Sunday, August 12, 2007


The babies welcome you to Menu Plan Monday!

I can't find my ususal menu banner so I thought I would just open with a couple of pictures of my two babies in their high-chairs. They're seated and ready to find out what's on the menu for this week!

Well, we moved into our new house last week, which explains my lack of posting. It was a rather disorganized and chaotic move, but we are settling in. We LOVE our new house. It is about 40 years newer, much bigger and a million times more convenient than our old house!

I really need to get back into the healthy menu planning so I'm glad to be posting again. I have barely eaten fruits or veggies for the last couple of weeks, so I'm planning on having a salad for lunch every day and a fruit smoothie for afternoon snack. I'm also going to try to eat 2 more fruit servings during the day and fix some raw veggies. Of course I'm going to try to get the kids to eat as much of this as possible as well! Here's a picture of one of the salads I made a couple of weeks ago- the Tuna-rrific Pasta Salad (no peas, of course). Who wouldn't want to eat this for lunch!

A little while back I found a great new food blog called MommyCooks and bookmarked a bunch of recipes to try. The one I have gotten a chance to make, Stuffed Strawberries, was a big hit! I took them to a backyard barbeque our neighbor hosted and the people were impressed. The fact that they were pretty easy to make remained my little secret!

Go to I'm an Organizing Junkie's blog to find other great menu plans. It's how I discovered the Mommy Cooks blog! :)

Monday: Baked Tilapia w/ Brown Rice

Tuesday: Grilled Marinated Pork Chops w/ Baked Potatoes

Wednesday: Tuna Noodle Casserole

Thursday: 40-Clove Garlic Chicken, Rice a Roni

Saturday: Make-you-own Pizzas


jettybetty said...

Sounds like your new place is wonderful!!

Those strawberries look incredible--I must try those soon!

I MUST get back into eating my veggies again faithfully--I've not done so well this summer =-(.

jettybetty said...

and... the babies are much cuter than you banner ;-)

AFunFamily said...

Cute pics of the babes :)They are getting so big! Little K isn't so small anymore.
How are E & I-Guy?
Glad to hear you love your new home! Congrats!
Your Friend,

Mommy Chef said...

Thank you for the kind shout out. And thank you for reading my blog!

Kathryn said...

Those strawberies...YUMMY...I must try them soon.

Your menu for the week sounds fantastic. Have a great one.

KC said...

I love the babies welcoming us to your menu plan monday, what cuties.
Congrats on the new house.
Your menu plan looks so tasty this week. OH MY GOODNESS my mouth is watering over those stuffed strawberries.

Have a wonderful week.

tegdirb92 said...

those strawberries look divine!! YUM!! You have planned a delicious week. I love the 40 clove chicken.

Anne said...

Thanks for the nice comments about the babies and menu everyone!

J: Yes, they are getting big! *Sniff, sniff* Yours are too! I can't believe what a big boy C is. The others too! It seems like Caro was just a baby!!

Nicolasa said...

Your twins are so precious! Great menu (and I love Liz's aka Mommy Chef's blog as well). Have a great week!

Homeschooling Momma said...

Your menu sounds great - I like your new banner :o) Have a great week. Tonya

Amy said...

I bookmarked that strawberry recipe-- we love strawberries in my house! Your menu looks good!

Michelle said...

Hi Anne,great blog,I see that great minds think alike!hope that you enjoy the chicken on thursday as much as we like it tonight!!!!

Jenny said...

Hi Anne! thanks for visiting- I laughed so much reading the Irish Twins post. Can't wait to read the rest! What a beautiful family you have. And your menu sounds yummy!!

Renee's Ramblings said...

Congrats on your new house!! Love the pictures- your children are adorable. Great menu plan. Have a wonderful week!

Lorie said...

I've like those stuffed strawberries! Have a great week!

Sea said...

Hi! Thanks for coming by. My, you have your hands full. JUST KIDDING, couldn't resist. Loved your Irish Twin posting. Your little ones are adorable, and your menu sounds great!

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Sheryl said...

Really yummy week...those strawberries look so yum...and I have to try the Simplified Beef Burgundy, too!
PS...your kids are adorable...loved the Irish Twins post!!

TracyMichele said...

You have 4 kids and time to cook beef burgundy? You are my new hero (I need to call Mighty Mouse and let him off the hook.. LOL).

Jamie said...

You guys still haven't moved into one of the new houses??? I was so sad to hear those tore down our first home on Roaming Rd:( Glad you're settling in and I know what you had to go through!

Misslionheart said...

I'm not a strawberry fan, but those look delicious!

Lovely plan.

Candi said...

Sounds like a yummy week!

That salad looks awesome. Have you posted the recipe for it??