Why have I been lugging all of this junk around?! That's the question I have spent the last week asking myself...over and over and over. As I am going through drawers, files, cabinets, etc...I am overwhelmed by the amount of paper we accumulate! In the fourteen years we have been married, we have moved a lot. Our new house is the first house we're actually buying and I am determined not to drag all of this with me!! So far, we've filled
This week is also our wedding anniversary...the first one we'll spend apart (at least until Thursday) since my husband just started a new position in Florida. We really miss him but I sure get a lot done when he's gone (only because I don't have my best friend to hang out with). Speaking of that..gotta go pack! Have a great week and happy eating!!!
Cereal....I know.....it is summer vacation....
Meatball Monday! Polynesian meatball and sausage skewers, rice, sesame green beans
Sausage and egg bagels
BBQ baby back ribs
Baked beans (see recipe below...going to make enough for tonight and Thursday breakfast...my boys love them...you know, the musical fruit:))
Mac and cheese...oh yeah....it's (almost) all frozen...
Crepes with Nutella and strawberries
Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy on toast (I'm cheating...it's frozen)
Breakfast - Cowboy breakfast -
Ranch home fries - cube potatoes, toss in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil then ranch dressing mix; bake at 425 until middles are soft and edges are crispy.
Baked beans - this is another non-recipe: two cans pork and beans, drained; a few shakes of Worchestershire sauce, a dash of liquid smoke, about a cup of your favorite BBQ sauce, a giant squirt of yellow mustard, a couple of dashes of garlic powder and a big handful of brown sugar. Bake at 400 for about an hour or put in the crock pot on low for about 4 hours.
Scrambled eggs (can you tell this is the only way my kids will eat eggs?)
Crockpot sloppy Joes (when we eat these in the dining room we call them by their more formal name "disheveled Joseph's" but we're eating on the floor so they are definitely sloppy Joes...and Williams and Carolines and Quentins......
Dinner - Family Fun Night!
Boneless wings - buy your favorite chicken nuggets I like the Great Value brand chicken fritters from Walmart...they have lots of nooks and crannies for the sauce to nestle in; coat with your favorite BBQ, wing or teriyaki sauce or any other sauce for that matter and bake on a baking sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray at the recommended temperature for 20-30 minutes.
Banana boats - we're going to make these but add marshmallows, too and individually wrap them for individual messes!
Huevos rancheros with homemade pico de gallo (chop sweet onion, tomato, jalapeno pepper and cilatro. Mix in the quantities to suit your taste. I like it heavy on the tomatoes and cilantro but my husband likes it hot so we add more jalapeno)
Meatloaf sandwiches on toasted sourdough with cheese sauce (here comes that ever-morphing bechamel recipe again this time I'm adding parmesan and gruyere) and sun dried tomato mayonnaise
Can't tell...it's a Father's Day surprise!
Bleu cheese bacon burgers and seasoned steak fries with garlic aoli, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting (Dad's other favorite beside Key Lime pie which he may be a little tired of since he's in Florida now!)