Menu Plan and Goals

One big development has occurred this week. The little guy has officially started crawling on all fours. No more getting around by inching forward and rolling. Once he tackled that skill, he was on to attempting to pull himself up. Last night, for the first time, he made it past his knees and used the couch to pull up to standing. He was pretty proud of himself. He also had 2 teeth come through (in the same day)! I’m waiting for tooth number 8 to come in, before I let myself get too excited.

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

The Valentine’s treasure hunt using picture clues was a hit! It took our daughter the first two clues to really understand what was going on and after that she took off running. She wanted it to keep on going. I suppose that might have had something to do with the little goodies she kept finding.

After a whirlwind weekend, I’m looking forward to a (hopefully) quieter week.

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


  • Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce, broccoli, and bread sticks (recipes coming the next two Fridays!)
  • Small Groups (soup theme). I brought mexican soup and rolls
  • Pizza with a quinoa crust (new recipe)
  • Leftovers x 4


  • Salads (weekday lunches for Shaun and me)
  • Leftover pizza (weekday lunches for our daughter)
  • Grilled cheese (weekday lunch for our daughter)
  • Breakfast Quesadillas on corn tortillas
  • Guacamole and fruit


  • Pancakes
  • Oatmeal
  • Lemon Muffins

Goals (affiliate links used):

  • Stuff brochures in envelopes (already labelled and stamped) for mail for the membership drive for our concert series association.
  • Read. Minimal reading happened last week, so I really be happy for anything. I’d love to finish From Playpen to Podium, read more of Mansfield Park, and start another from my list.
  • Finish 4×6 scripture cards (again, didn’t happen last week)
  • Write recipe contributor post
  • Write/Schedule 3 posts for next week
  • Budget meeting
  • Send e-mails for research (noticing a trend, that didn’t happen last week either)
  • Play with the room spray scents
  • Exercise (maybe, hopefully. . .)

What do you have going on this week? Anything fun on your menu?

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8 thoughts on “Menu Plan and Goals

  1. Nicole Beard

    This week I’m trying a new baked ziti recipe. I’m also working on putting together a list of meals we like so I can plan a month in advance and really save on food costs! That’s great about your son – being mobile! My son seems to pop two through at time as well! Have a great week.

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Baked ziti sounds fabulous! I love Italian. Love how you are coming up with a list of meals. I should do that as well – it would make meal planning super easy to use the favorites and then just throw in a couple of new recipes I’ve been wanting to try. I recently started planning and shopping for 2 weeks at a time and it’s been awesome! Thanks! I’m so glad he finally is. It has to make such a big difference for babies to be able to actually go where they want. Those teeth are killer! I’m hoping this 8th one comes in and then we have a couple month break before we start on the molars. You have a great week too – enjoy the beautiful weather!

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Thanks!!! I actually exercised a tiny bit yesterday, so it’s a better start than I’ve had every other week. Stretching really does make me feel so much better too! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Hope you enjoyed your supper after your husband got home! Those babies like to eat, even before they are born. 😉 Even with a nursing baby I’m still snacking frequently! Once he slows down on the nursing business it’s probably going to have to start eliminating a lot of them, ha ha! Thanks! He’s already starting to get into way more stuff and has quite a few tumbles trying to pull himself up!


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