Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This Week

When I looked over the week's schedule this week I was amazed and perplexed at how our little family can be so busy! We have so many fun things planned, I don't want to drop anything, but it would be awfully nice to have a few more hours in the day. My hubby and I have talked a lot about this lately; we need to plan family evenings and family outings or they just don't happen--and the oldest is only 6 now! Just think what will be going on in a few short years!
Here's what our activities and food look like for this week:
(Notice the ten numbered recipes for those of you looking for a list of ten.)
Sunday--The hubby and I returned from our wonderful trip date and I got to go with some friends to see Sara Groves in concert. Woo hoo! We were on the front row, and it was wonderful. I love the way Sara sings about real Christian life--we fight with our husbands; we get irritated with our friends; we cry out to God. She has all of that and the joy and love of fellowship and community as well.
Sara Groves - Twice As Good from Sara Groves Music on Vimeo.
Monday--Crazy day! Take kids to school, clean house, prepare (1.) zucchini bread (I added a 1/2 cup of apple sauce and a 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour to this recipe), put (2.) roast in the crock pot (with potatoes, onion soup mix, cream of mushroom soup, and a bottle of A1), teach ballet, do homework with kids, go to a physical therapy appointment, and come home to serve dinner to my fam and guests. Whew! I'm glad I made it through!
Tuesday--Slowing down a bit. School, ballet, and a community carnival, and then we'll come home for some (3.) beef and barley stew. (Something like this only with potatoes and leftover crock pot beef.)
Wednesday--Choir, dinner at the church, meetings, and more choir. In the morning, the kids and I will be looking at blood through a microscope and talking more about the cardiovascular and immune systems. There's a quick video about how our immune system works. We'll talk through what an immune system is and we'll learn a little about how humor can help boost our immune system. (Then I think we'll watch some funny videos like this one on youtube!)

(Or this one or this one or this one)
Thursday-- School, ballet, homework, etc. We'll have a (4.) baked chicken (with italian herbs, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil), snap peas, and (5.) rice cooked in the chicken drippings.
Friday--School, play date, and down time!! We'll use some chicken from last night's dinner to make (6.) chicken and cheese quesadillas and we'll have mixed veggies on the side. (And chips and salsa of course!)
Saturday--soccer, regular chores, and I'm sure, lots of football! We'll have sandwiches for lunch and a bit of a football party for our family with various appetizers for dinner--(7.) tiny smoked sausage pigs-in-a-blanket, chips and (8.) guacamole, (9.) deviled eggs, and veggies and ranch dressing).
Sunday--Sunday lunch will be barbecued pork chops baked in the oven while we're at church. It does my heart so much good to walk in the door after church and already have the main part of lunch made!! We'll have these (10.) easy biscuits and some green beans with them.

I hope you have a great week!

Linked with Menu Plan MondayMeatless Monday, and Hearth and Soul.
Linked to Top Ten TuesdayTempt My Tummy TuesdayTuesdays at the TableAnything RelatedDelicious DishesSlightly Indulgent TuesdayToot Your Horn TuesdayTuesday TwisterTwo for TuesdayTuesday Tastes, and Tasty Tuesdays over at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and A Beautiful Mess
Linked with Strut Your Stuff and Gluten Free and Healthy.


  1. Hi Olivia, Yes, it is often amazing how much gets planned into a week. We have one group date book calendar and if it isn't in the calendar, it doesn't exist! Thanks so much for sharing on the hearth and soul hop! :) Alex@amoderatelife

  2. That video of laughing kids is so cute! Thanks for the fun! Hope you week goes great, and remember, "Life is what happens while we're making other plans"
    Becky Jane

  3. I just made zucchini bread today for the first time. I wore an apron and everything. I must say I felt VERY domestic.

  4. Thanks for the recipe link. You are so organized. Quite an inspiration. Thanks for linkin up to tasty tuesdays.

  5. That video of the babies laughing is one of my favorites...makes me smile til my cheeks hurt every time I see it. Thanks for sharing with the hearth and soul hop this week :)

  6. Thank you for packing so many great recipes into one post and sharing them with the Hearth and Soul hop. It's tough being so busy, but it also makes for wonderful memories, so many giggles to be shared.

  7. Ah, you are right it only gets busier - but it is so important to live in the now - having a meal plan so helps with the chaos! Thanks for linking this with us at the hearth and soul hop!

  8. I'm a first time visitor to your blog through Hearth and Soul Blog Hop! What a blessing!! You have a lovely blog filled with the wonderful spirit of Christ. Thanks for sharing your love of food and our Maker♥