Monday, December 22, 2008

Menu for 12/22-12/29

Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Soup & Sandwiches
Dinner: Tacos/Enchiladas

Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Leftover Taco/Enchilada
Dinner: Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls

Wendesday—Christmas Eve
Breakfast: Bacon, Eggs, Cinnamon Rolls, Biscuits & Gravy
Lunch: Leftovers/Ham Sandwiches
Dinner: Turkey, Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans, Rolls

Breakfast: Christmas Morning Casserole with toast
Lunch: Leftover Dinner from Wednesday
Dinner: Chicken Casserole, Salad, Corn

Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Clean out the Refrigerator J
Dinner: Pizza

Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Soup and Salad/Sandwiches
Dinner: Chicken and Dumplings

Breakfast: Cereal/Oatmeal
Lunch: Eat Out
Dinner: Eat Out

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Found on the internet today. . .

This morning I heard a story on the radio of a woman who was out Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row after row of toys and everything else imaginable — and after hours of hearing her children asking for everything they saw on those many shelves, she finally made it to the elevator with her two kids.

She was feeling what so many of us feel during the holiday season time of the year. Overwhelming pressure to go to every party, every housewarming, taste all the holiday food and treats, getting that perfect gift for every single person on our shopping list, making sure we don’t forget anyone on our card list, and the pressure of making sure we respond to everyone who sent us a card.

Finally the elevator doors opened and there was already a crowd in the car. She pushed her way into the car and dragged her two kids in with her and all the bags of stuff. When the doors closed she couldn’t take it anymore and stated, “Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found, strung up, and shot.”

From the back of the car everyone heard a quiet calm voice respond, “Don’t worry — we already crucified him.” For the rest of the trip down the elevator it was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.

Don’t forget this year to keep the One who is the REASON for the SEASON in your every thought, deed, purchase, and word. If we all did it, just think of how different this whole world would be.

— Author Unknown

Living more a BOX???!!!!!!!!???

This was the title that caught my eye! Aren't you just the least bit interested in what this is about?

The following post was written by me ~ Julieanne ~ as an entry for the "Holiday Money-Saving Tip" contest, sponsored by Nickelodeon. The prize? A $500 gift card. The "Eleven Moms" program ( is running the contest and judging the entries.

The contest is over and this is the winning post!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Journal in a Jar

I found this wonderfully creative idea today. Here's a brief description and the link:
In the past we’ve made Cookies in a Jar (the ingredients are layered to resemble sand art), Mixes in a Jar, Cakes in a Jar, Fragrance in a Jar, Light in a Jar, Spring in a Jar, Sewing Kit in a Jar and Lemons in a Jar (see CM, July 1998, 1999 and 2000). I was sure we’d exhausted the topic. Then I heard from Janet Ward about something new: Journal in a Jar.
A bit more complex than previous jar gifts, Journal in a Jar requires the traditional jar plus a gift pack. The idea is to give a person everything they need to write the story of his or her life including appropriate and specific questions and prompts like: Why was your name chosen for you? What was happening in the world when you were born? What was your favorite hiding place as a child? What is your favorite hiding place as an adult? What is your personal secret to happiness?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Bread Recipes for Any Occasion

From the Family Fun Website:

Whether baking alone or with the assistance of kid-chefs, these recipes are easy enough for anyone to create. From sweet breakfast muffins to garlic bread, find breads to suit any occasion.

For more great family recipes, be sure to sign up for FamilyFun's free "In the Kitchen" Recipe newsletter.

Overheard in our Van. . .

Little Man: Momma, I have decided that I want to be a Mousketeer, instead of a Policeman.

Momma: Really, sweetie?

Little Man: Yes, ma'am. 'Cause Mousketeers get to carry swords. . .

Momma: Don't you mean MUSKETEERS?

Little Man: Oh, yes ma'am. Just like on Tom and Jerry.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Speaking of Grocery Shopping. . .do you need a list?

Here's a few sites that offer free printable grocery lists, if you need one:

Free Printable Grocery Lists

Printable Grocery Lists @ Keepandshare

Ultimatest Grocery List (This is their claim, not mine.)

Grocery Whiz

Grocery List From

Is there an online list that you use? Let me know what you use!

Menu for 12/8-12/14

Monday--Baked Crispy Chicken or here, Baked Potatoes, Green Giant Broccoli & Cheese and rolls
Tuesday--Eat Out (Church Dinner)
Wednesday--Hot Dogs with Chili/Chili Beans, chips and carrot sticks with dressing
Thursday--Hamburgers with chips, grapes and carrots
Friday--Pizza with salad
Saturday--Chicken Pot Pie with sliced apples and peanut butter

Monday, December 1, 2008

Do you Aldi?

Aldi is gearing up for holiday baking by lowering prices on baking supplies. This week looks like a great opportunity to start stocking up. Follow this link to check out the deals.

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