Monday, July 9, 2012

Menu Plan Monday 7/9/12

I'm sorry, is it really July 9th? Does anyone else think that's weird? I can't believe I'm about to say this, but my kids go back to school in twenty one days and that's really weird too.  I feel like they barely got a break!! Who ever heard of going to school in July? I guess it's because they have a fall break? So they need to go back early? Who knows.  School is so weird.

We're doing swim lessons this week, which I thought was going to be awesome, and it still might be.  Warren's is from 9-10 and the bigs are from 10-11.  But here's the kicker: the pool is closed, so unless you're IN lessons, you can't go in the pool.  Meaning Ava and Scott have to sit still form 9-10 and Warren has to sit from 10-11 and Daisy has to sit the ENTIRE two hours.

That sucks, right? Am I overreacting? Do I have to stay? Can I like take the non-lessons kids and walk around the block or something? For two hours? Ugh.

I guess we shall see in about ninety minutes, right?

Anyway.  Here's my menu.  Because I know you're dying to see what's happening in my kitchen.  Side note: the A&J Tackle PW Challenge is back.  I took a pretty long hiatus when my mom was here (because we mostly ate out or grilled for four weeks straight, which I am NOT complaining about at all!!) but now we're back and determined to get through that book.  So we can start the first one ;) I'll have the reviews from week seven up either today or tomorrow (hopefully) but if you want to join in, this is what we're doing from it now.

Sunday: Corn chowder (part of the A&J Tackle PW Challenge) with steaks on the side. Because everyone needs a side of steak, you know? Hey, remember when Rachel was pregnant and she went on a 'date' with Joey and she ordered the lobster with a side of steak? That's when the show started to suck.  But that part was pretty funny.

Monday: Easy Lemon Chicken.  Have I shared this recipe? If not, it's a link.  It's amazing.  And if you do in on the stove, it takes approximately four and a half minutes to make.  But we have gymnastics, so I'm throwing it all in the ole crockinator.

Tuesday: Chicken and noodles, part of the part of the A&J Tackle PW Challenge. 

Wednesday: Sloppy joes, part of the A&J Tackle PW Challenge.

Thursday: Nick has duty, so leftovers or McD's.  Or probably cereal, if we're being honest.

Friday and Saturday: grill out or order something. We'll also be doing the french toast from the A&J Tackle PW Challenge.

What are y'all eating this week? Head over here for some great ideas!!


  1. I'm popping in for a visit from Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.
    Bummer about the swimming pool policy. Who doesn't want to be in the pool on a hot summer day?
    You have a delicious menu planned. I hope you continue to enjoy the summer in your neck of the woods.

  2. I hate that deal with the pool. Our last pool was even worse, if you wanted to bring your other kids to one of your child's swim lesson, they wanted you to pay for them to enter! Even if they weren't swimming! That didn't last long!

  3. ava looks like a gorgeous teenage goddess in that pic of her rock climbing!