Menu Plan Week of 6/4/12

Here’s our menu for the upcoming week. Tomorrow we celebrate one year in the marriage covenant together! As such, we are having a special meal of filet mignon our grocery store was running an awesome deal on it last week — Providence! :D)

Oatmeal (this recipe)

Leftovers or Sandwiches, fruit

Filet Mignon, baked potatoes, veggies
Breakfast Pizza
Chili Frito Pie, veggie, rolls
Cheesy Baked Grits, veggie, biscuits
Hamburger Pasta Skillet , veggie, rolls

Our Sabbath dinner isn’t finalized yet, though. I’m thinking of some kind of recipe using the flounder I have in the freezer, along with a veggie and bread. Emma has already asked to make peanut-butter cookies for the dessert 🙂

In Christ,



Menu Planning: 12/19 – 12/24/11

Pasta, Veggie, Garlic Pizza Breadsticks
Vegetable Minestrone Soup, Rolls
Apple Scented Venison Roast, carrots & potatoes, rolls
Leftovers x 2


Apple Fritters
Freezer Friendly Baked Oatmeal

Also making:
Cookies (sugar and peanutbutter)
Sandwiches for the trip to Ohio
Possibly breakfast cookies.

Pinterest: Yummy recipe!

Since getting sucked into the craze that is Pinterest, I’ve made a few recipes found from the site. Tonight I made a super yummy desert recipe for my girls. They were so excited to get a surprise desert dish that I threw together in mere minutes. I didn’t take any pictures of my creation, but this is the photo from Pinterest:
 Can you guess what it is? Chocolate chip cookie dough mug cake. Yummy! And it’s SO easy to do:
  •  Put into a mug: 1 egg + 3 TBSP brown sugar + 1/3 cup flour + 1TBSP softened butter + 3-4 TBSP mini chocolate chips. Mix with a spoon and microwave for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes until set. Enjoy with a dollop of ice cream!
And, it was a big hit all around! 
A couple other things worth mentioning:
  • Tomorrow is my first appointment with my OB. I think it will consist mostly of a pregnancy test and paperwork. I’m looking forward to meeting some of the office staff though. 
  • Today was my hubby’s last day at his current job. The Lord has answered our prayers and promoted him to a new and better job. He starts Monday! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  

I hope you all have a weekend full of love, laughter and Christ! 

Weekend Links 7/16/11

It’s the weekend! I hope you all are enjoying it 🙂 Here’s some links & a recipe we’ve enjoyed this past week.

And lastly here’s a yummy recipe we tried this week. This got rave reviews from the kiddos and they cannot wait for me to make it again.

Have a great weekend and a blessed Lord’s day tomorrow 🙂

Monday Ramble and Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Lately, I’ve come across a person that absolutely hates the Gospel message. I’ve never in my life seen someone so set against it. It’s really mind blowing to see this type of thing. I can’t hardly even grasp it. It’s such a sad attitude to see displayed. It only makes your heart break for the person and your prayers for the person increase in urgency.

Today, I stayed home. Rylee was very lethargic and more pale than usual most of the night and this morning. She complained of her stomach hurting, but she never had a high fever or vomiting. It was nice to be home though. I so wish I could stay home like this every day!

Josh has his church history midterm tonight, so if anyone wanted to say a prayer about that it’d be much appreciated. I’m fairly certain he knows the material (based on our phone study sessions), but he’s still nervous.

And, I promised my friend Heather I’d post my recipe for pumpkin bread (or muffins) so here it is:

This is the healthy version (the one I made, but if depending on your shopping habits, the regular version might suit your family better :))

3/4 c. honey
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon cloves*
1 Tbs molasses**
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon*
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg*
1 2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup coconut oil or butter (I used coconut oil)
1/4 cup water
1 cup pumpkin

Mix all ingredients together. For muffins cook at 325 degrees for thirty minutes. For bread cook at 325 degrees for one hour.

* for the spices, I used cinnamon for them all because it’s all I had
** Instead of molasses I just sprinkled a little brown sugar in.

Regular recipe:
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t cloves
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1 2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup pumpkin

Mix all ingredients together. Bake at 325 degrees.
Bread = 75-90 min
12 muffins = 45 min.
24 mini muffins = 25 min.