Right. It is Tuesday. Sickness has taken over my house, and consumed several boxes of tissue. With illness comes a SLOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW down of all activity. Including the posting of this week’s menu.
Before I get to the menu, I have to share some excitement over our tiny little garden. Saturday I loaded Trevor into my dad’s truck to go get the dirt from a local garden supply place. He was SO excited, and was talking the whole way there and back about “Papa’s white truck.” He eyes were full of wonder as the dirt was loaded into the truck by some huge yellow front-loader machine. Really glad I took him along with me.
We got home with the soil, and Dave brought load after load back to the raised bed. Trevor was right there with Dave the entire time. Cutest thing ever.
Our first planting included watermelon, zucchini, cucumber, red bell pepper, jalapeno, parsley and basil! Cannot wait to nurture these little guys!
Of note, some of the plants will need to be moved. I guess I underestimated the needed space for several of the items planted. Joy.
Last quick update. It is almost blackberry season!!! My neighbor has a bush that is jumanji-ish, and reaches over the fence into our yard. Plucking these gems will be the highlight of my summer fruit bounty!
Onto what we are eating this week:
Monday: This is our use it up day, so we scrounged for leftovers, and it worked out well. Dave actually tried to finish off the Mac and cheese from last week. I did not touch it though, because it was gross. Like, a waste of pasta gross. Cannot seem to get the ratio of pasta to sauce right, and it always turns out a sticky mess.
Tuesday: Tonight we are eating shepherd’s pie. Not normally something I like, but Dave is a huge fan. It was a Father’s Day request, so I am going to give it a go. I am counting on being amazed.
Wednesday: Spring Quinoa Salad. YES please!
Thursday: Chopped Salad with Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Friday: Steak Fajitas. These were such a hit last time, that we are making them again! Planning to make fresh corn tortillas too. YUM!
Saturday: Brinner night, so it will either be whole wheat waffles, or pancakes. Whatever I feel I can manage.
Starting next week, my menus will go Sunday-Saturday. This will make it easier to shop on the weekends, and also my menu app on my iPhone uses Sunday-Saturday, so it was getting weird. Technology…rules my life I tell you.
Enjoy your week everyone!