I’m alive! I am finally over the flu here, thank goodness! We may not have eaten the healthiest meals last week but dinner got on the table one way or another. Sometimes we just need to cut ourselves a little slack. This week I’m back on the band wagon and a huge thanks goes out to my family for filling in the gaps.
I hope you all had a sick free week in your house. How did your menu plan turn out? Highs? Lows?
New Menu Planners:
I’m super excited to share with you this awesome resource for menu planner wannabees. I stumbled across this free online video that is a great menu planning presentation with some practical information for how to get started. I think you’ll find it very helpful. Let me know what you think!
New Free Recipe Booklet:
Also my friend Jami, from the blog An Oregon Cottage, has just released the 3rd installment in her seasonal recipe books titled Winter Dinner Menus. In each 22-page “ebooklet” you will find five weeks of easy dinner menus for families using wholesome ingredients along with the shopping lists for each week’s menus. This recipe booklet is free to all An Oregon Cottage subscribers. More information here.
Potluck Dinner Club:
This week I’ll be heading to our monthly dinner club again. The theme this time is bedtime snacks which I am loving so much. I’m a big time snacker and my downfall isn’t all the sweet stuff. Nope, I’m a total salty girl instead. However when I saw this recipe for yummy Homemade Caramel Popcorn over at Gimme Some Oven I couldn’t wait to give it a try. It just looks so good!!
My Weekly Menu Plan:
Monday: Black Bean & Cheese Quesadillas
Tuesday: Easy Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork served on buns and served with raw veggies
Wednesday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Homemade Pizza (dough in the bread machine)
Saturday: Low Fat Turkey Bacon Wraps
Sunday: Picking night!
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK? JOIN US!
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One of my favorite menu planning resources: