As I write this the sun is shining! Oh, the sun, how I have missed it this past week.  It is still chilly but the sun makes it bearable.  I hope the sun is shining where you are and you are enjoying it as much as I do.

Getting back into the swing of things after the holidays has been a challenge for me.  I’m pressing in though and finding some success.  I’m hoping this week will be a more “normal” week back in the routine of school and household.  I did make my monthly menu plan and even went into February a bit so feeling success in that area….it’s the small things.  I’ll take it where I can get it.

I made some Oatmeal Cookies this past week and some for my mom with raisins, next time I think I will make them with raisins and dark chocolate chunks.  They will be reminiscent of the Kashi Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk cookies that I used to get.  I also made some Maple Nut Granola, I changed that up a bit, I can’t really tolerate nuts now so I used pumpkin seeds instead.  It was a tasty change, that I enjoyed, though I do miss pecans which was my favorite nut.

Menu for the week:

Penne Chicken Italiano

Chicken Fried Steak
Mashed Potatoes
Biscuits (maybe)

Salmon Patties
Roasted Veggies

Teriyaki Beef

Enchilada Suizas

Homeschool Meeting


Loaded Baked Potato Soup

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