Monday, September 03, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

Happy Monday!
Happy Labor Day!
Happy Birthday to me!

We're at my grandmother's house today, where I have spent most of the birthdays in my life. Growing up in my bird hunting family (I typed it small, in case it offends anyone!) if your birthday was anywhere near September 1st (opening day), you pretty much found yourself somewhere in west Texas. Well, since that's where my sweet grandparents lived, I couldn't imagine a better place to spend my birthdays as a child. I've turned some pretty important ages here, including double digits, teenager, and now..... the big 4-0! My sweet grandmother used to always decorate a beautiful cake for me. When I got bigger I thought it was fun to decorate it myself, so she would always have the cake and all of the icings ready for me. What a treat! Now, my kids do it for me. I guess I've come full circle!
I hope you're enjoying a wonderful Labor Day holiday, wherever you are. :)

Here's our menu the rest of the week (once we get back). With school starting for us, I have included our breakfast choices and lunch menus as well. I'm not sure if I'll do that every week, but I thought I'd give it a go this time. I'm listing breakfast as "choices" because I just make certain things available for them each week and they like to get up and see what they "feel like." We've done lunches this way in the past, but for awhile I'm going to try having a certain thing each day and see if that helps streamline our lunch break during the school year.

Breakfast choices this week:
Cinnamon streusel muffins
Bagels with either blueberry or strawberry cream cheese
Sausage balls
(or some combination of the above)

Lunch:Make-your-own pizza (English muffins + pizza sauce +mozzarella + pepperoni = fun and yummy)
Dinner: Taco Soup, Mexican salad, and Slow-Cooked Praline Apple Crisp for dessert

Lunch:Chicken Stir Fry
Dinner: Crock Pot Ham, baked beans, salad, yeast rolls

Lunch: Tomato Basil Soup (La Madeline- yum!), grilled cheese sandwiches
Dinner: fried chicken (my family LOVES this and I don't make it very often!), mashed potatoes, gravy, peas

Weekend: LOTS of good leftovers, out to eat after church (and Taco Bell after our first night of Awana!)

Be sure and stop by Laura's for more menus or to add your own.

Have a blessed week!


tegdirb92 said...

what a delicious week you have planned--have fun at Grandmas!!

Susanne said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Cyndi!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Your menu looks wonderful. I've been a naughty girl and haven't done a menu plan for a few weeks now. I really must get back in the swing of things.

Candi said...

Everything sounds yummy. I've bookmarked your page to come back and browse the recipes!!

I grew up in the Panhandle of Texas....I hope you have a wonderful birthday at Grandmas!!

Lynn Donovan said...


I think this is the second visit to one of your blogs. Didn't know you had two.


I am contacting everyone on the Laced With Grace blogroll to say....

As a contributor to the Laced With Grace Devotional Site, I want thank you for your faithful readership. September is our one-year anniversary. We are please to announce we have a permanent new address. Please change your link to include this new address.

Thank you. Lynn

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Happy Birthday!!

Enjoy your special day with your grandma!

Great menu, as always. I'm going back to menu planning next week (this week is too crazy!).

Birthday Blessings~

Linda said...

I hope you're having a wonderful day. The menu sounds so good. It's been ages since we've had that tomato soup at LaMad. My husband just loves it!
Blessings as you begin this new school year.

annie said...

Happy Birthday!
Happy Monday!
Your menu looks delicious!
My Life as Annie!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...


May the Lord bless you today as you enjoy your family.

lize said...

Cyndi, you inspire me to do better. I will try the menu plan and see how I stick to it. thanks for sharing.

Mindy said...

OH Cyndi - I hope you have had a fabulous birthday!!!
And great fun visiting your grandma.
In HIM -

Dandelion Momma-Janis said...

Happy Birthday, Cyndi! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Deidre said...

Happy Birthday, Cyndi!!!!

I'm going to try that Crock Pot Ham. It sounds wonderful!