Can we seriously be clocking in at the last week of September already? Three kids in three different schools is making me dizzy trying to keep it all straight. The paper alone can be suffucating that is for sure. I’ll definitely have to post on the strategies I’m using to manage it all but tool number one consists of the use of a very big garbage can :)
So last week’s dinner menu went well but boy did I veer off track a few times. We never did end up having the soup I’d planned so that will definitely go back on the menu this week. Potato soup is my daughter’s favorite and I’ve promised her this week for sure.
I did however make the Black Bean, Corn & Chicken Chili (on Thursday, rather than Tuesday!) and it was really good. The big hunks of tomato from the canned tomatoes didn’t go over too well with the kids so next time I would use the petite cut tomatoes to see if that makes a difference with them. The best part was watching my “slaves” work hard preparing dinner that day.
Chili and Buttermilk Wheat Bread in the bread machine. Yum!
Have you got a bread machine hiding away in a cupboard? Why not pull it out and make the bread machine recipe linked above (or the one below), it is so good and your family will definitely think you are a ROCK STAR!!
Making Menus with SayMmm ~ an excellent tutorial by Defrump Me
I also wanted to tell you about a fantastic Special Fall Bundle that Menu Planning Central is offering this week only ~ this special bundle for fall includes TWELVE ebooks as listed below for only $10.00!!
- All About Apples (Valued at $5.97)
Who doesn’t love a fresh crisp apple this time of year! This e-book walks you through the various apples and their uses, the best way to buy apples, what to do if you end up with a ton of apples, delicious yummy apple recipes and much more.
- All About Pumpkins (Valued at $5.97)
Pumpkins are great for both decorating and eating! Learn how to choose and store pumpkins, fun uses for pumpkins and of course delicious pumpkin recipes!
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Our family is working on cutting out a lot of processed foods. In this ebook I share what whole foods are, why they are important, info. on organics, how to eat whole foods on a budget and much more. If you are interested in learning more about whole foods – this is a great guide!
- Halloween Week Menu (Valued at $6.97)
Halloween is often one of kids favorite holidays! How about making the entire week super fun! We have created a Halloween week dinner menu (with a grocery shopping list of course) to make it a fun food week your kids will never forget! (Don’t worry – these are super easy recipes that the entire family will enjoy!)
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– It’s Sleepover Party Time (Valued at $6.97)
Sleepovers – so much fun for the kids, but sometimes a lot of work for the parents! This illustrated recipe resource takes you through a few of our very favorite sleepover recipes – step by step! Now feeding all those kids is taken care of!
- Slow Cooker Recipe Book (Valued at $14.97)
I absolutely love using my slow cooker in the fall – the aroma of dinner drifts through the house all day, and feeding the family is a cinch come supper time! I have gathered up 54 pages of my favorite slow cooker recipes to share with you.
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Okay, maybe I went a little overboard on the Halloween Recipes – what can I say! There are so many yummy ideas!
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Okay so I hope everyone has a fantastic week. I can’t wait to see what you’ll be eating. Thanks for sharing your plans week after week!
Monday: Pizza Penne Bake
Tuesday: Mashed Potato Sausage Bake
Thursday: Leftover Buffet
Saturday: Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken served over rice
Sunday: Picking night!!
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU PLAN THIS WEEK?
Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections are here.