Monday, September 1, 2014

Menu Monday

Happy Labor-Day Monday! 

In previous years, I use to grieve Labor Day as the official end to my pool filled summer days. However this year, as a full time working mom, I covet the extra day off it gave me!

You'd think I would use the extra time to organize and plan ahead and do all sorts of overachiever type activities.
But not me.
Not this year.
Despite my inerrant need to organize (it's a coping mechanism, I know it and if I had a therapist she'd confirm it) I'm chillaxin this holiday.

After all, how can I ever get ahead if I don't take care of my overused brain? I fear it might fry up and be good for nothing if I don't take the time to rest, relax and BE A PARTICIPANT in my own life. I'd hate to organize everyone and everything only to look back and see that I never DID anything, just PLANNED everything!!

So thank you Sabbath. Thank you Mr. Labor Day. Thank you BBQs for your flame licked burger goodness - cuz that is what we're eating to end summer grilling season!

Now, if I could only find a pool to lounge next to .....

Here's the Tribe's menu for this week:

Sunday Brunch - Overnight Ham & Egg Enchiladas (my kids love these! and I love the make-a-head option!)
Cereal Sunday - our weekly tradition; eat leftovers or cereal ... I don't care, just don't make a mess! (would totally hang this in my kitchen if I could cross stitch or knitted or painted)

Monday - Labor Day, Baby! Cheeseburgers, hot dogs, brats and foil pack potatoes on the grill (plenty for lunches this week too!) fresh tomatoes, deviled eggs (have I mentioned I buy fresh eggs every Friday? Love!)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” - Michael Jordan

Monday, August 18, 2014

Menu Monday

Oh boy, here we go! Its time to get serious around here. School is beginning again and here's what's on the schedule for this week alone: We move our first born to college for her second year, school for the other four begins (I have 2 in high school - what!what!), hubs starts his student teaching ... Soccer ... Sports ... Homework ... Routine ... aaannnnd I work full-time!

It's insanely busy. That's why I preplan meals and in this week's Menu Plan Monday I'll be doing some double cooking; cook once, make twice the meals. So far I have 3 prepared meals in my deep freezer after this week will add 2 more.

Here's what the Tribe is eating this week! With links for you to try:

Sunday: French Toast Bake & Crockpot Chicken Wings
(I was out of soy sauce & substituted with Teriyaki Sauce)
Monday: Chicken Parmesan Casserole x2 
(I cooked 2 bags of chicken breasts in the crockpot on Sunday  to prepare)
Tuesday: BLTs because its August and tomatoes are a plenty! 
Wednesday: Texas Toast Turkey Melts
(this open face sandwich is a fav among my kids!) (also, I already have the bacon made from last night!)
Thursday: the Pioneer Woman Pasta alla Ladd x2
(new to my family, hope they like it because I'm making twice the sauce for a future recipe)
Friday: Bread Dough pizza
(we'll make this individual pizzas as I bought dinner rolls)

Also, p.s. stop going through the drive-thru for Yogurt Parfaits! Make these and take these ... they're just as good + you can keep your $ in your pocket!

p.p.s. You don't have to buy Sweet Tea either. Check out this recipe for making a gallon of that delicious southern nectar for your fridge!

Follow me on Pinterest - I have boards for Tribe approved meals, food I want to make and crockpot dishes.
Visit Stephanie Sikorski's profile on Pinterest.

As always, go check out on Mondays. She has the biggest Menu Plan Monday linkup I've seen! 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday


Monday, July 28, 2014

Menu Monday

Here's what our Tribe had on the menu this week! Check it out:

Monday - Chocolate Chips or Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
Tuesday - Deli Ready Pizza & Bread sticks (please make these - they are delicious!)
Wednesday - Taco Night! Cheesy Rice and Mud and Chips too!
Thursday - Chicken Strips & French Fries
Friday - Pizza Night (a special treat!)
Saturday - Hamburgers & Squashed Potatoes
Sunday Brunch : Hootinany Pancake (family fav! easy to make!), Scrambled Eggs, Bacon (have you cooked it in the oven? So easy!!), Sausage Links, Doughnuts (my family thinks I'm the bomb when I make these)

Coffee w a friend is my fav!
Beverages: Blueberry Lemon Water &
Coffee Ice Cube Frappe's

(leftover coffee in the pot? No prob. Freeze it in an ice cube tray and throw in the blender with milk, creamer or sweetener ... however you like it! What are the proportions? Who cares? Trial & error, baby! After all, you're using leftover coffee so ... bonus!)

Be sure to follow all my Tribe-Approved recipes on Pinterest
and check out for a HUGE! Menu Monday link up! 

As always, thanks for reading To Write a Better Story!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

My first Wordless Wednesday post.

These photos are my life. My reality. My little surprises. My twins.

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