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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!  

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