FYI - My homemaking goals are listed below my Menu Plan.
Be sure to check out last weeks' grocery shopping trip: WeeklyGroceryShopping.com
Breakfast Menu Plan
Lunch - leftovers or whatever for me (kids eat school lunch and they typically provide lunch for my husband at work)
Dinners (we eat a primalish/paleoish diet with very limited grains):
- I am making Flank Steak on Monday...again I didn't really follow the recipe. It's been marinating for several days so I'm hoping it's good.
- Beef Stew
- Pizza for the kids, hubs is gone, not sure what I'll have yet
- Taco potatoes (taco meat over baked potatoes)
- french toast recipe
- LynnsKitchenAdventures.com Panera's Creamy Potato Soup (didn't make last week)
- Hubby cooks - I always try to have meat on hand and he's great at whipping stuff up. Last week it was chili
Other recipes I want to try:
pork chops, Qdoba's steak - SimplyRecipes , ThePioneerWoman steak bites
Note: KISS night (keep it simple silly - same thing every week) was on Wednesday. Burgers, green beans, baked sweet potatoes (for hubs and me) and smoothies. I'm not sure what I'm going to do instead....maybe a taco night. 3 out of 4 people were tired of burgers. I will be doing a KISS night next week, but not sure what it will be yet.
** Be sure to check back on Friday to see how primalish eating on a budget worked out for us!
Goal Setting posts:
- Homemaking Page
- goal setting does NOT work for me
- Goals vs. Priorities with an Action Plan
There is definitely a pattern going on here. Pause, aware, and being present are goals that I've had in previous weeks. Now that I have a teen and a tween I think a lot about the time I have left with them. When do I enjoy them the most? When I allow myself to stop running around. I love being busy, but that's not always a good thing. When they want to just "hang out" it goes against my nature. A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I talked for two and 1/2 hours. We did NOTHING - it was fabulous!
We had so much fun playing around on Saturday night. We played foos ball and games on the wii. This time with our children is so precious and so short. How do you want your children to remember you when they are grown up?
I want them to know that I had TIME for them. Obviously we can't sit around and do nothing all day long, nor can we play all day long either. I'm searching for a balance here. Any words of wisdom from people who have "been there done that"? Would love to hear it!
Check out other menu plans at:
11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven always has a lot of homemaking posts to read as well!