Monday, June 24, 2013

This week's menu...

So with all of the craziness of summer I decided to skip last week's menu planning, thinking that life might be easier if I have a little less planning to do....  oh, how wrong I was!!!  Time to get back to it, and with four new-to-me recipes, too!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

My kids' summer bucket lists...

The other day, I got a phone call from my mom suggesting that I have the kids write up summer bucket lists.  They gave me some pretty funny stuff:

O's cover 

Rye's list:

"To DOOO this summer!
  • go to the pool
  • cook a lot!
  • ride my bike!
  • spend a lot of time with my family!
  • go to the park!
  • spend a lot of time outside
  • spend a lot of time with my mom!
  • have sleepovers with Mackenzie!
  • spend time with Lily"
Moo's list:

"bucket list of summer notes
  1. make milkshake
  2. Disneyland
  3. go to the mall
  4. have a sleepover
  5. plant a tree
  6. get a girls' day
  7. make cookies
  8. get cows to come over from Aunt Holly's so we can have some milk
  9. go to the pool
  10. go to the park
  11. go to Grandma's"
O's list:

"O's summer bucket list
  • blow out citronella torches
  • drink milkshake
  • play at the park with Puppy Gramma
  • play on Mommy's phone
  • go to "rocket ship" park again
  • make necklaces
  • eat with Miss Ginny (our neighbor)
  • make s'mores with Kitty Gramma
  • decorate shirts (my suggestion: tie-dye!)
  • make kites (original thought: 'make paper Christmas trees')
  • make paper tables
  • go to the zoo (and see the snakes)
  • draw something
  • play with my toys
  • run around
  • play with roly-polies
  • look for bunnies in the clouds and sky
  • eat pepperonis not on pizza
  • play with water
  • go swimming
  • drink lemonade (and juice)
  • play with Jack and Lily
  • plant plants
  • fly like birds ('you say, "how are we gonna fly?"  ...with airplanes!')
  • play with Mommy
  • play with a lot of people
  • let's cook!
  • cook hot dogs
  • sleep and just go to bed (jammie day)
  • make bracelets
  • drive to Kitty Gramma's house
  • garden
  • ride bike" I guess we won't run out of things to do over summer break between their lists, my mom's list and mine...

...oh, and I found this in the garden a couple of days ago... was delicious...
...we split it five ways...

What's on your summer bucket list?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

This week's menu...

Well, I'm finding that menu planning during the summer isn't so easy - obviously...  my last two menu planning posts were very late!!!  At least this one is only a couple of hours late...

...this week's menu...

Monday: steak and broccoli (with a side of cottage cheese, yum!)

Tuesday: brats with corn and onion potatoes - I grew up eating these potatoes pretty much every time my mom and I went camping or cooked out. I'll have to post a how-to for the potatoes when I make 'em....  they're soooo goooood!

Wednesday: summer spaghetti (possibly subbing linguine for spaghetti) 

Thursday: roasted chicken with peas and wild rice

Friday: pizza night

Sunday: leftovers

What's on your menu this week?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

This week's menu...

**(I wrote this on Monday, planning to get a picture of my menu planner -as I usually would-, but that just hasn't happened yet...  so this is what my family has eaten most of the week...  prepare yourself, it's been a lazy one so far)**

Oh, man...  end of the school year...  I don't know if I'm ready for this...  Especially the big one's pre-pre-teen attitude...  it's all too much!!!

On a happy note, the garden is doing wonderfully (overall) and I didn't have to go grocery shopping thanks to my generous in-laws (thanks again, you guys!)...  it's really helpful, but I feel like I need to take inventory of our fridge/freezer/pantry in order to get any real menu planning done.  So, of course, rather than looking to see what we have, I went off of my memory (which means we'll be eating a lot of chicken)...

...this week's menu...

Monday: rotisserie chicken and french bread from Meijer with fresh veggie sticks from the snack drawer (it got late...  I didn't have time to do anything else...  we all have days like this)

Tuesday: soup and salad (Rye has her last G.S. meeting of the school year, where she'll be graduating from Daisies to Brownies, so dinner has to be quick)

Wednesday: Oven roasted chicken with veggies

Thursday: mushroom stroganoff over wild rice blend

Friday: Pizza night

Saturday: chicken thighs with corn/potato mash

Sunday: Go out???

...lots of chicken, I know, but it'll do for now.

Hopefully, I'll have a pantry organizing post coming your way soon.  Until then...

What's on your menu this week?