Monday, August 26, 2013

Menu Mondays

The weather here is a little cloudy and rainy - we have a rain/hail storm that was insane this weekend!  Last weekend we had a lightening storm - the sky was going from pitch black to blue every time the lightening struck. 

All this weather has made me excited for fall.  School started for Jake today (more on that tomorrow) and I feel the need to organize and structure our family lives a little more from our normal and from our crazy never go to bed summer schedule! 

With that - comes home cooked meals - and dinner as a family.  We have never been good about sitting around and talking during dinner.  Its usually "hurry and eat" so we can rush off to the next event. Or Mike and I catching up on our day - and the kids are playing games while eating.  Its time to veto the ipads from the table and connect. 

So in light of my new found self - I've got a good menu planned for the week!

Monday - Pesto Chicken w/fruit (Jake's choice as he back to school special meal)
Tuesday - Manicotti w/salad and garlic toast
Wednesday - Egg Sandwiches
Thursday - Chicken meatballs stir-fry w/fruit
Friday - Tilapia w/ salad and fruit

I feel soups coming on in the next few weeks?  Any great soup recipes out there I should be trying?


Randi Deem said...

I love soup! Here is my favorite Taco Soup that is great in the crockpot. 2 lbs ground beef, 1 envelope Taco Seasoning, Onion, 1 Can Corn, 1 Can Pinto Beans, 1 Can Kidney Beans, 1 Can Stewed Tomatoes, 1-2 small Cans Tomato Sauce. Brown ground beef in skillet, add Taco Seasoning. Combine all ingredients in Crock Pot and warm through. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, and Fritos "Scoop" chips. It's delicious!

pam said...

Hi Abby,
Glad to hear you're drawing your family together for dinner. It really is a time to treasure... an opportunity for genuine conversation, a place to practice table manners, and a chance to reinforce our values.
God Bless