Saturday, April 23, 2016

April Menu Wrap-up

So this week, we ate out more than I would have liked, but life is so busy that I feel like it's an accomplishment just to get us all fed, regardless of where it comes from!

Son #2 is visiting us, and we love having him here.  Son #3 is getting busier, as are his dad and I, and it's reflected in the time I haven't spent in the kitchen.  Ah well.  We shall try again this week. :)

Sunday~ I made pulled BBQ chicken and an apple-cabbage slaw for the guys, and I headed out with my mom and a dear friend to have a last shop for my sister before her baby girl arrives.  We ate lunch out and shopped and laughed and had a marvelous time.
Monday~ Miscellaneous must-goes.  Hubs has online class right after work, so it's a fend-for-yourselves sort of dinner.  Everyone hunts in the fridge for what they like.
Tuesday~ More leftovers.
Wednesday~ I had a dinner meeting, but I cooked for my guys before I left.  I made iceberg lettuce wedge salads (they are LOVING those) with homemade dressing, and choice of spaghetti or alfredo with pasta.  There were very little leftovers!
Thursday~ Hubs came home from work feeling sick.  He requested a burger from Five Guys for dinner, so that's what we did.
Friday~ Ds#3 had an after-school rehearsal, so we hit the drive-thru on the way home and had Chick-fil-A for all.  Hubs stayed home as he was not 100% (I'm not sure he was even 75%) so this was an easy dinner for Mom.
Saturday~ Hubs is feeling better.  Woo hoo!!!  Burgers on the grill - delish!!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Holy Moly, it's April.

We've been busy.... I guess that's an understatement.
Life has been very full and we are still alive and well.

Because I cannot seem to get my act together to post what we are eating for the coming week, I will post what we have eaten... for now, anyway. :)

Son #2, formerly Airman Son, has been visiting this month, and we are thrilled to have him home after living all over the place.  So our menus have been a little more reflective of that.

In other news, we've got bell peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes planted in the garden.  We also have basil and rosemary, and lemon balm (I'm so excited about this one - it smells so amazing!!!).  We still have collards and lavender to plant, which will happen this weekend.  The blueberries are blooming and it is so exciting to see all the growing things.

Sunday~ Steaks on the grill, iceberg wedge salad, oven-roasted parmesan zucchini wedges (they were not as good as they sound... they were tasty, but I'll change up the recipe when I try them again.)
Monday~ Spaghetti for the guys, zucchini boats for me.  (I stuffed the zucchini with the spaghetti sauce and baked in the oven.  Pretty tasty.)
Tuesday~ Homemade meatballs, mashed potatoes & gravy, broccoli.  Cozy and scrumptious after a messy rainy day.
Wednesday~ Hubs & I had tickets to see our local baseball team play. It rained all day, so we weren't sure it was actually going to happen, but we managed to get in a quick dinner date and a few innings at the ballpark before we decided it was too cold. We called it in the 4th inning. ;)
Thursday~ Tacos.  With meat, cheese, avocado, salsa, sour cream... all the trimmings.  Messy and delicious.
Friday~ Must-goes.  There is chicken, spaghetti sauce, and random other bits.  And there are always eggs to fill in the gaps if someone can't find something they like!
Saturday~ TBD. Grocery day.

Marvelous Menus abound at Menu Plan Monday!