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I have an announcement to make: IT IS STILL WINTER!!!!  I must have thought when the calendar changed from January to February that something magical would happen weather-wise.  Nope, it is still same ol’-same ol’ around here.  Saturday was absolutely gorgeous and we got out and enjoyed the sunshine with the dogs for a while.  Yesterday was rainy and cool before the winter stuff starting falling again.  Yuck!  Come on, SPRING!!!

This weather makes me want to eat all the time.  I am trying to keep it fairly healthy since I seem to be stuffing my face way too much, but I am throwing in a new dessert this week to celebrate the birthday of a special co-worker and friend.  Yay for birthdays!  They give us the perfect excuse to eat too much cake.  Stay warm and safe, my dear readers, and remember that February is the shortest month of the year.

Hamburger stew

Sausage bake with salad

Chili

Grilled pork chops with oven fries & salad

Chunky vegetable soup with cornbread madeleines (new)

Saucilicious pork chops with curly fries (These chops didn’t get made last week.)

Pizza night

Strawberry swirled cheesecake (new)

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Is it spring yet?  Our little neck of the woods turned into a winter wonderland on Saturday and now it is back to frigid temperatures.  I hate to wish time away, but I can’t wait for warmer weather!  I would even take our normal January high of 40-something.  It would feel like a heat wave right about now.  I really need to go to the grocery and had planned on venturing out Saturday, but the snow put a stop to that.  Hopefully, one night this week will turn into grocery night. 

All this cold and dreary weather sure makes staying on a healthy eating plan hard to do.  All I want to do is cook and eat and eat and eat…well, you get the picture.  I hope to have two new recipes this week if I can get the ingredients, but that might not happen either.  Can you tell that I am so over winter?  Yeah, it’s true.

Bubble up sloppy Joes (new) with fresh fruit

Taco pork chops with oven fries & salad

Easy deep dish pizza with salad

Tacos

Saucilicious slow cooker pork chops (new) with butter roasted potatoes

Grocery night

Pizza night

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Happy Monday and Martin Luther King, Jr day to everyone!  I need to apologize for the lack of activity around here, but my “day job” went a little nuts last week.  Shew, we had two different court sessions going on three days last week and, on top of that, we were working an hour or two over every day.  That makes for one tired food blogger so something had to take a back seat.  Unfortunately, that “something” was this little space on the internet.  Hopefully, we are back to normal this week!  Yay!! 

My father-in-law’s birthday was last week, but because of the crazy work schedule, I am making him a special birthday dinner this week.  That just makes the celebration last a little longer, right?  Anywho, along with that meal, most of this week is pretty simple with a couple of new easy recipes thrown in for good measure.  Have a great week, everyone!!

Famous pork chops, butter roasted potatoes, scalloped pineapple, crescent rolls and orange juice cake(new) (Birthday dinner!)

Taco ring with salad (2 nights)

Sliders with oven fries

Slow cooker vegetable soup (new)

Hot cheese dip with chips & veggies

Basic meatloaf with oven fries

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Brrrrrr!  I hope you are somewhere sunny and warm and I wish I could join you.  The high today in our neck of the woods is in the single digits and tonight’s low is supposed to be below zero.  Yuck!  We are not used to these kind of temperatures and all I want to do is curl up on the couch with a warm blanket.  Can you tell that I am not a fan of winter? 

I have received a few seed catalogs in the mail and I just love to sit and look at the bright sunny photos to dream about Spring. It can’t get here fast enough to suit me.

I didn’t make it to the grocery last week so I am using the opportunity to clean out the fridge/freezer/pantry before I go.  There are several bloggers doing a “pantry challenge” to save money and use ingredients they have on hand already.  I am not actively participating, but I do want to make use of what I have before spending a ton at the store.

Salsa sloppy Joes with chips

Sausage bake with fresh fruit

Enchilada beef dip with salad

Italian stew (new)

Pizza night

Grocery night out (Maybe.  No, I really need to go. I just don’t want to.)

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Welcome to the last menu plan for 2013!  Can that really be true?  This year has flown right by and I don’t see 2014 going any slower.  I don’t technically make resolutions, but hopefully 2014 will be full of blessings and great accomplishments for everyone.  Yesterday, the sermon was about having vision for your future.  It doesn’t matter if it was spiritual, physical, personal or professional, but it does matter that you have a starting point and a plan.  I took a couple of hours on Saturday to do a little blog planning and have so many ideas that I want to try.  Come along for the ride and see what happens.

C & I are going to try to get back to healthier eating since our holiday parties are now over.  It is time to regroup, refocus, and hopefully get back to a routine.  What can I say, I actually like being stuck in a rut.  This week’s menu is still a little short, but it is a start.

Happy new year!

Bubble up enchiladas

Grilled steak burgers with oven fries

Grilled pork chops with butter roasted potatoes and salad

Pizza night

Plain Chicken’s chuckwagon stew (new)

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It is Monday all over again and time for another menu plan.  Is Christmas really next week, really???  I can’t seem to wrap my mind around the fact that December is half over and a new year is rapidly approaching.  That means I really need to get to the grocery this week to buy my Christmas dinner(s) ingredients.

This past Saturday, I made three new tasty cookie recipes to give as gifts to co-workers and friends. Can’t wait to share those with you all in the coming weeks.  January may be cookie recipe month around here. 

This menu is pretty simple since the holidays are next week.  Have a great week!

Salsa sloppy Joes & oven fries

Tacos with salad

BBQ pork chops with butter roasted potatoes

Cheesy steak sandwiches with oven fries

Pizza night

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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to this week’s Menu Plan Monday post.  Even though it is not officially winter here in Kentucky yet we had a winter weather advisory this weekend that resulted in ICE.  Yuck, I am not a big fan of snow, but I would much rather have snow than ice.  It is pretty to look at, but it can be so dangerous. Hopefully this cold snap will be short lived and we will get back to normal quickly.

I think I finally have my Christmas decorating done.  I keep finding little things that I want to do, but I need to stop.  I love holiday decorations and would have a tree in every room if I had the time to do it.  As it is, I did put some fresh greenery out this past weekend to fill in a few black spots.  Check back on Thursday because I am going to have a virtual home tour of our Christmas décor.

I hope to make one new recipe this week, but the rest are old favorites of ours.  Wednesday night is GIRLS night here at my house.  My co-workers are coming out to see the decorations and eat some tasty food.  Can’t wait!

Bubble up enchiladas

Salsa burgers with oven baked fries

Spicy beef vegetable soup with peppery cheese bread

Famous pork chops with oven fries & salad

One pot ziti (new)

Pizza night

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