AuthorMelody

Menu Plan Monday

Monday – Salmon patties and baked beans Tuesday – Scrambled eggs in tortillas Wednesday – Hotdogs and fries for kids, Bratwurst for adults Thursday – BLT’s and chips Friday – Spaghetti Saturday – Grilled chicken, pasta, salads Sunday – Luke’s birthday!  He requested Papa John’s pizza for supper, so we’ll order that after church. I only plan the main dish and one side for each meal.  We add additional veggies for each meal based on whatever is in the house […]

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No bake cookies

The boys asked tonight if they could make no bake cookies.  This is the face I got from them when I asked to take a picture.We used a recipe I had in my binder from a project I did in junior high.  I don’t remember having any trouble with it before, but they sure didn’t turn out tonight.  Oh well, at least there’s Pinterest and Allrecipes to find a better one for next time.  These were dry and crumbly. The […]

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A trip to Goldsboro

Well, our trip to Goldsboro last weekend was most definitely eventful.  After our church’s youth meeting on Saturday, we headed across the state of NC to Goldsboro, where Stephen was preaching all three services on Sunday.We made it about halfway there before we had a flat tire.  That was the quickest AAA call we’ve ever had – from the time I called to the time the truck pulled up behind our van, it was 30 minutes.  20 minutes after that […]

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Menu Plan Monday on Thursday

Monday – went to the inlaws.  They ordered pizza, I had a salad. Tuesday – grilled chicken, green beans, rice Wednesday – fellowship after church.  Because the kids are so little, we’ll snack before we leave to tide them over. Thursday – grilled chicken sandwiches for the kids, chicken over salad for hubby and I. Friday – Pizza Night.  Regular homemade pizza for the kids, low carb pizza for hubby and I.  Saturday – not sure yet.  NOT chicken. Sunday […]

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One year

What a difference a year makes.  20 pounds gone.   June 2017 on the left.  June 2018 on the right.  I started watching what I ate by reducing calories.  It doesn’t work overly well for me, as I can’t eat more than about 1200 calories a day if I want to lose, and that very slowly.  Thank you PCOS. I started keto April 3rd.  I lost four pounds the first week, and then discovered fat bombs.  I plateaued for about a […]

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Menu Plan Monday

After a seven year break of posting menu plans, here I am again.  I’ve still been menu planning, but not as intensively as before. There have been a couple of big changes for our family.  There are now 8 of us, so a lot more likes/dislikes to take into consideration.  The other change is that I personally follow a keto and gluten-free way of eating.  Most of the time now we make two separate meals every mealtime. Monday – Ladies Prayer […]

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Here I am again

So after a year’s break from blogging, here I am again. Our old host’s server crashed. I downloaded a database backup and hope to have them uploaded here too. I decided to start blogging again so I have a place to document my adventures in low carb, gluten free cooking. I went keto to try to lose some weight, and discovered I feel amazing now that gluten is out of my diet. I’ve tried some gluten free foods and honestly […]

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Baby Joy’s Accidental Unassisted Home Birth Story

So because this blog is so sadly neglected, here I am posting yet another birth story so that I don’t forget it……without the announcement here that I was pregnant first. Guess it goes to show how much I remember to blog any more. A little background….I chose to pursue another homebirth for this precious little one. I ended up using a different midwife than the last two births. One huge bonus this time around is that my midwife (Damaris) came […]

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