I find summer menu planning hard. It's hot. I don't really want to cook come late afternoon. I don't really want to eat come late afternoon. The swimming pool beckons us until closing time at 6. But, by then, everyone is a crazy starving mess (except me, it seems, cause when it's hot, I'd just as soon pass on eating). My almost-5 year old (can't believe he's so big!) has really blossomed into a big boy this year. And, with that, he EATS. He used to be happy with a few bits of nothing thrown at him. We joked for years that he survived on air and chocolate milk. But, now? The boy wants a meal, as do his two younger brothers.
I'm only at the beginning of my motherhood journey, and now I totally get why so many empty-nesters spend the first several years eating out 5 nights a week. This every day thing gets to you!
But, hey, maybe it's just summer talking. And, I can totally conquer this!! cause, really, what's my other option? So, this week's plan is to find as many make-ahead, cool, foods as possible. We'll see if it works, and I can get back in the game.
Friday--chicken taco salads with black beans and corn (really good!)
Saturday--leftovers (lunch), hamburgers (supper)
Sunday--hummus (lunch), take-out burritos and sno-cones (supper)
Monday--Thai red chicken curry, rice
Tuesday-- hamburger steaks with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, chard
Wednesday--pasta with basil, walnuts, and maybe something else?, salad
Thursday--Savannah red rice, salad
As always, I'm linked to Menu Plan Monday at Orgjunkie with lots and lots and lots of other bloggers.