Tuesday, September 25, 2012
My mother brought over a rotisserie chicken while I was recovering from surgery (whey-free- we check every time!). This meant we had a lot of leftover chicken. We can't use any boxed mixes or canned soups for casseroles due to allergies,
This dairy free chicken casserole was good, though it took a bit more work to make the dairy free white sauce. I added lots of peas and a package of mushrooms, browned ahead of time.
The big people and the little people both enjoyed this. If you can eat dairy, melted cheese on top would probably go well with this.
Monday, September 24, 2012
( You can read what I've written for the CareSource blog about creating a family plan. There are plenty of links at the bottom of the post!)
I am not organized by nature. I love how much the internet has made it easy to find ideas to control the clutter that comes into my house. I've developed a good-sized Pinterest Board filled with organization ideas, and I've slowly been working through projects one by one.
Since my son is now in pre-k, and I have loads of papers coming in day care on a daily basis, I've been working this summer on creating a command center near the entry from our garage .
Pictured above- the first thing we see when we walk in our door and the last thing we see as we grab our keys to leave. This is a picture frame with a vinyl chalkboard sticker and hooks for hanging keys. I bought mine on Etsy, as I am not even remotely good at making such things, and my husband has no time.This chalkboard allows us to see at a quick glance what we have on tap for the day.
This project was an extension of my refrigerator redo I did in the spring.
Our fridge is right next to our garage door, so this is in the direct line of vision as we are heading out the door. On the left side is a chalkboard sticker bought on Etsy that lists our menu for the week. I make my weekly menu plan every Saturday and post it here with links to the recipes I need. I then write in out on my fridge chalkboard.
My next plans: Making a Drop-Zone for shoes and backpacks in the garage, medicine cabinet redo, long term school paper organization, and a dollar store pantry makeover.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Weekend Cooking: Healthy Apple Crisp, Mushroom Stock, Zucchini Oat Muffin
Sunday: Birthday Party!
Monday:Spaghetti Squash with Olive Oil, Kale Chips
Tuesday: Bacon Wrapped Chicken, Asparagus
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Chili, Roasted Cauliflower
Thursday: leftover chili
Friday: Black Bean Burgers , Sweet Potato Cottage Fries
Saturday: hunt and peck
Sunday: Broccoli Mac and Cheese for the big people, chicken nuggets for the littles
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Monday: Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Spinach Stuffed Meatballs
Tuesday: Bacon Wrapped Chicken, Balsamic Asparagus
Wednesday: Bacon Lentils, fruit, salad
Thursday: Beef and Cabbage Stew in the Slow Cooker
Friday: leftover stew
Saturday: Mustard Lime Chicken, Sauteed Kale
Sunday: dinner out
Snacks: Cinnamon Muffins
Pantry Needs: Mushroom Stock
Hundreds more menu plans here!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Spaghetti Squash and Marinara
Tuesday: Strange Conconction of Scrambled Egg, Bacon, Onion, Peas and Carrots, which was surprisingly good
Wednesday: Pork with Plum Sauce
Thursday: Slow Cooker Turkey Cutlets With Stuffing
Friday: Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza with Roasted Veggies
Saturday: Mushroom Risotto, Asparagus
Sunday: Out to eat
Hundreds more menu plans here!