Menu Plan Monday- AK (Feb 23)

23 02 2009

I can’t believe Lent is upon us already.  I’m still recovering from Christmas! 

I am going to have to start some new Mardi Gras traditions.  When I was working, a coworker used to bring paczki in every year.  I am going to miss that!  I am going to plan on making these donut muffins for breakfast but I may have to stop by the store and buy some- is there a Polish bakery in Alaska? We’re also thinking of inviting some friends over for dinner.  Even if we don’t, dessert is going to consist of all the chocolate in our house that we need to get rid of before Lent!  Maybe chocolate chunk brownies with chocolate icecream!!

mpmpencilMonday– Cheesy Macaroni Leftover Casserole (invented back in November, this turned out to be a good way to use leftover beef), carrots
Tuesday– Mardi Gras! BBQ pork ribs,  red beans, corn on the cob, and some kind of decadant dessert!
Wednesday– poached salmon filets, broccoli
Thursday– leftovers
FridayHalibut soft tacos
SaturdayBeef and Bean burritos
Sunday– Hot dogs and au gratin potatoes

This is looking to be a great week, yummy food and a very, very short shopping list! My shopping list so far is broccoli, avocados, onions, kidney beans, enchilada sauce and bread (unless I get around to making some today). 

For tons of other meal plan ideas be sure to visit I’m an Org Junkie


Menu Planning Monday

17 02 2009

Menu PlanningIn sympathy with the new parents, last week I took a hiatus from cooking… except for Thursday when we had guests. I used up a lot of freezer meals- meatloaf, chicken curry, lasagna casserole. Thursday I made salmon quessadillas, Friday we went out to dinner and Saturday and Sunday were leftover leftovers!

This week I’m continuing the theme of easy meals and using pantry items so I don’t have to make a trip to the grocery store.  Using time I would have spent cooking, I have been getting caught up on cleaning and organizing some stuff around the house in anticipation for a huge garage sale in the spring.   Next week I plan on getting back into the kitchen- I need to make some more freezer meals.

Monday: Leftover pasta with meat and cheese, lima beans and corn
Tuesday: Hamburgers and au gratin potatoes
Wednesday: Roast with a side frozen mixed veggies
Thursday: barbeque beef sandwiches (sliced leftover roast warmed up in barbeque sauce), baked beans
Friday: fajitas (with leftover roast)
Saturday: roast chicken and rice
Sunday: something with the leftover chicken

For more meal planning ideas visit I’m an Org Junkie.   While you’re there, check out the rest of the site.  I love organizing (although having two toddlers is making it very difficult for me to do!) and am often inspired by Laura’s ideas.  Most recently she redid her recipe binders.  Very cute!  I am off to pull out my scrapbooking supplies (again, something I don’t get done with toddlers) to make a cover for my recipe binder!

Bean is a big sister

13 02 2009


Welcome baby!

9 02 2009

There is a new addition to the Spritz of Sis family! Colleen’s baby boy was born Saturday, February 8. Mom and baby are well! I know it’s not just a biased opinion that he is a cutie 🙂



Just sitting around waiting

5 02 2009

To all who’ve inquired…the baby is still cooking! Maybe there’ll be more news tomorrow after my dr. visit?

Have shoes, will travel

4 02 2009

I’ve just discovered these wonderful children’s shoes from The Eleven Collection. Their cute tag-line says “Shoes for little travelers.” According to their website, they “believe in providing children the perfect shoes for every occasion, sophisticated and functional.” They are all adorable in their happy colors and fun styles. My favorite girls’ styles are the Bridget & the Pixie. Bean would love them!

Visit The Eleven Collection and pick out your favorite pair of shoes. Then head over to Something Snappy, read her great review, and enter to win your choice of shoe here.

Happiness is good friends

1 02 2009