Showing posts from October, 2014

Menu: Oct 27-Nov 2

What's on the menu?

Breakfasts: English muffins, apples & peanut butter.

Lunches: Pita Pizzas, Quesadilla, Chippy Dippy.

Snacks: .

Monday: Chicken wings & mac [ ]

Tuesday: Lasagna [ ]

Wednesday: Hamburger gravy - mashers if we get to them [ ]

Thursday: Dinner out for a friend's Birthday [ ]

Friday: Happy Halloween! Chili & hot dogs [ ]

Saturday: Sesame Noodle Bowl [ ]

Sunday:  Cheesesteaks [ ]

What's on your menu this week? Need planning ideas? I'll be linking up at, if you need other ideas!

Back in the swing of things!

Whew! Our first week back from weddings & vacation, and we're heading right back into the swing of things. We do much better when there's a bit of routine, a bit of organization to our lives, so we're right back to our checklists & menu planning.

One thing that concerns me is the new(ish) system we're trying. We have had this sheet for a couple months now, and it got us through the crunch of final wedding planning, but frankly we were ignoring most of our chores by that point and we weren't menu planning at all for most of this year. This system allowed for that, so I'm not sure it's sustainable long-term. But we're going to try it. Because having the things that are the same every day written out for each day made it harder to see what was different about "today."

We're cracking down on chores timing. 20 minutes for the "weekly" chores, and no more (not including laundry, of course). Whatever gets done in that time gets …