Menu Plan and Goals

The whirlwind time of year is here! Our third craft show of the year was Saturday and was the best one! It definitely helped make a long day more worth it. We had a prime location and some new products that sold really well. The craft shows really have been a lot of fun, but they are tiring, especially juggling the kids during the day. They did quite well though, until the very end. Sunday afternoon was spent picking up the house and grocery shopping, both or which desperately needed to happen.

Menu plan and goals for our family of 4! This week, leftovers are rocking it!

I had no intentions of making sugar cookies this year, but when my daughter said she want to make “sock cookies like on Curious George’s Christmas” I decided to go for it. She helped mix up half a batch of dough and learned how to roll and cut out the cookies. The decorating she did all on her own and I attempted to keep brother from destroying everything. ūüôā

This week and next are going to be busy ones once again. I think things will maybe slow down the actual week of Christmas. (But I probably shouldn’t say that too loudly or that won’t even happen.) I talked about this some on my Facebook page last week. Why does¬†everything¬†have to happen in the month of December? Can’t we have fall parties or New Year’s parties instead of Christmas ones? I, for one, would find those much more enjoyable! This time of year ends up being so busy that there isn’t time to slow down and truly enjoy it.

Menu plan and goals for our family of 4! This week, leftovers are rocking it!

Homemade vanilla ice cream with Peppermint Hot Fudge Sauce! It turned out yummy. The sauce recipe will be getting posted soon.


  • Eggs
  • Smoothies
  • Pancakes from freezer
  • Granola


  • Baked Potatoes/Sweet Potatoes with carrots and pineapple
  • Pancakes from freezer
  • Or leftovers


  • Small Groups – Italian theme – brought bread sticks and dessert
  • Tomato Soup/Ladies’ Bible Study
  • Leftovers x 2 (or more) Our small group leaders sent us home with noodles, sauce, and bread that will make at least two meals!
  • Snack supper


  • Etsy shop. . . Yep, didn’t happen again last week.
  • Get ready for a mini trip
  • Write two more posts (life was crazy last week and only 1 happened)
  • Put away craft show items
  • 18 month check up (he’s not a baby anymore)
  • Sleep. I’m at that point of exhaustion where I feel like I’m practically sleep walking. I can’t control whether the kids sleep through the night, but I can’t control what time I go to sleep at. Getting to bed earlier often means leaving more things undone on my list than I would like. Even a couple nights in bed early would help, I think! But my list of things that ¬†¬†have to get done is too long so we’ll see. . .What’s on your menu this week? Any Christmas events going on?

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2 thoughts on “Menu Plan and Goals

  1. Janet

    I love the idea of New Years parties. What a great way to have fun during the cold, often dreary month of January. We are actually looking at doing our Christmas celebration with my family around New Year’s Eve/Day or close to that. Our KidMin at church had our leaders’ holiday dinner the week before Thanksgiving week. They know everyone is so busy between Thanksgiving and the end of the year that they decided to do it on a Wednesday night before activities started. I thought it was a great idea.

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      LOVE that your church did that! Wish more places would start thinking like that and I agree, January can be a bit of a let down and the weather is so cold saving a few parties for then would be kind-of fun. Hope you have a great late celebration with your family this week!


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