Sunday, March 27, 2011

Menu Plan Monday, March 28, 2011

Welcome to another Menu Plan Monday, hosted by Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie.

Sunday~ Hot Roasted Turkey Sandwiches, Mashed Potatoes, and Corn

Monday~Cajun Chicken Pasta, Garlic Toast

Tuesday~Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken, Rice Pilaf and Green Beans

Wednesday~Pizza Burgers, French Fries and Salad

Thursday~Parent Teacher Conference Night

Friday~Vegetable Pizza

Saturday~Sour Cream Noodle Bake, Homemade Rolls

Have a great week!

Blessings and peace,


Peanutty Chex Squares

I'm always on the look out for healthy homemade treat recipes. I found this one on Betty Crocker, but made a few adjustments. The above picture shows the bars while cooling. They smell delicious. Here's the recipe:

Peanutty Chex Squares

1/2 cup Honey (I used honey from our beekeeping friend)

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

6 Cups Rice or Corn Chex

1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts

1. Butter 8 or 9 inch square pan.

2. In a 3-quart saucepan, heat honey and sugar just to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

3. Stir in peanut butter. Gently stir in cereal and peanuts until evenly coated. I did a lot of folding to make sure everything was coated. Let stand one hour. For squares, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Store loosely covered. Enjoy!

Makes 36 squares

peace and blessings,


Miss M

We took a road trip yesterday to visit dh's bil and his family. They had rented a pirate ship bouncy house for the day and Miss M had a blast on it, as you can see!

Peace and blessings,


Monday, March 14, 2011 Printables

Lisa over at Catholic has some great printables for children of all ages for each Sunday's gospel. Our 5yo enjoys the coloring sheets and the information and ideas about how to follow the gospel during the week ahead. Visit this link to view and print your own set:

Also, each Lent, Holy Heroes offers a Lenten lesson each day for children. My daughter enjoys the video and participating in the suggested activites. You can sign up for the emails at

Peace and blessings,


Menu Plan Monday, March 14, 2011

Welcome to another Menu Plan Monday, hosted by Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie.

Here's my plan for the week:

Sunday~Spaghetti and Chicken Parmesan

Monday~Taco Salad Bowls

Tuesday~Mini Meatball Sandwiches, French Fries and Salad

Wednesday~Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans

Thursday~St. Patrick's Day Poker Night

Hot Dogs with Chili and assorted toppings

Beer Cheese Dip with assorted Dippers

Deviled Eggs


Chips, Nachos and other snacks

Friday~ Cheese Pizza, Salad

Saturday~ Dinner Out

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace and blessings,


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Menu Plan Monday, March 7, 2011

Welcome to another Menu Plan Monday, hosted by Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie. Here's our plan for this week:

Sunday~Lasagna Toss, Salad, and Garlic Bread

Monday~Chicken Cordon Bleu, Parsleyed Potatoes and Green Beans

Tuesday~Marvelous Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Steamed Peas

Wednesday~Beer Batter Fish, Pierogies and Fruit

Thursday~Turkey Clubs, Chips and Fruit Salad

Friday~Cheese Pizza and Salad

Saturday~Best Ever Grilled Pork Chops, Rice Pilaf and Corn

Have a great week!

Blessings and peace,


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New things from Ballard Designs

It doesn't take much to make me happy. Ballard Designs is one of my favorite catalogs. So many of their items are way out of my price range, but recently they've been having "Bring Home Ballard" specials. I took advantage of it and ordered a few things. I bought the pillow, above, for $15.00. It's a feather pillow with velvet cover and was personalized for FREE! I've had my eye on a pillow that size that coordinates with my bedding for months and it's always been over thirty-five dollars. I am so thrilled with the new pillow.
(sorry about the crappy pic!)

I've also been on the look-out for a letter "D" plaque for the photo gallery I am starting in the hallway. I bought this one at Ballard Designs as well. I think the gallery turned out very well! I still have to add some photos to the 4x6 frames and I need two more black 8x10 frames to make it complete, but this is a good start. If you look here you can see my attempt at planning the photo layout.

I also ordered a boot mat for the foyer, to keep our wet shoes in during the winter months, but it is on back-order. It was only $15.00 too.

This house is starting to feel like a home, yep, I finally said it. It's been a long haul and it's far from done, but six months later I'm finally getting it together. (I think!) Thanks for stopping by today! Peace and blessings to you!