Our Five Ring Circus: Tuesday Tidbits and Menu Plan

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday Tidbits and Menu Plan

Tuesday Tidbits is my way of remembering all the cute and funny things my kids say and do!

Today is short and sweet:

*The other day, Lexie told me, "I need lip balm on my butt!" This shouldn't surprise me, since she smears it all over her face!

*Grant called Lexie "dude" while he was talking to her. Dylan put his hands up on his hips, and said, "She's not a dude!!! She's a lady!!! "



I forgot to post my menu plan on Sunday. Better late than never!

Monday: Baked chicken legs, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Stuffing, and Corn
Tuesday: Steak (for the boys), Macaroni and Cheese, and Stewed Tomatoes
Wednesday: Rigatoni, Salad, and Rolls
Thursday: Soup and sandwiches, Green Jello
Friday: Dinner at my parent's house
Saturday: Sweet and Sour Chicken over Rice
Sunday: Chicken Paprikash, Dumplings, and Broccoli

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Paprikash

This is my mom's recipe. She doesn't use exact measurements, and neither do I. ;)

2-4 Boneless Chicken Breasts
Chicken Broth
Sour Cream

1. Cook chicken breasts until they are completely cooked through.
2. Add in chicken broth, sour cream, and paprika.
3. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes.
4. Serve over homemade dumplings.

The dumplings are so easy to make! Mix enough flour and water until it forms a paste. Mix in 1 egg. Drop the mixture by the spoonful into a pot of boiling water. When they float to the top of the pot, they are done!


  1. I didn't realize making dumplings was so easy!

  2. exactly the way my mom does dumplings too. that recipe seems easy...i might try it.

    I need to plan menus more! I am so scatterbrained when it comes to dinner. I have a big old whole frozen chicken to do something with this week. then fish on friday other than that no clue. Plus, i need to plan lunches too since otherwise I just eat junk if I don't have a plan.

  3. Can I invite myself over Tuesday night for dinner? Sounds yummy!! Have a great week.

  4. It would be tragic if Nate said that in public because he calls lip balm LIPS!! lol

  5. haha, those made me laugh! recipes sound yummy and love that picture of your two, precious kiddos!

  6. Thanks for sharing your plan and a recipe! That sounds delish! I'm adding it to my next week.

  7. OH YUM! I never knew dumplings were so easy. I love chicken paprikash but that is a new recipe that I will need to try! Thanx!


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