Menu Plan Monday 3/25/2013…


This was a quiet weekend for us. John and Josh were supposed to go camping but John came down with a mild flu on Friday and it had him down for the count. In 18 years of marriage, I bet John has only gotten sick (including a cold) only 2-3 times. It seemed weird to see him so taken down by something. He spent almost all day Friday and Saturday resting and trying to get his strength back. But luckily he was feeling better on Sunday when the next thing happened…

We added a new member to our family – a cute 3 year old Guinea Pig named Gloria. Brittany has been asking us for a Guinea Pig for months now (even leaving little brochures and notes in all kinds of places around the house), so we got her one. Gloria came from a free ad posting on Craigslist (which I think I am addicted to). We had to drive about an hour away to get her but she did come with everything she needs including food to last a month or so. Here she is…



We are also began the process of looking for another car for me. We are almost to our savings goal for the car which means that it is time to begin the process. I have mixed feelings about this. I am very attached to my car since she has been with me for 11 years (and about 185,000 miles – she has 205k but we got her at 20k). She does have a few problems that it would be nice to be rid of (doors that don’t always open, windows that roll down and then get stuck,etc) but it is almost like she is part of our family. I have a feeling that it is going to be a lengthy process for me to find just the right ride for me, especially since I don’t really want to give up Betsy.

What do you drive? Do you love it? Does it have a name?

So, here is what we are eating this week…

Sunday: Papa Johns Pizza
I was planning on having Lasagna but getting the Guinea Pig took us past dinner time and the kiddies were hungry. Guess the free Guinea Pig really cost us $20 worth of pizza!

Monday:  Chicken and Rice, Broccoli
We have Cub Scouts tonight so this will be good to pop into the oven before then.

Tuesday: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Salad

Wednesday: Ritz Baked Chicken Nuggets, Honey Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Thursday: Sesame Chicken, Steamed Rice, Broccoli
I’ll pick up some frozen potstickers and fortune cookies to round out this meal. Brittany has been asking for Egg Drop Soup, so I might make that too.

Friday: Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti Noodles, Salad
John and I are taking the kids to a Good Friday Concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater thanks to our good friends the Ralphs! I am very excited!

Saturday: Cheeseburgers, Chips, Fruit
We are camping for Easter this year so this is something we will throw on the camping grill. I love the way food tastes outdoors!

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2 Replies to “Menu Plan Monday 3/25/2013…”

  1. Colin named my car Charlie when we got him last year. Charlie may look fancy, but he loves hunting for good deals at garage sales with you leading the way!

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