menu plan monday ~ October 31, 2011

We’ve had a fun week of playing with the grands. It’s always wonderful to have the three girls here.

trying on Pa's reading glasses
Photo by DD#3

But, Sunday afternoon, our son and his family gathered up their belongings and moved into the farm house. We kept the twins for the afternoon and took them home in the early evening. We were still hearing, “I want to stay at Pa’s,” but on the way to their house, it turned into, “Will you stay at our house, Pa? Will you stay with us, Ma?” They haven’t figured out that we are now able to visit back and forth as often as we like. They were fine when we left for home, though. Seeing their own room with their own toys and the familiar furniture in the house was good for them. We’re looking forward to many more days of making rolls together, swinging in our back yard, and generally having fun being together.

playtime at Pa's
Photo by DD#3

Now we need to buckle down and get back into our Christmas prep schedule. We have company coming this week. They volunteered to help with Christmas decorating and I think we’ll take them up on that. I’m beginning to feel the pressure of being ready for the open house the first Sunday in December. With that in mind, the crock pot will get a work out this week. Such a great way to prepare a meal when there isn’t much time to spend on putting dinner on the table.


Chicken in the Crock Pot
Stir-Fried Bok Choy

Lunch ~ Cheesy Potato/Sausage Soup in the Crock Pot

Supper ~
Grilled Pork Steaks
Rosemary Ranch Chicken
Foiled Potato Packets
Steamed Asparagus with Gremolata
Homemade Rolls

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Spicy Shredded Pork in the Crock Pot
Homemade Buns
Veggies and Ranch Dip

Lunch ~ Lentil Soup in the Crock Pot
Supper ~ Homemade Pizza

Meatless Lasagna with Portobello Mushrooms
Steamed Carrots and Sugar Snap peas
Garlic Bread
Green Salad

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

This week, we’ll try to avoid running in circles!

running in circles
Photo by DD#3



  1. Vickie
    Posted October 31, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    How fun for you to have them living so close now!

  2. jenny
    Posted November 1, 2011 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    The girls are beautiful, they have captivating eyes.

  3. Posted November 1, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Vickie, we are delighted!!

    Jenny, thank you. They have their father’s eyes. And he got them from his dad. 🙂


  4. Carol
    Posted November 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Your grands are beautiful and DD#3 did a fabulous job taking the photos!!

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