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Menu Plan Monday, August 27th to September 2nd

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Join us for Menu Plan Monday atI'm an Organizing Junkie. It is soo hard to believe that it is already a new week.  This week has flown by.  In fact it seems like the last few years have flown by.  Sunshine will be turning 12 on Thursday!  I have no idea how that happened!  We will be having a birthday party for her on Saturday.  Last week I made a Slow Cooker Bolgonese Sauce that I had found on Pinterest (love that site).  It was a huge hit with the family and it is what I am going to cook for her party.  Nice and easy! I am also going to be on a budget this week so we are going to be eating 100% out of our pantry this week.  No grocery shopping except for her birthday party! Here's what I have planned for the next week: links to recipes are in red Monday - Homeschool Co-op Day Breakfast - Blueberry Muffins Lunch - Turkey Sandwiches, Chips, Super Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Dinner - Kelsey's Favorite Stuffed Green Peppers, Mashed Potatoes Tuesday Breakfast - Cereal Lunch - Ve…

Menu Plan Monday, August 20th to 26th

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This week is going to be a very busy week for me, so I will be relying heavily on my crockpot and freezer meals to get dinner on the table.  Transitioning into this super busy schedule is going to be a lot of work but hopefully the transition will be smooth.
I have been putting in a lot of work to make cooking easier for me (I will blog more about this on Wednesday), and it has been paying off.  I really like the idea of planning out all of our meals for the day, and will continue to do this, even if breakfast and lunch are just basic meals.
Here's what I have planned for this week: links to recipes are in red
Monday - Homeschool Co-op Day Breakfast - Make Ahead Omelette Muffins Lunch - Turkey Sandwiches, Chips, Fruit Cups Dinner - Roast Beef and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes
Tuesday Breakfast - Cereal Lunch - Chicken Noodle Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Dinner - Pork Chop Suey with White Rice
Wednesday Breakfast - Freezer Brea…

Week In Review, August 19th

This week has been a very busy week for our family, and was our last week before our busy fall schedule starts next week.I am looking forward to the changes that are coming, and know that we have a lot on our plate, but I feel that God is leading us.With him in the lead I know that there is nothing too big for us.I have been praying for the strength and energy it is going to take to get through it.I will be homeschooling three kids, with co-op on Mondays where I teach three classes.In addition to that I will be going to college full-time with fifteen credit hours scheduled, my classes will take up most of Tuesday and Thursday, with an accounting class on Wednesday nights.Add in a very busy Etsy business, as well as a husband with a chronic illness, and I have a lot on my plate.In addition to all of the above, we have weekly gymnastics/cheerleading for Sunshine, violin lessons for Sunshine and Little Man, and soccer for Little Man coming up.My head hurts just thinking about it!


Now, l…

Menu Plan Monday, August 13th to 19th

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Last weeks doctor's appointments and unexpected events caused us to miss a few meals last week which I am carrying over to this week since the shopping for them has already been done!  YAY! 
The Italian Vegetable Soup from last week was a huge hit!  Which suprised me.  Sunshine and The Mister are not big on vegetables, and Sunshine dislikes anything that is "mixed together".  They both loved this though.  I was out of kidney beans so we left them out.  I also only put macaroni noodles in the kids soup.  The soup base tasted awesome for this, which was great, it is definetly going on our menu in the future.
Here's what I have planned for next week: links to recipes are in red
Monday Breakfast - Sausage Biscuits Lunch (At Co-op) - Turkey Sandwiches, Pretzels, Grapes, and Cheese Cubes Dinner - Wine and Tomato Braised Chicken with Papparadelle Pasta (New Recipe that is cooked in Slow Cooker)
Tuesday Breakfast -

Week in Review, August 11th

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This week has been quite a tumultous week in the Modern Day Mom household.  We have had so much going on, and doctor's visits have turned our plans for the rest of the summer. 

As I said last week Sunshine was coming off of the flu and Little Man was getting over pneumonia.  However, they weren't the ones whose doctors visits were scary.  The Mister was in a car wreck in 2008 where among other things he broke three vertebrates in his neck.  He had a failed spinal fusion a few months later, and has struggled with issues from it ever since.  On Tuesday we learned from an MRI that he now has a bone spur that is in contact with his spinal cord.  They don't know exactly how much damage it has caused but he is already showing major weakness on his left side from it.  Yesterday (Friday) he had a myleogram done to see how much damage is done.  So now he is spending the weekend and the beginning of next week flat on his back in bed recovering.  We won't know the results for a…

Menu Plan Monday, August 6th to 12th

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Please join us for Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.
Everybody seems to be on the mend after last week's battle with illness.  It was a long week where nothing was accomplished, so I am hoping for a much better week this week.  This week I am going to be doing something a little different and planning out all of my meals, I am hoping that this will make my life just a little bit easier. 
Here's what I have planned for this week: Links to recipes are in red.
Monday Breakfast - Cereal Lunch - Turkey Sandwiches, Fresh Fruit Dinner - Lemon Pepper Swai (New Recipe), Wild Rice Snack - Frozen Yogurt Ice Cream
Tuesday Breakfast - Cereal Lunch - Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Peaches Dinner - Italian Vegetable Soup Snack - Frozen Yogurt Bites
Wednesday Breakfast -Egg Beaters Fresh Veggie Omelet Lunch - Salads Dinner - Baked Salmon Patties (adapted from my normal Salmon Patty Recipe), Crispy Seasoned Oven Fries Snack - Fresh Fruit
Thursday Breakfast - Healthy Breakfast Pancake L…

Week in Review, August 4th

This week in The Modern Day Mom house has not been much of one to brag about.  We have been sick, sick, and sick.

Last week Little Man started getting sick on Thursday afternoon, when of course the doctors office was closed on Friday.  It never fails, my kids always get sick as the doctor's office closes.  So we spent all of last weekend laying around, and trying anyway we could to make him feel better.  We debated taking him to the ER but decided to wait until Monday to take him to the ER.  I am never any good at making that call. 

Monday was my birthday (YAY!) but I had to go to school for my last final of the summer semester.  While I was at school my husband took Little Man to the doctor to find out he had pneumonia.So no big celebration for my birthday and so much for my big plans for summer fun while I was out of school and before school for the kiddos start full-time.  We are going back to homeschooling this year, and they will start co-op on the 13th.

We spent the rest o…