Planning for Success!

I’m linking up today to both Start Successful on Sunday over at Felicia’s Red Door Life and to Menu Plan Monday over at Organizing Junkie. I’ve been participating in both of these regularly lately, and since menu planning is actually one of those things that help make my week a success, the two of them together makes a great start to my week!

Felicia's Red Door Life

Scripture that I cling to at this point in my life
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Finishing off my (overdue) foster parent reports
Enjoying a little peace and quiet
Researching (= pinning) kid-friendly activities in San Antonio

The Weather
Currently rainy. But it’s mid-July and I live in Texas.  It’s gonna be a hot one!

Focus for the week
Organization and Planning
Spending quality time with my boys

Last Week’s To Do List
Revisions on diphthong paper – still in progress!
Set up bedroom with new dresserdone!
Have individual dates with the boys – ongoing!
Menu plan and stick with it! – done!
Research on International Destinations – still in progress!

To Do This Week
Submit HTE paper
Work on diphthongs
Read 2 articles for Tagalog
Research on travel with kids
Clean out and organize 2 kitchen drawers

On Deck with the Kiddos
Swim 2-3 days
Find a read-aloud series to start
Check out someplace new in town

From the Camera:


My newly-painted dresser.  Don’t hate on my beautiful orange-ness!


Prepping my overnight oats – yummy and easy!


If you’ve never taken your kiddos to the Lowe’s Build and Grow workshops, I highly recommend them!  As he began, Pooh proudly proclaimed, “It’s Hammer Time!”

Coming up on the Blog
Trim Healthy Tuesday
Spanish Friday
Saturday Special on vacationing
Start Successful on Sunday/Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan for the Week
This is a Trim Healthy Mama menu plan in which I’m attempting to mix up my meals by having 1 E (= Energizing), 1 S (= Satisfying), and 1 FP (= Fuel Pull) meal each weekday.

B: Kai si ming, coffee w/ cream (S)
L: Peaches and cream oatmeal (E)
D: Bean burritos (E)
Sn: Almonds (S), yogurt w/ berries (FP), cheese (S)

B: Overnight oats w/ raspberries, java chiller (FP)
L: Beef and cabbage (S)
D: Chicken tacos (E)
Sn: Satisfying Sundae (S), wasa with laughing cow (FP)

B: Baked oatmeal, java chiller (E)
L: Tuna packet on a large salad, balsamic dressing (FP)
D: Runny eggs over spinach (S)
Sn: Yogurt w/ berries (FP), light cheese sticks (FP), night-night custard (FP)

B: Overnight oats w/ raspberries, java chiller (FP)
L: Lean turkey on Deutsche Kuche bread (E)
D: Crabby patties, green fries (S)
Sn: Boiled eggs (S), yogurt w/ berries (FP), pepper strips (FP)

B: Baked oatmeal, java chiller (E)
L: Grilled chicken, faux-tato salad (FP)
D: Fooled Ya pizza (S)
Sn: Apple w/ pb (E), cottage berry whip (FP), ricotta creme (FP)

B: Eggs and bacon, coffee w/ cream (S)
L: Lean turkey on Deutsche Kuche bread, pepper strips (E)
D: Fried salmon, buttered broccoli (S)
Sn: Cheese cubes (S), wasa w/ laughing cow (FP), FSF (FP)

B: Pumpkin french toast bake, java chiller (E)
L: Lunch out with family (S)
D: Lean turkey roll-ups and laughing cow on wasas (FP)
Sn: Yogurt w/ berries (FP), ricotta creme (FP), boiled eggs (S)

I’m also linking up this menu to Trim Healthy Tuesday over at Gwen’s Nest and Stacy Makes Cents – come on over and find all kinds of other things to put in your mealplan!

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6 thoughts on “Planning for Success!

    • I have never been a menu planner until recently but I really feel like it’s making a difference, if for no other reason that I know what I’ve got in the fridge/freezer as options!

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