Sunday, August 17, 2014

Here they come! Menu for the first week of classes

Although we have been up at school this summer taking care of various tasks, school is officially back in session, with students returning on Monday.  

Hold on - it's sure to be an interesting ride!!

Here's the menu plan:
Sunday~ Tacos and layered bean dip.  Easy and casual for the night before school.
Monday~ Open-faced roast beef sandwiches and gravy.  I made homemade bread on Saturday, and we'll use that for the base.  Roast that I cooked last week will make up the 'filling'.  And I made stock from the bones, so I'll dress that up for gravy.  Homey and comforting - just right for the first day with kids.
Tuesday~ Indoor burgers.  Instead of grilling them outside, I'll pull out the grill pan and take care of business inside.
Wednesday~ Spaghetti.  My family's favorite comfort food.
Thursday~ Bourbon chicken, tossed salad, rice, green beans.  (The chicken has no actual bourbon in it!)  I made rice on Saturday, so we'll polish it off tonight.
Friday~ Breakfast, or Italian Sloppy Joes if we have spaghetti sauce left over.
Saturday~ TBD.  I *do* know we'll enjoy some rest.

What's on your menu?  

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Back-to-school menu plan

Hubs & I are back at work this week...although we've been up at school doing various tasks, we are now officially required to show up every day. :)

Last week, I really resisted making a menu plan because I was truly savoring the last vestiges of summer.  This week, I've gotta get back at it if I want to be focused at work and feed my family when I get home!

Here's our plan:
Sunday~ Leftovers for lunch: pizza, alfredo, nachos
               Dinner: Veggie plate - eggplant, fried okra, green tomatoes (all from the garden)
Monday~ Spaghetti, and I will prob add some eggplant (because we have it!)
Tuesday~ Late meeting for Mom, Orthodontist for ds.  Fend For Yourself.
Wednesday~ Breakfast for dinner: grits, eggs, bacon, maybe biscuits.
Thursday~ Roast in the crock pot with red potatoes and green beans
Friday~ Open-faced roast beef sandwiches
Saturday~ Burgers on the grill

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A menu for August

I was out of town most of last week, so my guys sort of fended for themselves (with the exception of the night my mom made lasagna for them!) and I ate out when I wasn't with my brother & his family.

I'm looking forward to cooking at home this week!

I am behind the curve getting a plan together, and honestly, since it's the last week of summer vacation for me, I'm a little resistant to being very regimented!  So I'm posting what we're eating as we eat.

Sunday~ I arrived 3 hours late, so we stopped and got sub sandwiches on the way home from the airport.

Monday~ hubby's burgers on the grill.  Delish!  We also have an abundance of okra in our garden, so I made fried okra to go with.

Tuesday~ Eggplant Parmesan.  AND my son told me I should make it more often! How's that for a successful dinner??

Wednesday~ Tacos, homemade refried beans, and tortilla chips.  I made a Lemon Icebox Pie for a nice light dessert and it was a hit. (Instead of a graham cracker crust, I had some flax cookies that I pulverized in the food processor and made the crust with those.  No one was the wiser.)

Thursday~ Leftovers night.  Ds#3 had leftover spaghetti (from the eggplant parm) and sauce. Hubs had leftover penne pasta with sautéed cherry tomatoes & fresh basil (both from our garden) along with mozzarella.  I had a slice of the veggie tart I made after Tuesday's eggplant parm.  I also made cheese bread with half a baguette that was left from earlier in the week.  Everyone was happy, and we used up some leftovers.  Woo hoo!
Friday~ Mom is going to a Jamberry party, so the guys are on their own.
Saturday~ Ds had a friend spend the night, so we ordered pizza.