Monday, September 26, 2011

Menu Monday


My Daddy passed away late Wednesday night. The past several days have been filled with details and processing the change in all of our lives. He left a legacy of a 50 year marriage, being a great Dad and Grandpa, and always being my protector and the big lap I could crawl up in for a good cry, even after I was an adult. He left us with great memories and he will be missed.

We have a busy week ahead of us. Our Homeschool co-op is kicking off, and the pages of my calendar are starting to look like they exploded. It's also the end of the month when money is tight and I'm trying to use up what's in our freezer, pantry and fridge to not only make the budget stretch but to give it a good clean before we fill it again in October. Here's what is cooking at our house this week.



Breakfast:

Freezer muffins, fruit smoothies or oatmeal

Dinners:

Chicken Salad Sandwiches with veggie and fruit tray
Poverty Meal
Bacon and Potato Chowder
Stir Fry over Steamed Rice
Ham and Bean soup (from freezer)
Caramel Apple Oven Pancake
Leftover Night

42 comments:

Nicole said...

So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Prayers.
Nicole

Staci said...

So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Jan Mata said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your father. My mother just passed last Tuesday. You are in my thought and prayers.

Diane said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray God comforts you as you grieve.

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in my prayers

Margo said...

I am so sorry for your huge loss. He sounds like he was a very precious person.

e-Mom said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Gayle. You will have a large hole in your life for some time to come. I'm sure your father will be remembered with fondness by all who knew him.

We missed you on Friday. Looking forward to joining your popular blog hop again when you're able to resume your normal activities.

Blessings, e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen}

http://www.susannahskitchen.com

Nothing shocks me anymore... said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You were blessed to have had him such a long time! Keep your memories close to your heart!

The Jammie Girl said...

I am so sorry to hear about your father. I'll keep your family in my prayers. I know how stressful and overwhelming making all those arrangements can be when you're grieving. Thankfully, I also remember that knowing I at least had meals planned out and knew everyone was being fed healthy food was one less stressor during those early weeks. I hope it's a comfort to you as well.

Mendi said...

I am so sorry for your loss! My own sweet dad passed away about a year and a half ago, so I know how to pray for you. Hugs!

Sarah said...

Love you!!

Robert said...

So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Daddy.
Blessings to All

Roxie700 said...

Oh my goodness. I am sorry. I lost my own father just over 6 years ago and I still miss him very much. I know the loss will be with you forever. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. May God bless and comfort you in this time of loss.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Cherish the memories.

Jackie said...

So, so sorry to hear about your Dad. I can't imagine the ache in your heart. Praying for your family...

Melissa said...

I'm sorry for your loss, I can't even imagine how hard this time is for you and your family. He sounded like a wonderful daddy.

Dee said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your Father's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. It sounds like you have wonderful memories of your Father.

Johnlyn ~ Frugality and Homemaking said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. Many thoughts and prayers for your family.

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry!

Linda said...

I am so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. You and your family are in my prayers.
Linda

Mama Squirrel said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Thanks for continuing to inspire me with your budget wisdom.

Laura said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Cheryl said...

May God bless you and your family. I am sorry for the loss of your Dad.

Carrie said...

So sorry for your loss.

cherie said...

My tremendous sympathy

jamie said...

I am so sorry.

Sandy (aka Grannie) said...

So sad to lose a parent--not easy. Just finished praying for you asking God to comfort you like no one else can. Sandy(a.k.a.Grannie)

Anonymous said...

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers and grace for you and all of the family.

Brianschef said...

Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Kathleen @ Kath Ink said...

So sorry for the loss of your father, he sounds like such a wonderful man. May peace surround the grieving hearts of your whole family.

Anonymous said...

Sending you good thoughts at this time. Prayers to you and your family. Sharyl

Sunny C. said...

Dearest Gayle and All of your Family;
Please take comfort in knowing that your Beautiful, Handsome Daddy is now at Peace, and will watch over you. Your Father is your Angel.
God Bless All of You at this time and Always. I am so very sorry for your loss.
If I can help you, in any way Please contact me. Sunny C.

peggy said...

May God bless you during you time of loss.
thank you for sharing.
Peggy

Amanda said...

My husband and I send our prayers to you and your family. So sorry to hear about your loss.

Anonymous said...

Gayle, I am sorry for the loss of your Dad. Cheryl

Amy said...

So sorry to hear about your family's loss! I'm praying for you!

Pounds4Pennies said...

I am so sorry for your loss Gayle. Take care and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Spendwisemom said...

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

cooking like a frugalite said...

So sorry for your family's loss.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, my mom passed away last year, I know how difficult this time will be for you. My thoughts are will you.

Anonymous said...

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber”
(Psalm 121:3, NKJV)

Texas Mom said...

I'm so sorry to read this sad news. I hope you, your mom, and your family are doing well.