energy and weak, achy feeling kind of sick. I failed big time this past week. … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – November 4

Last week was an improvement, I think. Although I didn't hit the goal of 100% sticking to the menu I am happy that it went better! Any improvement is good at this point! :) Last week... Monday: Taco Casserole (left over from Sunday) - this did happen! Although I was a bit hesitant about it because it had Doritos in the casserole so I was sure they'd be soggy and nasty...it wasn't too bad! :) Tuesday: Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Pizza - This … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – October 28

It's been a bad week. I'm just not doing well on my menu's at all for the past few weeks. I've got to find some motivation and get back on track. Last week... Monday: Lasagna (left over from Sunday) This happened. Tuesday: Kielbasa, Sauerkraut and Mashed Potatoes This did not happen. I had a very lazy night and didn't feel up to cooking. We picked up food on the way home so I could relax a bit in the evening. Wednesday: Chicken and … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – October 21

This was another so-so week. Sometimes I really feel I am doing better at eating in and other times I wonder why I even try. I *think* I am doing better and I think that my lack of weight gain this pregnancy could have to do with the difference in eating-in more often and I'm possibly losing weight in other areas and gaining in the baby area. IDK. I just don't know this week. Last week... Monday: Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Mac n … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – October 14

I feel so-so about this past week. We had some good days at sticking to the plan and some not so good days. I absolutely love eating out and that is my downfall...especially when I am so tired with this pregnancy and sometimes may have the energy to cook, but not to clean up. When I think of the time and the energy involved in doing both I am discouraged. I intend to cook as much as possible for my family but some days that just doesn't happen. … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – October 7

This week was a success! I absolutely love eating out and that is my downfall...especially when I am so tired with this pregnancy and sometimes may have the energy to cook, but not to clean up. When I think of the time and the energy involved in doing both I am discouraged. I intend to cook as much as possible for my family but some days that just doesn't happen. This week, I experienced the extreme tiredness and still succeeded! Last week: I … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – September 30

This is proving to be more of a challenge each week. I absolutely love eating out and that is my downfall...especially when I am so tired with this pregnancy and sometimes may have the energy to cook, but not to clean up. When I think of the time and the energy involved in doing both I am discouraged. I intend to cook as much as possible for my family but some days that just doesn't happen. Last week: It didn't turn out as planned. Here's what … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – September 23

Yes, it's always a challenge for me. I intend to cook as much as possible for my family but there are always things that get in the way: lately I've been too tired, not feeling well or my work schedule has interfered. I really do so much better at sticking to my goal of cooking when I have meals planned out. SO...I have brought back my Menu Challenge Monday feature and I'll be working super hard to stick with it! Last week: It didn't turn out … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday is Back!

Yes, it's always a challenge for me. I intend to cook as much as possible for my family but there are always things that get in the way: lately I've been too tired, not feeling well or my work schedule has interfered. I really do so much better at sticking to my goal of cooking when I have meals planned out. SO...I am going to bring back my Menu Challenge Monday feature and TRY really hard to stick with it! This week I feel pretty confident … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday Week 7

I am really enjoying this weekly feature! It is inspiring me to eat at home more often and I have even been WANTING to eat at home! Whoa! I never thought I'd say that!! LOL Here were the plans for last week and how I did: Monday – Sweet Chili Chicken and Rice SUCCESS Tuesday – Chili SUCCESS Wednesday – Chicken w/bot tie pasta Nope, we had left over Chili at home! :)  Thursday – Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Nope, we had the … [Read more...]

Menu Super-Challenged Monday Week 4

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You read that correctly...it's a super-challenging menu week. Last week I did pretty good at following my plan. This week, not only am I sick, but we are also  just back from a vacation weekend. It's Monday and I've no clue what's for dinner tonight, let alone the rest of the week. So, I'm gonna come up with plans are I write this. LOL Ok, first, let's see how I did last week. These were the plans:  Monday – left over Garlic Parmesan … [Read more...]