Sunday, June 14, 2009

Yes, I'm alive.

Thanks to all the people who have asked where the heck I've been. The truth is, life got a little overwhelming and something had to give. The blog was the easiest thing to let go. After all, the kids still have to eat and work still has to get done.

However, I'm off work until September (the joys of working for a school) and I'm going to have more time to post stuff. I've come across some great recipes in my time off and I'm going to be sharing those with you in the coming weeks. I've got a huge garden in and I'll be posting recipes using veggies from my garden. Yum - can hardly wait until the tomatoes are ripe!!

So to kick off my return to blogging I'm posting my Menu Plan for this week. Because we are all home (five here during the day), I'm posting some breakfast and lunch ideas. This will be just ideas because I don't cook full meals every day, most of the time they are on their own with my well stocked pantry.


  • toast with jam (we opened some plum jam I made a year or so ago and everyone is loving it)
  • bagels
  • cereal with strawberries from the garden
  • scrambled eggs with toast


  • Ramen with eggs
  • PB&J's
  • bagels with cream cheese and lunch meat
  • wagon wheel chili
  • leftovers

I'm also planning on doing some baking this week. I have a recipe for Cranberry Coffee Cake that we love but I know I can make it lower fat without sacrificing taste so I'm going to work on that. Plus we really need some granola around here - I've been way too busy to make any for weeks and weeks!

If you need more menu planning inspiration, head over to Organizing Junkie.