Another busy week ahead! Fortunately I already prepped chicken fajita bowls for the grownup lunches and made a pot of chicken gnocchi soup and a pot of chili yesterday. It got COLD over the weekend and we spent our chilly afternoons at Josh’s baseball games. Well it’s bedtime now (past it actually!) but I wanted to post a menu before I fall asleep!
Monday- flank steak, potatoes, zucchini. Then I have a pto meeting after
Tuesday- baseball practice but I’m planning to stay home with the other two kids and make chicken thighs and brown rice with carrots
Wednesday- back to school night for me and baseball for everyone else so it’ll be leftovers and/or eggs
Thursday- baseball again!!! Pork chops, leftover potatoes and cabbage
Friday- we have a family wedding to go to! The kids will be home with Ed’s parents and I have no idea what they’ll eat. Pizza?
Saturday- we have an afternoon baseball game, away, so I’m planning to pack a picnic of tuna salad wraps, sandwiches the kids like, chips, apples and cookies. We can eat in the car on the way home 🙂
Sunday- same as Saturday, but I would like to think of something else that would make a nice picnic. Any suggestions?
Here are some pictures from the last week…
Summer is over and we’re all back to school! I hope to share a bunch of summer photos in a post soon, we have had a wonderful time! I took 2 online classes, we went to Lake Willoughby in VT, Santa’s Village and Clark’s Trading Post in NH. Back to reality now!
I was just talking to Ed about this week’s plans before we headed to sleep and I realized we have SOMETHING every night this week!!! It’s supposed to be super hot- again!- so while I would like to start cooking some autumn comfort food, that probably won’t happen until the weekend!
Monday (tonight!)- pork chops, mashed potatoes, homemade applesauce
Tuesday (baseball practice)- spaghetti and meatballs
Wednesday – back to school family picnic, no cooking for me!
Thursday (baseball practice)- hot dogs and a veggie burger for me
Friday (baseball practice and family movie night at school)- packed sandwiches, if I get to the store to pick up hard rolls!
Saturday (afternoon baseball game, evening “Owl Prowl” at the nearby reservoir)- slow cooker turkey pumpkin chili, the heat wave will hopefully end by the weekend!
Sunday (afternoon baseball game)- slow cooker chicken gnocchi soup
In case you looked at that schedule and wondered… no we don’t have a professional baseball player in the family. Josh is 8! And I think it’s a little overdoing it to have so much baseball. But he loves it, so I’m happy as long as he’s happy…
We will be out at sports three nights this week, so I’m planning accordingly. We will eat an hour earlier (5pm) on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Sun- salmon, red potatoes, green beans, salad
M – BLTs / tomato and cheese sandwiches, salad
T – steak fajita bowls with peppers, brown rice, salsa and avocado
W – egg roll in a bowl / hot dogs
Th – Instant Pot ziti and meatballs, salad
F – grilled chicken shawarma, brown rice, broccoli and salad
Sat – frittata and salad
I was so excited to make a small batch of apricot jam for the first time. I used the recipe from the National Center for Home Food Preservation, since I know it’s a safe source for recipes backed by tons of scientific testing. These jars are destined to fill some Christmas cookies this year! Maybe I’ll try these Finnish Stars, but I’ll probably just make our family favorite apricot cookies.
M- burgers, pasta salad, roasted veggies (bunless veggie burger for me)
T- salmon, rice, green beans, salad
W- picnic sandwiches at baseball- tuna salad
Th- spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad
F- picnic sandwiches at baseball- chicken salad
S- pork chops, potatoes, salad
Sun- BBQ chicken, macaroni and cheese, salad
Mon- hot dogs, onion rings, salad, bunless veggie burger for Mom