Monthly Archives: January 2010

What’s cookin’ good lookin’

I really enjoy cooking. I really enjoy baking. My kitchen is where you will always find me. And the laundry room, but my laundry woes is a whole other post.

Each week I write-up a meal plan for my sweet family of six. My days are already filled with  chaos, so having meals thought out and written down makes the “witching hour” (aka; when the older 2 kids come home from school) less stressful.

As far as breakfast goes, I let them have whatever they want. But, options are limited. For example; cereal, oatmeal, eggs, pancakes, waffles and/or a fruit. I usually make a whole batch of pancakes and waffles and freeze them.

Lunch; I really don’t have a lunch plan, since 2 out of the 4 are in school 5 days a week, and the other 2 are in school two days  a week. Really, no need for one.

But dinner must be a well planned out meal. We are trying not to have a take-out during the week. *we don’t go out to eat, because we have 4 kids, and, well, really, do I need to explain?* So, here are some meal varieties I make for dinner.

  • pasta
  • soups
  • chicken
  • beef
  • pork

But, to add more variety, make the meals, Italian, Mexican, Asian and American. I know, so simple,easy, nothing new,but, this is what works for me and my family. Simple.

In a next post I will share some of the websites I like to use that make meal planning easier to plan. Until then, click here, to find out what we are having tonight.


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This is the year

You have no idea how many times I have sat in front of the computer and stared at the ‘add new post’ blank screen. Or how many times I have started to type, but, then an immediate delete.

I always say to myself; If I want to do it, I will make the time to do it.

MAKE the time, not find, but make. Honestly, with four kids ages 4-9 years of age, I will never find that time. But, I can make it, ok, you get the point!

So, this is the year. The year of change. The year of goals…and following through…that is a personal challenge for me. Fear sets in, gets in the way of my motivation. But, not this year, 2010. My arms are wide open for 2010. Ready for His plans, His will.

A new attitude. A new determination. A new sense of encouragement.

1,2,3, break!


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