Menu Monday

It’s really  that time again and I am going to share my weekly plan. And hope to give you some ideas to make your week go by smoother.  I am really into cooking one full day prepping for the week and now that I am feeding 6 other families 2 nights a week!! Yes, you read that right 24 EXTRA meals! Here is how I am planning my week!

Monday- Spaghetti dinner fundraiser @ school, Family Night & soccer (so glad someone is cooking for me!!)


Tuesday – Lackey’s Ragu (x6) this is a YUMMY dish!!

Wednesday- Dinner @church (again, what a blessing to be able to get dinner cooked for us!)


Thursday- Mama’s Meatloaf  (x5) it’s a love it or hate it thing, meatloaf but, this recipe is a winner and cooking it on the broiler pan is the key!

Friday- out

Saturday- App State Homecoming, Tailgate!! (recipes coming!)

Menu Monday


I know, it’s Sunday! I really think of Sunday as the first day of the week and therefore I am going to plan that way!

Sunday- Easy Peasy  Swedish Meatballs  

Meatless Monday-  Perfect Pesto, roasted veggies & angel hair pasta

Tuesday- Tacos

Wednesday-  Pasta Bolognese

Thursday- Birthday Dinner Out!

Friday- who knows?

What is on the menu at your house this week?

tata- Mama Bird


What’s for dinner??

What’s on the menu for this week? Well. I am working on that. I like to look and see what we have going on and plan from there and this week is BUSY!! Something on the calendar almost every night!!

Monday~Ana’s Peanut Veg SoupNUSSENTIALS Event

Tuesday~ Cinnamon Pork Loin

Wednesday~ Pizza (Boy’s night)/ B-day Dinner w/ Girls

Thursday~ ? leftovers? / Soccer game

Friday~ Mexican

Saturday~ MOUNTAINS!!!

What a week! What is on the meal plan at your house?


Menu Monday and Weekly Plan

Can not believe Christmas has come and gone! Today was our first day back to school and we are off to a chilly start! It is snowing all around us. Just not here. sad.

Big things going on here at Mama Bird’s Nest! I am getting clean and organized with Clean Mama! I started today and downloaded all her wonderful tips/tricks and plan to make this happen! SO EXCITED!! Pop on over and join us!!


Now, to the FOOD!!!

Monday – Breakfast for dinner! Big Ham & Cheese omelet, hash browns & blueberry muffins

Tuesday- (leftover) pork burritos or quesadillas*

took the leftover pork tenderloin, dumped enchilada sauce, 2 T brown sugar and tossed in crockpot to shred for yummy leftovers

Wednesday- Brunswick Stew (freezer)

Thursday- Big J’s Meatloaf 

Friday-  pizza night

What’s on your menu this week?

xoxo., mama bird


Menu Monday

It’s that time again! How did we get here so fast? Last week was just insane and thankfully this week is not nearly as bad, at least not yet.  I have spent a little time today planning out what will be on the menu based on the meat I have in the freezer along with what’s in the pantry. I am attempting to buy the LEAST groceries possible!

Sunday- Chicken (inspired by Marbella)

Monday- (soccer) Mexi Casserole

Tuesday- Tori Darlin’s Hot Chicken Salad

Wednesday- Baked Ziti (freezer cooking)



Saturday- Brad’s 40th Birthday (Dinner at Twigs in Blowing Rock, review to follow)

What’s on the menu at your house this week?

xoxo, Mama Bird


Planning… menus, schedules, LIFE

This Mom appears calm compared to the way I have been feeling. Overwhelmed. Whirlwind. Wild. You name it I am feeling it. I take on way more than I should. I do it to myself. I have no one but me to blame. Every now and again, one just needs to throw themselves there very own pity party. Ta Da- it’s time. 

Ok, I am done. Now onto this weeks wild and crazy adventures!!

Sunday- Teach Sunday School attend church, {this always makes me feel better and like I am getting a great start to the week} dinner in the crockpot, laundry and clean the upstairs. Pray to sneak in a 1 hr nap. Will never happen, but a girl can dream. Right?

Monday- Soccer practice for j – another crockpot or quick & easy dinner

Tuesday- Surprise Party I am baking the cupcakes! Hope to have leftovers from previous night for boys!

Wednesday- Working late. Freezer meal.

Thursday- fitting in Charlotte for j’s 1st modeling gig! Dinner in Cha-town. Something yummy!!

Friday- j’s well visit, boys hunting, mommy crashing

Saturday- Surprise Party (I’m baking) Night out with friends. Will be MUCH needed!!

WOW-weee. A tish tired just from reading it all. Now, you might wonder what am I going to feed my people.


Sunday- Pop’s Stew Beef

Monday- Spaghetti

Tuesday- leftovers

Wednesday- Chicken pie (from freezer!! made 2)

Thursday- dinner out

Friday- who knows!!

Have a great week!! Mama Bird

Weekly Run Down {countdown to Halloween}

This week is hopefully going to be a bit easier than last. I have a few new recipes to try out and a few less cakes to bake! This week Apple Cake with orange syrup and Carmel Icing!! yum-yum (will share recipe later this week!). Also, Jen is sharing her Ghostly Sheppard’s Pie and I will be re-posting PUMPKIN CHILI both perfect for Halloween!! Look for lots of new cakes & cupcakes as well!!

On our menu:

Monday~ Sausage & Lentil Soup (Carrabba’s inspired)

Tuesday~ Portabella Mushroom Pork Tenderloin

Wednesday~ Leftovers (Mama is working late)

Thursday~ Baked Ziti

Friday~ Pumpkin Patch & Pizza!!

What’s on your Menu?

xoxo, Mama Bird

Weekly Planning

greenmpm Ah, finally Fall is on the air! I am so ready. I mean who the heck enjoys watching football and going to all these great Fall activities in the sweltering heat? It was 93 yesterday! This week we are going to Apple Hill Orchard with j’s class (hope it doesn’t rain!!).

Monday~ Drunken Turkey Veggie Lasagna {new!}

Tuesday~ Asian Beef & Noodles {Jen Cooks NEW}

Wednesday~ Leftovers

Thursday~ Flank Steak (not sure what marinade?)

Friday~ Pizza Night

What’s on your menu this week?

xoxo, Mama Bird

Weekly Juggling Act


Yep, you read it correctly it says the weekly plan… not just a meal plan this week I am going to have a game plan! I have too. You know that saying “when it rains it pours”? Well, Mama Bird’s Nest Cupcakes & cakes business (side job)  is in turbo mode for next weekend!!! I have 4 parties to do! Here is my list.

1. Pony Party for Miss. O she will be 5!

2. Dinosaur Party for Mr. Q he will be 3

3. 40th Birthday Tiffany Box Cake

4. Ballerina Party for my niece Ava Grace who will also be 3!! Thank goodness her party is Sunday!

I am so excited!!


Now onto EATING!! What the heck are we going to have to eat this week? HT had lots of great sales and I stocked the fridge/freezer so here is my plan.

Monday~ Greek Salad with grilled chicken

Tuesday~ Mediterranean Chicken  (It didn’t make it to the crock-pot last week!!)

Wednesday~ Shrimp Surprise, the surprise is I am not sure what I plan to do with it! Check back Weds to see my new Recipe Link-up and what I created!


Thursday~ Leftover Buffet for the Boys!

Friday~ Pizza Night (Mommy’s Baking!!)

Wish me luck with my randomness and let’s hope I can get the boys fed!

What are you cooking this week? Share your recipes on Wednesday!!