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Week 374 Menu: Yellowstone and Mount Rainier!!!


Hi there!  Wowzers, it has been a busy month!  Or actually busy two months.  Or maybe just a busy life...Anyway, the last few weeks have been super fun.  We've had lots of family come visit (which I love because I get to make and buy yummy food) and we get to pretend like we're on vacation along with our visitors. 

We went to Mount Rainier National Park a few weeks ago for the first time.  It was beautiful, even though it was raining and we didn't see Mount Rainier.  I can't wait to go back!

A few days later I drove with the kiddos to Island Park, ID (without my hubby who needed to work) to spend a few days with my sisters and parents and cute nieces and nephews. We missed my little brother and his wife. It was our first time vacationing together as adults. It was a super fun time floating the river and taking my kids to Yellowstone for their first time. We even saw a bear when we were leaving Island Park (it ran across the road right in front of us), so the kids were happy!
 
A few weeks ago we went hiking in Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge to Punchbowl Falls.  Beautiful!  I think I posted about this hike in my last menu post...

I've loved seeing all the amazing places around. I'm excited to get out and explore more!  We finally got to use our 4th grade "Every Kid in a Park" National Parks pass that expires this month since my son will be a 5th grader soon.  Such a cool program!  

As far as menu planning for this week, I just haven't done it.  Amazingly, I haven't gone to a grocery store either besides Costco, but I bought cereal and weird stuff like that.  We picked tons of corn, apples and peaches at a local farm/orchard on Tuesday.  It was my birthday this week.  We've had weird meals that didn't take much thought.  Let's see if I can remember what we ate.  My posts from Instagram help me remember, thank goodness!  

Monday:  we ate out (Costa Vida, my fav!)

Tuesday:  hot dogs, corn and watermelon (the watermelon was from our garden!!!)


Thursday:  leftovers or oatmeal

Friday:  spaghetti, fresh corn, garlic bread, fresh peaches

Saturday:  I guess it depends on whether or not I go grocery shopping.  Maybe I'll make these grilled pork chops.  

Sunday:  perfect pot roast, potatoes from our garden, maybe one hour rolls

All righty...we have one more week before school starts.  We've got to squeeze the last bit of fun out of our summer while it lasts.  Mixed feelings about that!!!

Hope you all have a great weekend!  Feel free to share what you ate this week.  I love it when you do!  

Jenny

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