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Monday, August 10, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - August 10, 2009

Wow. Last week of our "summer." Didn't feel as restful or relaxing as it looked last Spring. I didn't get every closet and drawer cleaned out. Didn't paint any rooms in my house. Didn't read any great novels.

But it was an incredible summer to be the mother of my children. Watching them accomplish great things, have long-awaited dreams realized, and see them experience life that did not include a computer screen or TV program has made it possible for me to ignore the crayon and fingerprints on my wall (well, maybe not ignore, but accept).

This past weekend we worked on the fence on Saturday, and now it is done. That was an elephant sized project! On Sunday we went, along with most of the population of the upper mid-west, to Six Flags Great America north of Chicago. Today, Meg's best buddy, Mary, received her pony, Mac who will be living with us. We've gone from 0 to 2 horses in two weeks. We're jumping in with both feet!

We're looking forward to a "quieter" week, and I'm hoping to get some bulk baking done. This is what we'll be enjoying this week:

Monday - Poppy Seed Chicken

Tuesday - Breakfast Burritos

Wednesday -Kidney Bean Casserole

Thursday - California Meatballs, Rice

Friday - Small Group Bible Study

Saturday - Cheese Enchiladas


  1. I'm glad you are able to rest your last week. :) Can't wait to hear about Six Flags. I also was wondering your recipe for poppyseed chicken. I have one but am always interested in new ones. Have a great week friend!

  2. Love poppy seed chicken. That's on next week at our house. What is kidney bean casserole?