Monday, October 31, 2011

Menu Monday Part 1 & a Freebie!

If there is one thing I love, it is sitting down at the end of a busy day with my family to share a yummy meal.  I should say, I love sitting down and EATING said meal…but getting it prepped, cooked, and on the table by dinner time night after night is not an easy feat!  Bu there is one little thing I have found that helps me more than ANYTHING else to guarantee I can provide that home cooked meal and quality family time without pulling my hair out.  Two Words:  Meal Plan!

That’s why this week, I am SO EXCITED to finally introduce a new feature to my blog:

Menu Monday Spending a little time at the beginning of each week creating my weekly menu and meal plan, I think, is the most important thing I do!  It saves me countless hours in the grocery store, helps eliminate dinnertime stress, and saves us lots and lots of $$$. 

And THAT’s a win/win/win for everyone!

AAAANNNNNNDDDDDD……because I already spend the time every week planning my menus, I thought I would share them here so you don’t have to!  That’s a win/win/win/win!

So here it is, in all it’s glory:

(links to all the recipes can be found below the menu)

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Halloween Dinner ideas and photos from Our Best Bites



Tuesday – Sweet and Sour Chicken & Asian Chicken salad courtesy of Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

                (I am already drooling just thinking about this.  It’s better than any Chinese  

                 takeout I’ve ever had!)

Wednesday – Crispy Southwest Wraps & Homemade Guacamole from The Sisters Cafe

Thursday – Creamy Corn Chowder from Our Best Bites

Saturday – Spinach Quiche from Kraft

Sunday – Rumbi Island Mango Chicken and Rice from The Sisters Cafe

So there you have it!

Now…I’m not going to stop there (even if you wish I would.)  ha!  No Siree!!  There’s a LOT that goes into creating my weekly plan. Tomorrow I’ll post all the details. So stay tuned for part 2. 


But because you can’t have a weekly menu without , well… a menu… I’ll leave you with this:

Free Printable Menu

Woot Woot! Once I got started, I couldn’t stop!  So whether you plan three squares a day, dinners only, or just want a small sheet to jot down a main dish, I’ve got ya covered!  

To download, simply click on the picture that suites your fancy.  It’s that simple.

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Full Page Breakfast Lunch & Dinner: Click Here to Download 


dinner menu planner with shopping list colorful with yellow

Weekly Dinner Menu & Shopping List: Click Here to Download

blank 5x7 weekly menu with tag

5x7 Dinner Menu Only: Click Here to Download

Happy Halloween!!!


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**I share, because I care!  Feel free to download the menus and use any of my images, as long as they are credited to me and accompanied with a link back to Romer Family Ramblings.  Menus and images are for personal use only.**

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ch ch ch ch changin...

It's official....I'm under construction

I don't know about you, but things have been feeling a little "stuffy" for me lately. As in, I need to open a window, take a deep breath, and let the fresh air swirl around my lungs (and life), taking with it all that is stagnant and in need of renewal. And when I get that feeling, that...I need to "shake things up" kind of a feeling, nothing can stop me.

I never felt the need to "nest" during my pregnancy. Actually, the opposite was true. I had absolutely NO desire to do anything but eat, sleep, and gestate. Now the gestating has been replaced with a new baby, a new routine, visitors and vacations, school, work, and sleepless nights. (Okay...not THAT sleepless. I swear I have the best baby EVER!)

In any case, my lack of nesting and detailed attention to life the past few months has finally caught up with me, and it can only be remedied by a total makeover. I'm replacing my cravings for mexican food and chocolate chip cookies with something new entirely. I'm craving structure. I'm craving order. I'm craving organization, and cleanliness, and all that mixed with a little need to create, to write, and re-invent. The past four weeks I have been hard at work recovering, visiting with family, figuring out my new routine as a mother of two, and brainstorming fabulous plans I wanted to implement when I was feeling up to it.

And By Golly friends...that time is now.

So please pardon my dust as I shake things up a little bit. I could not be more excited about my new blog design (slowly...VERY slowly being implemented), my new weekly features and giveaways, organization projects and pinterest challenges, sharing my weekly menus and recipes, opening the blog up to sponsors, and all my craft and household projects I have on my "to do".



I'm takin it a little slow at first. I am still getting my "sea legs" after all.

But change, she is a comin'.

Anyone else have any big plans to make changes and get organized?? Do share!

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P.S. To see everything I have in store, don’t forget to “follow” my blog over on the sidebar! You won’t want to miss it!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Little Miracle Man

I’m just sitting here watching my little man sleep. He makes the most adorable noises. And it’s all I can do to keep myself from picking him up and nuzzling him into the crook of my neck.

He’s a nuzzler. A snuggler. If I would let him, he would snuggle me 23 hours a day. If I hold him on my chest, he curls up into a little ball, rests his head on my shoulder, lets out a little sigh (and sometimes gives me a little smile), and dozes off. And he will stay that way as long as I let him. Or until he needs to eat. Whichever comes first.

When he DOES need to eat, there is no sad newborn cry to make me aware it is feeding time. Nope. He’s not a crier. He’s too patient and content for that. Instead, he lets out a sound like a little lamb. Which has earned him the lovely nickname “My Little Lambie".

And when he eats, he just slurps it down as fast as he can, let’s out one big belch, then nuzzles back into my side and falls fast asleep.

and I love it.

And I Love him.

Jude-Birth-Announcement I waited a long time for you to join our family. And I’m so glad you’re here.

Welcome to the world, little man.