Back to reality and now to enjoy a few more weeks of summer break. Our freezers are now officially full. My goal over the next few weeks is to transform raw ingredients into easy to complete meals for the fall and winter. On Thursday, I will make 2 Taco casseroles with one placed in the freezer ( I have pulled out taco meat and frozen tomatoes to make these). We are focusing on making 12 bags of pizza dough. On Saturday, I plan to make a cheeseburger pizza for lunch. I will mix up 2 batches and freeze the second in place of the 2 pack of raw hamburger meat we pulled out!
We are currently on week 8 of no stove. I have an delivery date of this Wednesday so lets hope it starts to get back to normal around here!
Breakfast– Saturday-Old Bridge Restaurant Sunday- Biscuit King Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, pop-tarts, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, or omelets. We have lots of options that don’t require the oven!
Lunch- Saturday–Cook out Sunday- Spaghetti Matt took a beef and cheddar for Monday and will have hamburgers two days. I want the kids to focus on eating the rest of quick school foods or sandwiches this week as left-overs are not available.
Dinner- Saturday- Arby’s Sunday- fried shrimp and watermelon Monday- hamburgers and French fries Tuesday- Pepper steak in the crock pot . Wednesday- Grilled Chicken and pasta salad . Thursday- Taco Pasta Friday-Broiled fish?
Summer vacation is speeding right along! And I do mean speeding. We are now entering week 5 of no oven with still no firm delivery date. I did end up caving last week and had several meal out just because I was tired and did not feel like dealing with stuff. I also blew the grocery budget but I am actually proud of it. We purchased 1/4 of a cow or approximately 150 lbs of meat. After our purchase we discovered that the wait for processing meat is currently at January 2022. I feel like we got a great deal and the meat quality is absolutely some of the best we have ever had. This week we are going to focus on not eating out, and Kendall’s birthday!
Breakfast– Saturday-Cinnamon Roll waffles Sunday- BLTs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, pop-tarts, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, or omelets. Pretty much you find it and make it! I have a goal of making a batch of breakfast burritos this week but time will tell.
Lunch- Saturday–Party! Sunday- Red Robbins We have lots of garden produce from the Farmer’s market along with left-overs for lunch!
Dinner- Saturday- small pizza restaurant in Thomasville. It was ok nothing to repeat. . Sunday-left-overs Monday-Beef and Broccoli Tuesday- Pasta salad at swim meet. Wednesday- Grilled Chicken and salad or grilled veggies. Thursday- Golden Corral for Kendall’s birthday Friday-Pizza for Kendall’s birthday.
We are now entering week 4 of no oven. We did talk with Costco on Wednesday, who shared that our delivery date was scheduled for this week. On Thursday, we received an email with a delivery date of next week. I am hopeful we have a oven prior to vacation at this point. Better news is that I did not grocery shop last week. Matt picked up buns and Hawaiian rolls yesterday for a grand total of $1.92. The easy snack foods are gone but II am hopeful that we can at least make it this full week without a trip to the grocery store. My goal for the month is to keep grocery spending down to $550 which leaves $25 for a farmer’s market trip this coming weekend. So far none of our produce has been thrown out!!!
Breakfast– Saturday-bacon, eggs, hashbrowns and toast. Sunday-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, pop-tarts, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, or omelets. Pretty much you find it and make it!
Lunch- Saturday–Left-overs Sunday- Don Juans (Mexican) This week I am encouraging the kids to use up left-overs and eat sandwiches. We will plan to go out to eat lunch on Friday after swim team practice.
Dinner- Saturday- Domino’s pizza at the pool. Sunday-Dteak um sandwiches on hot dog buns (huge win for not wasting) Monday-Steaks and fried green beans Tuesday- Chicken salad, pimento cheese or Egg salad Wednesday- Hamburger and FF Thursday- New recipe to try Friday-Mexican rice and quesidilla
My first full week of summer vacation and week #3 of no oven. We have not received any confirmation of when our new stove will arrive but it was scheduled for this Wednesday. I honestly have not hope of this happening but…. I am definitely a cook for the weather, in the winter and fall I like “soup Sunday” and lots of warm comfort food. However in the summer, sandwich and salads please. This summer as with most summers we have a swim meet on 4-5 Tuesday evenings. I like to take lots of food with us because the kids swim hard and get hungry. The only down side is the prep time. This morning (Monday) Lily, Kendall and I spent about an hour cutting up watermelon, cantaloupe, peppers and tomatoes. We made a pasta salad for lunches and for dinner tomorrow which will also help make things easier in the morning. Things to remember as you look at the menu- NO oven, fully stocked freezers and pantry( I am refusing to go to a store this week). Zach is at baseball camp and we have a swim meet!
Breakfast– Saturday-breakfast croissants Sunday-Cracker Barrel – Breakfast bowls minus the gravy. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, pop-tarts, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, or omelets. Pretty much you find it and make it! Lily is making shakes for breakfast.
Lunch- Saturday–Left-overs Sunday- Way Back Jacks I assembled a pasta salad. We have lots of salad and sandwich stuff, I made Matt several burgers while I was grilling hot dogs. We have several items left from school lunches and you always have left-overs.
Dinner- Saturday- Girls Chinese, Boy-hot dogs at the ball game. Sunday-Left-overs Monday-Hot Dogs and fried green beans Tuesday-Pasta salad or sandwiches Wednesday- Pork fried rice(from freezer combined with school frozen veggies) Thursday- left-overs unless I get motivated Friday-Soft tacos.
We are on week 2 of no oven. Still going strong and actually no repeats yet! We have the expectation of the oven arriving next Wednesday (June 16th) but I am not holding that as a promise. The kids are officially out of school! I am working Monday and Tuesday. We also are enjoying lots of fresh veggies from the farmer market.
Breakfast– Saturday-Cinnamon Roll waffles Sunday- Biscuit King Wednesday,- Breakfast bowls minus the gravy. Monday,- TuesdayThursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, pop-tarts, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, or omelets.
Lunch- Saturday–Taco Bell Sunday- Gregg’s I assembled a pasta salad and Matt has hamburgers to round out his week.
Dinner- Saturday- Graduation party Sunday-Left-overs (only once this week!) Monday-Grilled Chicken with zucchini and broccoli. Tuesday-Arby’s due to piano and ball game Wednesday- Hot Dogs and Tator tots Thursday- Costco chicken and squash Friday-Soft tacos.
This is definitely a different week. First today is Tuesday and I am just now posting a menu plan. The reason is Memorial Day and the end of the month. I also really want to get my 15 blog post this month! Second, our oven is currently not working and it will be mid-June at the earliest before we have the new one installed. And the biggest reason the school count down is on! I have 5 days to work for the year. I can see the end now just to make it! But those 5 days also include one or more activities after school and late meeting on most. Busy the normal we are use to! This should also be one of the last weeks that we NEED to eat out for our sanity. I am hoping to start only eating out on the weekends.
Breakfast– Saturday-bacon and egg salad sandwiches on toast Sunday- Items from the freezer before church. Monday,- Biscuit Tuesday,- Breakfast bowls minus the gravy. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, pop-tarts, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, or omelets.
Lunch- Saturday–Sushi buffet for our anniversary Sunday- Chinese I assembled a pasta salad and left over pizza or dippin days make it easy this week.
Dinner- Saturday- Left-overs (YES there is a end in sight!) Sunday-Hamburgers Monday-Spinach Ravioli Tuesday-Pizza from local place Wednesday- Chicken sandwich and Fries Thursday- Ballgame Food Friday-Steaks and potatoes- not sure how yet but will make it happen.
Trying something new this week. I have 3 different casseroles on the menu. IF they are good then this will give us another option for busy night next fall. It did take about 2 hours to do all the prep on Sunday but this included lunch making as well. We actually have a handle on the left-overs as well. Now to stay the course.
Breakfast– Saturday-Matt and I went to a local restaurant Sunday- French Toast Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, pop-tarts, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, or omelets. Need to finish eating down lots of extra helpings.
Lunch- Saturday–Left-overs Sunday- Left-over Chinese I assembled salads, and a pasta salad The kids will eat left-overs on Wednesday.
Dinner- Saturday- Chinese Sunday-Kids are sick…we ate chicken nuggets Monday-Baked potato casserole (kids Really liked it) Tuesday-Southwest Casserole Wednesday- Taco Bell or Ballgame Thursday- Spaghetti casserole Friday- Zach and Kendall are going to Haleys’ so who know?