Did you miss me? We're finally back home from our summer travels. We had a wonderful time in France .... check back in a bit as I will try to post some on our vacation and hope to get a few wordless Wednesdays from our multitude of great pictures.
Last week was pretty pathetic as I tried to do catchup on the mountain of laundry and create meals from the odd conglomeration of food that landed in the grocery cart when the entire family did grocery shopping on the way home from church Sunday (knowing that there was nothing in the house having arived home the night before after two weeks away). Note to Self --- drop hubby and kids off first and THEN head to the store WITH A LIST. Oh my! We have lots of beverages and meat but not a lot to go with them to actually create real meals. So yesterday I made out a menu for the week so at least I know I can make a list of the items I need to compliment what I already have left in the fridge from last week. Of course, today I am feeling lousy so we will be modifying the menu plan for today since I am not up to cooking and it is too late to make meatloaf and get it in the crockpot today. Between the heat and my being under the weather the new plan is either make sloppy joes with the ground beef in the fridge or let hubby follow through on his offer to take the kids to Burger King after he gets home from work tonight using some coupons he has. We'll see how I feel in a couple hours when it will be time to cook.
Monday: Crockpot meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn
Tuesday: Chicken and gravy (using rotiserrie chicken from Sunday -- I usually buy an extra one so I can have an easy dinner later in the week using whatever we don't snarf up on Sunday), rice, broccoli
Wednesday: Picnic food since it is a national holiday here (don't ask me what it is, I have no clue) and we will probably invite friends over to eat and use the community pool -- Hamburgers and hotdogs, macaroni salad, cucumber salad, chips, fruit
Thursday: pork loin filets, herbed potatoes, veggie? (not sure what yet ---any suggestions?)
Friday: Spanish tortilla (potato and eggs), grilled chorizo, mediterranean salad
Sunday: spaghetti, sausages in tomato sauce, fresh warm baguettes from the local gas station (they make the best hot bread YUM)
Hopefully next week I will get back into the planning of breakfast and lunches too so I can grocery shop even more effectively. Just not up to it today.
Head on over to Laura's for what everyone else has planned for the week.