Menu Plan and Goals

We were able to spend a few days in Branson with part of my family last week and got to meet my almost 5 month old niece for the first time! It was a lot of fun swimming, shopping, playing and hanging out with everyone. We went to bed late, got up early, and had a toddler who didn’t want to sleep. In spite of lack of sleep, the kids did really well and now that we’ve had a weekend to catch up on naps and putting the house back together we are as back to normal as we can be.

Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table

Playing in the creek!

Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table

Cousin Fun!

I went to my grocery store for the first time in 3 weeks and have restocked the refrigerator with fruits and veggies for the next couple of weeks. Hooray for options and lots of produce again!

On this week’s menu we have a staff party and two days where my husband will be working over 12 hour days. I’m planning leftovers for those nights so Shaun can bring them and reheat for a quick supper before working the event they radio station is putting on at the old drive in theater.

We are throwing around doing a Whole 30 in the next month or two. Have you ever done one before?

Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table


  • Staff Party – Bring Salad and Dessert (I brought Sesame Ginger Salad and Mini Cheesecake Bites)
  • Chicken Chow Mein (also known as the meal my husband cooks, but I always seem to end up doing a lot of prep work for)
  • Chili (using homemade chili beans from the freezer)
  • Homemade Pizza
  • Leftovers x 3


  • Pizza
  • Fajitas
  • Cucumber Tomato Salad for the 3 year old and myself x 5 (we love this stuff)
  • Lettuce Salads for my husband x 5


  • Pancakes from the freezer
  • Oatmeal
  • Refrigerator Oatmeal
  • Smoothies (maybe)


What’s on your menu? Any goals you are trying to tackle?

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2 thoughts on “Menu Plan and Goals

  1. Janet

    So glad you got to enjoy some family time and meet your niece! I’ll admit I felt a little sad not being at Declare this year. I’m hoping to go next year. I’m so thankful I got to meet you there last year. I’ve tossed around the idea of the Whole 30 but am just not sure it’s something I want to commit to doing. I did enjoy reading The Humbled Homemaker’s recent experience with it though. Have a great week!

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      It was so much fun! Time away and getting to hang out with family is always good. I felt the same way! It was such a bummer to not be there. Seeing pictures and following the events was so bittersweet. It was fun reading The Humbled Homemaker’s experience. Intentional By Grace is also doing a Whole 30. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to. It can make life a little hard with small groups and other social functions. . . We’ll see.


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