A mom of all boys...the joys and the challenges of being the only woman in the bunch!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
School's out Menu!
School is officially out for the summer. I still have some odds & ends to tie up, but it will be at my leisure. I am beginning to relax a little, although still thinking about work quite a bit. Ds#3 will be going to VBS this week, so I'll be enjoying a little freedom in the mornings... I'm going to try to get back into an exercise routine... although I have a nasty scrape on my knee, so that might make it challenging. We'll see. Last week's menu? Actually, it went fairly well, with just a couple of adjustments. The Spinach & mushroom smothered chickenwas tasty, but just a tad bland. I will probably make it again for myself (I left out the spinach for hubby & son) and add something with a little kick to it.Rachael Ray's Texas chili-cheese fries were a fun change of pace, and we enjoyed them a LOT, on Saturday, instead of Thursday. I had some leftover beef from our black'n'bleu salad and the chicken, so I made foil packets with individual portions and added ingredients that each of us liked, so everyone had their own packet. Kind of fun and different. Now for this week! I have made it a goal to include fruits or vegetables with every single meal. So here's the attempt with dinnertime. Sunday~ Pasta toss with fresh grape tomatoes and basil from our garden, tossed with some sauteed mushrooms and feta cheese. Add in your favorite pasta ... fresh and yummy. Monday~ Baseball team party at a local restaurant. No cooking for mom. Tuesday~ Roast chicken, roasted potatoes (baby new potatoes from our garden) , broccoli, corn on the cob(this is actually from last week's menu, but we never got to it) Wednesday~ Spaghetti, tossed salad Thursday~ BLTs & chips or chef salads ... essentially the same ingredients, just depends on what we're in the mood for Friday~ Tacos and trimmings Saturday~ Steak on the grill, baked potatoes, and something green which has yet to be determined.
I also made this deliciousoatmeal cookie peach cobblerwithfresh peaches that are coming in season now, so we'll be satisfying our sweet tooth with fruit. :)