Menu Plan and Goals

Beautiful weather returned for a few days this weekend. We spent part of the (Sunday) afternoon playing in the backyard pretending to be flying. Oh to have the imagination of a 3 year old. After both kids were covered in dead grass they headed to the bath. Only a few hours later some friends called wanting to know if we could meet at the park. Might as well take full advantage of the gorgeous day. Now both kids are in bed and as I sit and type this I can hear the wind howling outside. I think the arctic air is on its way back.  At least in this part of the country the cold only stays around a few days. Unlike my sister in Minnesota where the heat wave is in the 20s. Brrr. I’m thankful that’s the high on our coldest day and not warmest.

Menu Plan and Goals - Deanna Michaels @ From this Kitchen Table

If you haven’t noticed, our food stays pretty simple around here. In fact, most of what I cook gets served more than once. Right now, it’s what works. It frees up a lot of time for me during the week and is one fewer thing to worry about.

Menu Plan and Goals - Deanna Michaels @ From this Kitchen Table



  • Vegetable Soup
  • Salads
  • Leftover pizza and sweet potatoes for our daughter


  • Green Tropical Smoothies
  • Soaked Oatmeal (cut back the honey)
  • Pancakes from freezer

Goals (affiliate links used):

  • Read 10 chapters in Pride and Prejudice, read The Purity Principle, and start Maximized Living Nutrition Plans
  • Get the concert series membership drive envelopes printed and ready to be stuffed
  • Make 5 memory verse cards
  • Plan February blog schedule
  • Blogging On the Side Interview

What do you have going on this next week?

P.S. Be sure to come back tomorrow! I have my first giveaway on the blog coming up!

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8 thoughts on “Menu Plan and Goals

  1. Antionette Blake

    What a great way to spend a Sunday – unfortunately, we got more snow and it was cold so I spend my afternoon grocery shopping for the week. I am thinking of doing a slow cooked rib dish for the weekend and of course something special for SuperBowl Sunday!

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Bummer! I’m thankful I live in Oklahoma where we have nice days even in January. Ribs sound amazing. My dad does some awesome smoked ribs, but I don’t have a smoker. How do you do your slow cooked ones? I’m looking forward to Super Bowl snacks Sunday.

        1. Deanna Michaels Post author

          Ooo, thanks for sharing! Looks like a super easy method. My dad didn’t make rib when we were down at their house they beginning of the month so I might just have to suck it up and do it myself. If what you do this week turns out, you should share. 🙂

  2. Janet

    The cheesy chicken and rice casserole looks good. We’re headed into a stretch of cold weather here too with the possibility of sleet and snow. In Florida! It will be an interesting week here, I’m sure. I’ve got soup on menu to help warm us up.

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      It was really good. Our first time to make it and it was a hit. Shaun declared it a keeper. Cold weather is perfect for soup. I love how easy it is to make enough for leftovers.


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