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Monday, April 19, 2010

My Menu Plan Monday.

Busy week ahead. Paul's working tons of hours. Double shifts and all. And quite honestly, I've got so much going on with Carly and the school. The very last thing I want to do, or have time to do, is spend hours in the kitchen. Therefore, I'm going to take a break from cooking actual meals every day. What I call meals, that is!

Monday: Tacos & corn fritters
(I'll be frying up my meat today for both Mon & Tues dinner)

Tuesday: Chili and grilled cheese

Wednesday: Baked spaghetti w/meatballs, salad and garlic bread

Thursday: Chicken, mashed potatoes/gravy

Friday: Pizza night

Saturday: Out to eat

Sunday: crock pot meal

Thought I'd share a simple recipe today. These are called, Snack Bars.

1 1/4 package of Graham crackers
1 C chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Spray a 9x9 baking dish with cooking spray. Break graham crackers into bit size pieces. Place in a small mixing bowl. Add chocolate chips then pour in sweetened condensed milk. Mix gently. Pour mixture into 9x9 pan and bake for 30min @ 350.
Allow to cool completely before cutting.

See those graham cracker pieces? You want them a tad bit smaller than that. Not crumbs though. You could even slack on the chocolate chips. It's a bit of a chocolate chip overload. For some reason, the chips on the top of the snack bars, don't melt up nicely. Not sure why that is. So don't leave this in the oven waiting chips on the top to melt. Aint gonna happen!
Also, make sure this is cooled completely. Carly insisted on having some before it cooled and it was a MESS! Good, but a mess.

I may not be blogging much. Several things going on this week. Many of these things involve Carly. I'm waiting to hear from the Special Ed Director, who rudely SLAMMED the phone down in my ear on Friday afternoon. I hadn't even gotten into a conversation yet. The only thing I was able to say, was "Hi K, this is Joany" SLAM! I did call back immediately and left a not so nice voice mail, telling K, "I certainly hope that wasn't an intentional hang up on me". I never did hear back from her. The acting Superintendent and the Board President both received calls from me that afternoon. Neither were too happy that a school administrator hung up on a parent. I will also be checking out a couple of other schools this week. I have to place a couple calls first.

If you feel it in your heart, please say a prayer for us to get through this mess with the school. All we want, is what's best for Carly. We are suppose to be going into an emergency IEP meeting this week. Although no one has set that up yet.

Have a good week everyone.


Rochelle said...

We will pray for peace for you and great things to come out of the meeting.

Tausha said...

Hope the meeting goes well, you are in our prayers. The food for the week looks yummy!!

Stephanie said...

I get anxiety every time you post about those freaks you have to deal with at school. Slams the phone down! What is she some pre-pubescent teenager having a hormonal flare up!

I will certainly find it in my heart to say a prayer for your situation.

Jeana said...

Thinking and praying that things will work out and Carly will get what she deserves, much more than what she is getting.

Sherry C said...

I hope Carly gets what she needs at School. Your recipe looks yummy I think I'll have to give it a try.

Barrie said...

I have got to get my act together and go back to planning menus, like you. ;)