My husband is on vacation this week, and since we’ll be super busy with family time, I’m not posting my Menu Plan Monday this week. I hope y’all have a happy and safe Independence Day!
Archives for June 2015
Earlier this year my daughter Rachelle and I reviewed a book by Susan K. Marlow titled Thick as Thieves, a book based in California during pioneer times. Well, we were given the opportunity to review another book from Circle C Adventures, titled Tales from the Circle C Ranch, as well as a corresponding lapbook, Andrea Carter’s Tales from the Circle C Ranch Learning Lapbook. At the time of posting, the book is $7.99 plus shipping, and the lapbook cost varies from $7 for the download to $12 for the print version. You can also save a little money by purchasing both the book and lapbook together for $19!
We recently dropped our satellite service. We’ve subscribed to a couple of streaming services for a while, and that’s so much more affordable than cable or satellite. A few weeks ago, our family was given a year’s access to SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers from SmartKidz Media. The cost of the service is $10 per month, or $99 per year, plus you receive a 14-day free trial. This cost is comparable to most other streaming services. You can access the content via computer, tablet, smart TVs with a browser, and Roku 3, although some features will only work on a computer or mobile phone capable of running Flash.
Hey everyone, welcome back to another Menu Plan Monday! I hope you had a great week last week. The weather has been pretty hot (for us, anyway) so we’ve been eating a lot of sandwiches for supper lately. Even though the sandwiches are cooked, or at least part of them are, it’s not enough to heat the whole house up.
Monday ~ Fried Bologna Sandwiches with Chips
Tuesday ~ Fried Chicken with Fried Squash (fresh from the garden!)
Wednesday ~ Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Thursday ~ Potato/Hamburger Hash with Spinach
Friday ~ Fried Bologna Sandwiches
Saturday ~ Stir-Fry with Jasmine Rice
Sunday ~ Grilled Hamburgers
As you can see, it’s a pretty simple supper week this week. If you’re posting your menu, I’d love for you to link up with me this week so we can all see! I would love for you to link back to me in your post as well.
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I love words. I mean, without words, we wouldn’t have language, and most of the time that would be a bad thing, right? Vocabulary is pretty important, though, especially for a grammar nerd like me. I really want my kids to have a substantial vocabulary list in their brains, so when we were given access to WordBuildOnline from Dynamic Literacy, I knew this would be something useful for us, and maybe even fun! Issac and Ethan were the lucky reviewers for me for this product. This will work on a Mac or PC.
Hello, and welcome to this week’s Menu Monday! Last week was a hot and somewhat rainy week here in TN. Lucas’ team finished up the t-ball tournaments on Saturday. I was told that their team came in 3rd for the regular season. It was so fun watching the kids play!
You’ll notice soup beans are on the menu again this week. That’s because I was still sick last Monday and didn’t fix any beans that day. Here’s my menu plan for the week!
Monday ~ Mac & Cheese
Tuesday ~ Soup Beans w/corn bread
Wednesday ~ Fried Chicken
Thursday ~ Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Friday ~ Bacon-Ranch Meatloaf
Saturday ~ Grilled Hamburgers and Chicken
Sunday ~ Eating at in-laws’
As always, I’m using a couple of recipes from the $5 Dollar Menu Plan. The 2 recipes this week are new to us, but sound so delicious! The Cumin Pork Roast from last week was a hit. It’s great eaten with tortilla chips. You can sign up and get a 14-day free trial without giving any credit card information.
What’s on your menu this week? Be sure to link up with me here!
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Our family was blessed last year to be able to review our very first product from Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW), and we loved it so hard! So I was thrilled to be given yet an opportunity to review a totally different product from them! For this review, we were given several products that are part of a kit. We received Deluxe Combo Teacher/Student Writing Package Level B [FIX-1 & 2]. Sheesh, that’s a lot of goodies to get all at once, but I couldn’t wait to dig in! The products we were given are geared for grades 6-8, and so Rach was the lucky one to use them. Issac is also within the grade range, but he will use these at a later time.
By now you have probably heard of Apologia Educational Ministries, and know that they offer lots of quality products for homeschoolers. Well, today, I’m here to tell you about a new product from them: it’s the Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal. The journal is a consumable book designed to help you keep track of any field trips you take, your favorite places, and even capture things as only you can experience them yourself.
Hello again! I created our meal plan last week for this week. When I come up with meals for our suppers, I tend to use a combination of meals that our family favorites along with new ideas from the $5 Dollar Meal Plan, and many of Erin’s recipes end up as new family favorites! The Mexican Stack-Es from last week were a hit, and I’ll definitely be making them again. I love the 4-week free trial that’s available, and since you don’t have to give your credit card information, it’s a win-win situation. I’m so glad I signed up last year!
So, after I had already written our meal plan down in my planner, I got sick. I was sick all.weekend.long. Blah! I’m going to list our meals exactly as I planned them since I have them written down this way, but I’ve changed meals around to accommodate my illness. I am not eating soup beans when I’m already sick to my stomach. Nope. So, here we go!
Monday ~ Soup Beans w/Cornbread
Tuesday ~ Manwich Roast Sandwiches
Wednesday ~ Chicken Fajitas
Thursday ~ Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Friday ~ Skillet Nachos
Saturday ~ Fried Chicken
Sunday ~ Cumin Pork Roast w/ Black Beans
I had actually planned to make the pork roast last Saturday, but hubby and I had a date planned for that day, and we were actually gone most of the day. I was already feeling puny then and knew that black beans and anything spicy would be a bad idea, so I nixed it that day and decided to move it to this week since I had the roast already.
It took me forever to make soup beans that my husband would actually eat. We’ve been married for 17.5 years, and I thought I’d never get it down, but I did! I had always used ham bone left over from the country hams we get, plus salt and sometimes onions. Well, last year I found a new-to-me seasoning at the store that I wanted to try. One day I got the idea to make soup beans and add this seasoning to them. Well, my husband liked them! I almost said “love,” but I don’t think he’ll ever actually love soup beans. He did say that they were good, though. The seasoning is called Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning. I like to use it pretty often. It’s great for bland meats like pork, and also for making potato wedges.
If you’re posting your meal plan this week, be sure to link-up with me here! I can’t wait to see what your family is having this week!
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Hey, y’all! Wow, can you believe it’s June already? Where the barnacles has this half-year gone already? It seems like we just celebrated Christmas yesterday!
Are you a menu planner? If not, you totally should be! If you’ll spend just a few minutes a week planning your menu, you’ll save the hassle of trying to think of something last minute every day.