Monday, June 06, 2016

Meal Plan Monday- 1st Full Week of Summer Edition

Sooooooo...... SUMMER!!! I said it before, but I am over the moon happy to be back in relationship with our summer time schedule! We have our bucket list of activities, to be sure, but we are in a much more laid back state of mind.

HOWEVER.... since the Big Kid is home, I have to be much more aware of food and meals. Jacob has been on a mission to learn to cook, so I have decided to take one dinner time meal a week and have him help me- hopefully with end result in him taking the lead in planning/following the recipe/etc. We shall see....

Anyway, here is what is on the menu for us this week....

MONDAY- One Dish Italian Chicken and fruit

TUESDAY- left overs/pantry raid

WEDNESDAY- the BEST marinated chicken, roasted asparagus, zucchini & fruit

THURSDAY- Rice & beans with sausage & fruit

FRIDAY- (sous chef Jacob assisting) "Tex-Mex" Chicken Casserole, guacamole & chips

SATURDAY- Breakfast for dinner

SUNDAY- Grilled cheese and soup

What's on the menu for everyone else?

Friday, June 03, 2016

the First day of Summer

aka: WHOO-HOO!!!!!

Can I just tell you? How excited I am that it's summer? It was a brutal last few weeks around here. The 7 year old and his doting mother were both super ready to break up with our early morning wake-up calls....

We are ready for lazy mornings & such around here... but that doesn't mean we don't have some items on our Bucket List for the summer. We sat down and concocted our very own list of things we really want to do this summer. I'm trying not to over schedule us.... which has actually been harder to avoid than I thought it would be.

Here's our list.

What are you and yours doing this summer?

Monday, May 16, 2016

Meal Plan Monday.... aka: Welcome Back

Well, well, well!
Long time, no bloggie.... like over a year! For any of you who still hop on over to my little corner of the interweebs, I'm sorry about that. I got TOTALLY burned out. I lost my joy of writing and of blogging.
....... And, I might have also forgot my security passwords and locked myself out of the blog!

Anyway, I'm back! And, I'm back with Meal Plan Monday! I love meal planning! It takes the stress out of my week. Just knowing that the meals for the week are planned out and (sometimes!) prepped and ready to go makes that 4-7pm stretch of time go so much smoothly!

Here's what we are having for dinner this week!

Monday- left over bbq chicken, corn and zucchini from last night. (We had a great group of friends over for dinner & have lots of yummy left overs!)

Tuesday- Grilled cheese sandwiches with homemade french fries and fruit.

Wednesday- Smokey/Sweet Salmon, rice and mini bell peppers w/dips.

Thursday- This is Cub Scout night for the big kid around here! We will have tortilla pizzas & fruit!

Friday- Movie Night! We keep it simple. Fruits, veggies, popcorn & raiding the fridge and pantry for anything that seems yummy!

Saturday- Stir-Fry Night!

Sunday- Fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes and rolls.

What are you having for dinner this week?