We JUST got back from vacation, and I am totally not ready to make another monthlong menu plan. I did a lot of deviation from last month’s, mainly to use up more of what we had. This month I’m sticking to a weekly one. Hoping to use lots of fresh produce (local if I can get to a farmer’s market!) and enjoy some summery recipes.
We’ve reached the end of our school year here at the private school where we live. And that equals the end of our dining hall meals for the summer. Alas! I have to cook dinner!
Really, it’s nice. It’s a good way for the kids to remember that most children just have to eat what their parents make. Mr. V and I lose weight when not presented with a buffet each evening. And I honestly do enjoy having meals around our own table and hosting friends more often.
I HATE making a month-long menu, but it sure helps me; I can stuff the freezer as full as it will get on days that I have time. So here is my month-long menu plan, plus the last few days of May for good measure.
So, yeah. It’s Christmas break! That means menu planning time. This took me an hour and a half. SERIOUSLY. How do people with kids plan for meals? It was so much easier when it was just Mr. V and me. We eat pretty much everything. Now I dance around how much I can serve my kids that they probably won’t eat, what I have to make for breakfast and lunch and snacks. I’m sure people fall into a rhythm but not having to do it all the time I am at a loss!
So anyway, here’s what I have lined up for this week.
This is the last week I have to plan dinners before the dining hall opens up! Can I hear a big WOO HOO! (I know, I heard the boooo because you’re jealous. Sorry.)
I have enjoyed cooking this summer, but the cleaning is what makes me crazy! Plus when I don’t have to cook dinner I have more energy for baking for our dorm boys and trying out new recipes for this site.
What are you excited to eat this week? (By the way, the Brunswick Stew I made this past week was awesome! It made me very nostalgic for Virginia and the times we would make vats of the stew to sell for a youth fundraiser.)
Happy Sunday! I’ve decided this week to tackle some of the posts I’ve been putting off for some reason or another. So after the Secret Recipe Club reveal tonight (oh yum, I can’t wait for you to see what I made!), I’m going to write about Joshua’s birth story (March), Libbie’s Beauty and the Beast birthday party (October!!), and a delicious salsa I made … last summer.