I got delayed blogging the menu plan yesterday because of a combination of Alvah's bad moods keeping me hopping all day and then just feeling completely wiped out. Once I knew Alvah was out for the night last night I hit the pillow and barely pulled myself out of bed this morning. After a day of running around with summer school and errands and things...I now suspect one of the reasons I am so tired is that I'm getting sick...at least if the sore throat I've had about 2/3 of the day is any indication. Of COURSE this comes when I have doctor appointments and a speech therapy eval for Alvah next week, so no matter how terrible I feel I'm getting him there. Always fun.
My anniversary is this week, so a few little fun things are on the menu to make (like, oh, the sugar cookies that we STILL haven't gotten to making for Father's Day...it's been a month).
Some of the things playing into this week's menu is seen up on top there as that is what I managed to harvest yesterday (no the chickens aren't laying two eggs a day...they just held off laying the day before until after I stopped checking in on them for the day and then the next morning I got the surprise of having six eggs waiting for me). I am so thrilled with how much lettuce I was able to harvest off of all the lettuce plants. I even got a few pieces of spinach =D. So, yeah, salads are definitely on the agenda! I harvested the majority of my rhubarb. It was doing well and all height wise and things, but something is eating the crud out of it and leaving egg sacks on the stalks that looks like chunks of unflavored gelatin (and feel like it too when you wash the stalks), so I wanted to make sure I got at least SOME rhubarb before the bugs decimated what was left of it. It got chopped up and put into the freezer yesterday, it's future will probably hold rhubarb crisps :).
So onto the menu!
Wednesday: Asian turkey noodle bowls (this was a recipe I got out of a Jennie O, "The Biggest Loser" cookbook/booklet that I got years and years ago from some internet promotion. It looked really promising. Turned out kind of mediocre, actually, which was disappointing), corn, mac and cheese (daughter's request on the last two...don't ask).
Thursday: Burgers and fries
Friday: Molasses and Coffee Pork Chops, multi-grain bread w/butter, green beans
Saturday: Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs, rice, salad
Sunday: Biscuits with Sausage Gravy, fruit cocktail
Monday: Tacos (use taco meat from freezer, lettuce from garden)
Tuesday: Hot dogs, chips (4th of July), salad
Desserts: Pound Cake (Anniversary), Confetti Cake (4th of July); Red, White and Blue Jello Salad (4th of July)
Breakfasts: Muffins (some type...not sure yet), English muffins, toast, cereal, oatmeal, yogurt parfaits
Snacks: Beef jerky, apples, cheese slices, popcorn
And there you go folks. Our menu for the week. How about you? Cooking up anything good?