Monday: Breakfast for dinner (biscuits, gravy, fruit, scrambled eggs)

Tuesday: Chicken Chimichangas (new Pinterest recipe), guacamole, chips, sliced tomatoes

Wednesday: Chicken Linguine (new Pinterest recipe), salad, garlic toast

Thursday: Leftovers for family (I’m eating dinner with my Mom and Sister In Law before MIT)

Friday: Crockpot salsa chicken, rice, beans, creamed corn

Saturday: Steak, scalloped hasselback potatoes, steamed broccoli

Sunday: Pumpkin pie french toast (new Pinterest recipe), fruit salad, scrambled eggs


New Menu…..

Monday: Mini Deep Dish Pizzas (new Pinterest recipe), green beans

Tuesday: Ranch Chicken, Oven Baked Fries, Green Salad

Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner (bacon, egg, and cheese crescents), fruit salad

Thursday: Taco Soup, Cornbread

Friday: Pizza Night and Football

Saturday: Torie’s birthday party (she hasn’t made up her mind for the menu)

Monday: BBQ pizza (using leftover pulled pork bbq that we made this past week) with mozzarella/onion/jalapeno, green salad

Tuesday: spaghetti @ meatballs with angel hair pasta (using leftover marinara sauce and meatballs from last week), steamed green beans, garlic bread

Wednesday: sandwiches, homemade french onion soup (new recipe I found on Pinterest), fruit salad

Thursday: crockpot Chipotle chicken (that I ended up not making last week), tortillas/lettuce/tomato/salsa/fresh avacado/sour cream, chips and guacamole

Friday: pizza night followed by a little Friday Night Football!!!

Saturday: Eating out to celebrate Torie’s birthday……her choice!!

Marinara Sauce

2 cans stewed tomatoes (I used italian style diced tomatoes)

1 (6 oz) can tomato paste

4 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1 clove garlic, minced (I use more)

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

6 Tbsp EVOO

1/3 c. finely diced onion

1/2 c. white wine


1. Blend tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper in food processor until smooth

2. Saute onion in EVOO, add tomato puree, and wine.

3. Simmer for 30 minutes.


This sauce is divine….I doubled mine so that I can freeze half of it.  It’s almost better the 2nd day when the flavors have been able to “marry.”  I also add a little basil to mine….

Monday:  chicken and rice, green salad

Tuesday: broccoli beef, rice noodles

Wednesday: spaghetti and meatballs (trying a new spaghetti recipe), angel hair pasta, green beans, garlic bread

Thursday: cheese enchiladas, rice, beans, corn salsa

Friday: pizza night before the football game

Saturday: meatball subs (with leftover meatballs and spaghetti sauce), chips, fruit salad

Sunday: chipotle chicken in the crockpot, tortillas, toppings (lettuce, leftover corn salsa, avacado, cheese, salsa, sour cream)


I am reminded of this verse, from Psalm 127, often (especially now that we’re expecting our 4th child or if I mention that we may not even be done having kids)   We get lots of: “y’all are crazy”, “was it an accident”, “what are y’all thinking”, etc….

“Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift?
the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?
Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows
are the children of a vigorous youth.
Oh, how blessed are you parents,
with your quivers full of children!
Your enemies don’t stand a chance against you;
you’ll sweep them right off your doorstep.”

I also read this verse on the days when things are hectic, the kids are all whiny, Mommy is near tears, etc…  Thank you God for my beautiful, healthy, happy children!

Weekly Menu

Tuesday: a new chili recipe, cornbread, green salad

Wednesday: Cuban sandwiches, chips, fruit salad

Thursday: Frito Pie (made with our leftover chili), fruit

Friday: Pizza Night and football game

Saturday: grilled chicken, new squash casserole recipe, garlic bread

Sunday: chicken and rice, green beans