Next week is VBS so it will interfere with dinner some and the church provides dinner for the kids but sometimes my kids are still hungry. I have debated back and forth on if I think something of these meals are too time consuming since we will have a week full of busy evenings and I decided its not since its summer.
Sunday – The kids will all be coming home and typically they aren’t hungry when they get home until you ask them what they ate. But that is beside the point. Cooking is not on the plan for Sunday night so we are having sandwiches.
Monday – Spaghetti, garlic bread and salad. We are actually having spaghetti because I need the jar the sauce comes in for my craft stuff.
Tuesday – Pork chops, corn on the cob, green beans and rolls.
Wednesday – Chicken fingers and fries, I know we just had this a few weeks ago but the kids love it and its easy to make.
Thursday – BBQ chicken, baked beans, mac & cheese and rolls.
Friday – I am hoping for a date night. Even though Alyssa and Noah will have just gotten back from being gone for 8 days they will be with their Dad so hopefully Adam will plan a date night. If not, I guess I’ll feed him a sandwich. =)
Sorry about last week. The stomach bug hit our house and lets be honest I was not thinking about food while tending to a sick kid. But she is better now and we are back. Next week will be peaceful. Most of the kids will be gone so food planning is much easier. I basically picked stuff that I know Adam and I will like. Also next week Adam is off work on Monday so we have an extra day, yay!!
Saturday – We are going out to eat with my sister, brother in law, niece and cousin for my sister’s 21st birthday.
Sunday & Monday – We are going to smoke and grill some ribs and chicken and grill some veggies. I figured since it would just be me and Adam and Bradley that we could cook something that we could basically eat for two days. Since it is Memorial Day and I am trying to get back to shopping based on what is on sale I went with ribs and whole chicken. Also I selected a bunch of fresh veggies that are on sale including zuchinni, squash, carrots and onions. We are also having sweet potatoes and rolls.
Tuesday – I have been wanting a good hamburger this week so I thought hamburgers sounds good. When I worked in the office I use to eat at a little mom and pop store all the time called Our Place and they have the best hamburgers and I have been craving it. So we are going to have hamburgers and fries.
Wednesday – We are going to have BLT, pasta salad and chips. Summer always means a good BLT so I am ready for some good tomatoes. Last time I made the pasta salad I used a box that came with seasoning but instead of the water and oil I used Italian dressing. This time I am going to add cucumbers and tomatoes.
Thursday – We decided we will eat leftovers. Since it will just be us we will easily be able to pull together some leftovers and have plenty to eat.
Next week I get a break on cooking. Since Sunday is Mother’s Day I don’t have to come up with anything. Yay!!
Sunday – Mother’s Day! My husband is cooking a surprise for me and while I don’t completely know what it is I know salmon is involved (my favorite).
Monday – I decided I am going to try out a recipe I saw on High Heels & Grills this week called Easy Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas. My husband has been talking about enchiladas all school year. The kids have them at school and he loved them when we were in school so finding a recipe for them has crossed my mind. Then when Sarah posted this recipe last week I knew it was prefect. So perfected that I had to pin it so I’ll be able to easily find it later.
Tuesday – I am really in the mood for light and refreshing, with that in mind I decided I’d make chicken salad and pasta salad for dinner.
Wednesday – I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner and his response was “fried chicken”. My Mom taught me how to make the best fried chicken legs and they always seem to come out just right. So its fried chicken, black eyed peas, mash potatoes and corn bread.
Thursday – I was out of ideas and the kids were getting home from school. I asked them what they wanted and Taylor told me pork chops. I think she was reading my mind. I knew I didn’t want anymore chicken meals and I am not a huge hamburger meat person. We are going to have pork chops, sweet peas and corn.
Friday – It will be just me, Adam and Bradley so I am hoping for another date night. If not I guess I’ll have to come up with something last minute.
I have decided I want to learn how to make a pretty cake. Sure anyone can put some icing on a cake but I want it to look good. Also I want to make a “pretty” cake before Bradley’s birthday in less than two weeks.
Sunday afternoon I decided I’d give it a go. I made a orange cake with homemade cream cheese icing. I am big on keeping my pantry stocked with pretty much everything I may decide I want to make which includes
several many cake mixes.
I did the crumb layer and put it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. I was pretty pleased with the outcome of how it looked besides the icing that was on the cake stand where I did not want it. It taste really good too. Only thing I forgot to do was put enough icing between my layers. I was on a mission for pretty and forgot.
Not too bad for round one. I guess I’ll do some more research and video watching before round two.
Who wants some cake? Adam told the guys at work he was going to get fat because of my cake baking.