Monday, September 8, 2008

Menu Plan Monday & Sleepy Deals

Ahhhh sleeping in is GOOD! We were up so late (including the baby) and luckily my 15 month old likes to sleep in as much as her mother. Good reason for staying up way past our bedtime though. We threw a party for the hubby's parent's 47th anniversary! After that I had a family member come in town.

Needless to say, I'm getting a late start to everything this morning which includes being late on planning the meals for the week. I'm having to survey everything in my fridge to see what I can put together. Unfortunately, I will have to make a run to the grocery store. Funny how that happens every week.

Monday: Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Turkey Medallions
Tuesday: Leftovers from Monday (I'm making plenty)
Wednesday: Orange Chicken
Thursday: Crock Pot- Jambalaya - I'll post the recipe on Slow Cooking Thursday
Friday: Baked Ziti
Head over to for more fabulous meals!

Now for a few deals. In spirit of sleeping in, I found some bedding deals. Oh how I want to go back to bed!

-Shop the Fall Preview Sale at The Company Store® - Save on seasonally inspired bedding and blankets.
-Shop the Luxury Bed and Bath SALE at The Company Store®
-50-70% off Kids' Bedding at Amazon


judy said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by.

I know it's hard,sometimes,being a SAHM but believe won't regret it. You have the most important job you could ever imagine right there in your home.

Thanks for sharing your bargain hunting. Great ideas.

Deb said...

Wow! 47 Anniversary! That's wonderful! I bet that was a great party. I looked at the bedding sales, very nice I love new bedding but, I've just cleaned my closets and new means storing the old and I just can't take the cluttered shelves (not right now). LOL!!! Deb

Jaime said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog, and for making a comment. It is wonderful to have new readers & new comment makers. I have just checked our your blog, and love it. I will add you to my blog roll. Your dinner idea for friday night sounds eerily similar to what I'll be making. Hmmm, maybe you need to post that recipe too. I'll check back again soon.

Megan said...

What a blessing that your little one sleeps in! I love your site, I am really excited to visit here often! Thanks for commenting on my site so that I could find yours!

Kacey said...

I want to go back to bed too! And it's 5pm and I'm counting down the minutes - is that wrong? Ha! One night away being able to sleep straight through night and now back in reality - being up at least 3 times threw me for a loop! Ha! Your recipes sound super yummy!

Oh - and yes - I'm super excited about my thirties! :o)

Ash said...

Oh oh, Crazy 8 is one of my farovite!!

Thanks for checking out my little blog - yours is going on my list. I so need to be better about stretching the almighty dollar.


Anonymous said...

I always get hungry on your Menu Plan Mondays. :)

Sleep is precious. All this talk of sleeping is making me sleepy. I think I'm going to take a nap. lol

Ritch in Love said...

I am starving! It's dinner time! We're headed out for chinese tonight! Yea! No clean up!
Just wanted to say hi, and tell ya I finally have your button up on my blog!

Anonymous said... all sounds so good! I am going to make the Jambalaya for dinner tomorrow. My week goes so much easier if I make a menu...:)

What a great site you have here! I am bookmarking for sure!

Thanks for visiting my are too sweet!

mariel said...

oh. my. word. I just found this treasure of a blog you have and I LOVE it!!! I will visit for deals often! Thank you for doing the 'dirty work' so others can be blessed!! ;)

tommie said...

I will definitely be checking back for the Thur recipe. We have soccer late two nights a week! I will need these.

Congrats to your parents! That is such an accomplishment.

Anonymous said...

MMMM I love Orange Chicken. I haven't had Jambalaya in so long. Just may have to do that one soon. As always, thanks for posting! You help me with my meal ideas!

There are some cute deals in the Kids bedding you listed. I need to get some new comforter sets for the little one.

Alissa said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I read through yours and it is very interesting. I will be coming back. You are LUCKY to have a little one who sleeps in!

Nonnie said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting Melody! And congrats to your ILs for 47 years; my own parents will be celebrating 40 this year.

The ziti recipe you posted is close to the one I make for my monsters.

Have a great night!


Anonymous said...

You are SO good! I barely know what I'm going to have for dinner 10 minutes before dinner time!

Melissa Martin said...

You are so lucky getting to sleep in late. I usually get woken up by my almost 2 year old knocking on her door and calling "Mommy? I'm stuck!"

BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog!

Melissa said...

Thank you so much for stopping by to be the FIRST person to leave a comment on my new blog. I'm so glad you did because it gave me the chance to stop by here and see yours-LOVE IT! I am a shopaholic and get so excited when I find a great deal, so I know I'll be here often. Also, I love the recipes you posted. thanks!

leezee52 said...

It all sounds yummy!

Lee :)

Sandra said...

Oooh orange chicken, I need to make it again LOL

Holly said...

I'd bet you're a great hostess. That bacon-wrapped turkey thing sounds good -- would that be turkey-bacon-wrapped turkey?

I need some new bedding, but with a pillow-top mattress, it's not easy finding extra-extra deep sheets in anything but boring solids. Yawn.

~Trish~ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I think I'm coming to dinner at your house this week :)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Thanks for the nice comment love.
Baked Ziti is one of my favorites!!! YUM! and my hubby makes a mean spicy Jambalaya!!!

Anonymous said...

this site is great! I am definitely going to be stopping by here DAILY to get great deals! And thanks for stopping by my site!

Tyne said...

What a cool blog! I love your idea of saving money while being a sahm. Yeah... I need help in that area- especially with meal planning. Since I have three kids under four and am pregnant with my fourth, I RARELY get out to spend money- except on groceries. I will be back!

Thanks for coming by my blog!

Elisabeth said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog and am always looking for ways to save money! And your menu ideas? Sounds yummy--although, I am not a slow cooker kind of gal...but will be checking back for more!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Congrats to your parents! 47? WOW-NESS!

Now then. What's this about a baby that likes to sleep? I want one of those!! :)

Leslee P said...

love your meal plans. i need to be more of a planner- maybe i can try and follow your lead. stealing your button.

tiarastantrums said...

can't wait for the Jambalya recipe - my hubbie likes this - but I don't think my picky little eaters will tast a morsel of that!