Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Menu Plan Monday- May 30th

Monday has pasted and Tuesday is upon us, but on the up side I am posting. :) I can gladly say we are completely out of our rental. We finished cleaning yesterday, loaded the last of our things in the van and turned in our keys to our landlady yesterday afternoon, before dinner even. It was a long process. I spend most of my time last week over at the house (even though we have been living at my in-laws since the 21st) to pack and clean. We have put the majority of our things in a storage unit, keeping clothes, toys and other odds and ends with us. Hopefully when we find a house the moving in process will be easier. Especially since we can do it slowly with no rush to get out of our currently living space.
Living with extended family is certainly a different experience. After a week I can say we are slowly making routines that work. So far I think things are going very well. My mother-in-law and I are splitting the cooking. I'm cooking Monday- Thursday and she cooks Friday- Sunday. Yesterday was an exception since it was a holiday and we ended up cooking out at Mark's sisters. It was fun for all really. The  boys played in the baby pool and we all sat, chatted and ate. Other than being the first dreadfully hot day, it was great.
Anyway, here is the menu for the week.  Wish me luck, this is the first week without preschool. Last Wednesday was the very last day of preschool. Summer is Here!

Note: I got new cookbooks from the library. I'm in need of something new, so new we shall have ;)

Monday: We cooked out with family
Tuesday: Chinese Lemon Chicken (from Faster! I'm Starving! by Kevin Mills and Nancy Mills), Asian Noodles on Sesame-spinach Salad (from the Phytopia cookbook by Barbara Gollman and Kim Pierce)
Wednesday: Fusilli with Asparagus (from Faster! I'm Starving!)
Thursday: Meatballs Stroganoff, broccoli, salad
Friday-Sunday: Eileen cooks

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Menu Plan Monday- May 16th

I apologize for the long absence. And I can not guarantee a normal update schedule the next few weeks. We are moving into my in-laws next weekend. Our lease is up at the end of may and our landlady wanted us to sign another year. Not wanting to commit to a full year since we are currently looking to buy we are living with Mark's folks for the summer to give us some time to see if we can find a house we like. Wish us luck. This buying business is very stressful. Not to mention the stress of moving and living with others. :) Preschool is quickly coming to an end which means 3 boys at home everyday, all day. Changes are upon us. Here is this weeks menu by the way. I'll update here as I have time and energy. But I make no promises.

Monday: Ultimate Vegetarian Chili  in crock pot and corn bread (we have T-ball practice at 5pm)
Tuesday: Protein- Packed Grilled Cheese (from Double Delicious! by Jessica Seinfeld) with Fresh Pea Soup
Wednesday: Midweek Meal at Church
Thursday: Black Bean Burgers (from Double Delicious!) with roasted potatoes and broccoli
Friday: Freezer Chicken and rice casserole with side veggie
Saturday: Moving Day- order pizza
Sunday:  leftovers

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