This is our chore calendar for the month of October.

And staying true to the schedule I have laid out for myself  (see previous post) I will bid you all good night.

I encourage you to make a plan, write that plan down and then stick to the plan.   You will begin to have productive days.


Fiesta Waffles for Breakfast

I have been loving my new menu calendar.  One new recipe that I have tried recently that was a hit was the Fiesta Waffles.  Just click on the words Fiesta Waffles on the calendar to be taken directly to the recipe.

September Menu Calendar

They were so easy to make and look so good to eat.

You just have to try them but I must warn you to keep an open mind.  They do provide a nice change to the usually sweet breakfasts.  My boys were not excited about the possibility when they saw the ingredients that went into the waffles.  But a rule in our house is that you eat what mom makes or you are free to wait until the next meal to eat something different:0  A second rule about the diner table is that you must try everything.  Of course everyone have certain preferences but often children are not able to discern what they will like so they should be encouraged to try.  There are adult like that too.  Well I made a triple batch and I had no leftovers.  We topped them with guacamole and IMO sour cream.  Delicious.

Fiesta Waffles topped with guacamole and IMO sour cream

It has been so nice to have a consistent plan to follow.  There are so many things that a stay-at-home-homeschool mom has to worry about, what to eat does not have to be one of them.  And because I am really trying to watch what I eat (trying to lose some stubborn weight) having a plan keeps me from reverting to the easy but not so healthy meals.

Oh, and for those interested, I created my menu calendar using Keep and Share.  It is so easy, you are send a daily reminder of the things you need to remember and your calendars can be hyper linked.  No more trying to dig up recipes.  I simply click on the links for that day and get cooking.  So easy and fun.  I have however, printed up a copy and posted on my refrigerator for easy access.  The kids seem to like looking up what’s cooking.

Menu Plan–answering the, “I’m hungry, what are we eating?”, question

I just finished our menu calendar for the month.  Right now I only have the week days but I hope in the next few days to finish out the entire month.  I am excited about using KeepandShare to do my calendars.  I am frustrated that I have not been able to embed the menu plan on the site (human error mostly likely on my part) but you can click here to look at what we are eating this week.   This is a nicer pdf menu calendar.  I have printed one out and is on the refridgerator.  I have also created a notebook with all the recipes for easy reference.

For those of you who may not know, we are vegetarian.  We do not eat animal products of any kind.  And because I have hit a plateau in my personal weight loss I have been using the Full Plate diet recipes.  You will see links on the menu for the recipes I have taken from the Full Plate diet.  I would highly recommend the Full Plate Diet.  The concept is to increase your fiber intake.  Checkout  The Full Plate Diet for yourself.  Solid research and science behind the diet and delicious recipes.  I hope to have more recipes posted soon, so keep checking  in.

Again I have not figured out how to embed the calendar into the site.  I will keep you posted as I learn to use this very versatle tool.

Graham Family Ministries presents the Intentional Planner

Read what Sheri Graham has to say about this amazing new planner that she offers to us for an unbelievable price.  I have the 2009.2010 version and loved it.  But I am blown away with the improvements and additions that Sheri has added to this new planner.   This planner is a must have for the homeschool mom.

Yeah!!!….The 2010-2011 Edition of The Intentional Planner is now ready for sale in our Book Shop!  This planner is for July 2010 through December 2011 (18 months).  After many hours of editing and putting final touches on this ebook, I am so excited for you to see it!  The planner will now be a fully editable PDF file that will allow you to type your information into the file and then save it for future printing or editing!
This edition has been a labor of love (I won’t even talk about how I was almost completely done with the PDF file and the program crashed….totally messing up the file so that I had to start all over!).   In spite of the difficulties, with the Lord’s help I have it all done for you now.  I am also keeping the planner at the low price of $5.00.  Click here to go to our Book Shop where you can read all about the new edition and view some sample pages.  Test out the sample pages by typing into them so you can see what I mean…you really are going to love it!  I know I can’t wait to start using mine!
I pray that this planner will bless many of you as you strive to be “intentional” and better organized in your home and school.
In Christ,