Menu Plan Monday – June 18, 2018

MPM Spring

MONDAY
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Stuffed Peppers
Feta Cheese Salad
Garlic Bread
Thanks to my friend, Irene, for sending these (double batch) to us.
What a blessing she is!

TUESDAY
Yeah! Our Daughter and Grandson are here from New York!
Our daughter says she likes a big salad for lunch!  Think this will fit the bill!
Eat out at Sweet Tomatoes
sweet tomatoes

WEDNESDAY
Crockpot-Turkey
Breast of Turkey in Crockpot
Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Stuffing
Squash
Cranberry Sauce

THURSDAY
(Trip to Grand Canyon)
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Eat Out for Dinner

FRIDAY
(At the Canyon)
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Dinner Out in Flagstaff

SATURDAY
spaghetti & Meatballs
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Tossed Salad
Garlic Bread

SUNDAY
landscape-1464723110-shrimp-boil-foil-pack-002Grilled Shrimp Foiled Packets
(I substitute “Fox Point” Seasoning by Penzeys for the Old Bay Seasoning.)
Left over Salad
(Linger Longer after evening Church, bring finger food)

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Menu Plan Monday – June 11, 2018

As I have been experiencing some neurological problems over the past three weeks, so my blog posting has gone by the way side.  Even though I am still preparing a few meals, most of our meals have been “take out” in between doctor and hospital visits.
Seemed good today to get this week’s menu plan together and do some serious home cooking.  My husband has been such a great help with everything, but as he says, “He can take care of everything else, but he cannot cook.”  He has been really, really appreciating the meals that I have been able to prepare.

MPM Spring

MONDAY
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Cuban Sandwiches
Tomato Soup
Chips and Pickles

TUESDAY
Crab cake meal
Chive & Dijon Crabcakes with Garlic Aioli
Red Potatoes with Onions
Radish Cucumber Salad

WEDNESDAY
fluffy rice and chicken
Fluffy Rice & Chicken
Steamed Brocolli
Leftover Salad

THURSDAY
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Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole

FRIDAY
German Pot Kraut
Keilbasa & Kraut
(Thanks to my friend, Irene, for the wonderful homemade Sauerkraut!)
Warm German Potato Salad
Mustard Sauce

SATURDAY
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All in One Scalloped Potatoes & Ham
Peas
Applesauce
Salad

SUNDAY
Leftover Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

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Menu Plan Monday – May 14, 2018

MPM Spring
MONDAY
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Starting the week off right by celebrating our 51st Wedding Anniversary
at Texas Roadhouse.  Our Wedding PicMarch 13, 1967

TUESDAY
Crockpot-Chili-crockpot
Chili Con Carne
Nitrate Free Hot Dogs

WEDNESDAY
Salad NicoiseSalad Nicoise
Assorted Gluten Free Crackers
Mom Cornish’s Chocolate Dessert

THURSDAY
chicken spiedies
Chicken Speedies in Gluten Free Wraps
Greek Salad

FRIDAY
landscape-1464723110-shrimp-boil-foil-pack-002Grilled Shrimp Foiled Packets
Tossed Salad
Homemade GF Bread

SATURDAY
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Turkey Breast & Dressing
Mashed with Gravy
Butternut Squash
Cranberries

SUNDAY
Leftover Turkey Dinner

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Menu Plan Monday – May 7, 2018

I was a wee bit late getting my menu plans up for the week.  Monday we had no phone or internet service and, Tuesday we were out of town, so here it is Wednesday and just getting menus posted.  Better late than never.

MPM AlfrescoOur weather here in Arizona has been so lovely in the morning, and
how great is it to be eating outside in the early hours of the day.
I love this place mat set given to us by our former NY neighbor, Bob Fish.
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Well, here we go with this week’s menu plan…

MONDAY
German Dinner
Keilbasa & Kraut
German Potato Salad
Black Forest Cupcakes
(Our dear friend, Irene, makes the best sauerkraut ever, and thankfully keeps us well supplied.   Rick is so spoiled with her gift-giving kraut, he refuses to eat anything but.)

TUESDAY
Roast Beef Hash and Eggs
Roast Beef Hash and Eggs
Green Peas
GF English Muffins with Jam

WEDNESDAY
mushroom-burger
Onion/Mushroom Burgers
Potato Salad
Pickles

THURSDAY
Chicken napoli
Chicken Napoli
Tossed Salad
Garlic Bread

FRIDAY
Creamed tuna on toast cups
Marge’s Tuna Cups
Harvard Beets
Sliced Tomatoes and Cucumbers

SATURDAY
Meatloaf Redux WMBlueplate Special Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes
Harvard Beets (for me) Green Beans (for Rick)

SUNDAY
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GF French Onion Soup
Meatloaf Club Sandwich
Pickles/Chips
Strawbery Tapioca Pudding

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24-Hour Layered Salad

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1 head lettuce, torn in pieces
1 c. celery, sliced
1/2 c. red onions, sliced
1/2 c. sliced green peppers
1 pkg. frozen peas (thawed, uncooked)
1 can waterchestnuts, sliced
3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

10 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese ( We like Tex-Mex blend shredded cheese.)

Layer the first 7 ingredients in order listed above.

Mix and spread over salad:
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sour cream
3 tbs. sugar

Top with cheese and bacon.  Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

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Love in a Box – May 2018

I am always surprised how quickly the “Love in a Box” package travels across country!! We shipped it USPS on Saturday morning from Arizona and it arrived in New York on Monday morning delivered right to their doorstep.  That’s service!

May’s package theme is Race Cars.  We have been previously sending Hot Wheel Cars and our grandson suggested that a race car track might be needful.  So rather than purchase one here in AZ and ship it to NY, we purchased it online on Saturday and it was picked up the same day in NY.  We may just have to do more of that kind of purchasing in the future.

IMG_1590Race car card

Race car box card was made on my Silhouette Cameo, Design #61024.  I designed the gear paper by downloading clipart gears and coloring and placing them hap-hazardly on a white background.  The checkered paper was from the Silhouette pattern collection.

Tic Tac Box Race Car
Racey Tic Tac Container made with Silhoutte Design #69145, changing up the box with clipart from google images.  Something new inside this time, tic-tac gum.

May snacks
And some snacks and a couple of packs of mac & cheese…

Cia bars protein
Cocoa Mocha Protein Powder for smoothies and Chia Bars for a quick healthy snack.

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Christian Songs CD

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Grandpa thought that SMQ would like this red nose from Walgreens
and Grandma slipped in some lip conditioner.

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A few cookbooks requested by our daughter.
She loves to cook and SMQ loves to eat her wares!

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For our daughter, a spring hat card with a bit of coffee money tucked inside.  Her dad tucked a little extra in toward the cost of a dessert maker.  Hat is Silhoutte Design # 78350, dimentional flowers Design #183346.   Inspiration for this hat card came from the fact that she will be attending a Kentucky Derby get-together with friends in May for which she purchased a big yellow hat, a must for a Derby attendee.

Mothers day gift
A gift for SMQ to give to his mother on Mother’s Day.

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Call to Glory Kids mailed separately along with AOK Calendar.
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We truly do miss our New York family,
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Menu Plan Monday – April 30, 2018

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MONDAY
Ham & Bean Soup   g8RcEYCw13c2237323637343qgdhtHSZ_1436601990
Ham and Bean Soup
Layered Salad
GF Ciabata Bread

TUESDAY
tharacian-chicken
Thracian Chicken
Greek Salad with Feta
Tzatziki  Sauce
Flatbread

WEDNESDAY
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Pot Roast with Veggies & Potatoes
Gluten Free Popovers

THURSDAY
Roast Beef Hash and Eggs
Roast Beef Hash and Eggs
Green Peas
Gluten Free Toast (Trader Joe’s White Bread)
& Cherry Rhubarb Jam (Gift from our friend, Shirley)
Sliced Tomatoes

FRIDAYlandscape-1464723110-shrimp-boil-foil-pack-002Grilled Shrimp Foiled Packets
Tossed Salad
Homemade GF Bread

SATURDAY
(Cinco de Mayo)
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Chili Rellenos Casserole
Mexican Salad
Caramel Flan

SUNDAY
Chili Dogs Pudding
Hot Dogs and Chili
Leftover Mexican Salad
Butterscotch Pudding

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Menu Plan Monday – April 23, 2018

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MONDAY & TUESDAY
Friends from New York
(Sightseeing in AZ, Eating Out and/or Picnic-
Potato Salad, Sliced Ham & Turkey, Egg Salad,
Chicken Salad, Rolls, Chips, Cookies/Rice Krispie Treats)

WEDNESDAY
Ham and green pea soup
Ham and Green Pea Soup
BLT Sandwiches

THURSDAY
tuna-pie-dinnerTuna Pot Pie
Tossed Salad
Stuffed Eggs
Brownie Pie

FRIDAY
(From Last Week)
Sausage-Pepper-Lasagna-45210Lasagne
Tossed Salad
GF Garlic Bread

SATURDAY
Left Over Lasagne

SUNDAY
chicken spiediesChicken Spiedies
Greek Salad

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Menu Plan Monday – April 16, 2018

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MONDAY
crustless-quiche
Crustless Sausage Quiche
Tossed Salad

TUESDAY
(From Last Week’s Menu)
Shrimp Creole
Sprimp Creole
Steamed Rice
Tossed Salad

WEDNESDAY
Lasagna
Gluten Free Lasagne
Tossed Salad
Garlic Bread

THURSDAY
Eat Out at Outback Steakhouse (Gift Certificate)
Outback Steakhouse

FRIDAY
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GF Salmon Patties with Garlic Aioli
(Made with Shar Gluten Free crackers.)
Sliced Tomatoes

SATURDAY
Ham dinner
Baked Ham & Scalloped Potatoes
GF Green Bean Casserole
GF Cherry Cheesecake

SUNDAY
New York guests coming Late Tonight
Leftovers

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His Word for My Week – “Happy at Me, Mama?”

     I vividly recall when our grandson was three years old and was being taught what is and isn’t proper behavior.  When his mother corrected him, she imparted to him that she did love him, but was not happy with his behavior.  I was pleased to see that she was letting him know that she loves “his person”, but dislikes “his behavior.”  Often after punishment (usually time out, which he sincerely disliked,) he would ask, “Are you happy at me, mama?”  He wanted to be reassured that even after saying he is sorry, he was still loved.  He had such a desire to please and be a peace with his parents and grandparents.  He enjoyed the smiles of approval usually followed by big hugs.  Interestingly he then started asking, “Are you happy at my behavior?”  Often there was a “no” response, but with explanation of why not, with suggestions on how to improve the behavior.  An “I’m sorry” (remorse) would come forth, punishment was given and relationships were restored.
     This scenero provoked this question in my own mind, “Are you happy at me, God?”  Am I truly concerned about what God thinks of my behavior?  Am I concerned about being pleasing to my Heavenly Father?  I am sad to report that more times than I liked to think, I hear God in my spirit reply, “Gen, I love you with an everlasting love, but I AM NOT happy with your behavior.”  What could be worse punishment than knowing my loving relationship with God has been severed by my own disobedience.  I am so aware of the cost of His love for me…He allowed His only son to willingly suffer and die on the cross to take my sins upon Him.  There is truly no greater love than this…”that He  (Jesus) should lay down His life for another.”  I do know that His restrictions “His thou shalt not’s” upon my life are for my good, not harm, for my betterment as a human being and a Christian, just as my daughter’s were (and still is) for her son.
     May the lesson my grandson continues to learn, be one that I continue to learn also.  May I learn that the best reward for obedience be that My Father is pleased with me, and that I continue in a daily, loving relationship with Him.  Knowing that I need to reflect more on my Christian behavior, I am going to add a spot at the end of my daily devotional journal that reads…”Are you happy at me, God?” and daily reflect on that.  I want to hear My Heavenly Father say,  “Good Girl, Gen!”

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