Saturday, October 24, 2015

Indoor winter fun ideas

Winter is well on it's way here in Iowa which means I need to buckle down and come up with a list of indoor fun for my kids. Having a daughter with a cold allergy ( http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-urticaria/basics/definition/con-20034524 ) means that our outdoor times becomes very limited once the cold season is here.

In our small town, there is only two places you can go for indoor activity. The play place at our local DQ and our Rec Center. The pool at the rec center is too cold for Kairi but we may still use the gym. We do take advantage of the DQ play area at least a couple times a month.

We also bought a personal sized trampoline to help the kids burn some energy. If you do this, I suggest reading a lot of reviews before you buy one. I am not overly pleased with the one we bought, it does the trick but it has flaws that I am not happy about.

We also bought a family pass to the science center, which I plan on using a lot. I won't go out on days that are below a certain temp, it is just not worth the risk to Kairi but on our warmer winter days, we will be spending time at the science center.

Since a lot of winter time will be spent at home, indoors, I have to find ways to stop cabin fever from setting in. Movies and board games only entertain for so long before I have stir crazy children who need something to do.

I have a small list of activities so far, this list will grow as the season progresses and I would love to get other ideas from people.

Winter fun for 2015 -
Baking
Painting
Craft days
Snow painting ( indoors )
Plastic cup bowling

That is all I have decided on so far! As you can tell I need a lot more!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Meal plan part two

October 18th - 24th
Sunday
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Out
Dinner - Pork, cucumber salad and sweet potatoes
Snack - Pie

Monday
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Hot dogs, cottage cheese and apple slices
Dinner - Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Snack - Candy corn and peanuts

Tuesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Chili and garlic bread
Snack - Cheese sticks

Wednesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - French toast and fruit
Dinner - Shredded roast beef sandwiches and green beans
Snack - Rice crispies

Thursday
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch -  Chicken nuggets, string cheese and grapes
Dinner - Chicken, carrots and potatoes
Snack - Zucchini bread

Friday
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Cheese quesadillas and carrots/ranch
Dinner - Whole chicken, carrots and potatoes
Snack - Zucchini muffins

Saturday
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - Chicken and noodles
Snack - Cookies


October 25th - 31st
Sunday
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Pancakes, scrambled eggs and fruit
Dinner - Pork chops, apples and stuffing
Snack - Popcorn

Monday
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Pizza
Snack - Apple sauce

Tuesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Mac and cheese
Dinner - Whole chicken, carrots and potatoes
Snack - Oranges

Wednesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Spaghetti
Dinner - Chicken alfredo and broccoli
Snack - Caramel apples

Thursday
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Sandwiches and veggies/dip
Dinner - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn
Snack - Cheese and grapes

Friday
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Sandwiches and veggies/dip
Dinner - Chicken tacos, rice and beans
Snack - Cottage cheese and mandarin oranges

Saturday
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - Pizza
Snack - Cookies

Monday, October 5, 2015

Meal plan

I had been doing monthly plans but it is was getting easy to break away from them. I am going back to two week plans.

October 1st - 3rd
Thursday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Soup and sandwiches
Dinner - Ravoli
Snack - Bakery treats

Friday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Grilled turkey and cheese sandwiches and fruit
Dinner - Pizza
Snack - Kiwis

Saturday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Hot dogs, baked beans and carrots
Dinner - Hot dish
Snack - Cookies

October 4th - 10th
Sunday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Chicken alfredo and broccoli
Dinner - Egg scrambles
Snack - Caramel apples

Monday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Chicken fries, tater tots and carrots
Dinner - Chicken, potatoes and veggies
Snack - Apple slices

Tuesday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Chicken tacos, beans and rice
Snack - Apple slices

Wednesday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Pancakes and fruit
Dinner - Meatloaf, potatoes and corn
Snack - Oatmeal bars

Thursday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Salsa chicken quesadillas
Dinner - Spaghetti and garlic bread
Snack - Apple sauce

Friday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Cheesy chicken and broccoli over noodles
Dinner - Crockpot homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese
Snack - Cookies

Saturday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Whole chicken, carrots and potatoes
Snack - Brownies

October 11th - 17th
Sunday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Chicken strips, carrots and dip and string cheese
Dinner - Chicken and noodles and veggies
Snack - Cake

Monday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Hot dogs, baked beans and carrots
Dinner - Steak and potato soup
Snack - Zucchini muffins

Tuesday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Chicken strips, string cheese and apple sauce
Dinner - Veggie Beef soup and  rolls
Snack - Oranges

Wednesday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn
Snack - Zucchini bread

Thursday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Sandwiches and soup
Dinner - Chicken tacos, beans and rice
Snack - Apple sauce

Friday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Pancakes and fruit
Dinner - Crockpot porkchops, sweet potatoes and apples
Snack - Grapes and cheese curds

Saturday -
Breakfast - Oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch -Cheese omelettes, toast and fruit
Dinner - Meatball subs and veggies
Snack - Brownies

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