Sunday, April 27, 2008

Weekly Menu 4/27 - 5/3

Last week's menu got a little wacky......
Seriously, after son #2 left for Air Force Basic Training, none of us was our usual self. We have gone from a household of 5 to a house of 3 in just a few months. Our two big boys are now serving the United States government, in the Marines and the Air Force. Son #3 feels a little lost, now being the only child at home, and being only 7 at that.

So we ate very little of what was on the plan last week, thus the repeats this week. DH also travels to the state History Fair Thurs - Sat, so it will be just son #3 and me those days.

Sun~ the Marines landed at our house (son #1 and two of his friends from base)
Grilled steak & chicken, mashed potatoes, tossed salad, spinach bites, chocolate cake

Mon~ teeball game at 5:30. Roast & gravy from freezer, leftover mashed potatoes, green beans w/bacon.

Tues~ teeball game at 5:30. Leftovers, or club sandwiches

Wed~ Teriyaki chicken, pineapple, brown rice, broccoli

Thurs~ DH out of town; son #3 & I might go out to dinner, or over to my mom & dad's.

Fri~ DH still gone; teeball game at 7:00. Probably just a snack before the game.

Sat~ TBA; depends on what my husband feels like eating after being gone for two days, and whether or not the Marines are back at our house!!

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Another week, another menu plan!

This week:
Sun~ cookout for son #2 who is leaving for USAF basic training on Monday. Grilled burgers, dogs, sausages, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cake, etc.

Mon~ leftovers from Sunday. Teeball game at 5:30.

Tues~ Roast, rice & gravy, green beans or tossed salad. No game, but I'm sure there will be practice.

Wed~ Slight chance of rain. Veggie soup & grilled cheese sandwiches

Thurs~ Spaghetti & meatballs (meatballs in the crock pot) Ball practice.

Fri~ Teriyaki chicken, pineapple chunks, brown rice, broccoli. And again, teeball practice.

Sat~ Grilled steaks, baked potato, salad, texas toast

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

This week's menu!

This week will be an extremely busy week -
my students at school are auditioning for parts in the opera we are writing; my son has 3 tee-ball games, and then there's the usual daily stuff.....

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Sun~ Marinated flank steak, baked potatoes, tossed salad, texas toast

Mon~ Crock Pot!! (I love my crock pot.) BBQ pork sandwiches, fries. After-school auditions & Teeball game tonight.

Tues~ CP to the rescue again. Chili mac. After-school auditions & Teeball game again.

Wed~ Breakfast for dinner: grits, waffles, eggs, bacon. Yummmmm.

Thurs~ Sticky chicken, rice & gravy, green beans, crescent rolls. NO GAME!

Fri~ Leftovers. Teeball game at 7pm and we are bringing snack.

Sat~ TBA.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Menu for week of April 6

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Sunday~ Crock pot roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, sauteed mushrooms, tossed salad, biscuits

Monday~ Open faced roast beef sandwiches on homemade bread (after tee ball practice)

Tuesday~ Chicken in mushroom gravy, egg noodles, steamed broccoli, rolls

Wednesday~ Breakfast for Dinner: grits, bacon, waffles or pancakes

Thursday~ Leftovers before tee ball game

Friday~ TBA - we have a tee ball game, so we might run by Chick-fil-A afterwards.

Saturday~ Marinated flank steak, baked potatoes, steamed broccoli, tossed salad, crescent rolls

Here's what we had last week:
Sun~ lasagna, tossed salad, garlic toast. Chocolate brownies for dessert. Wink

Mon~ Chili (our beautiful weather suddenly turned cold!), biscuits

Tues~ friends over for dinner: Lemon pepper chicken, rice, corn on the cob, green beans. Chocolate cheesecake for dessert.

Wed~ Burgers & Dogs

Thurs~ leftovers

Fri~ Spaghetti, garlic bread

Turkey tenderloin, stuffing & gravy, swiss beans or broccoli

Forever ago...

I started this blog.
To participate in Menu Plan Monday.
And I do plan my menus regularly, but I've been feeling the need to have some place to vent myself lately, so here I am. After months of not writing anything.
What is it about writing that is so cathartic?

I am listening to the August Rush soundtrack right now and I LOVE IT.
I love the percussive sounds of the strumming of the guitar... I love the anguish in the lyrics of JRM's songs. (He's not bad to look at either.) I love getting lost in the sounds. I love the thought that music can so inspire - I believe that. I teach it every day. I want to inspire my students the same way. Sometimes I succeed, many days I fail.

Food for my soul.
The language of my heart.