menu plan monday ~ september 17, 2012

It was a busy weekend! The grands came Friday afternoon and stayed until Sunday evening. They didn’t realize how cool the weather would be, so had to improvise when they wanted to play outside. Snow White is wearing the Christmas sweatshirt I made for her father 22 years ago, and Rose Red is wearing the one made for my husband.

what you wear when you didn't think the day would be cool enough to need a jacket

They always beg to play games on our phones. They finally talked Auntie into letting them use hers.

playing games with auntie's phone

Church made almost 400 pints of apple butter Saturday. Here’s hubby taking a turn at stirring.

It's apple butter day!

Snow White helped Pa make bread.

flour girl

Our son and daughter-in-law came Saturday evening to make supper for us. Delicious roasted chicken, roasted potatoes, arugula-spinach-fig-feta salad, roasted asparagus, mushrooms, and roasted garlic to spread on homemade rosemary bread. And they brought turnips and beets from their garden, and a box full of basil for me to dry for winter use. We had a great time, a wonderful meal and lots of fun being together. The past year has been full of extra joy and happiness having them so near. Hard to believe it has been almost a year since they moved here!

And Sunday afternoon, my dad surprised us by dropping by to visit on his way home from a work-related trip. It was fun to have the grands here to visit with him.

With cooler weather, I am looking forward to making more soups and stews. The menu this week includes ham and beans in the crock pot for Tuesday which is supposed to be our coolest day this week.

Crock Pot Pizza Pasta
Garden Salad

Ham and Beans in the Crock Pot

Fridge Food

Savory Lemon Chicken
Garden Salad
Baked Potatoes
Steamed Green Beans

Homemade Pizza

Fridge Food

Stove Top Pork Chops
Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli
Corn on the Cob
Crock Pot Apple Crisp

You will find more menus and ideas at Menu Plan Monday. While there, you can link your own menu for the week. It’s a great way to stay accountable for getting the job done!



  1. Mary
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    I remember those Christmas sweatshirts. We were at church Sunday and saw those grands – such cute girls. You will have to ask them about the man who helped them get a stuck puzzle piece out of the frame. It was Tom – he slapped it on his leg to get the piece out and had to do it a couple times. They all thought he was funny.

  2. Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    I’m so glad your trying my Lemon Chicken.I hope you all like it,it is one of our favorite chicken recipes!

  3. Emily
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Thanks for always sharing such great recipes! Can’t wait to see the Christmas decorations. 🙂

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