I have a fantastic give away to announce today. I am going to give away one ickle kids activity pack to a reader up to the value of $45.
A great friend of mine runs an online business called ickle kids. ickle kids are all about activity packs for kids on the go! The range includes age-specific travel packs for children from birth to 10 years. Each travel activity pack contains a selection of handpicked, fun and educational toys for busy mums, dads and carers to just â€œgrab and goâ€.
I have bought a couple of different packs for my kids and they love them. I love them also as we have been travelling a bit lately and they have been perfect for keeping them amused.
To enter: Simply visit ickle kids and then come back here and leave a comment letting me know which pack you would like if you were to win (up to value of AUD$45). Give away closes Wednesday 21st May at 9am Australian EST. I will post the winner in the afternoon of Wednesday 21st May.
Now back to my traditional MPM post! This week I am still taking inspiration from the vegetables in season this month, so more soup and more lovely veggies! I am settling into the new look and functionality of WordPress 2.5.1 and have included my shopping list at the end of the post. I now have to go back in the archives and add links to shopping lists and recipes in previous MPM posts which I will do tomorrow.
Monday: Lamb Chops, Potato Au Gratin with seasonal vegetables
Tuesday: Baked Penne with Bacon
Wednesday: Chicken and Creamed Vegetable Soup
Thursday: Sausage and Vegetables
Friday: Left Overs
Saturday: Margarita Pizzas
Sunday: Pasta Bake
Again, I have included the shopping list for this week’s menu plan as an excel file. The below paragraphs explain what is in the attached excel file below.
It contains three separate spreadsheets. The first is named “Complete Grocery’ and it lists by supermarket aisle all the ingredients that are needed to cook the family meals for this week.
The second spreadsheet is named “Ingredient By Meal’ and it lists the ingredients that are required for the family by each individual meal this week. I have also left on the aisle and aisle subsection in this spreadsheet for reference, but if you want to print that out you will need to alter the print area.
The third spreadsheet is named “Menu Plan” and is a modified version of the menu plan that I print and place on the fridge. I have a notes section, that I like to populate with any activities that are likely to impact the evening meal routine.
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For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura’s place at “I’m an Organizing Junkie“.