menu plan monday ~ august 30, 2010

After our first full week of homeschooling, I have come to two conclusions. One: I can do this. Two: There is SO much I don’t know about how to do this. But I think it will be fun as we progress. Currently, the classroom looks pretty bare. We are hoping to remodel the large attic room into a classroom during the next year. It’s a semi-finished room (meaning it’s not just attic joists and no insulation), but just has drywall, subfloor, no windows, no overhead lighting right now. We’d need to add windows overlooking the back yard, paint, put in flooring, etc. It’s insulated and already has A/C and heat. And even has a sink with running water. The negative is the thought of those two staircases to get there…yikes! Anyhoo, here is a picture of our current classroom. As I said, rather bare, but we’ll work on that. 🙂

homeschool in my scrapbooking room

Schooling has interfered with cooking. I’ve made this week’s menu easier to give me more time for the continuing job of honing the homeschool lesson plans, etc.

Chicken Tacos
Tortilla Chips / Salsa / Refried Beans
Lettuce, Tomatoes, Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Creamy Penne Pasta and Chicken
Garden Salad

Grilled Pork Steaks
Cole Slaw
Veggie Packets on the grill

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
Corn on the Cob
Steamed Green Beans
Spinach Salad

Hamburgers and Homemade Buns
Oven Fried Potato Wedges
Sun Chips
Tomato and Cucumber Slices

Lunch ~ Fridge Food
Supper ~ BBQ Chicken Pizza

Turkey in the Crock Pot
Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Sugar Snap Peas
Corn Muffins

You’ll find more menu and recipe ideas at Menu Plan Monday.



  1. Ann
    Posted August 31, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Enjoy the homeschooling! It was the most incredible experience I ever had. If my health would permit it I would still be homeschooling!

  2. Posted August 31, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Ann. I am sure we will! 🙂

  3. Posted September 1, 2010 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Think it’s great that you are homeschooling- what led you to that decision? How lucky your daughter must be!

  4. Posted September 1, 2010 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Annie, we have several reasons for homeschooling, but one important factor was our decision that homeschooling was our only option for high school. So we may as well begin now. That gives us two years to practice for high school. ;-D

  5. Posted September 2, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Yes, you can do this! It’s not easy, but with the Lord’s help, all things are possible. I love your menus here. I used to be much better about making out menus, and it really helped me when I did. I’ll try to follow your lead and get back to that again.

    Blessings on your journey!

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