What’s cooking at Our House!

Since, it’s been a bit since I wrote about our freezer menu plans, so I thought we’d do that today! Tuesday, “The Artist” & “The Puzzler” helped a LOT! We chose seven recipes this time, because we just couldn’t cut it down to five as we liked the sound of all these meals!

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We did our shopping on Monday, then worked on 5 of the recipes Thursday. We had to do the 2 burger recipes yesterday because an ingredient which was to be kept in the refridgerator got put in the pantry and I had to go shopping to repace it, so we ran out of time.

Here are just 3 of the meals, getting prepped to go in the freezer! We have:

Crispy Chedder Chicken Bake

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Grilled Pork Chops, Peaches & Red Onions

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And Bacon Wrapped Chicken

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Unfortunately, the pictures I took of the other meals being prepped didn’t come out, but boy, do they look good!

Here are the finished meals (14 of them!), ready for the freezer!

You can do this too, it’s so easy! We use My Freeze Easy, a wonderful website where you can use their pre-set menus each month, swap out recipes, or even create your own menu. This is my affiliate link. At the top of the page,  there is a click to try a free menu.

This is bar none, the best money I’ve ever spent for our food budget!

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Hey Mama! Homeschool Planner 2019/2020: My Review

If you looking for a planner to help with your homeschool organization that comes with encouragement for the homeschooling mama, then I think you should check out the Hey Mama! Homeschool Planner for 2019/20  Year with devotions written by Gena Suarez and published by The Old Schoolhouse®.
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This is a very sturdy, soft cover planner. I really do not see it falling apart as so many do. With a beautiful, laminated cover, thick pages preventing bleed through and a spiral binding so it will lay flat make the physical aspect of the Hey Mama! planner so nice. The only change I would make would be to make it top bound, because I am left handed.
Now the inside! The inside is where all of the magic happens! When you first open this planner, there is a letter from the author Gena Suarez, encouraging you to be a student of the Word as you walk this homeschooling journey. As you will see throughout, Gena is an encouragement all the way!
One of my favorite things was finding out on the copyright page that all of the scripture used in the Hey Mama! planner is taken from the King James Version of the Bible. My regular readers know how very important this is to my family. 🙂
This 188 page book has forms for what seems like pretty much everything a homeschooling mama will need to keep track of the homeschool year for up to five (yes, I said five!) children. There are forms for:
  • Academic Transcript (along with a page to teach you how to do so.)
  • Checklist and skills learned
  • Other Courses
  • Calendars for 2019 through 2021
  • Monthly Calendars
  • Weekly Planners

There are sections for each child which have pages to cover:

  • Notes
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Attendance
  • Books Read This Year
  • Yearly Goals
  • First semester Goals
  • Second semester Goals

And scattered throughout this book are my favorite, 21 devotionals just for us, written by the author Gena Suarez. I could read a whole book of just her devotionals, one per day! Here I am, with the one about joy, which is something I have struggled with for a while.

Now, this planner doesn’t actually begin until July, but I have started writing in summer activities my son has with the teen group at church, such as camp, for example.

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As the year goes on, this planner will be great for not just academic stuff, but for church activities, family trips, park days and so on. I highly recommend the Hey Mama! Homeschool Planner for 2019/2020 year! Now, only a limited number of planners have been printed and they are nearly 98% sold out, so I would advise that if this is something you feel would be great for your homeschool that you don’t delay!

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Hey, Mama! Homeschool Planner for 2019/20 Year {The Old Schoolhouse® Reviews}
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Birthday Gift To Their Father!

And the message is perfect for him!

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Life With Dog, a Film From Mill Creek Entertainment: My Review

Life With Dog

For our family movie night, we watched Life with Dog, a film which was sent to us by Mill Creek Entertainment for our review. This DVD will be available beginning June 4th at Walmart stores, and may be ordered online via Amazon.

Life With Dog, starring Corbin Bernsen, Marilu Henner and Chelsey Crisp, is definitely an interesting, well made film. It was not at all what I had expected, but it was really very good!

Many will remember Corbin Bernsen from the television series Psych, but I am old enough to have been a fan when he was a star on Law & Order, playing Attorney Arnie Becker. Marilu Henner has a long career in acting, and I remember her best from the television show Taxi, as Elaine Nardo. Chelsey Crisp is a new name for me, but she also has a long filmography on IMDB. I look forward to seeing more of her acting.

Bernsen portrays Joe Bigler, a man in the depths of grief and anger after the death of his wife Alice, who is played by Marilu Henner. Their daughter Zoe has tried ever since her mothers death to help her dad, to show him the faith that she has, that her mother always had. Joe is very angry at God though, and will not listen, even when Zoe and Alice’s pastor comes to see him. In that one scene, we saw the outpouring of the reasons for his extreme anger at God.

During all of this, a stray dog shows up in Joe’s yard. Though he tries to shoo him away, the animal is quite persistent, even to showing up inside Joe’s house. Joe (kind of) relents, and names him “Dog.”

A lot of things are happening in this relatively short (106 minutes run time) movie, but it’s packed in well, without seeming rushed to my family. One of the major parts of the plot is that a developer has been buying up homes where Joe lives, and he’s refused to sell his house. He gets the idea that the developer had Alice killed, hoping that Joe would be so despondent that he would sell to get away from his grief.  Because there has been no proof that her death was anything other than an bicycle accident, he’s gotten angrier and angrier, coming up with suspect after suspect, including the bank which sends a foreclosure notice after he doesn’t pay the mortgage for several months.

We very much enjoyed Life With dog! It is well written and directed by Corbin Bernsen. The only thing that I was disappointed in was the ending, I wanted more. But then, a good story does make me want more, whether in books or movies, so there’s that! I do recommend this film. My whole family watched it together, and we enjoyed it. We had much good discussion about the plot and what we got out of it.

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Life With Dog {Mill Creek Entertainment Reviews}

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“I’m Not Lazy, You’re Lazy!”

You would never believe how physically active Shiloh actually is, if all you had to go by was . . .

 

Just sayin’!

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It’s a Dog’s Life!

 

Shiloh sure has it rough!

 

 

 

 

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Mother’s Day 2019

Mother’s Day gift on index finger . . .

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Picture taken at church on Mother’s Day!

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