A mom of all boys...the joys and the challenges of being the only woman in the bunch!
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!