Seasons of Joy

Looking for a way to bring peace and joy to your day? Seasons of Joy is my 10-week seasonal guidebook to add rhythm and fun to your daily routine. Each guidebook has ten weeks' worth of circle times, stories, arts, crafts, and handwork, painting, playtime activities and more!
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Seasons of Joy seeks to empower families to create peaceful rhythms and routines and joyful celebrations that follow the circle of the year. The blog also chronicles our adventures in living simply, loving exuberantly, and Waldorf inspired homeschooling.

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Menu Plan Monday (with a side order of feasts and festivals, plans and projects!)

We’re several weeks into our switch to whole foods and we’re doing OK. Today I had a crazy need for chocolate so I used the last of my giftcard the hubby got me for the local natural foods store to pick up some yummy organic peanut butter cups. This way of cooking takes a lot more time and energy and intentionality. We’re getting there…

We’re taking a 100 Days of Real Food mini-pledge this week and having at least two different fruits and/or veggies at every meal. You might not see this reflected in the meal plan, but we plan on just throwing in what we can when we can.

Monday, January 23
Chinese New Year

Breakfast: Rainbow Scrambled Eggs (with four different colored peppers and lots of yummy cheese!)
Snack: Yogurt with dried fruit
Lunch: Fried rice
Snack: Homemade cookies
Dinner: Spinach lasagna and salad
Kitchen Tasks: Start perpetual soup

Tuesday, January 24
Our Lady of Peace

Breakfast: Oatmeal and dried fruit
Snack: Cheese and crackers
Lunch: Sandwiches and leftover soup
Snack: Sour cream muffins
Dinner: Beef soup and homemade biscuits
Kitchen Tasks: Apple butter in the crock pot and homemade bread

Wednesday, January 25
Conversion of St. Paul

Breakfast: Fruit smoothies
Snack: Veggies and dip
Lunch: Stuffed baked potatoes and broccoli
Snack: Brownies
Dinner: Honey baked chicken, carrot coins, peas
Kitchen Tasks: Start oatmeal

Thursday, January 26
St. Timothy

Breakfast: Overnight apple oatmeal
Snack: Bread and apple butter
Lunch: 3-bean soup and butter bread
Snack: on-the-go
Dinner: Stuffed peppers

Friday, January 27
St. Angela Merici
Michael goes to the Youth Quake

Breakfast: Eggs and bacon and fruit
Snack: Kids’ choice
Lunch: Leftovers
Snack: Popcorn
Dinner: Pizza and salad
Kitchen Tasks: Pizza dough, bread if needed, start pancakes

Saturday, January 28
St. Thomas Aquinas”
Co-op registration

Breakfast: Overnight pancakes
Snack: Kids’ choice
Lunch: Leftovers
Snack: Kids’ choice
Dinner: Corned beef, cabbage, mashed potatoes

Sunday, January 29

Breakfast: Cereal, yogurt, fruit
Snack: Kids’ choice
Lunch: Leftovers
Snack: Kids’ choice
Dinner: Scalloped potatoes and franks

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