AUG
27
2015

September 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

MAR
31
2015

April 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

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Hi everyone! I can’t even tell you how excited I am for spring and summer! We’ve had a crazy mix of weather this month going from 70 one day, to snow the next. I have set my Uggs and Flip-flops by the door so I can decide which ones to wear on my way out the door. Anyway, I have some fun meals this month, and I’m excited to have that planning done and not have to worry about food when I can be outside playing instead!   Download the April 2015 Menu: April 2015 Meal Plan PDF April 2015 Meal Plan – Word Doc (editable) For more fun recipes, visit my Recipes Page! Here are some of our favorite smoothie recipes, just click on the image below! … [Read more...]

MAR
11
2015

Spicy BLTA Sandwich Recipe

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I don’t know about you, but lunch time is my hardest meal to plan. I don’t always like to eat cold sandwiches, and frankly I’m over “kid” food like chicken nuggets and mac-n-cheese. Not to mention that traditional kid food isn’t usually all that healthy anyway! So lately I’ve been experimenting with some new twists that I thought I would share with you all. Now I know the BLTA sandwich isn’t necessarily a new thing, but I’m totally loving this spicy twist on a classic recipe! And the whole thing takes about 5 minutes to prepare, which is right up my alley since that’s about how much time I have to whip something up on school days! Ingredients: (for 1 sandwich) 2 slices bread, lightly toasted (Any kind you like. I like to use Oroweat Buttermilk, but Sourdough is great too) 1/2 avocado, sliced into thin strips 2 slices cooked bacon (I cooked mine in the microwave, wrap in paper towel to absorb grease) 2 slices ripe tomato 1-2 slices lettuce (I like butter … [Read more...]

MAR
01
2015

March 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

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Guess what time it is? Yep, you got it right, it’s time for another monthly meal plan! March is already upon us, and that means we only have about 3 more months before schools out for summer! Yay! And yes, I have a bit of spring fever here. Colorado has been crazy, 70 degrees one day, and snowing the next. I basically keep a pair of flip-flops and my Uggs at the front door, so I can decide on the way out which ones to wear. Anyway, I have a new monthly meal plan for you all today! Hope you enjoy it. Download the March 2015 Menu: March 2015 Meal Plan PDF March 2015 Meal Plan – Word Doc (editable) For more fun recipes, visit my Recipes Page! Here are some of our favorite smoothie recipes, just click on the image below! … [Read more...]

FEB
18
2015

Ham, Egg, & Cheese Bagel Breakfast Sandwich

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Hi everyone, I have another fast and easy breakfast recipe for you today! My son loves breakfast sandwiches and he loves bagels. So he’s been asking for these breakfast bagels quite a bit lately. And they’re super easy too, which is just what I need! Ingredients: Bagels Eggs Cheese Ham (You can use sausage patties too!) Butter or cooking spray Directions: Melt a couple of tablespoons of butter in a skillet on medium heat. You can substitute cooking spray if you like, it’s mainly to keep the eggs from sticking. Crack an egg in to the skillet, and cook until done on one side, then flip. Place your bagel open sides down onto the skillet just to toast it a bit and heat it up. If you like you can warm a piece of ham or cook a sausage patty in the skillet as well. Once your egg is done, simply place the bottom half of the bagel on a plate and top it with the egg, ham slice, cheese, and the top half of the bagel. And voila’! You’re done! Egg, ham, and … [Read more...]

FEB
08
2015

Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Floats!

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Good morning everyone! We’re just getting crazy over here with Valentine’s Day fun! And today I have a yummy treat to share with you all! They’re pink. They’re fizzy. And they’re yummy! They’re Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Floats!   You will need: Ice cream – I suggest vanilla ice cream, strawberry ice cream or raspberry sherbet! Soda – I suggest Cherry 7-up, or any other red soda you prefer Optional: Whipped Cream, sprinkles, and fun Valentine’s Day straws!   We found the cute heart straws at Michael’s craft store, the rest was purchased at our local grocery store.   STEP 1: Okay, so to start off with, put a few scoops of your favorite white or pink ice cream into a fun glass!   STEP 2: Now carefully fill up your glass with your soda…go slowly or you’ll have an overflow sticky mess on your hands!   STEP 3: Finally add some whipped cream, and top it off with festive sprinkles and a cute … [Read more...]