Thursday, June 29, 2017

What's For Dinner: This Week's Menu

"Better late than never" should become the official motto of the blog lately *laugh*.

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 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'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?


  1. Great meals planned. We are doing the same meal for the 4th. Its been an awful month of spending too much on groceries, thats in part due to get togethers, but also my husband and kids with me when I shop.

  2. Maybe? Google "spittlebugs" to see if that is what's eating your rhubarb. If it is, a spoonful of joy dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle should do the trick.