Monday, October 31, 2011

Menu Plan Monday Oct. 31- Nov. 6, 2011

Here is what we are eating this week!

Cereal and Milk
Cinnamon Toast
Peanut Butter Toast or English Muffins
Cream of Wheat
Apple Muffins

PB and J Sandwiches
Hot Dogs
Split Pea Soup

Monday-  Pan fried fish and French Fries

Tuesday-  Lasagna and Garlic Bread

Wednesday-  Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

Thursday-  Leftovers and Frozen Pizza if needed

Friday-  Eat on the Road to Chicago

Saturday-  Chicago

Sunday-  Chicago

Monday-  Eid al Adha (drive back from Chicago and eat on the way)

For more menus, check out Menu Plan Monday by Organizing Junkie

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Better Muslim...

                                 We are trying to be better Muslims....

Here are the proposed changes:

Daily- Pray and Daily Duas
     Thursday-  Dua Khumail
     Friday-  Jummat Khutbah
Monthly-  View calendar and bring historic topics up at dinner time (Martyrdom, Birthdays and Marriages of auspicious people)
                Monthly visit to Chicago masjids
Occasional-  Extended visits during important times of the year (Moharram and Ramadan)

This week's Calendar:  Dhu l Qa'dah 25- Dhu al Hajjah 3 (Oct 23-Oct 31 2011)

10/23 (Dhu l Qa'dah 25)-  Wiladat Hazrat Ibrahim and Hazrat Isa
10/27 (Dhu l Qa'dah 29)-  Martyrdom of Imam Mohammad Taqi
10/29 (Dhu al Hajjah 1)-  Wedding:  Imam Ali to Bibi Fatima Zehra
10/31 (Dhu al Hajjah 3)-  Allah accepted Hazrat Adam's dua (God Always Answers Prayers)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Menu Plan Monday Oct.24-30, 2011

Sausage and Egg Biscuits
Cereal and Milk
Cream of Wheat
Cinnamon Toast

Uncle Davey's Special (recipe coming) with Pumpkin Caramel Cake
Hot Dogs and Chips
Split Pea Soup and Crackers
Frozen Pizza

Monday-  Lamb Curry and Rice

Tuesday-  Baked Tortellini and Garlic Bread

Wednesday-  Green Bean Casserole and Stuffing (recipe coming) with Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Thursday-  Leftovers (Eat Down the House)

Friday-  Eat on the Road or once in Chicago

Saturday-  Chicago

Sunday-  Politos Pizza

For more great menu ideas head over to Menu Planning Monday at Organizing Junkie

Monday-  Taco Casserole

Monday, October 17, 2011

Menu Plan Monday: October 17, 2011

Menu Plan for Monday Oct. 17- Sunday Oct. 23, 2011

Eggs served to order with toast
Cream of Wheat with Honey or Pure Maple Syrup
Honey Bunches of Oats with Milk
Peanut Butter Toast

Shaved Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches
Brown Bag Burritos (from Amy's Finer Things)
Summer Sausage and Mustard Sandwiches

Monday:  Roasted Chicken, roasted acorn squash and Steamed broccoli

Tuesday:  Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Wednesday:  Chicken Basil Ranch Pizza with Raw Veggies

Thursday:  Leftovers and Frozen Pizza

Friday:  Lamb Curry with Rice

Saturday:  Chicken Wings and KFC cole slaw (lunch:  Baked Tortellini and Garlic Bread)

Sunday:  Green Bean Casserole, Stuffing and Sweet Potatoes (large breakfast:  French Toast, Bacon and coffee/ choc. milk)

View more menu plans at Menu Plan Monday on Organizing Junkie

Its a BOY!

Welcome to the world baby- Imran Ali!  Already we love you.  We love your cuddles and soft skin and brown beautiful hair and pink skin.  Mama and Baba are so blessed to have you and Babu and Aapi cannot WAIT to meet you!  You were born after an induction, and around 3 hours of contractions.  You could barely wait for the doctor to get his delivery clothes on before you came out to see the world and meet us!  You were born at 1:06 pm after 2 pushes and 11 minutes of active labor.  You were 7 lbs 5.8 oz. and 20 inches long.  We love you so much sweet boy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baba's First Day Back...

:(   and :)
This is how I feel today.  Baba went back to work a couple hours ago.  Babu has only asked for his Baba around 500 times so far this morning... grumble...  Baba gave extra hugs and kisses today to both Babu and me but he still did have a little spring in his step.  But truth be told, I have a little spring in my step too.  I am very anxious to get back into my routine (meal planning, house cleaning, general house-wifery type stuff).  And of course I get to type this out with a warm sleeping bundle nestled right in on my lap.  I love the tiny baby stage....  now if only I can wrangle the almost 2 year old simultaneously!