Happy July Menu Plan Monday, friends. The county fair is in full swing here. The photo above is from Friday’s foods auction, where 4-Hers who earn a blue ribbon on their foods project can sell a similar item at an auction. “Real” auctioneers do the auction, and the first time I experienced it, I was kind of blown away by it all. The fast talking, the constant shouting as bid after bid is placed, etc. Daughter #3 was happy to earn some cash just for baking.
The girls both did well, with each having things go on to the State Fair. That’s always fun (maybe more fun for me than for them, but anyway).
This weekend was also the annual bonsai club picnic and auction, and daughter #3 and I attended that. Good food, good conversation, and lots of plants for cheap! Hard to improve on all the good stuff this past week. Of course, there’s never perfection: I’ve been struck by a case of poison ivy. I seem to be very allergic to it, even though I wash my hands upon coming in from outside every time. I’m not even aware of where I picked it up this time, but I have patches in various places across my body now. Ugh.
In the coming week, daughter #1 returns from Europe and it’s kind of like the end of summer break for us, because daughter #3 begins band camp in a week.
Here’s what the menu plan looks like:
Monday: Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole — love this and haven’t made it in a while.
Tuesday: Three Cheese Manicotti — daughter #2 is cooking. Yay! I see we also have some zucchini ready in the garden, so I may make zucchini bread too while the oven is on.
Wednesday: Football Fiesta Casserole — because daughter #1 gets home and she loves it.
Thursday: BBQ Ranch Chicken Casserole — I’ve made (and loved) this a few times.
Friday: Beef Nachos — using this recipe as a basic idea.
You can find more menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s. What’s new in your world this week?