Menu Plan, Week of 4/14

I've got pictures of last week's groceries and some thoughts on how to get more real foods in your belly ready to post later today.  Hint?  Keep it simple!  In the meantime, here's what we'll be eating. Sunday, April 14 oatmeal with raisins for the kids, homemade granola with cranberries and dark chocolate for us chicken fried rice and prom dinner leftovers (chicken, … [Read more...]

Menu Plan: April Showers

Yesterday was a gorgeous spring morning at the soccer fields.  We packed a lunch for the road and headed to my nephew's 2nd birthday party and a pizza "watch party" as we cheered for the Wichita State Shockers in the Final Four.  They came up short, but what a great game! Hoping April Showers Bring May Flowers this week, minus the storms.  I've got some beef soup bones left … [Read more...]

Menu Plan ~ Happy Easter!

Our view this morning at Easter sunrise service. What a great way to wake up to Easter!  As soon as we can get around and get food together, we're heading out to spend the day at the farm.  It's supposed to be 70°, mostly sunny, and calm.  So excited! Tomorrow is April 1, and I am determined to get my house in order and some desperately needed spring … [Read more...]

Menu Plan ~ Hello Spring!

We woke up to 2 inches of snow on the ground this morning!  After a couple days of 70 and 80° temperatures several days ago, that just seems... hormonal.  Again, though, we are thankful for the moisture! I just looked at the calendar.  With Holy Week ahead, we have commitments every evening but Monday.  Yikes!  We still have to eat, though, so I may as well fill my freezer … [Read more...]

Menu Plan, Spring Break Edition

Last week we had record temp in the 80s, and now that Spring Break has arrived, we're back to the wind, the clouds, and the 50s.  Ah, well.  Such is life! Today we're making our Spring Break Work and Play list, and "spending lots of time in the kitchen" is not included, so we'll likely keep it as simple as we can around here.  I have no plans to go to the store anytime soon, … [Read more...]