Monday, August 6, 2012

August is here...a menu and getting back in the routine

July was a busy month.
The garden was in full swing, so I put lots of tomatoes and peppers in the freezer, and we had cucumbers coming out of our ears.
We tried to savor the last vestiges of our vacation.
My youngest boy entered the world of orthodontia.
And here's August.

It's time to get back into routines, to buy new clothes (because he outgrew all his other clothes!), time to get ready for school.

So, after a chat with my hubby, who will taking a grad class and a gifted-endorsement class this semester, we decided to formulate a simple plan for meals.

Sundays~ probably crockpot or grill, something that takes a little more time (because we have it)
Monday~ comfort food, until his grad class starts.  Then it will probably be sandwiches on the run.
Tuesday~ Scouts night, so quick and easy.
Wednesday~ Taco night!
Thursday~ hubby's gifted class night, so leftovers
Friday~ Pizza night.  Hubs even said he was open to making pizza - this is a HUGE shift and one that excites me!!
Saturday~ grill, or something more labor-intensive.  Catch up on the week.
Of course, we reserve the right to change the plan without notice.

And with that, here's our menu plan for this week!
Sunday~ BBQ chicken (in the crockpot), baked potatoes, tossed salad for lunch.  Dinner was a huge batch of Pioneer Woman's Chili (I stuffed some peppers with it, I froze half of it for another night, and we ate dinner with what was left!)
Monday~ Spaghetti and tossed salad
Tuesday~ Bourbon chicken, rice, mandarin oranges, cucumber salad
Wednesday~ Taco night!!!  Everything from taco salad to burritos to nachos.  Yum!
Thursday~ BLT's, chips, pasta salad
Friday~ Grill! Burgers and Dogs.
Saturday~ Sticky chicken, scalloped potatoes, cucumbers, blackeyed peas

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