Menu Plan for the Week – and Hi, I’m Back

Wow, it has been one busy, wonderful weekend. Every day I thought maybe I’d have a chance to get on the computer and update my blog, but I barely took time to check email, much less write a post.

(Secretly, I really enjoyed the little break. And I’ve enjoyed visiting with friends and family so much, I’m bubbling over.)

But I’ve missed you, so it’s great to be back. 

Here’s just a little glimpse into what we’ve been up to this week. We had 11 house guest between Wednesday to Sunday. They all came to celebrate Homecoming at York College (our alma mater). Among the guests were my wonderful Kansas nieces and nephews. The cousins had so much fun together that some of them were in tears as they pulled themselves away from each other when it was time to separate. Thanksgiving just won’t come soon enough for these fast friends.

Saturday, Matt was among a group of guys honored at the soccer game. Why? Because 20 years ago, they were a part of the YC soccer team that won the National Championship. I was Matt’s girlfriend with big hair, back in the day. Ah, the memories.  :)

I’ll share more on Gratituesday. And now, on to our menu plan (which includes a few leftovers from this weekend):

Sunday, October 14
Oatmeal, fruit
Cheesy beef and rice, peas
Huddle at friends house

Monday, October 15
Leftover whole wheat pancakes, applesauce
Leftover sloppy joes, peas, pears
Creamy crock pot chicken and rice, carrots

Tuesday, October 16
Scrambled eggs, creamy orange coolers
Tuna salad on whole wheat pita pockets,
Leftover chicken and noodles, sliced pears, carrot sticks

Wednesday, October 17
Flaky cream cheese pastry, grapes
Chicken burritos, pineapple
Cheesy salsa enchiladas, tossed salad

Thursday, October 18
Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, apple slices
Cheeseburger macaroni, green beans
Taco potatoes, fruit salad

Friday, October 19
Peanut butter honey toast, applesauce
 Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches
Italian pasta bake, tossed salad

Saturday, October 20
Fried eggs on toast, pears
Hamburgers, homemade fries, peas




  1. Brooke says

    How fun! It’s always great to have time with family, especially when you don’t get to see them too often.
    I keep thinking about Thanksgiving and how it won’t come fast enough for me :)


  2. Karen O'Dell says

    glad so many of the family got together last weekend! love seeing the pictures of the young ones together!


  3. Kim says

    I have a dairy allergy and can not use heavy cream for the creamy crock pot chicken and rice. Do you know of a substitute to use. I have found vegan cheeses, and lots of other substitute’s but nothing for the cream. thanks


    Laura Reply:

    Hmm, maybe coconut milk?


  4. Heather D. says

    Oh wow! I’d love to win the madeonlotion gift cert! My husband and sons all suffer with eczema, esp in the winter. Would love to have them try this out!!!


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