Monday, August 26, 2013

Menu for week of August 26th

Monday:  Chicken and Stuffing Casserole, Green Bean/Bacon Bundles

Tuesday:  Potato Soup, Cornbread

Wednesday:  Pork Chops Italiano, Pasta, Salad

Thursday:  Asian Chicken Helper, Green Veggies

Friday:  ?

Saturday:  Baked Beans, Cheezy Potatoes, Salad

Sunday:  Creamy Ranch Chicken (freezer meal), Noodles, California Veggies

That's my week.  How about you?  Do you know what you are feeding your family this week.  Go to   to see lots of menu plans for inspiration.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Menu for week of August 19th

Monday:  Spaghetti and Meatballs (using my frozen chicken meatballs I made a few weeks ago), Broccoli Salad

Tuesday:  (freezer meal) Mexican Chicken Rolls, leftover Broccoli Salad, Rice

Wednesday:  Sausage Casserole, Corn on the Cob, Green Beans

Thursday:  Stouffer's Freezer Meal, Salad, any leftover sides

Friday:  Fish and Chips

Saturday:  BLT's, Watermelon

Sunday:  Chicken Burgers and Fries

It's a pretty simple week for me.  What about you?  Go to for more menu plans.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Menu for week of August 12th

Monday: Out to eat after finishing back to school shopping

Tuesday:  Out to eat to celebrate the first day of school!

Wednesday:  Chicken Burgers and Fries

Thursday:  Chicken Fried Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Cucumbers and Onions

Friday:  Turkey Dawgs with Chili, Veggies and Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Saturday:  Asian Chicken Helper, Green Veggies

Sunday:  Crock Pot Cajun Chicken, Rice, Green Veggie and/or Salad

Monday, August 5, 2013

Menu for week of August 5th

Monday:   Beans and Franks (didn't fix this last week), Salad

Tuesday:  Chicken and Dumplings

Wednesday:  Chicken Burgers and Fries

Thursday:  Chili Mac (using ground chicken), Salad

Friday:  Down Home Chicken and Noodles, Zucchini Chips (our new favorite-recipe below)

Saturday:  Hoping for a date night

Sunday:  Chicken Fried Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Green Veggie or Salad

Go to for the recipe for delicious zucchini chips, our new family favorite.

Also, for more menu plans go to 

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Welcome August!

Yep, the summer is winding down.  It's August and time for back to school activities.  We aren't homeschooling high school so my darling daughter starts back to her old school in a couple of weeks.  Yep, she's going to high school.  The past 3 years of homeschooling her have been a blessing.  We enjoyed it so much but we are ready for her to go back to her school and see her old friends and get into a normal schedule.  Our homeschooling schedule was very lax and laid back.  We both enjoyed that.  Maybe a little too much. :D  We are looking forward to a more structured schedule, although I must admit, getting up early to take her to school will be difficult for me.  Please pray that both of us get our sleep schedules adjusted as we begin tonight with going to bed at a decent hour in preparation for the start of school.  Also, I am very glad not to be teaching any more algebra :D

I've purchased all of her school clothes with a few exceptions.  We don't get her school supply list until attending the open house so we don't know her schedule, teachers, and special items needed to buy as of yet.  Still to do is a haircut.  It grows so fast.  A shorter cut will also be easier for her to care for.

Speaking of haircuts, did I tell you I donated my hair!  I did.  Just a few weeks ago.

The shorter cut feels so much better and it is so easy to just wash and go!

We've had so much rain this summer that my garden has not done well.  I have only gotten a couple of zucchini from it.  The tomatoes are rotting before they ripen.  I also got a couple of green peppers.  I love fresh veggies and am disappointed that this garden is not fairing as I would have liked.

We are adjusting to hubby's work schedule.  Twelve hour days with an additional two hours for commuting make for a very tired hubby.  I have to check my planner to see what shift he is on as it fluctuates and is very hard to keep up with. It is for me, anyway.  But, we are so thankful for this job that The Lord has given him.  He gets a nice eight day break every month or so which makes the long hours worthwhile.

Hubby bought another Lexus this past month.  That makes us a two Lexus family.  Neither one is a new one but they are very good and reliable cars.  My Mazda is going to my nephew.  It has been a very good car too.

We are now a four cat family with the addition of Pepper.  She brings so much joy to our lives.

She's a very sweet cat and her older brother, Peyton, just adores her.  They play together and enjoy one another's company.  The other two cats are mainly outdoor cats, especially this time of year.  Yep, we're a crazy cat family!

My folks are in good health and doing well.  Robert's mother is experiencing some back problems so I'm thinking some homemade chicken and dumplings are in her future :)

Well, enough chatting for now.  Just wanted to update you all on the changes going on at Chaos Cottage.  Please come by and visit again.