This week was crazy. I’ve been working on several big projects, all of which have deadlines around the same time. Throw in a bunch of soccer practices and games, along with the regular stuff and… Well, you know how it is. You’ve lived crazy busy.
As a result, we did not follow the meal plan closely at all. That’s okay. Meal plans are a tool to be used to make life easier. They are not a set of rules that have to be followed.
On Monday, I had a post to write that I also needed to cook for. I made steaks in the middle of the afternoon, some on the grill and some in an iron skillet on the stove. If you’re curious about the outcome and which tastes better, check out the post. So Monday night, we had steak, macaroni and cheese and broccoli.
Tuesday was a real treat! And it included dinner too. We attended a fundraiser for a Bolivia mission at church and got to see Joe Castillo perform. He is a sand artist that appeared on America’s Got Talent. His sand stories and his spoken stories are powerful and profound. Here’s a video of one of his performances.
On Wednesday, we ended up with a YOYO dinner (You’re on Your Own). The boys ate sandwiches early, before heading out to youth group. Jim and Mia also had sandwiches. I had book club at a new restaurant in town called Coba. The atmosphere in the restaurant is unique and fun. Check out this photo I took of the floor to ceiling jelly fish tank.
The food at Coba is good, but not a match to the atmosphere. The do serve gelato for dessert though, and that was wonderful.
Thursday is a long day for us, and this week we had soccer games after out homeschool group too. Normally, I throw something in the crockpot, but this time I decided to just grab food out. I end up with a migraine nearly every Thursday, and this week I decided to make dinner simple. I had a grocery store salad and everyone else ran through Culvers. This made 3 days in a row that I didn’t cook dinner last week.
Friday brought another soccer practice and work for the oldest two. Mia ate dinner with a friend. For the three of us who were home, I thawed grilled chicken I had made the week before. We used it to make chicken tacos with homemade guacamole. It was so easy, I”m not sure it counts as cooking, but it did count as dinner.
Saturday and Sunday I tried new recipes. All were a success, and I’ll be posting the recipes soon.
Last week was definitely out of the ordinary for us. The break from cooking was nice, but I’m ready to get back to it.
Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s meal plans. You can find out more about how to get them delivered to your inbox by clicking here.
Slow Cooker Plan
- Chicken & Dressing Casserole
- Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce with two cheeses
- Chili Sauce Chicken Legs
- Chicken Posole Stew
- Pork Chops with Fried Apples
- Mexican style Beef Roast
- No Bake Cappuccino Pie
- Italian Seasoned Salt Chicken
- Barbecue chicken fajitas
- Asian Salmon on the Grill
- Bacon and Tomato Pasta
- Chicken barley soup
- Lentil tacos with sweet potato fries
- No Bake Cappuccino Pie