Monday, May 18, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Finally, I am jumping back in to Menu Plan Monday. I have skipped WAY too many weeks, and dinner time has been chaotic and thrown together because of it!!!
I'm trying to use up some things that have been in the freezer awhile (tenderloin, popcorn chicken), things that are taking up space and I'm tired of looking at (bag of bean soup mix), and a few things that are about to go bad if not used (potatoes, celery, etc).

Sunday: Bean soup, crescent rolls and popcorn chicken type stuff

Monday: Chicken breasts/potatoes/celery/cream of mushroom soup dish in the crockpot

Tuesday: Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin (can't think of the exact name of dish, but it is one from the Biggest Loser cookbook that is super yummy!)

Wednesday: leftovers

Thursday: Cub Scout weenie roast at den leader's house

Friday: Date night (boys will both be at my nephew's sleepover party, woohoo!)

Saturday: Steaks and/or burgers on the grill...if Joe gets our new grill in time (the old one finally gave out completely).

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mother's Day Recap, Flowers, Etc

Brendan ended up getting pink eye, and couldn't go to the Raingutter Regatta or meeting to get his awards, but I'm sure his leader will get them to him later.
Mother's Day weekend we went to a BBQ with Joe's side of the family Saturday, and then met part of my side of the family on Sunday for lunch.

(L to R: cousin Amber, aunt Ginger, Grandma, Mom, sister Jill, me)

(My mom with all 4 grandsons)

(Adam twirling my hair as usual, haha)

(Joe took this picture of me & the boys when we got back home on Mother's Day)

Some of our flowers and plants are blooming in our yard, although not as many came back this year, it seems. Here are a few that did come back...

(I LOVE the hostas plants, but several of these did not come back this year either)

Then Monday night I met my sister Jill and family, Mom, Dad and step-mom at Red Lobster to celebrate Jill's graduation- she earned her Master's Degree, CONGRATS JILL!!!!

This Friday night Brendan has a sleepover birthday party at his good friend's house, then when we pick him up on Saturday morning we'll be heading to go camping the rest of the weekend.

Then next Thursday is Brendan's last day of school already! Only 4-1/2 school days left, he is very excited!