Menu Planning Mond

Menu Planning Monday

I intended to post earlier in the day, but I had a lunch with sweet friends and a run and dinner with sweet running friends. But.. here’s the menu plan for this week.

Monday: Slow Cooker Greek Flank Steak (recipe below), Rice, Broccoli

Tuesday: Baked Ham, homemade macaroni and cheese, homemade yeast rolls

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches, Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes, Salad

Friday: I’ll be out of town for the weekend so Hubby is being left with leftover French dip sandwiches fixings, homemade chicken salad and sourdough bread to get him through Sunday.¬†Can’t let him go hungry while I’m relaxing at the beach, now can we? ūüôā

Y’all have a great week!

Greek Flank Steak Crock Pot


Prep10 minCook8 hrTotal8 hr 10 min

Serving: 4


  • 1 large¬†onion¬†chopped
  • 2 tablespoons¬†canola oil
  • 2 cloves¬†garlic¬†minced
  • 1 tablespoon¬†dried oregano
  • 3‚ĀĄ4¬†teaspoon¬†salt
  • 3‚ĀĄ4¬†teaspoon¬†black pepper
  • 1‚ĀĄ2¬†teaspoon¬†cayenne pepper
  • 2¬†(1¬ľ lb) flank steaks¬†cut in half
  • 1 cup¬†low-sodium beef broth


Place onion in a 5 – 7 quart slow cooker. Stir together oil, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Rub mixture over steaks and place on onions in the slow cooker. Add broth, cover and cook on low 8 hours. cut steak across the grain into thin slices (reserve half steak for another meal) Serve remaining steak with onions and gravy from slow cooker.


LONG time, no see (or write)!


It’s been a long time since my last post…a very long time. I have had technical difficulties, lost emails, etc., etc. I tried using the WordPress app, but didn’t master that, so I just gave up. I continued to post sporadically on Facebook, but wasn’t very good at keeping that up either.

That being said, I’m hoping to be back to try and get this blog going again. I was feeling overwhelmed because I felt obligated to post every day. When I missed one, I felt guilty. (I don’t know why…this is supposed to be a blog about simplifying your life, not complicating it with guilt.)

So, I’ve decided that three days a week is fine. Plenty, even. So here’s my tentative plan for weekly blog posts:

Mondays: Menu/Meal Planning Ideas for the Week

Wednesdays: What’s Happening (successes, failures, lessons learned in the journey toward a more simple life)

Fridays: Organization/Decluttering Challenge Days (to do over the weekend or the following week)

Tuesdays and Thursdays are for work and volunteering. Saturdays are for rest. Sundays are my work days so not a lot of rest then.

Since I last posted, I have trained for and completed a half marathon. My son graduation from technical college and has plans to work and continue his education to get a bachelor’s degree. My daughter is loving her job and is looking to move out on her own.

I pray that all is well with you and yours!