Skip to main content

Week 279 Menu

Hi friends!  It's finally summer!  Hooray! 

This is our first week of summer vacation and we're loving it!  I hadn't realized how burned out I was from making snacks, lunches, gathering bckpacks, getting kids to school and sports practices, etc.  We're still keep busy and have plenty to do, but I'm loving not having to wake the kids up in the mornings.

Our fridge is stocked with otterpops and ice cream, we installed our evaporative cooler (so now I can use the kitchen without overheating our house), we've already gone to the pool a few times and we're perfecting our chore chart.
We had a scary situation at our neighborhood pool yesterday that was a wakeup call for water safety.  A little boy was pulled unresponsive from the pool.  We weren't there at the time, but it made me think a lot yesterday.  I had friends call me to make sure that my kids were okay.  My family talked a lot about how to stay safe in the pool, especially with me going alone with four kids.  My baby is loving the pool, so I've been in the pool now with him a lot.  I stay close to my almost five year old too.  I told my older kids that they need to follow the buddy system.  They need to be with a friend at all times and if anything goes wrong they yell for the lifeguard.  Scary stuff!

On a lighter note...I made grilled pizza on Sunday and the crust was delcious!  I actually put my old pizza pan right on the grill grates and cooked it for five minutes.  My kids loved it!

Last night I made the Pioneer Woman's Salisbury steak meatballs and they were a hit.  The family wants to eat them again!

I decided that I better plan a whole bunch of meals and post them for my menu that should last a week or two. 

Menu time...

Monday:  we had grilled steak, steamed quinoa, veggies

Tuesday: we had pancakes, eggs, hashbrowns

Wednesday: we had salsibury steak meatballs, whole wheat egg noodles, broccoli

Other dinners for the next week or so:
chicken gyros
chicken salad pitas
Waikiki meatballs
grilled Hawaiian pizza
chicken alfredo
beef/bean burritos

All planned.  What are you eating this week?


Click here for my other weekly menus if you need more dinner inspiration.

Popular posts from this blog

One Hour Rolls

These rolls are amazing!  I've been making these rolls since 2001 when I was a newlywed and my sister-in-law shared the recipe with me.  The rolls are light, fluffy, easy to make and they only take one hour!  And delicious too!   I've made these rolls more times than I can count, so I've perfected the art of making them.  Here are some step-by-step instructions with pictures for you. Here's what you'll need.  I buy pretty much all of the ingredients in this recipe at Sam's club, thus the huge containers.  You need warm water, yeast, oil, sugar, salt, egg and flour. In the mixer bowl, add warm water (not hot), oil, sugar and yeast.  Mix together. After ten or fifteen minutes the yeast mixture should be puffed up like this.  Time to add the salt and beaten egg. Then mix in the flour.  (I've used a mixture of half wheat and half white flour successfully.) Keep adding flour until the dough is manageable.  It will be a little sticky, b

Week 394 Menu

Hi there!  This week is flying by!  So excited that we've been having blue skies and warmer weather.  Our snow is almost all melted and little bulbs are sprouting in the flower beds.  However, we had our 10th snow/ice day last week!!!  Hopefully it was the last one. Life has been busy, busy and I need to plan out the rest of our week's menus, even though it's already Thursday.  Here's what we've eaten so far and what I'm planning: Monday:  chicken stirfry, rice/quinoa Tuesday: breakfast for dinner Wednesday: flatbread pizzas Thursday:  roasted butternut squash, pasta, chicken sausage Friday: tacos Saturday: leftovers Sunday: pot roast, mashed potatoes, one hour rolls Alrighty, that's what we're eating this week.  How about you?  What's on your menu this week?  Feel free to share.  I love it when you do! More from Jenny:    

Don't like your house to smell like food? I've got a kitchen tip for that!

I have a smallish, one story house and if I cook food that is kind of smelly, like onions, the smell tends to linger in every room.  This is a pet peeve of mine and (also my husband's).  Over the years I've found a few ways to cook smelly food without smelling up the kitchen. Use your garage!   I use my garage quite often to cook things in.  I open the window and it airs out, especially when you open the garage door.  I'm sure my neighbors wonder what I'm cooking. I've used two different kitchen appliances in the garage:  my crockpot and my food dehydrator. Crockpot - I did this very thing today since I'm simmering chicken, onions, carrots and celery to make chicken noodle soup tonight.  I don't want my house to smell like onions all day, so I plugged it in on my husband's workbench.   Food dehydrator - when I make jerky, I plug the food dehydrator in in the garage.  I don't really want my house to smell like meat for hours