"Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction"-Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring! Spring! Spring! sang the Robin.

Anyone want to guess what book that line's from? Oh, come on--it's easy...and old one that all of us are sure to have read!

Takers? Anyone?

Ok, I'll tell you. Home for a Bunny. One of our favorites. Which reminds me that I need to dig it out and read it to Reagan tonight since it's...say it with me people "THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING"...WOOHOOO!

Did I mention we've been trying to sell our house since the fall? Yep, hasn't sold yet. And we fired our realtor..and now we're meeting with a new one. I really hope it sells soon. I'd love to find a new house and get settled BEFORE another winter hits..not this winter was bad by any means..but it's just so much easier to move in the Spring or Summer.

Just so you know, I'm going to completely change the subject here--this is a totally random post. Have you seen Amazon lately? I'm not really digging the new layout. It's....different. I hate change.

Which is weird since I'm usually the one pushing for it in our household. ...which leads me to....

We're still pursuing adoption, but now through the Foster Care system. We met with our Social Worker and OUCH--the amount of paperwork required is staggering. We didn't have to complete nearly as much for our adoption home study. It's going to take at least a month or two to complete everything.

So, if anyone is even still reading this blog, please say a prayer for us.

I think that's it for now. :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

March Menu

We're really really trying to be healthy...as many organics as possible (and chemical free when I can find them!) No processed, made from scratch, real WHOLE food. So this is the menu plan for March. It took 3 hours to put it together, then printing out the recipes, then the grocery list. Then another 2+ hours for shopping and putting away. It was EXHAUSTING.

BUT--I'm hoping in a few months I'll have a steady list of repeat, good healthy food that my family actually likes and I'll be able to whip up the menu and the grocery list fairly quickly.

NOW--if only grocery shopping were so easy!

March Menu Plan
Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken, fettuccine, sauteed kale-THIS WAS A FLOP!
Chicken picata, pasta, vegetable or salad
Classic Tomato Soup with grilled cheese sandwiches
Chicken Nuggets with mac and cheese and vegetable
Cabbage beef stew
Tacos with Mexican rice
Spaghetti with bread and vegetable/salad
Chicken Pot Pie
Italian Pasta Bake, vegetable
Bean and cheese burritos, salad
Sloppy Joes Cornbread Casserole, vegetable/coleslaw?
Crockpot bbq chicken with buns (homemade-look for recipe) and carrot fries
Crockpot Orange Chicken, rice, vegetable
Italian Baked Spaghetti Squash, vegetable, bread
Roast Salmon and pasta
Cauliflower soup with bread
Meatloaf with cauliflower herb mash
Cabbage beef soup with bread
Lemon Garlic Tilapia with pasta/potatoes with vegetable
Collin’s Lentil Soup with bread
Granny’s Beef, Potato, and Onion Casserole
Farmhouse Chicken with salad/vegetable
Fried Chicken Legs with pasta/potatoes and vegetable
Bacon wrapped bbq chicken, potatoes, vegetable
San Fran Slow Cooker Chops, rice and vegetable
BBQ Chicken, bacon-y bok choy, pasta----THIS WAS GREAT!

Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal Cups with individual toppings
Apple Pie Breakfast
Eggs and Toast
Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

Cranberry Bars

Peanut butter balls
Nut Buttery Popcorn

Cheesy Rice and Bean Burritos
Sandwiches-peanut butter, tuna, egg
Grilled tuna quesadillas
Split Pea Soup


If anyone is interested in a recipe, let me know and I'll find the link!
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