Menu Plan: Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy

 

 

May is here!! Hooray!!

Spring has arrived in full force around here. While two weeks ago I was driving in SNOW to take C. to horseback riding lessons, as I type this, the temp is pushing 80. Honestly, that’s a touch TOO warm for this time of year around here, but [...]

Buttered Bowties with Peas

“You should share the recipe,” my husband told me.

I laughed, “Seriously? It’s not even a recipe. I just threw things together. Simple things. Anyone could do this.”

“Yes, anyone could. That’s the point. It’s easy. But not everyone likes to come up with WHAT to throw [...]

Menu Plan: Spring Break Edition

 

While I totally realize I’m just a substitute and not a “real” teacher, I work enough days that Spring Break feels like a big ol’ gigantic treat to ME, too– woo hoo!!

 

Added to that, Connecticut decided that this would be the week we’d really welcome Spring with gorgeous mid-60 temps and abundant [...]

A Peek in JL’s Shopping Cart

 

 

Well, hey there! Guess what? I was actually OFF yesterday from working in the school. It was a very deliberate move on my part and one I try to make, ideally, once a week. Working every day outside the home leaves me feeling frantic and behind in my house. Sooo… I try to [...]

Menu Plan: Conference Madness

 

Well, hey there! It’s Tuesday, which used to always be my “menu posting day”, so I feel like I’m actually on a track a bit. How ’bout that?

 

This is our “off” week in terms of activities. Don’t get me wrong– we still have gymnastics, karate, art class, chorus, orchestra, beginner band, [...]

Menu Plan: Shamrockin’ It

 

This week is an exciting one! Not only do we get to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, but we get to celebrate the official first day of Spring come Friday. Woo hoo to THAT!

 

I am the only non-Irish one in this household (though my fake red hair fools a fair number of [...]

Menu Plan: Craving the lamb!

 

Today’s post title might have you thinking I’m craving a big ol’ leg of lamb or rack of lamb– perhaps for an Easter feast. I’m not actually a lamb-eater, however, and the title has more to with the weather than food cravings.

 

What’s that they say? “March comes in like a lion and [...]

Double Chocolate Pancakes

It was about four years ago that I first even heard the concept of chocolate pancakes and my mind was blown. Chocolate chip? Yeah, sure. Everyone knows about those. But… chocolate? That was a new idea for me!

Nonetheless, I never made them. I sort of filed away that [...]

Menu Plan: Sometimes Old Stand-bys are Best

 

I’ve become a broken record with my “goodness, it’s so BUSY!” mantra, but it really does feel that way. I’m not complaining– it’s all “good busy,” which is a true blessing. It’s races and gymnastics and church school and teaching and concerts and dances and special-events kind of busy. These are all lovely and [...]

Menu Plan: Sigh of Relief

 

I survived “Birthday Party Season”! Okay, in reality, I only have two children with winter birthdays– one Christmas Eve and one January. Still, I always feel so very overwhelmed with all the planning and arranging for their special days. Between family and friend parties and the “immediate family” celebrating we do on the actual [...]

Archives