Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Here's the Deal: 30 Meal Menu List & Linkup

As summer has left my neck-of-the-woods (sadly) and the ferns lining the floor of the woods outside my windows have shriveled into shades of brown, decaying, death, I have gotten busy bringing LIFE to my sloppy summer cooking habits.

Click Me!!

For the past year, I have been typing some of my recipes into Plan to Eat so I can more easily find them. I am trying to put an end to that 5 o'clock scramble for that particular recipe which evades my grasp in some obscure cookbook on my shelf.

Yes, I am organized, but NOT!! 

Here is what I did in an attempt to organize my recipes.  I typed and linked a 30 Meal Deal list for easy reference. Just like I have a bunch of cookbooks, I now have my recipes in four different places on the internet. Plan to Eat, ZipList, Pinterest, and Google Docs, UGH!! The same confusion as a bunch of cookbooks!!

So, I gathered the most family-friendly recipes. 

Keep in mind that these are supper ideas that will tempt the palate of my husband and children without necessarily being the healthiest. 

Good old country cooking like my Gramma in the early 1930s when her family was young. She lived 'til 80 and her daughter is 91!! I know what you're thinking!! You're thinking I must be PRETTY old to have a Grandma who had a nine year old in 1930...but your're WRONG since my mom was the youngest and I am almost the youngest. So, get those old thoughts right out of your head!!!! You're as old as you feel and I don't feel old!!

Sorry, I digressed big time!! 

These recipes are all linked to the place I store them online. I also made another list for soups/sandwiches/and easy meals or substitutes (another day, another post). I plan to make a 30 Meal Deal for desserts too, and when time permits, make another 30 Meal Deal so I don't get in a rut. The sky is the limit!!

This is such a simple idea and is as easy as a list posted on the fridge where for a month you write in what you cook. Or you can have the fun I had and spread all your cookbooks out on your table computer and get hungry as you gather your list.

In being good keepers of the home, it is not a waste of time to plan out ideas for what you will rotate for your meals this fall and winter. Put all that time on the computer visiting blogs to good use and do some of the things blogged about. 

"To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." 
~Titus 2:5~


Visit Nanny Goat
to see where I got my unoriginal inspiration!!


Main Dishes

  1. Chicken & Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo
  2. Sausage Egg Casserole
  3. Yummy Beef Brisket
  4. Creamy Egg Noodle Bake
  5. Brunch Lasagna
  6. Angel Hair Chicken Pasta
  7. Bacon & Cola Crock Pot Roast
  8. Crock Pot Lasagna
  9. Crock Pot Pizza Casserole
  10. Chicken
  11. Chicken Wings Marinade
  12. Parmesan Chicken Cutlets
  13. Barbecued Meatballs
  14. Calzone Rustica
  15. Cheese & Vegetable Stuffed Shells
  16. Cheesy Baked Ravioli
  17. Cheesy Macaroni with Ham
  18. Crock Pot Salisbury Steak
  19. Crock Pot Tip Roast with Mushroom Gravy
  20. Crunchy Garlic Chicken
  21. Crunchy Garlic Drumsticks
  22. Crock Pot Orange Chicken
  23. Crusty-Topped Beef Stew
  24. Eastern European Sauteed Vegetables
  25. Chicken Pot Pie
  26. Easy Sausage Pizza
  27. Garlic Parsley Spaghetti
  28. Hawaiian Meatballs
  29. Indonesian Fried Rice
  30. Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatloaf 
(If someone knows how to change this UP into a printout email me here)

Why not make your own 30 Meal Deal to jump-start YOUR fall cooking?? 

First off, I have to thank ALL of you ladies who have been so patient with my RISKY Adventure in changing UP my blog name and address from Haven of Rest to WholeHearted Home!!!!  

A while back, I got a message from someone thinking Haven of Rest was a funeral home wanting me to clarify if someone had indeed been buried in the spot where her dad was supposed to be. That was a distressing situation but it got me to thinking how the name for my blog didn't bring the life and uplifting I  desire.


This is going to be soooo hard to do!!! I read all the posts last week and they were so absolutely excellent that it was hard to choose!!

Take the time to be a sharing blogger (and not a selfish blogger) and visit these ladies' blogs to encourage them!!

1.  Rosalind over at a Little R & R writes about Different Children: Different Needs. This was just a fabulous post!!

2.  Michele over at Teagan's Travels blogs about Dirt Road Dependence. You will bless her by hopping over, reading and leaving a comment. Comments are what it is all about. Without them, a blogger can get discouraged thinking NO ONE is reading her blog and so, why write?!

And now, for today's
WholeHearted-Home Wednesday's!!!
Linky Party #9

Time has flown by and it's time to share again!!
I love reading the posts you link, so hurry, hurry, hurry and linkup.

Keep your posts family-friendly on topics such as:

Marriage is for Keeps
From Your Kitchen
Organizing your Home
Mom's Sharing Jesus
And any way you have
WholeHeartedly served Christ in your Home
  1. Post as many posts as you'd like.
  2. Remember the purpose is for community; and women love conversation!! So, please visit at least one blogger who posted on my Linky Party :-)
  3. Keep each post honoring to Go
  4. Be sure to link back using a text link or use my button below.
  5. You may use a 'word' link or my WholeHearted-Home Wednesday's button or link back to WholeHearted Home on your blog or post :-)
  6. Thank you from the bottom of my heart as each of your posts are always such an encouragement to me and other ladies. Happy linking!!
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  1. Hi just hopped over here from new Life Steward. I am excited to check out all these yummy looking recipes! Thanks!

    1. I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by 'Recovering Church Laday.'

  2. Hi Judith! I like your new blog name. I agree, that would be a distressing inquiry. Thanks for the link-up!
    In Christ,

    1. Thanks, Laura, and you are more than welcome!!

  3. Love the new blog name Hazel. You seem such a whoelehearted home maker that this is very appropriate.

    Also love the look of that pie in your post... Mmmmmm! Yummy! Must check out your recipes when I get some more time. I have never made my own pastry but I could be persuaded looking at this pie :D

    1. That picture takes you right to Betty Crocker and has a very helpful tutorial video. The crust of the pie uses Bisquick and is a very easy way to make a crust if you aren't accustom to working with homemade dough. I don't usually have Bisquick in our home. If I need it I make my own or substitute my own fully homemade dough recipe. Baking is my thing; like digital doodling is your, lol. You teach me how to make those beautiful pictures and web backgrounds and I'll teach you how to bake, lol :-)

      I'm glad that several ladies, including you, have liked my new blog name. I changed it in fear and trepidation wondering if I was crazy!! Without realizing it, you gave me the courage to be crazy as I remembered you had gone before me and changed up your blog name. Blogging is definitely an adventure!!

  4. How do you manage to make a post about food funny? You are hilarious!

    1. Because I am the mother of a 'certain' son ;-)

  5. the new blog's so you friend! Wholehearted. Also, you can make your posts printable at Lastly, what a neat idea you have shared here. I may have to be doing this for my fall cooking. Glad I stopped by.

  6. Thank you, Naomi, so much!! About ten years ago, I had a website and I think WholeHearted was part of the name. memory is failing, lol!!

    Thanks for the link, I will definitely check it out really soon.

    I love your name, Naomi :-) well, so much so that my (19yo) daughter's name is also Naomi :-) I love the sweet character of Naomi of the Bible, and you have that same sweetness.

  7. Thank you for the kind message you left on my blog (and for your prayers)... I am chuffed to be chosen re: next week.

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