menu plan monday ~ may 23, 2016

It was an exciting weekend! Our youngest daughter graduated from high school. We estimated we have had children in grade school and/or high school for 33 years! On Saturday, we hosted an open house to celebrate. Thanks to all who came to enjoy the day with us. Youngest Daughter graduated with honors on Sunday afternoon. We are very proud of her and all she has accomplished. We thank God for the gift she is to our family.


After the busy weekend, it was relaxing to do some work at my desk. I made bases for eleven Putz houses I have ready to decorate. The next step will be to paint the bases. More about them soon.

bases for Putz houses

Down to business… Sometimes it is hard to come up with an appealing menu for the week. When I ask what they want to eat, everyone says “I don’t know…” Good thing about that? No complaints allowed about the menu when it is all left up to me.

Toasted Sour Dough Bread

Sushi for my birthday!
Strawberry Shortcake

Hamburgers with Smoked Cheddar
Tangy Buttermilk Cheese Buns
Stir Fried Napa Cabbage with Garlic

Chicken Parmesan
Steamed Green Beans
Garden Salad

Mongolian Beef with Broccoli
Brown Rice

Fridge Food

Rosemary Ranch Grilled Chicken
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Sliced Tomatoes and Cucumbers

You can find more menus and ideas at Menu Plan Monday.

ChristmasNotebook at Etsy


  1. Brenda
    Posted May 23, 2016 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations! And I thought I was exceptional, having my youngest graduate last year after 25 years with the same school system! 🙂

  2. Posted May 23, 2016 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    well congratulations on the graduation what a great time in life and happy birthday to you as well. You have been having some exciting moments for sure. Your menu sounds amazing
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  3. Dee Douglas
    Posted May 24, 2016 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Why can’t I be so organized like you…..WOW, I am impressed…..I love planning your menu a week in advance…..That’s a super good idea….I usually don’t know what I am having until that day…Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather in that beautiful yard of yours….
    Take care & GOD Bless, Dee

  4. Sandra L.
    Posted May 27, 2016 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Wow! You’ve had a very busy week. You must be exhausted.

    Congrats on your daughters graduation you and her father must be super proud. Now her journey in life begins and I hope whatever path she takes is fantastic. My granddaughter turns 18 (not she how that happened or how so quickly) and graduates in two weeks. She has been home schooled since 5th grade and we are so excited for her.

    Happy Belated Birthday! Your birthday dinner sounds yummy.

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