DEC
27
2015

January 2016 Monthly Meal Plan

What in the world happened to 2015? Is anyone else wondering that? I think I have to start paying better attention, because 2015 seriously slipped by me. I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the things that went on for the COAH household in 2015, honestly it was hard remembering everything and I had to look back at my Facebook and Instagram to see what we did LOL! The kids are all one year older which makes me sad. I wish they could stay babies forever, but at the same time it’s been fun having older kiddos around too. Strawberry Shortcake turned 12, and will be 13 at the end of this January, Tinker Bell turned 9,  Turbo turned 11, and Miss Lady Bug made her debut as a 7 year old! We’ve successfully completed 2 years of homeschooling in the new house. And I think I finally have our school room set up in a functional and mostly organized manner. We lost one of our border collies to cancer, then had to put the other one down due to old age this past … [Read more...]

NOV
30
2015

December 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

Good morning everyone! It’s finally December, and that mean’s it’s officially the most wonderful time of the year! If you’ve been following me for awhile now, you already know that I love Christmas time. I love driving around and enjoying all of the twinkle lights, sledding, snow fort building, and hot chocolate drinking If you live anywhere near us, you’re also getting to enjoy snowy evenings by the fire. And if you’re like me, then you’re also standing outside in the snowy cold night waiting for your new puppy to go potty. It’s seriously a good thing he’s cute! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ve already met him, but I’d still like to officially introduce you to our newest family member, Bandit. He’s was originally named Cosmo after "Cosmo’s moon" in the movie Moonstruck with Cher and Nicolas Cage. I saw it years ago, and when I saw him I start singing… “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s amore” I also used it as a selling point for … [Read more...]

NOV
12
2015

Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

Hey guys! I have a delicious new recipe to share with you today! As most of you know, I’m a big meal planner. Mainly because if I don’t plan our meals, then we don’t eat. Trying to figure out what to make at the end of a busy homeschool day doesn’t usually go well, and since we’re usually running to sports in the afternoons it can get hectic. So a good plan is essential! So is an easy and good dinner, that everyone likes! I recently tried this recipe from my mom, and everyone enjoyed it, so I thought I would share it with you too! And there are two ways to make this one. The long way…and the fast way. Both are good! Ingredients: (Long way) 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1 - 8 oz. package sliced mushrooms 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1 - 14 ounce can low sodium chicken broth 1 1/3 cups half and half 3 tablespoons dry sherry (Optional, we skipped this and it was still yummy!) 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt 1 4/ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon ground … [Read more...]

OCT
29
2015

November 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

Hey guys! I feel like I just posted the October meal plan, and here we are again ready for a new month! I am telling you the time period between August and December flies by like nobody’s business doesn’t it? It’s like I step into a vortex of school, sports, holidays, and shorter days that seem to make time fly by. That said, I do love this time of year. There is so much going on, and the cooler weather in our area is a welcome relief from the hotness of summer. I love the changing leaves from fall, and the drizzly days that make for fun afternoons crafting in jammies. And if we’re lucky we might even see some snow here pretty soon! And…it also means we have some yummy soups and more meals to look forward to as well. I hope that my monthly meal plans help relieve a little bit of stress in your home. And maybe they’ll even save you enough time to enjoy some afternoons relaxing too!     Download the 2015 November Monthly Meal Plan: 2015 November Monthly Meal Plan … [Read more...]

SEP
24
2015

October 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

Good morning fellow hard working moms and dads out there! I have my October 2015 Monthly Meal Plan ready for you today! I’m hoping my monthly meal plans make your lives a little bit easier, and stress free! I know it helps my sanity levels since I barely have time to even think about what we’ll be eating on any given day! And I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely looking forward to the cooler weather that October brings. Fall is probably one of my favorite seasons. I love all of the leaves changing colors along with the crisp cool air. And…it also means we have some yummy soups and more fall meals to look forward to as well.   Download the 2015 October Monthly Meal Plan: 2015 October Monthly Meal Plan PDF 2015 October Monthly Meal Plan Word Doc (Editable) If you haven’t already used this before, you can click on any of the underlined menu items to get to the recipe. I hope this helps all you homeschooling warriors who are in the final stretch of the year! The … [Read more...]

AUG
27
2015

September 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

Greetings readers! In our neck of the woods it’s officially back-to-school time! And for me that means I have about 5 minutes of free time a day. Which means I don’t have that much time to think about or plan meals for our family. And with 6 people in the clan eating out all of the time isn’t exactly budget friendly. Or healthy for that matter. So, you’ve probably guessed by the title, it’s time for my monthly meal plan! I can’t tell you how much sanity this plan saves me during school time. I tend to fall off of my meal plan band wagon over the summer just because we’re always doing different things. And I’m a lot more flexible with my time. Which means I have time to cook, run to the store here and there, and so I make whatever sounds good. But as soon as school & sports start back up I have zero time to be worrying about meals. So that means that I need something I can just hang in the kitchen that will tell me what to do each day. Kind of like my homeschool curriculum. So … [Read more...]

JUL
30
2015

August 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

Good morning! Well, I don’t know about you, but August means back-to-school for us! Which comes with some mixed feelings of excitement over new curriculum and fresh new school supplies, whoot whoot! And a little bit of anxiety over the chaos that I know is coming our way. It seems like everything starts up at once, school, sports, extra activities, and before I can even blink it’s almost Christmas! That said, my monthly meal plan has been a huge blessing when our schedule starts to get crazy. I have to confess that over the summer I’m not so great at following my plan. Things are nice and relaxed and we kind of just do whatever we feel like that day for food. But man when school starts it seriously aids in my sanity levels to have a meal plan. It’s just one less thing I have to think about and keep track of. So here we go! Download the 2015 August Monthly Meal Plan: 2015 August Monthly Meal Plan PDF 2015 Auust Monthly Meal Plan Word Doc (Editable) If you haven’t already … [Read more...]

JUN
28
2015

July 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

July. Seriously? When did that happen? Last thing I knew we were finally done with school for the year and I was looking forward to enjoying some down time. And now it’s already July! Which means we only have a few more weeks before school starts back up. That also means that I need to get planning. Don’t worry I’ll post my new curriculum choices and schedules soon! And as you all know, I don’t like to have to constantly be thinking about meal times. So my monthly meal plan helps me enjoy my days and not worry about what’s for dinner! Hope my monthly meal plans help you as much as they do me! Download the July 2015 May Monthly Meal Plan: 2015 July Monthly Meal Plan PDF 2015 July Monthly Meal Plan Word Doc (Editable) If you haven’t already used this before, you can click on any of the underlined menu items to get to the recipe. I hope this helps all you homeschooling warriors who are in the final stretch of the year! For more fun recipes, visit my Recipes Page! … [Read more...]

MAY
31
2015

June 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

Good morning! It’s full on summer for us over here, and the last thing I want to think about it is cooking. If you saw my last post, you’ll know that I have big plans for some relaxed warm summer days! To aid in my relaxation process, I have my June 2015 Monthly Meal Plan ready to go! I hope these help you get your meals planned, so you can hang out and relax, maybe play some games with the family! Download the 2015 May Monthly Meal Plan: 2015 June Monthly Meal Plan PDF 2015 June Monthly Meal Plan Word Doc (Editable) If you haven’t already used this before, you can click on any of the underlined menu items to get to a recipe. And since it’s summer here, there are a lot more grilling type recipes, rather than wintery soups and such. Because who wants to be cooking when it’s hot outside? If you live where it’s cold right now, you might want to check out some of my winter month meal plans so it fits better with your neck of the woods!   Since you always ask, here … [Read more...]

APR
28
2015

May 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

Hi everyone! May is here (well it will be in two days) and that means we only have one more month until summer break! Not that I’m excited or anything. And we do some school over summer break just so we don’t experience brain drain or anything. But still, it’s mostly fun, sun, pool, and relaxation for us here at the Confessions house hold! And here’s my way of keeping it simple and getting me through this last month of chaos! Hope my monthly meal plans help you as much as they do me! Download the 2015 May Monthly Meal Plan: 2015 May Monthly Meal Plan PDF 2015 May Monthly Meal Plan Word Doc (Editable) If you haven’t already used this before, you can click on any of the underlined menu items to get to the recipe. I hope this helps all you homeschooling warriors who are in the final stretch of the year! For more fun recipes, visit my Recipes Page! Here are some of our favorite smoothie recipes, just click on the image below! … [Read more...]