Monday, August 31, 2009


Happy Monday.
These are the happenings in our home. This is the last full week of summer, and then school starts next week, I am not happy about school starting, but I am happy that summer is coming to an end. I am more of a fall/winter girl. Living in California, we don't have much of a weather change, it is more of a feeling and the atmosphere of the Holidays. Don't get me wrong it can get quite cold here(sometimes), but nothing like when I was in Georgia. I so miss the Thunder storms in Georgia.

On to the Menu:

Breakfast around here is usually eggs and toast, and bacon some days---My husband loves regular bacon, I like turkey--my kids like both. My baby, really likes grits now. I am out so I have to pick more up. I always have fruit available, bananas, apples, blueberries, strawberries, etc. I also buy cereal, usually what is on sale at the time. Bagels and cream cheese, are a favorite, and yogurt too. Milk and juice are available to drink.

Lunch, can be anything to a turkey sandwich or a grilled cheese. Tuna fish is a favorite with my kids,(not hubby though). I also make veggie trays that they dip in Ranch dressing. My baby has just started liking pickles...LOL. Quesadillas are served around here too. My oldest son loves Corndogs so I will buy a box of them at the store. Also, hot pockets and chicken noodle soup. I try and offer a variety of foods to my kids each day, so it is always different.

Dinner menu:

Salad is served with almost every dinner. When I make tacos or something similar, salad is not served because i have all the lettuce and tomatoes and other veggies in dishes to create your own taco or taco salad.

I like to make a balanced meal. So it is usually something like this: Meat/Poultry/Pork/Fish as the main entree. Then a starch, like potatoes, rice or noodles. A veggies preferably fresh and then steamed. I do buy canned and frozen veggies too. My husband like peas out of the can rather then fresh frozen.

This week will be:

Spaghetti and meatballs
Garlic bread

Baked potatoes
Steamed carrots
Homemade dinner rolls

Baked Chicken
Steamed rice


Beef and Cheese Burritos
This will be served with a salad

Because of my husband's business this week, he will be missing a few dinners, so that is why it is quite an easy menu this week:)

I need to stop by the market today and Walmart, I also want to do some baking. It has been quite hot here so the A/C is still going everyday. Little Kevin loves to play in the pool, Alexis is excited for school start and getting back into the girl scouts. She has also decided she wants to start ballet lesson again. She had taken some time off from that. Bible study is starting up again, so that is always good, especially since she got a new bible. I will have to share it in another post one day. My MIL bought it for her when I was on my search for a new bible for her. It is just beautiful. My oldest son Tony just loves music, he can hear a song and just play it on the guitar, it is quite amazing. We do have him in lessons, the class is called music theory and he loves it.

Well, this was a long post...LOL. If you get this far, have a wonderful Monday!


Mrs. U said...

Hi Julieann!!
I LOVE hearing about your day!! And your menu for this week sounds wonderful!!!

I can't believe that this summer flew by SO quickly! I am happy to be nearing the end of the incredibly hot Southern heat, but I will SOOOO miss the longer days filled with sunshine!!

Have a wonderful evening!!

Mrs. U

Anonymous said...

Thanks fror the new post
Julieann! May you have a
blessed week!
Pamela in NE Ohio

Kristina said...

I never tire of hearing about your weeks...and I have been a reader since before your move to CA! Yours was one of the first blogs I ever read....I think from Kelly's blog?!? Wow...long time ago. Keep up the good work!

Sharon said...

You have a nice week planned! I am getting excited for fall, but can't believe that Christmas is so close! I want to enjoy this last week of summer with my son before he goes back to school. I'm hoping we can go to the swimming holes on Wednesday.

Have a great week!


Kathi said...

Julieann, You have great meals planned for your week. Way to go. I like hearing about them and it motivates me to do better. Have a lovely week. Kathi

Tatersmama said...

Julieann, I had no idea that you were now in CA! I haven't been blogging for a while ( I had a bit of a dry-streak) and I've missed out on so much!
What area of CA are you in? I'm originally from Calaveras County (Murphys) and I miss the changes of season so much!