Monday, January 12, 2009

Meal Plan Monday 1-12-09

For rent: one slightly used set of in-laws. Both work just fine.

Happy Monday!

The weekend past brought more snow here to us here in New England. That's fine with me! I'd much rather have snow covering the lifeless looking ground this time of year than not. The last few winters have been awful. Mud. A muddy, soft ground that makes you want to stay inside. If it's going to be winter - let it snow!

It's good to count your blessings on a regular basis. Sometimes we get so caught up in the details of life that we overlook the blessings we've been given. Yesterday, I didn't shovel the driveway....I planned on doing it - but later. About 2:00 yesterday afternoon our little Boston Zoe was yip-yipping out the window because she saw someone she knew (otherwise she barks like a German Shepherd). My in-laws were outside shoveling our driveway! Now you may be thinking 'shame on you for not going out and doing it'. Yes. For a moment I did feel shamed. But they really looked like they were having a good time! Being a gracious gift receiver is just as important as being a giver. We are blessed that they take such good care of us. I made them cream cheese apple muffins to have when they were finished.

Sunday night we had a quick dinner of Beans and Kale Pasta with Bacon. The original recipe called for white beans but I didn't have any. I did, however, have pinto beans. Absolutely yummy! Some might be a little cautious to try kale. Don't be! It's a very underused green, rather on the mild side, but full of nutrition! We will double the amount of kale next time, it was so good.

Below is our menu for this week. For more great menu ideas visit

B - French Toast
L - Salad with Sunflower Seeds and Apple Cider Dressing
D - Beans and Kale Pasta with Bacon

B - Eggs and Toast
L - Leftover Pasta
D - Chicken Parmesan, Brown Rice and Asparagus

B - Baked Oatmeal
L - T.B.D. (to be determined, usually leftovers)
D - Pork Roast, Sweet Potato Fries

B- Leftover Oatmeal
L - T.B.D.
D - Salad Night

B - Chicken-in-a-basket
L - T.B.D.
D - Pasta and Meatballs

B - Omelets
L - T.B.D.
D - Cabbage Roll Casserole (Crockpot)

B - Sourdough Pancakes
L - Crockpot Turkey Soup
D - Pizza Night

Have a wonderful week, and remember to count your blessings, whoever they may be -Wonderwoman

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