Happy summery menu plan Monday! It was a good week here. Our extended family enjoyed a day at Holiday World theme park in southern Indiana — more on that later in the week. If you’ve never been there, it’s worth a visit if you’re ever nearby. It’s a really clean park with some fun extras (free sunscreen, free drinks throughout the park).
Daughter #1 is off to another town for a summer job, daughter #2 is adjusting to life as a high school grad, and daughter #3 took health in summer school … and ended up finishing the work in just three days! She has not seen her grade yet, so hopefully working that quickly was not a bad decision. She starts summer band practices this week, and she and daughter #2 will be busy with 4-H in the coming weeks as well. Daughter #3 and I canned strawberry jam yesterday for 4-H. Every time I do that, I wonder why anyone would make jam that way instead of just making freezer jam. Freezer jam is a lot easier.
As for me, I did a presentation on King Ludwig at Germanfest here. I did the same thing last year. You would think it would be an ideal crowd for such a program — but neither time has resulted in much of a crowd (the first year — 2 people. This year — 5). I’m not sure what the issue is, but it seemed that most people there were more interesting in drinking beer, trying to polka, or watching a nearby group of costumed people sword-fighting. I’ve done presentations like this at local libraries, and they’re much better attended. Maybe the festival crowd is just wrong for listening to a speaker? Still thinking about this one.
None of my menu plans this week has a photo, so how about this for a food photo — Dole Whip at Holiday World! I had never had this outside of Disney before, so I was happy to find it here. It comes in pineapple or strawberry/pineapple twist. You can buy it just across from the Celebrations Theater, where the shows are performed.
Menu Plan Monday
Here are the week’s menu plans:
Monday: Baked Ziti — leftover from last week
Tuesday: Pesto Chicken Pizza — I have this pinned on Pinterest. Can’t remember if I’ve made it before, but it looks good.
Wednesday: pancakes and applesauce — my husband will be gone for a few weeks for work. He isn’t a pancakes fan, but the girls and I are 🙂
Thursday: Broccoli Lasagna — again, my husband doesn’t like broccoli but I do, so I’ll be eating it a lot the next few weeks. I’ll probably have to leave out the mushrooms though as the girls aren’t fans.
Friday: BBQ Chicken Quesadillas — quick and easy.
You can find more menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.
What’s new with all of you this week?