Skip to main content

Week 377 Menu

Yummy crockpot salsa verde honey lime tacos, our cucumbers are super long, garden picking is still going on, fresh rolls made late at night because we were out of bread for the next day.)

Hi everyone!  Life is always busy, isn't it?  Just doesn't slow down.  We're super busy lately, but somehow I lucked out and our afternoon schedules aren't too crazy.  We have plenty going on, but not too much.  We've been trying to get into better habits, which is easier as the kids get older.  And we've been doing awesome at making time for family scripture study, which has been a challenge in the past.  Life is good.  Busy, but good.

I've been trying to waste less food lately.  I've been trying to do better at using up what I have in the fridge.  It's kind of a challenge with our garden veggies surplus, because sometimes I just don't feel likely sauteing zucchini one more time.  Ha!  I try to give away lots of our veggies, but also use up a lot of what we have, or stick it in the freezer to use later.  Having a garden is such a huge blessing and money saver!  

I went shopping at Costco AND Winco on Monday.  When I got home I organized our fridges and freezers (I feel totally excessive and spoiled because we have two of each, but with our garden veggies and beef from my dad's cows we keep them both filled year-round).  While I was organizing I kept thinking of meals that I could make with the food that we had.  I made up a list (which my three year old ripped later in the day, silly kid) and it made menu planning this week so much easier!

Most of the meals this week are easy to prep or make in advance so they're ready at dinnertime, so time after the kids get home can be spent doing homework (the kids) and teaching piano (me).

Monday:  we had beef and broccoli, quinoa and rice

Tuesday:  grilled pesto chicken, fettuccine alfredo, zucchini noodles (for me), green beans and watermelon

Thursday:  Swedish meatballs, steamed red potatoes (fresh from the garden), ikea gravy and lingonberry

Saturday:  fajitas

Sunday:  leftovers or family choice 

What about you?  What's on your menu this week?  Feel free to share.  I love it when you do!  Have a great week, friends!  

To find more from me, click on over to my Instagram feed:
Instagram icon

Need more dinner inspiration, check out all #377 of my weekly menus here.  

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

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

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: