Sunday, August 29, 2010

Can it really be the end of August? Menu

Last week, the students came back to school. By the time Friday rolled around, my own student (ds#3) and this teacher, and hubby teacher were SO exhausted that we did almost nothing all weekend.

This getting back into the routine is hard work!

We *did* eat last week:
Last Sunday~ Spaghetti, texas toast (that I got with a FREEBIE coupon)
Last Monday~ leftovers from Sunday
Last Tuesday~ Breakfast for dinner: pancakes & bacon
Last Wednesday~ Sticky chicken in the crockpot, mashed potatoes, cucumber salad, biscuits
Last Thursday~ Chili mac
Last Friday~ Pizza from the freezer
Last Saturday~ Eggplant parmesan (eggplant from our garden)

On to this week:
Sunday~ Grilled cheese sandwiches & tomato soup (it's been raining all weekend)
Monday~ Pasta fagioli, homemade bread
Tuesday~ Breakfast for dinner: grits, eggs, bacon, hashbrowns
Wednesday~ Bourbon chicken, rice, mandarin oranges, cucumbers (the last ones from the garden)
Thursday~ Lasagna from the freezer
Friday~ My birthday - my guys are taking me out to dinner! :)
Saturday~ TBA

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Back-to-Work August Menu #3

I can't call this "Back to School", because the kids are not back yet, so I guess it'll just be "Back to Work" for hubby and me.

I've gotten into the routine of going to the gym every weekday this summer, and intend to continue (L-O-N-G story, but this is needful for me). So our routine will be altered a little, and we will eat dinner a little later than we are accustomed to. That means I've got to be on the ball so it can be ready in a snap after I walk in the door!

We'll see how it works this week.

Sunday~ DELICIOUS homemade lasagna at my parents' house, complete with green salad, garlic bread, and banana pudding.
Monday~ Chicken breasts in cream of mushroom soup (cooked in the crockpot), egg noodles, cucumber salad
Tuesday~ FFYS... leftovers. Mom has a meeting and won't be home till late, and the guys will go bowling.
Wednesday~ Roasted veggie tart (I just used a pre-made pie crust), salad (I made the tart this weekend, so it just needs to be reheated)
Thursday~ Tacos (ground beef is already cooked, just needs to be heated & seasoned)
Friday~ Pizza from the freezer
Saturday~ Roast turkey from the freezer, stuffing, swiss beans

I love it when a plan comes together, and I hope it does this week!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

August Menu #2

Last week, we did a good job of sticking to the menu until Saturday - we ended up going out to eat...which was okay. I was vague about dinner plans with hubby and when there's not a clear plan, he always opts to go out... so we did. One day I'll learn. :)

So on to this week:
Sunday~ Roast in the crock pot, mashed potatoes, gravy, sliced tomatoes
Monday~ Leftover roast & potatoes (no cooking - just reheating!!)
Tuesday~ BLTs, chips (we got some gorgeous tomatoes, so I'm using them. YUM!)
Wednesday~ Bourbon chicken (which has no bourbon), rice, mandarin oranges (okay... this is the third week on the menu. Maybe we'll get to it this week.)
Thursday~ Loaded baked potatoes, tossed salad
Friday~ Breakfast for dinner
Saturday~ sis & BIL for dinner. On the grill: burgers & dogs.

Monday, August 2, 2010

August is here... menu #1

The end of summer is coming... in two short weeks, we'll be back at work and into the 'daily grind' again. So we are making every effort to savor these last few days!

Last week's menu went pretty much according to plan. The eggplant parm was the highlight!! Crispy, cheesy and delicious... even my carnivorous husband had seconds.

On to this week:
Sunday~ Spaghetti, garlic bread
Monday~ Leftover spaghetti, stuffed peppers
Tuesday~ BBQ Chicken sandwiches, baked beans, fries
Wednesday~ Bourbon chicken, rice, mandarin oranges... if I get really industrious, we might have another go at egg rolls
Thursday~ Sticky chicken, mashed potatoes, tossed salad, crescent rolls
Friday~ Tomato soup & sandwiches
Saturday~ Tacos

Several meals will go into the crockpot this week, as I try to get back into school-time routines. I love that little device.