Scenes from the weekend 8/20


Potatoes from the garden.

Waffle muffins for the freezer.


I spent most of Sunday in the kitchen trying to fill the freezer and use up some eggs.  We are getting lots of eggs every day.  I still have a couple of dozen waiting to be given away.   

The waffle muffins turned out well. I just made waffle batter and put them in a muffin tin to cook.  Zac misses the waffle texture, but they taste the same. Next time I might mix some syrup in the batter and see how that turns out.

The potatoes are the only thing we have been getting from the garden. At least it is something. I am hoping that now that it will be cooling down some and we don't have the piggies out there anymore that the garden will take off again.  One can hope, right? 


Sept 13 2010


I'm back to menu planning this week after a week of, "I have no idea" as an answer to what's for dinner.  I've really been enjoying the time and $$ saved by menu planning, not to mention that my freezer has also been enjoying the benefits. This week karate starts for Jack so Tuesdays and Thursdays need to have meals either in the crockpot or from the freezer.  Also with karate and tennis I want to make sure that he has a little more protein in his meals and snacks on those days. So here's this week's plan:


  • Mon- pancakes & fruit I slept in and daddy did breakfast so it was cereal. 
  • Tues- oatmeal & fruit
  • Wed- pumpkin pancakes & fruit
  • Thurs- Eggs and toast
  • Fri- muffins and fruit

Lunch (Jack):

  • bagel and cream cheese
  • chicken strips and corn
  • pb&j  with yogurt
  • mac & cheese
  • quesadilla


  • lemon pepper  chicken on the grill with corn
  • Sloppy joes- crock pot
  • Burritos
  • lasagna from the freezer
  • park-potluck
  • bean & rice bowls with cornbread


  • granola bar with milk
  • peanut butter balls
  • muffins
  • scones
  • mini cheese and carrot balls with crackers


  • pumpkin scones
  • breakfast bars
  • raspberry buttermilk bread