Menu Plan Monday 7/10/17

Happy summery Menu Plan Monday to everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your summer. Our July 4th with the neighbors was fun — above, see two of the girls with the neighbors’ grandsons. We’ve had some nice weather last week, and a lot of rain as well. This week promises more rain. Although too much of it can be a pain (mosquitoes, etc), overall I like it because 1) summertime thunderstorms are cool, and 2) it’s like God doing the watering of plants. Our water is expensive here, and so the less I have to use in watering outdoor plants and the garden, the better.

This is the week that 4-H projects are completed and judged. The two girls still in 4-H still have some work to do. It’s funny, because I am the opposite of a procrastinator (is there a word for that?). I remember when I was in 4-H, after the fair ended, I would immediately want to start working on projects for the next year! Let’s just say that none of my kids are like that. They prefer doing things last-minute, which makes me nervous, but when I think about it — they are *their* projects, not mine, so it’s been an opportunity for me to learn to let go 🙂

Here is the week’s menu plan:

Monday: Chicken Stir Fry — no real recipe; I just cut up a chicken breast and prepare it in a skillet with a cut-up carrot or two, snap peas (just now ripe in the garden, hence this meal), a bag of alfalfa sprouts, and soy sauce — serve with brown rice.

Tuesday: This is Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A — free entree to anyone who shows up wearing any cow thing — doesn’t have to be a full costume; just cut a few spots out of construction paper and tape them onto a solid white or black shirt 🙂 We look forward to this each year! Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide do this, so if you live near one, take part. It’s fun.

American Girl dolls in Chick-fil-A

One year, even the dolls got in on the action —

Wednesday: Roasted Salmon and Succotash — good summertime dinner with vegetables from the garden

Thursday: Daughter #2 wants to cook. Yay! She is making Wet Burrito Casserole  (I would change the name because “wet burrito” sounds nasty to me, but the recipe does sound good), and Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake.

Friday: Daughter #2 cooks again, but is still determining the menu … I love nights like this.

You can find more menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.  What’s new in your world this week?






6 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday 7/10/17

  1. We’ve had our share of rain here, too, and more this morning. If only I’d known last night, I wouldn’t have had to water! At this point, I’m not sure what this week holds as far as food or activities. Glad you have a cook for two evenings this week!

  2. Thanks for the tip about Chick Fil A! We have a “cow calendar” and get a free small milkshake this month, so that’s a great deal! The salmon sounds delicious! Our grandkids are working on 4-H projects in Hamilton County, and we can’t wait to go to the fair.

  3. Lucky you for the cooking help! I loved the picture of the dolls. There is no Chick Fil A near us so we can’t take advantage of their offers. This week we are having rotisserie chicken, Wendy’s chili, Chicken Divan made from the leftover chicken, and plan to eat out one evening after a doctor’s appointment and shopping. There is a custard shop in Bradenton, FL (near us) called SweetBerries that has wonderful healthy salads, soups, and sandwiches/wraps. Then we have a custard treat which is heavenly. Unbelievable flavors and combos!! One of our favorite places to eat!!

  4. The garden my neighbor plants on my land is not what it usually is, this year. I went out to try to find some green foods for lunch today. I returned with onions, a small cabbage, 2 small zucchini, and 2 green peppers. I think I will make Aunt Lauretta’s slaw recipe tomorrow morning. For a pitch in Sat.night at church, I made Mother’s Jello Recipe that has adorned my ice box in recent years.

  5. So glad to be back on FB by accident today following a 4-day hiatus! Although I am a day late reading your menu plans for the week, I have to say that they all sound very good. The stir-fry chicken meal and the salmon would be real faves of mine.
    About the 4-H projects getting last-minute finishing, that is par for the course in most families, I’d say.
    My two children were like that, and come to think of it I might have been that way also. Doubt that I was ever more than a week ahead of the deadline. 🙂

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