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.
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?