Monday, April 26, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 4-26

Monday:  Sandwiches, Chips, Spinach salad

Tuesday: Balsamic roasted pork loin, Mashed potatoes, Beans, Arugula salad

Wednesday:  Leftovers (Hair appt for me)

Thursday:  Trader Joe's Ham and Gruyere Pizza

Friday:  Pot luck at Church for Drew's Communion Milestone (haven't decided what I am bringing)

Saturday:  Garlic lime chicken, Brown rice, Corn, Fresh fruit

Sunday:  Cheese manicotti, Garlic italian flat beans, Antipasta salad, French Bread

Monday, April 12, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 4-12

Monday:  Sandwiches, chips, fruit and yogurt parfaits

Tuesday: Glazed meatloaf (last time I made two so I just have to take this out of the freezer), Baked potatoes, Maple Roasted Butternut Squash (Barefoot Contessa recipe)

Wednesday:  Leftovers (Exec board meeting for me)

Thursday:  Chicken fried rice, Toast, Citrus fruits (fresh from FL)

Friday:  Pizza

Saturday:  Grilled pork chops, Grilled potatoes,  Salad,   Dessert:  Fruit pizza

Sunday:  Garlic lime chicken, Brown rice, Corn, Fresh fruit

Sunday, April 11, 2010

We're home! Sunday To Do List

We had an absolutely fabulous Florida vacation.  The weather was perfect and we soaked up as much sun and fun as we could before heading back to WI.  Speaking of heading back to WI, the traffic on the way home was absolutely crazy.  So MANY MANY delays.  I thought I might go insane.  After all the fun and games it is back to reality and my rather unglamorous to do list for the day.  I cannot believe that April will be half over this week.  I guess that's what happens when you start the month on vacation.

I plan on getting back on track with Project Organize Now.  There will be TONS of organizing going on in our household this spring/summer as we get ready to host a family reunion of Greg's family (over 20 of us) that will go from Tues-Sun with a 50th anniversary party on Friday night/Sat for extended family (probably over 50).  Thank goodness I have months to figure this all out (and of course Greg's siblings are helping with the party).  His sister's family (SIX kids)  and his parents will be staying at our house.  God Help Me!  ;)

Needless to say there will be lots of painting and some decorating to spruce things up in certain rooms.  A new couch REALLY needs to be purchased for the living room and the basement needs to be decluttered.  Greg has been working hard on that.

In the spirit of full disclosure my 40 day lent trash bag challenge was a FAIL.  I probably through out 10 bags, so the effort was not for nothing.  There was too much to do to get ready for out trip to FL an that was the first priority.

Today is all about getting back to the reality that is my non vacation life.  Boo!   We invited my parents over for dinner tonight so we can give them the goodies we purchased for them on the trip home (lots of citrus from FL and some Georgia pecans).  We will cooks something simple for dinner.  Cooper has missed them much and we skipped church this morning so we could get unpacked and organized.

Sunday to do list:
1) Laundry, laundry, and more laundry
2) Unpack, unpack, and more unpack
3) Grocery shopping
4) Weekly menu plan (after a 2 or more week hiatus)
5) Straighten up house