Monday, June 27, 2011

The my-boys-are-all-home!!! menu

Well, for a few days, I'll be blissfully cooking for a houseful of boys, listening to them wrestle with each other, playing baseball/football in the backyard, delighting in all kinds of 'boy' things.

Marine son got here on Thursday, and Airman son didn't arrive until Sunday, but that was fine!!!  I swear I think my Airman has grown since I last saw him (he is just returning from deployment, so it's been a while).

Our menu was kind of topsy-turvy but we managed just fine.

Here's the plan for this week:

Sunday~ family cookout. Burgers, dogs, sausages on the grill, cucumber salad, potato salad (courtesy of my mom), homemade salsa w/chips, homemade roasted tomato dip w/pita chips, and s'mores for dessert (yummmmmmmmm!).

Monday~ busy day for everyone.  We'll come home for steaks on the grill, mashed potatoes, fried okra (my big boys' fave), and salad.

Tuesday~ Airman leaves this evening.  Boys are planning a fishing trip, and if all goes well, we will have fish.  If not... we'll have leftovers!

Wednesday~ Marine son's last evening at home.  Whatever he requests is what we'll eat.

Thursday~ back to just the three of us... perhaps some simpler fare is in order.  I'm thinking flatbread pizzas will be good, with a caprese salad.  Our tomatoes are gorgeous, basil's in full production, and I scored some fresh mozzarella that I'm dying to eat!

Friday~ Perhaps dinner with my dad.  We have an annual tradition for Father's Day that my sis & I go out to dinner with him, and we had to put that off this year, so we're scheduled for our raincheck this weekend!

Saturday~ TBA.... I love summer!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Bless your heart and thank you for the sacrifice and service of your family. Give your boys a thankful hug from me! I am deeply grateful!
What a great week you will have with your sons!
Thank you for participating in ON THE MENU MONDAY and sharing your great ideas!
Hope to see you next week!

Leslie's Garden said...

How wonderful to have all your boys home where you can hug them and kiss them and make a fuss over them! I, too, want to thank them for the sacrifices they have made to make this world a better place!

Joan J said...

Life feels so complete when all your kids (and grandkids) are sitting around the table to enjoy a family meal. Please give both your boys a big "thank you" from me and my family. We appreciate them very much.