Menu Plan Monday: July 21st, 2014

Menu

July 20th – August 3rd,  2014

Sunday, 20th – Chicken Caesar Salad with homemade Croutons

Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Tear the bread into big, ragged croutons or, if you prefer, cut with a bread knife. Spread over a large baking sheet or tray and sprinkle over 2 tbsp olive oil. Rub the oil into the bread and season with a little salt if you like (sea salt crystals are best for this). Bake for 8-10 mins, turning the croutons a few times during cooking so they brown evenly.

Monday, 21st – (WORK LATE) – Hawaiian Slow Cooker Pork – Boxed Rice and Vegetable– Emeals 541 (8 hrs 20 mn)

Tuesday, 22nd – Homemade Cheesy Tuna Helper with Peas

Wednesday, 23rd – Italian Mushroom Meat Loaf – Tomato –Thyme Zucchini  Noodles– Emeals 540 (1 15mins) 

Thursday, 24th – (BOOK GROUP) – Hot Dogs – Chips

Friday, 25th – Pizza Bagels and Salad

Saturday, 26th – Grilled Pork Chops – Pasta Salad – Carrots

Sunday, 27th – Grilled Salmon – Roasted Potatoes – Corn

 

Monday, 28th – Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Sandwiches/ Fries – 8 to 10 hours

Tuesday, 29th – Easy Skillet Lasagna

Wednesday, 30th -Sausage & Butternut Squash Casserole – Fruit (45 minutes)

Thursday, 31st (OFF WORK) – Quick Baked Cod – Lemon Chive Mashed Cauliflower– Emeals 540 (20 minutes)

Friday, August 1st  (OFF WORK) – Peperoni Loaf and Caesar Salad (Emeals A – 542)

Saturday, August 2nd – Italian Sausage Sandwiches (Slow Cooked 6 hours)and Macaroni Salad

Sunday,August 3rd  – Chicken Noodle Soup – Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Shopped at: Sam’s Club, Aldi and Walmart

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For more Menu Planning inspiration stop by and visit Laura at Organizing Junkie and participate in Menu Plan Monday.  Need help getting started menu planning – Emeals is a great solution.  Many meal plans to chose from at a very affordable price.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!!!

Happy Cooking!!

 

Future Meal – Basil-Avocado Chicken Salad Wraps – Tomato-Peach Coleslaw –Emeals 541 (20 minutes)

Celebrating Everyday Life: May, 2014

Seems like it has been FOREVER since I posted anything but our weekly menu.   Life seems to be always moving so fast.  During the summer I try to be outside as much as possible, which means I have been getting a lot of reading done!   Looking for some good books to read, check out my recommendations on my book blog, Reading in White Bear Lake.

Our summer is full of many everyday moments that we wish to celebrate.   Life is good!

May was a time of great celebration…

Our nephew Joe married the beautiful Liz on May 3rd.
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Sweetest Flower Girl Ever…Fiona, our great niece.

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Our Family

paulandjenPaul and I celebrated our 14th Wedding Anniversary on May 27th
my best friend…..my love, my heart, my one and only.

Over Memorial Day weekend, we decided it was time to update Tommy’s bedroom.  He is in Middle School and it is WAY overdue.  The thought of painting over the pirate murals that I spent so much time painting really was sad.   How could our baby be so grown up!! 

First there was the nursery….a wonderful gift painted by our neighbor, Jessie.

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Then came the pirate bedroom in 2008.  Now it was time to say goodbye once again!!

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We said good bye to his pirate bedroom…..And hello to a bedroom fit for a teenager, who lives and breathes SOCCER!

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I think this is the last mural I will be painting, until I have grandkids.    I do really enjoy painting them….a lot of work, but fun!

Hope your days are filled with wonderful everyday moments with family and friends!

Blessings,

Menu Plan Monday: July 5, 2014

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Happy Independence Day from White Bear Lake!!   Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!

I had a quiet evening at home on the 4th of July.   Hubby, brother in law and youngest son went to cheer on the MN United FC.  Two of the players are my youngest son’s soccer coaches. 

I spent my evening at home with my father in law.  I worked on our menu in hopes of getting to the stores early.   I signed up for a new Emeals menu plan, Paleo Diet – as we are working on eating more healthy as a family.  The switch is mostly to hopefully address some of my father in laws stomach trouble.  It was interesting researching gluten free alternatives to his favorite foods.   We will see how well they are received.   If you would like to see some of the meals we are eating on the Paleo plan and my families reactions.   Like Living in White Bear Lake on Facebook to see the pictures we post each night of the Paleo meals. 

Menu

July 5th – 19th,  2014

Saturday, 5th – Lemon-Dijon Grilled Turkey Cutlets – Blueberry-Arugula Salad – Emeals 540 (25 minutes)

Sunday, 6th – TEx-Mex Beef Lettuce Wraps – Carrot, Jicama and Cucumber Salad – Emeals 540 (40 minutes)

Monday, 7th -

Tuesday, 8th – Leftovers

Wednesday 9th – Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry

Thursday, 10th - Hawaiian Slow Cooker Pork – Sauteed Zucchini and Mushrooms – Emeals 541 (8 hrs 20 mn)

Friday, 11th – Hamburgers -

Saturday, 12th – Italian Mushroom Meat Loaf – Tomato Thyme Zucchini Noodles – Emeals 540 (1 15mins) 

Sunday, 13th Grilled Pork ChopsRoasted Kohlrabi

 

Monday, 14th – Chicken Thighs – Slow Cooker – Roasted Cauliflower and Apples – (6 hrs 20m)

Tuesday, 15th – Sausage & Butternut Squash Casserole – Fruit (45 minutes)

Wednesday, 16th – Quick Baked Cod - Carrot Cauli-Rice  – Emeals 541 (20 minutes)

Thursday, 17th – Basil-Avocado Chicken Salad Wraps – Tomato-Peach Coleslaw –Emeals 541 (20 minutes)

Friday, 18th – Taco Salad – Emeals 541 (Aldi)

Saturday, 19th – Rotis Chicken – Lemon – Chive Mashed Cauliflower – Emeals 540 -(20 minutes) – Corn

Possible Bread Replacement:   Perfect Paleo Biscuits

Shopped at: Trader Joes, Sam’s Club, Aldi and Walmart

eMeals - Easy Meals for Busy People!

For more Menu Planning inspiration stop by and visit Laura at Organizing Junkie and participate in Menu Plan Monday.  Need help getting started menu planning – Emeals is a great solution.  Many meal plans to chose from at a very affordable price.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!!!

Happy Cooking!!

 

Menu Plan Monday: June 23, 2014

Menu

June 23rd – June 30th, 2014

Sunday 22nd – Rotis. Chicken (Crockpot) – Stuffing – Corn

Monday 23rd – BLT’s and Fruit

Tuesday 24th – Seafood Salad on Lettuce

Wednesday 25th

Camping
Meals for 6

Home

Supper -  Ribs, Stovetop Mac and Cheese, Canned Corn

Snack – Warm Cheese Dip and Chips

 

Pot Pies

Thursday 26th

Camping
Meals for 6

Home

Breakfast – Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Fruit

Lunch – Brats, Chips, Veggies & Dip

Supper – Steak, Potatoes, Canned Green Beans

Dessert – Campfire Cones

Snack – Campfire Smores Dip

Alfredo Pasta

 Friday 27th

Camping

Home

Breakfast – Breakfast Sandwiches,  Fruit

Lunch – Cup of Soup – Ham And Cheese Pull Apart Sandwiches

Supper – Hot Dogs, Beans, Chips

Snack – Crackers and Cheese

Sausage Pizza

Saturday 28th

Camping

Home:

Breakfast – Eggs & Bacon

Biscuit and Gravy

Sunday  29th – Stir Fry – Egg Rolls

Monday 30th – Bacon Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Tomato Soup

eMeals - Easy Meals for Busy People!

For more Menu Planning inspiration stop by and visit Laura at Organizing Junkie and participate in Menu Plan Monday.  Need help getting started menu planning -  Emeals is a great solution.  Many meal plans to chose from at a very affordable price.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!!!

Happy Cooking!!

Menu Plan Monday: June 16th, 2014

Menu

June 15th – 21st, 2014

Sunday – Steak, Brussel Spourts/ Asparagus, Pasta – Peaches and Cream Bars

Monday – Left Over Pasta from Party/Mac And Cheese….Veggie and Garlic Bread

Tuesday -  Chicken Salad – Veggies/Dip – Honey Dew Melon

Bake for Birthday Lunch: Mounds Bars
Chicken Salad and Crossiants

Wednesday – (Soccer Game W. St Paul – 6:30) – LEFTOVERS or Pizza

Thursday – Taco Salad (Best Loved Recipes – pg 456)

Friday -  Cheese Stuffed BUrgers -(Grill It pg 81) – Red Potato Salad Dijon (S&D – A/M 2014 -pg 35

Saturday – Rotis. Chicken (Crockpot) - Stuffing – Corn

eMeals - Easy Meals for Busy People!

For more Menu Planning inspiration stop by and visit Laura at Organizing Junkie and participate in Menu Plan Monday.  Need help getting started menu planning -  Emeals is a great solution.  Many meal plans to chose from at a very affordable price.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!!!

Happy Cooking!!

Sunday – Salmon -

Menu Plan Monday: 5/19/14

Menu

May 17th – May 31st, 2014

Saturday, 17th – Bed and Breakfast Casserole – Toast/ Blueberry Muffins (Emeals 531)

Sunday, 18th – Eating At Rudy’s????

Monday, 19th -  (Work Late) Chicken Broccoli Rice Bake

Tuesday, 20th – (Work Late) Grilled Chicken Breasts – Vermicelli Pasta Salad (S&D – April/May 2014 – pg 50)

Wednesday, 21st Stovetop Mac and Cheese (S&D – April/May 2014 –pg 51) & Brats

Thursday, 22nd – Turkey Salad on Wheat Bread (S&D – April/May 2014 – pg 19) 

Friday, 23rd – Stir Fried Chicken Fajitas – Tortilla Chips with Salsa (Emeals 506)

Saturday, 24th – Spiral Ham, Pesto Pasta Potatoes (S&D – April/May 2014 – pg 50) 

Sunday, 25th – Fish and Chips (April/May Simple – Pg 42)

 

Monday, 26th – (HOLIDAY) -  Fried Chicken , Red Potato Salad Dijon (S&D – April/May 2014 – pg 35) Corn on the Cob, Jello Berry Dessert (Kraft summer 2014 – pg 45)

Tuesday, 27th – (Anniversary) – Ribs, Chinese Cabbage Salad,   
Dessert:  Better Than Mounds Bars

Wednesday, 28th – (Work Late) – Creamy Angel Hair with Sausage and Spinach

Thursday, 29th – Turkey with Lime Butter Sauce (S&D – April/May 2014 – pg 28) , Wild Rice Mix, and Vegetable

Friday, 30th – (Pete Arrives) = Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Waffle Fries with Dip

Saturday, 31st -  Baked Rotini (Emeals 533), Texas Toast

Dessert:  Peaches and Cream Bars – (S&D – April/May 2014 – pg 53)
White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies – (S&D – April/May 2014 – Pg55)

Snack:  Kool-Aid Milkshakes (Kraft summer 2014 – pg 37)

Menu Plan Monday: May 5th, 2014

Menu

May 4th – May 17th, 2014

Sunday – May 4th – Rotisserie Chicken, Stuffing and Corn

Monday, 5th – Cinco De Mayo – Beef Enchiladas and Spanish Rice

Tuesday , 6th – Stuffed Shells / Garlic Bread

Wednesday, 7th – (Work Late) – Country Meatloaf,  Mashed Potatoes and Corn

Thursday, 8th -  Stuffed Pepper Soup – ( Emeals – pg 531)

Friday, 9th – Hamburgers/ Fries

Saturday, 10th – Chicken Broccoli Rice Bake

Sunday, 11th – Mother’s Day -

 

Monday, 12th – Fish and Chips (April/May Simple – Pg 42)

Tuesday, 13th – Crockpot Sticky Chicken (marinated over night) Parmesan Cheese Noodles and Peas

Wednesday, 14th – Skillet Beef Tamales (April/May Simple pg 18)

Thursday, 15th – (sorting) – Spiral Ham, Chive Carrots Carrots (April/May Simple – Pg 15), Mashed Potatoes/Rutabagas

Friday, 16th – Stir Fried Chicken Fajitas – Tortilla Chips with Salsa (Emeals 506)

Saturday, 17th – Bed and Breakfast Casserole – Toast/ Blueberry Muffins (Emeals 531)

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Food Budget:  We decided to start tracking how much we spend on food/household expenses each month again in hopes to budget appropriately.  Wanting to keep our budget at $100 per person each month.   We are a household of 4 adults, 1 growing boy who eats like an adult.

May 4th , 2014
     Aldi -            $143.24
     Walmart –       66.84
     Sam’s  –          95.52

Total of food : $305.60  or $ 61.12/ person or  $ 152.80 per week on groceries.

For more Menu Planning inspiration stop by and visit Laura at Organizing Junkie and participate in Menu Plan Monday.  Need help getting started menu planning -  Emeals is a great solution.  Many meal plans to chose from at a very affordable price.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!!!

Happy Cooking!!

Menu Plan Monday: April 13

Menu

April 13th  – April 29th, 2014

Sunday – 13th (soccer) – Rotis Chicken/Stuffing/ Corn

Monday – 14th (soccer) – Garden Fresh Chef Salad (April/May Simple – Pg 26) & Baked Potato

Tuesday – 15th  – Country Meatloaf,  Mashed Potatoes and Corn

Wednesday – 16th (Chiro) – Family Favorite Nachos (Emeals 527)

Thursday – 17 (Sorting) – Beef Enchiladas and Spanish Rice

Friday – 18 (Good Friday) Fish and Chips (April/May Simple – Pg 42)

Saturday – 19th (soccer) – Crockpot Sticky Chicken (marinated over night) Parmesan Cheese Noodles and Corn

 

Sunday –20th (Easter) (Soccer) – Spiral Ham, Chive Carrots Carrots (April/May Simple – Pg 15), Dilled New Potatoes

Monday – 21st (4:00 HV) – Quick Taco Wraps (April/May Simple – pg 27)

Tuesday – 22nd – Skillet Beef Tamales (April/May Simple pg 18)

Wednesday –23 (Chiro) – Cheese Burger Sliders/Seasoned French Fries (Emeals 527)

Thursday – 24 (Book Group – Our House) – Turkey Focaccia Club Sandwiches (Simple & Delicious: Oct/Nov 2013 – pg 21) Bean Salad, Fruit Salad, Apple Dessert.

Friday –25th – Pot Pies

Saturday – 26th – Ravioli / Garlic Bread

Sunday – 27th – Hamburgers/ Fries

Monday – 28th – Pizza

Tuesday – 29th – Spaghetti & Meatballs/ Garlic Bread

 

eMeals - Easy Meals for Busy People!

Food Budget:  We decided to start tracking how much we spend on food/household expenses each month again in hopes to budget appropriately.  Wanting to keep our budget at $100 per person each month.   We are a household of 4 adults, 1 growing boy who eats like an adult.

April 13th

Aldi - 

Walmart – Sam’s Club – $

Total of food : $ per person or  $  per week on groceries.
This is our big shop of the month – this happens every other time.  We buy three cases of protein drinks and other things Grandpa needs each month.  This time we also added some Easter Candy to fill eggs for Church.  But I am thinking it will average out for the month, hopefully???

For more Menu Planning inspiration stop by and visit Laura at Organizing Junkie and participate in Menu Plan Monday.  Need help getting started menu planning -  Emeals is a great solution.  Many meal plans to chose from at a very affordable price.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!!!

Happy Cooking!!

Menu Plan Monday: March 31st

Menu

March 30th – April 13th, 2014

Sunday, March 30th – Make Your Own Salad – Turkey

Monday, March 31st (soccer) – Chicken Tortilla Soup (Emeals # 516)

Tuesday, April 1st – (FPU) – Egg Salad Sandwich/ Chips / Fruit – (Allrecipes April/May 2014-pg 45)

Wednesday, April 2nd (CSG Orientation) – Baked Spinach and Cheese Ravioli  (Emeals 526)

Thursday, April 3rd – (Work Late) – BLT/ Chips/ Fruit

Friday, April 4th – (movie night) – Fish Sticks/ Fries/ Veggies

Saturday, April 5th – (Wedding Shower) – Chicken Pot Pies – (Allrecipes April/May 2014-pg 119)

Sunday, April 6th – French Country Beef Stew -  (Emeals 527)

Work Potluck:  Easy Asian Chicken Slaw (April/May TOH 24) & Vanilla and Choclate Éclair Cake

 

Monday, April 7th – Sausage and Gravy Biscuits, Scrambled Eggs

Tuesday, April 8th – (Last FPU) Beef Enchiladas and Spanish Rice
Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars (Simple & Delicious: Oct/Nov 2013 – pg52)

Wednesday, April 9th – Pasta Alfredo, Garlic Bread

Thursday, April 10th – Chicken Soup – Pesto Grilled Cheese

Friday, April 11th – (Movie Night) – Burrito Bowls
Chipotle Black Beans
Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice

Saturday, April 12th- (Gift for Growth Gala) – Left Overs – Pizza

Sunday, April 13th  – Rotisserie Chicken, Stuffing, Corn

eMeals - Easy Meals for Busy People!

Food Budget:  We decided to start tracking how much we spend on food/household expenses each month again in hopes to budget appropriately.  Wanting to keep our budget at $100 per person each month.   We are a household of 4 adults, 1 growing boy who eats like an adult.

March 3/30/14
Aldi – $149.64
Walmart – $136.88
Sam’s Club – $215.13

Total of food : $ 501.65  = $ 100.33  per person or  $  250.82 per week on groceries.
This is our big shop of the month – this happens every other time.  We buy three cases of protein drinks and other things Grandpa needs each month.  This time we also added some Easter Candy to fill eggs for Church.  But I am thinking it will average out for the month, hopefully???

For more Menu Planning inspiration stop by and visit Laura at Organizing Junkie and participate in Menu Plan Monday.  Need help getting started menu planning -  Emeals is a great solution.  Many meal plans to chose from at a very affordable price.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!!!

Happy Cooking!!

Baked Tilapia Recipe

It’s Friday, in our house that means I need to find a meatless or fish recipe that everyone will like.  My hubby is not a huge fan of fish.   Tonight’s fish recipes was a hit, even with the hubby!

Baked Tilapia Recipe
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Serves: 4
 
A new favorite fish dish in our house.
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 lb tilapia fillet
  • ¼ mayo
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 TBSP grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 425 degrees. Place filets in a large baking dish coated with cooking spray. Mix together mayo, garlic powder, Worcestershire, and Dijon. Spread fillets evening with mixture. Sprinkle each fillet with parmesan cheese. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes on until fish flakes easily.

Happy Cooking!