Sunday, June 30, 2013

It's July, and we are home!

Where we've been:
Scenes from a luau

Dancing on the beach

Climbing a coconut tree and showering the audience with flowers

Our view, almost every day

Hawaii was beautiful and we enjoyed seeing our Marine Son, but you know there's nothing like sleeping in your own bed!  We spent a TON of money there - to eat out, it cost us twice what we would spend at home.  And on vacation, our opportunities to cook in were limited.

So this will be a belt-tightening month for us.  We're also trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies into our meals (I will report our progress next week). We hiked a mountain with our son in Hawaii, and it was bitterly obvious that we need to do something.  So here we go!

Sunday~ Eggplant parmesan with homemade tomato sauce and noodles.  I scored a big, beautiful eggplant at the farmer's market on Saturday for $1.50, and we've got more than half left!  I will make a roasted veggie tart with the remainder.
Monday~ Lasagna with tossed salad.  Grass-fed, locally raised ground beef, homemade tomato sauce to make lasagna healthier; tomatoes & cucumbers in the salad are from our garden.
Tuesday~ Chef salads with ham, turkey, cheese, hardboiled egg.  Off to Scouts tonight.
Wednesday~ Out to dinner with a friend for Mexican.
Thursday~ HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, USA! We are going to a local baseball game, with fireworks after.  We'll eat ballpark food. :)
Friday~ Roast chicken, roasted new potatoes, green beans, zucchini.  New potatoes & free-range chicken from farmer's market, green beans from our garden, zuke from a friend.
Saturday~ Burgers with homemade baked beans and homemade coleslaw.  Or homemade chili.  We'll have to see what I'm in the mood for. :)

For lunches this week, we'll do leftovers from dinner, sandwiches, and salads.
For breakfast, hubs eats farm eggs, bacon & fruit (right now it's pineapple and blackberries).  Ds#3 & I usually eat something a little less conventional.  I'm working on getting him to try different varieties of smoothies to try to get some fruit in him.  He's pretty picky, so if you've got any winners, I'd love to hear!
Pineapples everywhere!  Love them.

The world's biggest sno-cone.  Couldn't finish it.

Worth waking up for.


1 comment:

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

What gorgeous photos. Sounds like you had a terrific time in Hawaii.
It's extremely hot in Las Vegas for another week. We're definitely eating and cooking less.
Have a wonderful holiday week!