Leech Family Menu ~ Week of May 3rd


Breakfast -Bagels/croissants, eggs and fruit salad

Lunch – Egg salad sandwiches

Dinner – Lasagna and salad


Breakfast – Baked oatmeal

Lunch – BLT’s and veggie sticks

Dinner  – Roasted chicken, mashed yams, apple chicken dressing and roasted veggies  


Breakfast – Oatmeal

Snack – Cereal bars

Lunch – Macaroni and cheese and veggie sticks

Snack – Muffins and grapes

Dinner – Stew and biscuits


Breakfast  – Smoothies

Snack – Oatmeal and apples

Lunch – PB & J, veggies and fruit salad

Snack – Ants on a log D

inner -Enchiladas and veggie sticks


Breakfast – Smoothies

Snack – Toast, eggs and fruit

Lunch – Quesadillas and veggie sticks

Snack – Granola bars and fruit slices

Dinner – Garlic shrimp alfredo and salad


Breakfast – Yogurt and granola

Snack -Muffins and fruit salad

Lunch – Chicken noodle soup and biscuits

Snack – Banana dogs

Dinner – Sesame chicken, rice and veggies


Breakfast – Smoothie

Snack – Cereal and fruit

Lunch – Fish sticks, fries and veggie sticks

Snack -PB crackers and apples

Dinner – Waffles, maple sausages and fruit salad


Breakfast -Toast, eggs and fruit

Lunch – Mexican soup and biscuits

Dinner – Pizza

Dessert – Cookies and ice cream


Saturday –  Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Sunday –  Muffin/loaf

Monday – Cereal bars, cheese whiz

Tuesday –  Protein bars

Wednesday – Granola bars

Thursday – Muffins

Friday – Coffee cake & cookies

Saturday – Mini muffins

What a week can bring!

It has been a week already since I posted, and what a week!!  We had some mid-week excitement with a grass fire in the greenspace by our home..it was a little unsettling and much to close to home, but we are safe and sound and looking forward to the green grass that will come this spring/summer with it all being fresh:)

My other goal this week has been to work on my water problem!!  I truly do try to drink more water, but I just don’t…I am not sure if it’s taste, forgetfulness or what exactly…but I never remember to drink water nor do I keep up on it.  So this week I invested in some fruit teas in hopes of finding one I like so I can drink iced tea (sugar free is the goal!) which I find much palatable.  So far I have not reached my goal of consistently 6 cups of water a day…BUT I am consistently drinking more than I was so I will take it!

Since we finally have a cool down (it has been reaching 20 degrees Celsius this past week), I am excited to snuggle up this weekend and crochet/watch movies/spend time as a family!  Happy weekend:)

The Leech Family Menu ~ Week of April 26th


Breakfast -Quiche and fruit

Lunch – Leftovers

Snack – Mini-donuts

Dinner – Ribs, roasted potatoes, roasted asparagus and peppers, and salad



Breakfast – Waffles, maple sausages and fruit

Lunch – Egg salad sandwiches and fruit

Dinner  – Hot dogs, potato salad and veggies




Breakfast – Yogurt and granola

Snack – Muffins and oranges

Lunch – Perogies, ham and veggie sticks

Snack – Homemade crackers, cheese and apple slices

Dinner –  Leftovers



Breakfast  – Smoothie

Snack – Cereal bars and fruit

Lunch – Quesadillas and veggie sticks

Snack – Granola bars and berries

Dinner – Apple tenderloin, rice and veggies.



Breakfast – Oatmeal

Snack – Crackers, cheese and veggies/apples

Lunch -French toast, sausages and fruit salad

Dessert – Cupcakes for Birthday party

Snack – Ants on a log (with cheese)

Dinner – Lasagna



Breakfast – Yogurt and granola

Snack – Toast with apples and peanut butter

Lunch – Lasagna and veggie sticks

Snack – Granola bars and bananas

Dinner – Beef dip and yam fries


Breakfast – Smoothie

Snack – Muffins and fruit

Lunch – PB & J, yogurt and fruit slices

Snack – Chocolate pudding and mini-donuts

Dinner –  Cajun chicken caesar salad



Breakfast -Toast, eggs and fruit salad

Lunch – Egg salad sandwiches and veggie sticks

Dinner – Hamburgers (bacon, onions, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, cheese), fries and salad or veggie sticks

BakingSaturday –  Mini-donutsSunday – Hotdog buns (and for beef dip); carrot muffinsMonday – Crackers; granola barsTuesday – Cereal bars; cupcakes

Wednesday – Banana bread; Cheese whiz

Thursday – Raspberry muffins; Chocolate pudding

Friday – Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Saturday – Burger buns


…something missing…

Has it really been so long since my last post??  How can that be…although I don’t remember having sat down to type for the longest time!  I have been feeling a longing for a while, unable to put my finger on it, I now know what was missing…my heart was longing to write, to get the words out!  How did the days get away?  How did I manage to let something so vital to me slip?  HOW?  I know exactly, because it is so easy to get distracted in the things we do for  each other, the things we do for our spouse, our child, our friends…the moments we are a listening ear, kissing a boo-boo, whatever moment we are living in.  But after time, all these moments that have escaped us, and while nothing is wrong, something is missing…and so with this I make myself a pledge.  I pledge to take time once a week to write…to write what my heart needs, to get things out of my head, to have a chance to organize my thoughts and release!!

So what has happened in the past 5 months?  So much!  Just like I am sure for you…time has fleeted, and I have loved and been loved, I have been happy, and sad and emotional, I have had good days and bad, I have been on top of the world and I have felt the weight of the world on my shoulders…I have lived!

Instead of dwelling on the what was, I will share with you my future as I live it!

Thank you for following me on my journey (even if that journey has been in silence)!

PS – Stay tuned…I created a simple menu for this week and since we are busy it reflects our lives and time we have!


Menu – Week of November 3rd

Sunday Thursday
Breakfast – French toast with strawberries and whip cream, sausages and fruit saladLunch – Leftovers

Snack – Smoothies or apples with peanut butter

Dinner – Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, roasted veggies and salad

Dessert- Turtle Cheesecake

Breakfast – Pancakes, sausages and fruit saladSnack – Granola bars

Lunch – Sandwiches with veggie sticks and berries

Snack – Graham crackers with nutella and bananas

Dinner – Breaded fish, quinoa with cheese, roasted veggies and salad

Monday Friday
Breakfast – Muffins and fruit saladSnack – Yogurt and granola with berries

Lunch – Chicken, mashed potatoes and veggies

Snack – Crackers and cheese with apple slices

Dinner – Enchilada Casserole, cornbread and salad


Breakfast – Oatmeal and smoothiesSnack – Apples with peanut butter

Lunch – Wonton tacos

Snack – Granola bars and fruit slices

Dinner – OUT


Tuesday Saturday
Breakfast – Baked oatmeal and apple slicesSnack – Granola bars and oranges

Lunch – Enchilada casserole and veggie sticks

Snack – Pretzel chips and oranges

Dinner –  Soup (butternut squash) and grilled cheese

Breakfast -Toast, eggs, bacon and fruit saladLunch – Sandwiches

Snack – Smoothies

Dinner – Pulled pork (on pretzel buns?), yam fries and veggie sticks


Wednesday Baking
Breakfast – Toast, yogurt and fruit saladSnack – Muffins

Lunch – Quesadillas and veggie sticks

Snack – Crackers,  cheese and veggies

Dinner – Slow cooker honey garlic chicken, rice, roasted veggies and salad


Sunday – Muffins (banana muffins; carrot muffins); Finish cheesecakeMonday – Bread; Applesauce

Tuesday – Granola bars

Wednesday – Cookies

Thursday – Bread

Friday – Challah bread; muffins

Saturday – Pretzel buns

Menu Week of October 20th, 2013


Sunday Thursday
Breakfast – Waffles, strawberries and whipped cream and sausages and fruit salad

Lunch – Leftovers

Snack – Smoothies

Dinner –  Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and veggies

Dessert – Apple Pie


Breakfast –Muffins, yogurt and fruit salad

Snack – Dried apples and granola bars

Lunch – Quesadillas and veggie sticks

Snack – Graham crackers with nutella and bananas

Dinner – Baked spaghetti squash, garlic bread and salad


Monday Friday
Breakfast – Waffles and fruit salad

Snack – PB crackers and fruit snacks

Lunch – Chicken, mashed potatoes and veggies

Snack  – Muffins and smoothies

Dinner – Mac’n cheese (with bacon) and apple chicken sausages with salad


Breakfast – Cereal and berries and bananas

Snack – Granola bars and smoothies

Lunch – Sandwiches with fruit and veggie sticks

Snack – Popcorn and apples

Dinner – PIZZA!


Tuesday Saturday
Breakfast –Baked oatmeal

Snack – Yogurt and fruit

Lunch – Mac’n cheese and sausages and veggies

Snack – Granola bars and oranges

Dinner -Stir fry with noodles


Breakfast –English muffins, eggs, bacon and fruit salad

Lunch – Leftovers

Snack – Smoothies and crackers

Dinner – Hamburgers (mushrooms, bacon, etc…), potato wedges and coleslaw


Wednesday Baking:
Breakfast – Toast, eggs and fruit salad

Snack – Crackers and cheese with carrots and  apple slices

Lunch- Stirfry with noodles

Snack – Puff pastry pumpkins

Dinner – Mushroom pork tenderloin, rice, roasted veggies and salad


Sunday – Pie & Coffee Cake

Monday – Apple muffins, carrot muffins

Tuesday – Bread, Granola Bars

Wednesday – Puff Pastry pumpkins

Thursday – Dried apples, Banana bread

Friday – Cookies; Pizza dough

Saturday –


Peanut Butter Granola Bars

One of our favourites, between home and dayhome, is a good granola bar!  Recently I was tired of preservative filled store bought granola bars.  I decided to google search and stumbled on a recipe for peanut butter granola bars!  After some tweaks and accidentally misreading the recipe, this is the bar I have created!


1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup rice syrup (or corn syrup)
1/3 cup applesauce **optional
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups quick oats (add an extra 1/3 cup if you use applesauce)
2 cups of nuts or chocolate (any combination: coconut, almonds, chocolate chips, craisins, raisins, etc…)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add peanut butter, brown sugar, rice syrup, vanilla, and applesauce if you are using it.  Mix well.  Add in oats, and nuts/chocolate of choice.  Stir until well coated.

Put in a greased (or parchment lined) 13×9 pan.  Bake 20-25 minutes.  Allow to cool and slice into desired sized bars.