Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Best of Intentions

This is what we woke up to yesterday morning:

I definitely was not "enchanted" to see this.  Ugh!  That meant another mess to shovel on top of the ice that we were trying to chisel off from earlier in the week.  We need only a half inch of snow to break the record for the most snow in February in our town.  Hopefully we won't break it.  Bring on spring!

Anyway, this is a project that I have seen elsewhere on the internet and thought that I would try it:

I found this frame at T.J. Maxx and thought, "That will look good as a menu board for my kitchen."  So I took it home, framed some scrapbook paper and got the dry erase board markers I had on hand and wrote out my menu plan for the week.  Look good, huh? ;-)  Well, this is how it really worked out:

Since my son wanted a friend to spend the night during his break, I thought we would take them out to eat as a treat.  I thought this said friend was spending the night Monday night.  That changed to Sunday night.  As we were in the thick of an ice storm, I wound up driving around the corner to our nearest fast food joint and getting it to go. (What moms won't do for their "little" boys, right?)  So that meant leftovers on Monday.  Which worked for me.  Tuesday we did have pork chops and stuffing, but no mashed potatoes.  I made carrots in place of them.  Wednesday turned out to be a very hectic day for me, so since I had bible study that night and was running around like a chicken with it's head cut off (not a good picture, but that is something my mom would say) I put frozen pizza in the oven.  Easy, peasy.

Since we did not have really anything in the way of leftovers, I made spaghetti on Thursday and yesterday I put a roast in the crock pot.  So that means we have a ton of leftovers, which will be on tonights menu.  Got it?

So, I had the best of intentions with my weekly menu plan.  But it fizzled.  So now I think that I will turn this frame into a message board.  What do you think?


  1. oh i love the idea of a message board! we have one & it really works for us!

  2. love the idea. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

  3. This is a cute and easy idea for a menu board. Like what happened to you, my plans sometimes change during the week. The dry erase markers are a great idea.

  4. This is so cute. I just use a white memo board on the fridge. Well I used to, I haven't been prepared lately.
    Hubby goes back to work on Monday, so I guess I should start this up again.

  5. That frame is gorgeous. Great idea!
    aka journey fan/2peas