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Okay, so back to our regularly scheduled menu plan!
Last week was another failed week. A lot of that failure was due to the hot, hot weather. We really didn't have much of an appetite for big meals. That was great for me since I really didn't want to cook much. We pretty much ate lots of leftovers, sandwiches or grilled hot dogs and honestly, we were really okay with that. No complaints from me or the hubs!
One of the meals I put together was a Barbecue Chicken Salad that we wrapped up in tortillas. I made the chicken salad for lunch when a friend came to visit and Joe and I ate the leftovers that night.
A few weeks ago, I posted about how I was struggling to stick with my menu plans and after reading some very nice comments from other menu planners, I was able to not let last week's failure bother me.
This week, I am planning a very easy menu since I have a feeling that Grace will want to spend a lot of time playing with her water table or splashing in her little plastic pool.
We had company for dinner last night and have lots of leftovers, so I will be incorporating those into our meals for this week. For nights that we aren't eating easy leftovers, we'll either grill or use the crock pot. Keeping it as simple as possible.
Here's what I'm planning for this week:
- salmon wraps, cucumber & tomato salad, corn on the cob
- crock pot chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans
- hamburgers, oven fries, corn on the cob, cucumber & tomato salad
- hot dogs, baked beans, cucumber & tomato salad
- cranberry pork, sweet potatoes, asparagus
- asparagus & potato omelet
I'm also going to write down the menu ideas and stick it to the fridge like my friend Lisa does. Sometimes I forget what I planned and can't manage to get online to check my latest Menu Plan Monday post. Having it posted on the fridge will help me a lot....I hope.
Also, I know I have had cranberry pork on my menu plan several times in the past month or so and I never get around to making it. It will be made and the recipe posted this week. I have the pork tenderloin in the kitchen freezer and after I hit publish, I will take it out of the freezer and transfer it to the fridge to thaw.
After that, I'll be outside
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