Weekly Menu

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…


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Back to School! Busy Menu Plan

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…

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Menu for the week of 7/8

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

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Apricot Jam

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.

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Plans and Menu for the week of 6/25

It’s the first full week of summer vacation! My goals for this week are to catch up on housework that’s fallen behind in the final weeks of school, play with the kids, can strawberry jam and keep working on my coursework. I haven’t blogged about it, but I’ve gone back to school to take some grad level classes in physics and earth science. I already have my masters but I love learning science! Anyway, here’s my plan for the week in terms of catching up on housework. I’ll do a little bit each day, in addition to daily stuff like dishes, running laundry and cooking. I like having a daily focus, and will try to get in a set schedule for the summer once I catch up a bit.

M- work in garden, laundry day, pick up kitchen, pick up mud room, grocery delivery

T- clean bathrooms

W- garden day

Th- clean office

F- vacuum upstairs

S- wash bedding (weather permitting)

S- laundry day

And here’s the supper menu for the week:

M- salmon, red potatoes, corn on the cob, salad

T- flank steak fajita bowls

W- going to a friend’s house and bringing pasta salad, broccoli salad and brownies

Th- grilled chicken, sweet potatoes, , zucchini, salad

F- baked ziti, salad

Sat- heading to an engagement party for my cousin

Sun- crock pot pulled pork, baked potatoes, salad

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Weekly Menu

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

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