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Menu Plan Monday

Monday: garlic chicken pasta and salad or steamed veggies (will make it this week, finally!)

Tuesday: ham, cheese, and broccoli strata

Wednesday: dutch potato soup and salad

Thursday: salmon and leftovers

Friday: pizza (using homemade frozen pizza dough)

Saturday: Easter dinner (I don’t have to take anything!), will have sandwiches at lunch

Sunday: Easter dinner, I will make either baked corn or sweet potato casserole


March 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: sloppy joes and green beans

Tuesday: garlic chicken pasta and steamed veggies (didn’t get to this last week)

Wednesday: minestrone soup and biscuits (from freezer) (never got to this one last week either)

Thursday: sweet and sour meatballs over rice and steamed veggies (another recipe I didn’t get to last week, we had lots of leftovers, which was wonderful!)

Friday: leftovers

Saturday: pizza (made a double batch of homemade pizza crusts the other week and froze the dough – hope we like it. 🙂

Sunday: eggs or more leftovers

March 22, 2010 at 8:28 pm Leave a comment

Sense and Sensibility (Insight Edition) Book Review

Sense and Sensibility, a classic fiction novel written by Jane Austen and published almost 200 years ago, is still an extremely popular story today. Bethany House Publishers recently released the “Insight Edition” which includes footnotes of trivia, notes, and inspiration to help readers understand more background to this story. It is important to note that the story has not been changed in any way. Some of these notes are historical, that expand on life in England in the 1800s; others are facts about Jane Austen that coincide with the story; still others are themes of faith, or comments on the characters or plot.

This was my second reading of Sense and Sensibility and I definitely enjoyed reading the extra tidbits included in this version. The culture of the 1800s is very different from current culture and there were many times that the notes gave me a greater understanding of various situations.

I recommend this version to all Jane Austen fans, you will probably have new insights after reading this book. And to those of you who have not yet become Jane Austen fan, give this book a try, it’s a timeless story.

March 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: meal from a friend!

Tuesday: meal from another friend!

Wednesday: CrockPot Minestrone Soup, salad, and leftover rolls

Thursday: tacos, salad or steamed veggies

Friday: Sweet and Sour Meatballs over rice, and steamed veggies

Saturday: leftovers

Sunday: grilled cheese or sandwiches

March 15, 2010 at 7:04 pm 2 comments

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