Menu Plan and Goals

Life is crazy! I always think things are going to slow down and get better but I’m beginning to think that we might just have to find a way to make things work for our family going at this pace, at least for a while. After the craft show is over there won’t be a never ending to do list of things that have to be accomplished by a certain date. When life gets like this, I’m thankful for simplicity.

Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table

On a side note, I’ve found making earrings to be quite relaxing and enjoyable. It’s a fun way to spend an hour or so each evening and the perfect time to catch up on watching movies or television shows online. I need to have everything completed 3 weeks from Friday. I will be selling the earrings, lip balm, room spray, and mason jar lidded straw cups with a chalkboard paint rectangle. The lip balms and room sprays should come together pretty easily. I just need a couple hour block of time to work on them.

I’ll try to remember to take pictures of the earrings and other products to share soon!

Oklahoma is crazy! I think we’ve completely skipped spring. The number of perfect temperature days we’ve had are minimal. It went from cold to 100 degrees today. It’s only the first week of May! I’m a little scared for what the rest of the summer is going to be like.

I’m thinking the next month our menu might become even more basic than normal. On top of being busy and lacking time, hot weather also seems to decrease the desire to cook.

Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table


  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Small Groups – brought a dessert and chips and salsa
  • Ladies’ Bible Study for me and pizza bread at home
  • Crockpot BBQ Chicken with Sweet Potato Rounds
  • Leftovers


  • Salads (for me and Shaun)
  • Leftover macaroni and cheese
  • Pizza Bread


  • Oatmeal Banana Muffins
  • Pancakes from the freezer
  • Smoothies


Here’s hoping for the little guy to have a couple good nights of sleep this week. I’m thinking I’m going to need it. 🙂

What’s on your menu? What are you goals for the week? If you have any quick and healthy recipes (not using the oven is a huge plus) to share or advice for my craft show going ons I’d love hear from you too!

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2 thoughts on “Menu Plan and Goals

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      I know!!! I might try and twist my brother-in-law’s arm and see if he’ll help with designing the labels. I probably should figure out label sizes before I try to pass it over to him.


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