Sunday, August 31, 2014

Goals & 2 Week Menu

This past week was our last week of summer!  (boohoo)  I really don't feel ready for the start of a new school year.  Fall is an especially busy time for our family with birthdays and holidays- and an especially fun time.  Plus with a new baby coming soon I know the time is going to fly and I usually like to be better prepared!  In fact, I had a horrible nightmare a few weeks ago that everyone got up Christmas morning and said, "Santa didn't come.  There are no presents under the tree!"  And I looked at my husband and said, "Oh no, I forgot to do any Christmas shopping!"  There really is a lot of pressure on Mom to make sure the holidays are great memories for the family!  I think these weekly goals should help me be better prepared so that my nightmare doesn't come true!

We did a lot of playing this week since it was our last week so I didn't get as many of my goals done as I had planned.

We also had a great lesson at church today about prioritizing our lives:  Putting the most important things first and prayerfully planning our days so that our will and our efforts are in line with what our Heavenly Father wants us to do.  I want to make sure that I am "checking in" more through prayer to make sure I am spending my time how God wants me to.

I also want to plan out my menus 2 weeks in advance and reduce my shopping trips and my grocery budget.

Go through clothes & evaluate what they need for school; put away things that are too small

Clean up sewing room for guests

Plan preschool lesson for next week

Plan cubscouts for next week

Look into arrow for E-man's arrow of light

Finish putting together games for piano lessons

Plant sunflower seeds and pole beans

Cook & freeze pinto beans in crockpot

Make granola 

Make yogurt 

Inventory what I have in freezer

Tues-  Spaghetti
Green Salad
Bread with dip from Carrabbas

Wed-  Crockpot Verde Chicken

Thurs- Chicken Salad Wraps

Fri- Pizza Calzones

Sat- Chicken Tortilla Soup

Sun- Fauxtisserie Chicken
Fried Okra
Sweet Potatoes

Mon- Crockpot Mongolian Beef

Tues- Crockpot Potatoes
Whole Wheat Banana Muffins with walnuts

Wed-  Spaghetti with Roasted Tomato pasta sauce

Thurs-  White Bean Alfredo on shells

Fri- Pizza

Sat- Black Bean Soup

Sun- Beef stroganoff
sweet potatoes

Mon- Bean Burritos

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Goals & Menu for this week


Haircuts for my boys!

Go through clothes & evaluate what they need for school; put away things that are too small

Plan preschool lesson

Finish bag diaper bag

Organize school supplies/Meet the teacher

Send out new calendar for cubscouts

Put together games for piano lessons

Plant sunflower seeds and pole beas

Make with tomatoes from BountifulBaskets.

Dry basil

Cook & freeze pinto beans in crockpot.

Make granola.

Make a list of quick, make ahead meals 

Inventory what I have in freezer


Turkey Avocado crescants- lunch

Salmon- dinner
Green salad
Fried okra

MONDAY: (missionaries)
Chicken Fajitas
Fruit Salad

FHE: Peach pie & ice cream

TUESDAY: (piano)
Bean Burritos

Broccoli Cheese Soup (with fennel)
Homemade Bread Bowls

THURSDAY: (Meet the teacher & pack meeting)
Green Salad

Brunch: Quiche, Blueberry breakfast cake, fruit, juice

Homemade Pizza

Hoagie Sandwiches

Chicken Enchiladas
Rich & Beans