Monday, November 29, 2010

MPM- The Thankful Edition

I didn't even do my menu planning till this morning. Talk about last minute! We're off to Eureka again today for Wyatt's follow up to his knee surgery. The surgery went well and I'm anxious to see what the doctor has to say today. Our visiting family left on Saturday, it was so nice to have them here for Thanksgiving.
At 6:29 this morning (which is the current time as I type,) I can already feel a negative attitude coming on. Lack of sleep last night, too much to do today=my bad attitude. I'm thankful that I can recognize it coming because it gives me the opportunity to do something about it; to change my heart.
So today, I am going to try and think on all the things I'm thankful for. If I made a list here of all of them it would take pages and pages and go on and on, so instead I'll just share a couple (in no particular order.)

Today I am thankful for my Lord. His graciousness and patience never cease to amaze me.

I am thankful for our pig barn which is finally complete. I am thankful that I can walk into the barn instead of the pen and that I'm now not having to hand feed pigs 2x/day!

I am thankful for my children, each one! What a honor it is to raise them. Someone at church asked me yesterday how many children I had (she's new to our church) and when I said 4, she exclaimed, "4?? WOW." That caught me off guard. I guess it just shows how everyone is different. My though is, "4?? that's not enough!" Children are a gift, not a burden.

I am thankful for our home. That may sound cheesy but having a warm, dry home is a luxury that many don't have. Although it may be small, it keeps us warm and close.

I am thankful for menu planning! It keeps me more organized and helps to make our day run smoother. So, without further ado, here's this weeks plan:

Soaked Oatmeal
Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Pork Chops, homemade applesauce, buttermilk biscuits, broccoli, kraut
Soaked Oatmeal
Brown Rice cakes with raw honey and peanut butter, banana slices
Hash, cornbread, green beans, kraut

Soaked Oatmeal
Chicken and brown rice soup
Whole Chicken, brown rice, broccoli, peasant bread, kraut

Soaked Oatmeal
Mini Pizzas, sliced apples
Chicken and dumpling soup

Soaked Oatmeal
Peanut butter and Jam sandwiches, yogurt, apple slices
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, buttermilk biscuits, home canned corn, kraut

Soaked Oatmeal
Packed lunch with leftover sandwiches to eat on our Christmas tree cutting adventure!
Dinner out for my SIL's birthday

Eggs, Sausage, Toast
Sandwiches and apples for the drive home from church
Individual chicken pot pies, kraut

Have a fantastic week!


Leslie said...

everything sounds so good!!!

Morgan said...

Where do you find brown rice cakes? Or do you make them yourself...which would totally not surprise me from all the wonderful things you do!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Ha,ha! Thanks Morgan for that nice compliment but no, I don't make them. I buy them from our co-op. They have them at our local health food store as well though. Here is the kind I buy:

Renata said...

What a great list! I love menu planning as well - it makes the day go much smoother just knowing what's for dinner!

Unknown said...

One time I felt bad after saying, "Oh, really!" to a woman I had just met when she told me she had 6 children. My surprise came from her looking so young and my supposing she hadn't been married all that long. So maybe the WOW was for you, not the number of children you have! :)

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Emily, I never thought of it like that...probably because I look no wher near 25! LOL Thanks for the alternate perspective though, it reminds me to be slower to judge. :)

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