In an effort to be a whole lot more organized this year, and because everyone is always posting what delicious food they make, here is what I have been serving my family for the past week. I also envision this being a detailed account of how I fail miserably at meal planning when life gets too busy. But hey, it’s real life. Speaking of real life, I am not and never will be a food blogger. If I ever were to post food pictures for you, I apologize in advance for how awful they are.
- Saturday: While Connor was at work, Jim, Holly, and I were at a graduation party, where they had plenty of food for dinner – wraps and salads and cookies and the like. It was a fun evening hanging out with friends.
- Sunday: Lazy days call for the slow cooker, so I pulled out mine after finding a pork roast in the freezer and made carnitas for dinner. Corn tortillas and black beans rounded out the meal. It was nothing fancy by any means, but it certainly hit the spot.
- Monday: This is “clean out my freezer” week apparently. Tonight’s dinner was planned after discovering a large salmon fillet in there that we never got around to eating. Grilled Salmon with Garlic Mayo was easy and delicious and went wonderfully with a simple summer salad and Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti. And mouthwash after all that garlic.
- Tuesday: Tonight was one of those nights where things took longer than we thought. Jim came home late; Connor did too. So rather than make something and eat late, we opted to reheat the last of the leftovers and be done with it. Nothing sexy but totally functional.
- Wednesday: Summer means salad, and since Holly has decided to become a vegetarian for the month, it makes a perfect meal. It was just us girls for dinner tonight, so I made this BLT Chopped Salad with Avocado. Decadent but surprisingly low in calories, and Holly was able to enjoy it sans bacon. Win-win.
- Thursday: I was planning a light meal for myself because Jim had plans to meet a former coworker after work and the kids were supposed to have cross-country practice. However, practice was cancelled thanks to the weather, and I was left scrambling. Holly requested pizza, so pizza it was. We kept it simple with just cheese, and it turned out to be the perfect choice.
- Friday: Tonight was a bit odd. Connor was at work. I got home late. Jim and Holly went for a run right about the time that I got home. It was so hot that no one really wanted to do anything, so we ended up heading to Culver’s for dinner and frozen custard. You can’t have one without the other.
What was for dinner at your house this week?
Your recipe collection is quite extensive. #Goals.
I really need to get my butt into the kitchen. I gained ten lbs from camp. Seriously, how does that happen? I was pouring sweat the entire time I was there. True, the meals were heavy but I utilized the salad bar many times. How does one gain that much in a week? I thought some of it was inflammation because my body was like swollen all over but no… the poundage has stayed with me. I am in need of simple meals. Preferably salads since my body seems to be craving greens.
I collect recipes like I collect books. I love trying new recipes but always have to find that balance between new and old so that I don’t upset the family too much. Thankfully, they know to just go with it. If they really want me to make something, they will ask.
Lazy weekends call for crockpot in my house. I made kielbasa and pierogies yesterday. So easy and good. We did tacos Saturday night. A bit more work, but it’s a favorite in our house. All of your meals sounds awesome. Tonight I requested simple grilled chicken and roasted red potatoes. It’s a meal my hubby takes care of, so win-win!
Jim and Holly cooked last night, so that was nice. I don’t mind cooking though when I have the time. And the ingredients. And the family home to enjoy it.
I need to have a clean out my freezer week. Maybe I really should start meal planning so I can actually accomplish that. lol
It was a challenge, but I was able to get rid of several things that were in there and managed to not spend a fortune at the grocery store. I call it a win-win!