April 18, 2011

Menu Plan

Still no baby! She's stubborn, her father would say just like me. I am so anxious about giving birth again and having a baby at home, that I think its making me a bit crazy. Some nights get I get so anxious I can't sleep. I do praise God for a healthy pregnancy, and that she can come any day and we'll have no health worries. What a relief. Hopefully I can make a small Easter dinner here at home and not have hospital food or no food! Someone better bring me dinner if I am there with the baby! Here is my plan, and since I don't know what Aubriella has in store for us, its just a plan. Oh yeah, our lil fella, will be starting soccer for the first time on Tuesday! He is so incredibly excited, and I can't wait either!

Monday- Smoked sausage cooked in a wee bit of apple jelly and bbq sauce. Baked potatoes & garden salads.
Tuesday- Marinated Steak Strips, & corn on the cob with taters again.. yup. First night of practice for the lil guy!
Wedneday- Elbow Mac with meat sauce and homemade garlic toast. OB appointment & Easter Party at school. Donno if I can juggle both, but sure am going to try! Maybe a later appointment.. need to call.
Thursday- Leftovers or chinese night for us.. unless pizza night?
Friday- Deciding.. need some inspiration
Saturday- Easter Potluck with In-laws at Papa's house.. we're going to spend more time with him since the holidays have to be the hardest without Mimi. I'm making hashbrown casserole and green beans.. maybe deviled eggs from the colored eggs.
Sunday- Ham, green bean casserole, and sweet potatoes. A dessert & if I find some more inspiration around blog land.
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April 11, 2011

Meau Plan Monday

Well there is no baby news.. she's still in there and I am still waiting on her baby stuff to be shipped. Recently I got some stuff for her cradle and didn't realize its not sold in stores so I ordered on ebay and the lady decided to go out of town before shipping. Wish I had known that before, I wouldn't have anxiously waited day in and day out. I am full of anxiety now. Hubby just started his new job today, and Aubriella could be here any day. Anthony said before he got on the school bus today "Please come tomorrow Aubrie". He is going to be a magnificent big brother. So here is our menu for the week!

Sunday- BBQ ribs (Anthony's favorite) and pasta salad
Monday- Chili Dogs, Mac and cheese, and Baked Beans. I love Chili dogs and this recipe looks great. Well also have diced onions on top.
Tuesday- BBQ chicken pizza with red onions & salads. I am making my own pizza up this time, I'm not going to use the bbq sauce as a base, but just put diced chicken breast on top that has been cooked in bbq sauce. I will also be using cheddar and mozz. cheese for it. Sounds delish!
Wednesday- Stuffed shells with sausage and beef. More salads.
Thursday- Chicken and barley chili, I think I'll use the barley box recipe & some tortilla chips
Friday- Clean out the fridge or maybe some chinese for us..

April 07, 2011

Back to the way things used to be..

For a while I had been working full time while my hubby was on lay off. As great as it felt to contribute to our family, I sure missed being home. My hubby did a great job taking care of things, but it was so hard for everyone to not have me home too. The good news is Hubby found a new full time job and now I can stay home again! :) Even better is, I am due to have our little girl Aubriella any day now. She isn't due till May 6th, but next week could be the week! I really hope she comes at the end of the month. So now I am back to hunting bargins, menu planning, recipe trying, and doing all the stay at home Mama things I missed so much!