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I wrote a menu plan Monday on my blog…


March 5, 2007

I think this is the 6th week I am doing the menu plan Monday, hosted by Organizing Junkie. The best thing about this meme and the slow cooker Thursday meme is the enormous amount of recipes I am accumulating. It is so exciting (I guess I need to get a life :o) . I am going to try a few new recipes this week and am listing them. I am hoping that I can reference where I found them, thank you to everyone in advance… I did make a couple of good things this weekend. I tried Sandra‘s breakfast crock pot casserole. It was great to wake up Saturday morning to breakfast ready! I also made a chocolate chip bundt cake from In the Kitchen. It really reminded me of those big chocolate chip muffins that are so good. This cake was gone in a day!
I like all the organization tips too, and have organized my car… laundry area (sorted a zillion socks)… junk drawer… freezer…
Here’s my menu for the week…

Monday: Golden Artichoke Bake, corn on the cob, rolls

Tuesday: Sesame Chicken, rice, broccoli

Wednesday: Make ahead spinach manicotti, green beans with new potatoes, garlic toast

Thursday: Curry Chicken, corn, rice

Friday: Sloppy Joe’s, tater tots…

Saturday: Chinese take out!!! (it’s tradition :o)

Sunday: San Fransisco Pork served over cooked rice, green beans with new potatoes

I’m not sure at this point how much these recipes make or how much will be leftover. If there is a lot they may cover two meals. If so some of these menu items may be seen again next week!

It’s weird to go back and read old blog posts.  I remember that cake and how good it was.  I never made it again, completely forgot about it!  The only recipe I have made more than once is the curry chicken and it’s been a while since I made it… 

I was thinking about the blog this morning.  I used to always set my clock to memes like menu plan monday and slow cooker thursday.  I haven’t written a real menu on the blog for a while…  I guess my thought was who wants to read another menu, right?  But looking back and remembering the original purpose of blogging I realized that the menus were for me.  And they helped me.  So, maybe I’ll start being more diligent and write them out. 

The other purpose was to have a journal.  I can use my blog to remember when something happened.  There’s not much anonymity on this blog… most people who know me know that I have a blog.  It comes in handy in a few areas of life… like with Izzy.  Melanie and Camilla check in enough to know what’s going on in her life and can talk to her about those things while she is at school.  With Paula, Matt’s mom, she lives in Tulsa but can keep up with our lives by checking in on the blog from time to time… Even my own mother checks the blog to see what’s up and I talk to her several times a day. 

A lot of blog friends have shifted to facebook.  Combine that with tons of other friends who didn’t blog and people from almost every area of my life all together in one spot… it’s pretty cool to see so many people’s lives through status updates or loaded pics.  Not really any long entries or blogging, so it’s quicker and less personal… but fun still.  I have read several posts by people trying to decide whether or not to continue blogging after discovering the convenience of facebook.  For now my plan is to keep up the blog, for me if not for any other reason.  For days like today to be able to look back two years ago and see that I made a chocolate chip bundt cake and that we really liked it.  I would not have remembered that if I didn’t have a blog!   And that last year at this time I was preparing for Emelia’s tenth birthday party.   Reading that post reminded me that we made cute flip flops for a craft at her party and about that big HM balloon that wouldn’t stop singing… and the look on her face when she opened her birthday gift .. a pink cell phone! 

What I want to remember from today is that Emelia missed the bus.  I told her I heard the bus and she didn’t “believe” me.  I want to remember that in the last week of her ten year old life she was as stubborn as ever and I didn’t get mad.  I remember a dream about Vegas vacations. I want to remember that I scooped Izzy up barely awake and while we usually spend quiet mornings until time to get Isabelle ready for school we drove Emelia and had a nice conversation.  I want to remember that she is the most tenacious little girl I have ever met!  That she embodies the boldest parts of Matt and my personalities and that while that may not always be a great combination, it works for her and she is Emelia through and through. 

I want to remember that Amanda and I filled out the housing application for OU and that it won’t be long before we are moving her into a dorm room. 

I want to remember how Bailey comes in my room every morning before 7 and sits beside me in bed and talks to me before he goes to school. 

So that’s my plan, to write down life… so I remember it all!

Horaayy..there are 9 comment(s) for me so far ;)


Aww, I like that! That’s a good way to look at it and keep up with it. I sorta wanted that too, a place to keep up with my kids and for them to have stuff to remember one day but right now I don’t think they care b/c they never look at it!

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Gail wrote on March 5, 2009 - 12:52 pm

Great post Annie! Sometimes I forget why I started blogging too. It was originally to keep a journal about our lives. Somehow it morphed into just “food allergies”. I’d like to get back to the journaling. It’s was a love the most. Facebook is nice, but I’m spending less time there. I don’t have time for all of it, and I really enjoy blogging the most.

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chupieandjsmama wrote on March 5, 2009 - 2:34 pm

I’m with you on this one, Annie. I love capturing not only the happenings of my life, but what my thoughts were and are. I hope I never want to quit blogging. And, I love the wonderful people I have met, both in real life and in blogland. To me it has been a total blessing.

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Susan wrote on March 5, 2009 - 8:16 pm

Hello Annie,
There is much talk about the purpose of blogging. Blogs closing, others saying goodbye then popping up again after a week.
Is there a blogging horoscope? There is something ‘wrong’ going on in the blogosphere!
If it pleases you, then by all means you should do it. Set a timer for 15 min or as long as you are comfortable with, then do nothing else. Just enjoy being there. For me it began as a private space. It still is to some extent, in that there are no relatives checking my posts.
And you can always start a new blog just for you to vent…We must do all that is needed to keep our sanity and good spirits.
Sending you kisses!..

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Irene wrote on March 6, 2009 - 9:52 am

I think you are doing more than that….I think you are leaving a legacy for all to remember.

Flyinfox_SATX wrote on March 6, 2009 - 10:26 am

Great post Annie! I don’t think I will ever quit blogging. I need to start journaling more. If it weren’t for blogging I would have never “met” you.

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Jodi wrote on March 6, 2009 - 12:14 pm

I have noticed a real shift in blogging lately. Like you, I guess it’s the whole facebook thing–but they are so different.

I blog to have a journal–it helps me remember what I did. I still love it.

I love your menu posts–they make me hungry, but they are helpful. You must be such a great cook.

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yvonne wrote on March 6, 2009 - 9:22 pm

I remember reading about Emelia’s 10th birthday party! 🙂

I’m sticking with blogging…I refuse to bother with facebook! 🙂

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nancy face wrote on March 8, 2009 - 5:55 pm

Great post Annie! I agree with so much of what you had to say. I am not on Facebook–that would be frightening as far as time management goes for me. Yikes! 🙂 My husband has facebook and he enjoys it—but it just isn’t for me. I haven’t been blogging much, but when I don’t and think about quitting I realize I would miss it and the people I have “met”. My purpose for blogging is the same as yours–it is to be able to remember –simply to remember. Life feels as if it is on warp speed–isn it really a year since Em’s birthday? I remember you posting about those flip-flops! The fun thing–my boys read my blog and I have caught them reading down memory lane. 🙂

Kim wrote on March 15, 2009 - 7:53 pm
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