Menu Plan Monday {yes, you read that right}

So, the deal is that I have been taking pics on my phone and not really with my nice camera, which means that I haven’t been posting.  Yikes- that’s a first for me in 7 years.  Sad.  All 5 of us got versions of a stomach virus last week, and it now appears that Lizzie has hand, foot, and mouth disease.  That said, it has been a rough week or so.  Let’s focus on this cuteness instead:


And why not post this week’s menu plan while I’m at it?  While I’ve been menu planning for no less than 12 years, I have taken approximately a 2 year break from posting it…yes, the length of Lizzie’s age.  Hmmm.  That pretty much describes Elizabeth’s entrance to our family- life-changing.  ;)

I pretty much do 2 crock pot meals a week, based on my teaching schedule.  Thus, I am trying out a lot of slow cooker meals…let me know if you have a good one!


  1. Yay! I was just thinking recently that you haven’t done a menu plan post in a while, and I was needing some new ideas! So glad you’re back…for however long we can get it. :-)

    And y’all are quite the weekend hosts–impressed.

    I just saw this post on several crockpot recipes today that looked promising. Haven’t tried any yet, though:

    Hope your week gets better–ours was kind of crummy too. Here’s to Mondays!

  2. Good to see you back on the blogging wagon! Great photos.

  3. Lily has the same dress Bekah has! I love when our girls match, even if they are almost a continent away. :) I bought bright green tights from Target to go with it this winter, which I think would be Emily Approved.

  4. Your back ….

    I was about to send a search party

  5. Also…don’t know what kind of phone you have, but they have apps that interface w your blog, so you can upload directly from your phone. Don’t know if that helps, but I know you like to simplify! I use blogger app and enjoy being able to insert photos, but not to write whole posts. Just a thought!

  6. Shay- you’re speaking my language. :) Thanks for that tip!

  7. Ha ha ha ha! my mom pointed out it had been too long. ;)

  8. Kate- we got ours from Phyllis second-hand. I definitely need to get on those green tights- feeling weird to be living in a world in which the Ellises have more color than the Malones….