Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Menu Plan Monday April 19-25

We had an amazingly fun and busy weekend! On our way to Dallas for an Irish dance competition, we stopped (a little out of the way, but worth it) in Glen Rose, Texas at Dinosaur World. This was a thank you to our boys who endure hours of dancing performances, trips to the mall and the constant girl talk of their 4 sisters and myself. We walked the winding path through the park where we viewed dozens of life size dinosaurs in their natural "habitat". The little sprinkling of rain just led to a more Jurassic-y Park feel. We had a picnic and then did the unthinkable...we bought souvenirs. I never buy souvenirs! In the shop, everything always looks so cool but an hour later, you ask yourself why you just spent $15.00 on an inflatable snake? I have always had a hard and fast "postcards only" rule. My thought is postcards are cheap, they're flat (easy to pack and store) and you you never have postcard buyers remorse. However, my dear husband bought the souvenir of all souvenirs...a mounted dinosaur head. Yes, the perfect addition to his trophy wall that currently only houses a jackalope. This is why the man is only allowed to decorate the garage and under the beds.
We finished Saturday off with a trip to the American Girl Doll store at the Dallas Galleria. It has become our tradition to go there and have dessert every time we are in Dallas (dessert buys the patience of little boys while their sisters shop for doll clothes!). Last time, we enjoyed their amazing milk and cookies (you'll just have to go there to see how they can make something so simple, so great). This time we had the super banana split and the fondue sampler. ooooh yum. Can't wait until next time when we try the banana marshmallow crepes!
Saturday the kids danced and came away with an armload of medals and a trophy! They are so amazing and talented. Next weekend, we do it all over again....
We're back home and back to normal (at least our normal!)for a little while so here's my plan...
oh, yeah...I'm just cooking for the kids this week...

Breakfast: (Gasp) Cereal...yes I has a weak moment...don't judge me
Dinner: Beefy mac and cheese, green beans and salad

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese taquitos and fruit
Dinner: Chicken soft tacos

Breakfast: Pancakes and Bacon
Dinner: Mini burgers, macaroni and cheese and tater tots

Breakfast: Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins
Dinner: BBQ rib sandwiches, baked potatoes

Breakfast: Hit it Willie! "On the road again..."
Dinner: Whole Hog Cafe in Little Rock...the best pork BBQ anywhere

Saturday and Sunday
Breakfast: Hotel food
Dinner: out

Have a great week!


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  2. Thanks so much! I'm a really new blogger and still trying to learn my way around.
    I do make my own hamburger buns when time allows (I'll post the recipe in the next couple of days) but in a pinch I buy dinner rolls (we like potato rolls.)

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