Meal Pinning Monday

June 23, 2013

With moving in only a week we are officially on the "clean out the pantry" menu. Plus with Jeremy directing VBS this week and I'm helping in Missons (fitting after a week of missions camp with the youth group) so dinner will just be whatever the kids are snacking on. 

Can we also talk about how weird it is to be touching a computer after a week of not looking at my blog...everything last week was scheduled way in advance. I almost don't even know how to do this anymore! 

I recently wrote an article for 5 Minutes for Mom (I'm an intern there right now!) called Using Pinterest to Meal Plan, I'd love for y'all to check it out. 

[What is Meal Pinning Monday?]
MPM is how I meal plan for our little family. I once spent a lot of time searching the web and my recipe books hunting for new recipes and ideas for what to cook every week. Then, Pinterest came along and made meal planning much easier for me. Every weekend I look over what I have pinned the prior week and decide what I would like to cook and make my grocery list from these recipes. MPM came about as a way to share what I am cooking, and to also see what others are cooking every week to hopefully get even more dinner ideas from other bloggers. If you don't pin your recipes feel free to just share what you are cooking.

Let's make this easy, I'll just give you my breakfast and lunch plans...the rest is unknown and will involve snacking. Then again after a week of eating what the kids ate I might resort to eating only celery and hummus at dinner. 

Pineapple Mango & Orange Smoothie with milled flaxseed added

Green Monster Smoothie: but with PB2, no dairy, and chia seeds
Next week I will be back to my regular cooking schedule, and we will also be in our new townhouse!