Archive for April, 2011

Another busy week for us.  We are starting to ramp up for the last month of school in addition to May being the month that both boys celebrate their birthdays.  Needless to say, I am in major planning mode!  I need easy-ish dinners so here is what I came up with.

Tuesday – Homemade Mac N Cheese, Salad

Wednesday – Chicken Fajitas with beans and rice

Thursday – Lasagna, Salad

Friday – Pizza

Saturday – Chicken Enchiladas, Salad

Sunday – Apricot Pork Chops, veggie

Monday – FFYS (Fend For Your Self)

I am feeling that I need to come up with some more sides.  Salad only at just about every meal is just not cutting it.  The trick is going to be adding something without adding more time to the prep/cook process.  Any ideas?


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Future Friendly

Lately there is a lot of talk about “Going Green”. People are learning to reduce, reuse and recycle. I love the idea, and am making my own small strides in trying to save the planet.
There’s a Native American proverb that says “We did not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we are just borrowing it from our children.” I absolutely love that saying. It’s exactly how I feel and what inspires me to make changes in our day to day living.
That’s why I want to start an effort to rid the world of the phrase “going green” and adopt the phrase “future friendly”.  I saw it on a commercial the other day.  Don’t you just love it?  I think it is a much better description of what I am doing and reminds me why I am putting out the effort.  Going green just makes me think of grass.  While I love grass, and think it is also worth saving, it just doesn’t bring up the same emotions that Future Friendly does.

So what do you think?  Which phrase do you like better?

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Lately I have been so uninspired to make a meal plan.  We have been eating out a lot, which is really bad – for our wallets and waistlines.  It’s so easy to get into that rut though, especially when we have baseball or t-ball 3 nights a week.  My perfectionism comes in to play here too.  I feel like if we can’t have a nice home cooked meal with a main dish and two sides, well then, I may as well not even try.  Not to mention that when I think about having to cook at 7pm, or even heating something up, I instantly think it will take too long and the boys will get to bed too late, yada, yada, yada.

So this week I have pulled up my big girl britches and come up with a meal plan that is boring but easy.  I am resolving now to stick to it, and not blow it off in favor of Panda Express Orange Chicken!

Tuesday – Homemade Mac N Cheese and a salad

Wednesday – Tacos, beans, rice

Thursday – Egg salad sandwiches

Friday – Eat from the snack bar at the ball field (ok, technically this is eating out, so maybe we will grill some hotdogs at home instead.)

Saturday – Fajitas, bean, rice

Sunday – Easter dinner at my Moms!

Monday – Chicken Enchiladas

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