Monday, October 20, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - Oct. 20th & Coupon Codes

So, I learned how to do Mr. Linky on Saturday's post. I wasn't expecting any entries since it was the weekend and I posted it later. I'm beyond excited with the response, especially given the last minute idea! You were all SO creative and positive! We'll do it again next weekend. Just a reminder...make sure you include a link back to my post so that others can play along. If I haven't already, I'll be over to your blog soon...this weekend was busy and I wasn't on the computer much.

For next weekend, I'm thinking more on the topic of a time when we were kids and felt a boost in our self-esteem....let's work with that. OK? You can do anything you want though. :-) I'm really excited about the chance for all of us to share stories that uplift our self image. Goodness knows this world fills our brains with negativity enough!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The allergies are back for me. I miss the days before I was struck by this bug. What happened? I never had allergies until about two and a half years ago. Since then you'd think me and allergy were best friends. Sheesh. He's over stayed his welcome. I have discovered that peppermint tea is FABULOUS for a scratchy throat though. I'll be drinking it by the gallon....it's a good thing it's decaf! ha!

Just a heads up. I'm going to be posting a very cool giveaway tomorrow! I've been out of the giveaway routine for a while and it's time to get back in gear! Until then, here's the menu plan for the week....


Monday: Chicken Soft Tacos with Spanish rice & refried beans
Tuesday: Maple Jack Pork Chops with mashed red potatoes & green beans
Wednesday: Lemony Salmon Fettuccine (photo to the right) - I add garlic powder, lemon juice and pepper. Served with garlic bread
Thursday: Chicken & Bacon Meatballs in Cider Broth not sure of the sides yet, any ideas? I'll post this recipe on Slow Cooking Thursday
Friday: Grilled Pizza Wraps with salad

Snack Recipe: Here is a snack I recently tried that any brie lover will adore. Makes a wonderful appetizer, too. Shoot, I could make a lunch out of it! Grilled Apple and Brie Quesadilla with Strawberry Apple Dipping Sauce

Head over to orgjunkie.com for more fabulous meals!

And now time for the DEALS. I'm highlighting one of my FAVORITE online stores ever! I do most of my Christmas shopping here for the kids. I remember receiving personalized things when I was little and it was always beyond exciting for me, especially because my name was very hard to find back in the day. One year when I kept things more simple, I gave the little ones personalized Christmas ornaments with adorable custom characters on them. (photo to the right) The adults got Snow Family© Personalized Ornaments with the family name.They were SO cute! And of course, I had all my coupon codes on hand and I ordered it all at the same time so that I could save more. :-)

PersonalizationMall.com
Coupon Codes & Offer Info
PM8845 - 5% off any order
PM6244 - 10% off any order
PM3201 - 15% off any order
PM6680 - $5 off any order with minimum $15 purchase
PM5514 - $10 off any order with minimum $50 purchase
PM9837 - $15 off any order with minimum $75 purchase
PM2088 - $20 off any order with minimum $125 purchase
PM0377 - $25 off any order with minimum $250 purchase
PM5551 - Free shipping on any order with minimum $50 purchase

Oh and speaking of tea earlier...I found this cute teakettle on sale. I don't have one and thinking it would be a useful addition to my kitchen...
Copco Cambridge Stainless-Steel Teakettle
List Price:$34.99
Sale Price: $14.99 - 57% off
Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping
AND part of the 4-for-3 promotion



Question of the Day
Changing things up a bit...
Tell me what question you want
posted on my question of the day.

I'll pick one and post it sometime this week.

42 comments:

Lilly's Life said...

What a wonderful idea about the self esteem posts - that is exactly what we shoud be all doing. Gosh you have a really ocmprehensive blog too - wish i lived in the US to avail myslef of the bargains. Online is ok though! visiting your site from SITS!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

You know, I buy a nice shiny new kettle and the next thing you know it's a messy corroded blob that never looks clean again. Should I just throw in the towel and buy disposable kettles?

Mamarazzi said...

i loved the self esteem boost. and i love that you are giving us a topic...very smart!

question of the day: what is your family go to meal when the day gets away from you and dinner should have been on the table an hour ago?

NJDecorator said...

Side dish idea for Thursday - Baked apples would work great with the cider, plus a swet to offset the salty.

See you later.

Mandy said...

I have a question that someone once asked me....

What is lurking under your couch cushions?


I was surprised (ok, not really) to see what was under my cushions!!

Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons said...

What a great Meme I will have to join in on the fun this Saturday.

I have a great and easy recipe for spanish rice if you need one on my blog. Just look in the sidebar under recipes.

QOTD- I'll have to think about this one and get back to you.

Imperfect said...

I always love reading about the sales and seeing which ones I can use, but I really, really like seeing your menu plan. It helps me put together my food thoughts for the week! Thanks, Melody!

Sandy Toes said...

I just love those ornaments...I love anything that is personalized!

mmmmm a question?
How much time do you spend blogging a day???

~Tara said...

Great idea for the weekend, looking forward to joining in!! Mmmm, those recipes sound yummy- specially the Maple Jack Pork Chops...gonna have to give those a whirl!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I love that you are Target...but can I request that you be one with a Starbucks in it?

FatGirlsSkinny said...

Heyyyyyyy girlfriend. Miss me?

I have no idea for a question. I just wanted to say HIIIIII!

So, Hi! ;)

xo, Jess

Huse Yo Mama said...

mmmm....I'll be over for dinner tonight. 7ish work?

Also, I love love LOVE personalization mall. I use them every Christmas! Thanks for the codes!

Question of the day.....hmmmm....I'll have to sleep on that one. Of course I would have had seven different questions had you not ASKED!!!

My First Kitchen said...

I'm going to score one of those teapots pronto. They're so simple and beautiful. So much sweeter than heating up a mug of water in the microwave. :)

Mrs de Miranda said...

I didnt get to the self esteem post this week, but I will next weekend!! I just love your blog it is so much fun!! And those recipes sound soo good! I wish I had time to make anything these days!!

KDLOST said...

i have a question of the day!

describe your worst hair cut experience. and/or link to a pic of the result on your blog!

hahaha

i know what mine is... :)

gingela5 said...

I'll have to do my self esteem thing this weekend! Great idea! I have no ideas for a question of the day but if I think of one I'll come back! So, basically this comment was pointless--haha--have a great Monday!

Kimberlie Rose said...

Great idea with the Self-Esteem Sat. or Sun. Can't wait to do that one next week.

I am off to order me some of those Christmas ornaments right now...thanks!

Have a great day!

Shannon said...

Oooo... the chicken tacos, pork chops and pizza wraps all look really good!

~Trish~ said...

Great post as usual :)

Firefly said...

Can I come on Friday for dinner LOL

I tagged you on my blog so when you get a chance go see :)

Kally said...

I have allergy's cousin Cough over at my place. I agree about the peppermint tea. My fave is a brand called Stash.

Susie said...

I love the idea of Monday Menu. It is my goal to get my act together to play:-)

mrsbear said...

Thanks for your encouraging words today, they're appreciated. Losing weight after kids is tough, so are any of those delicious recipes diet friendly. ;-)

Crystal said...

I get seasonal allergies. When ever the seasons change i'm stuffy, sneezy, drousy, and all those other symptoms you get. Which of course our annoying, and bother some. LOL.

As for a Question of the Day. I have no idea! Maybe I'll back with you on that.

Brooke said...

Love the new post idea. I didn't get it in time for this last weekend and I will be on vacations this weekend but I will be in for the NEXT one :)

Ms. Tee said...

Yum - the apple/brie quesadilla sounds good. :) Sorry I missed your linky thing - I'm gonna go check out what everybody said. :)

christie said...

I am seriously LOVING your blog!
I'm hopping over to look at those personalized ornaments! Super cool!

Tabitha Blue said...

What a great Menu Plan.... sounds so good!! I REALLY need to get on this... I say that every week, and yet I still haven't planned a full week of meals yet!! Sigh. Maybe I'll just copy yours sometime :)

I love personalized stuff too!!!! They are such great gifts! Great deals, thanks!

And I'm with Nanny Goats... my kettles always get yucky... I must burn them or something. I LOVE when they are all new and pretty and shiney!! :)

~Tab~

Tabitha Blue said...

Oh and yeah, you and your hubby make a super cute couple!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Oh, the menu sounds yummy!

angie said...

Almost every night as a snack, I have mint decaf green tea with a little pack of sugar free chocolate cookies. Yum.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

You come up with some really delicious meal ideas! I'm definitely checking out the grilled pizza wraps.

Eudea-Mamia said...

Ugh - sorry I missed your first Self-Esteem Satuday/Sunday. LOVE the button - tres cute!

I'll make it this weekend, though I have to say, I'm going to have to dig pretty deep on that question.

As far as QOTD? Hmmmm...what is the one thing you would do if there was absolutely no chance for failure?

Ponder THAT!

Em

Eudea-Mamia said...
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Eudea-Mamia said...

That comment deleted was me - somehow mine got on there twice. Hate that!

Firefly said...

LOL yea I'm scared of the hights so Hubby is used here too, :)

jill jill bo bill said...

Maurine erwin sent me. heh I can't wait to do the brie apple quesadilla. mmmm.
Because I have no idea for a question-
I say:
Do you follow a pattern of washing when you shower or bathe? (ex: do you start at the neck and work down or feet and work up? Do you start with your L or R side? Do you use a loofah or a wash cloth or a sponge? Inquiring minds want to know.

The Jarnagins said...

Love personalizationmall too! I've gotten some cute gifts from them. Thanks for the list of promo codes.

"How do you like to pamper yourself?"

TattooedMinivanMom said...

A rated G question? Crap! I'm gonna email it to you right now so I don't forget again...

Aly said...

I am terrible at coming up with questions of the day. How about:

What's the one thing you miss most about life before children?


Thanks for the link to the cute Christmas ornaments. I know what I'm getting my little boy this year!

Tracy P. said...

Maple Jack Pork Chops...mmmm, that sounds scrumptious!

Avery Tales said...

The menu sounds yummy! I think I'm going to check out the Christmas stuff and use those codes.

As for my question:
What do you want to be when you grow up?