I hope what you’ve learned by having a sneak peek at all of our food this week is that I really try to keep our meals simple. I don’t have time for fancy meals - but I do love to take time to make our food healthy, well balanced, yummy, and fun!
Today’s menu was:
This morning, I cheated and spread the Breakfast Cookies batter into a 9×13 pan to bake. The entire pan was empty when we finished breakfast, plus we had big glasses of milk and clementines.
Our Taco corn fritters at lunch were a huge hit. Everytime Matt or one of the boys came into the kitchen to see what I was making, they each said, “Corn fritters?! We haven’t had those for a while.” As in – every single one of them said this to me at a different time as they came into the kitchen. It totally cracked me up. And I guess I learned that I need to make these more often. There were only two left on the platter when we were done. Instead of making fruit smoothies, I simply got out a bowl of baby carrots and some pineapple and called it good.
Between meals, we spent the day wrapping up our school work lists for the week, putting final touches on research papers, and preparing our house for guests. This weekend, our church is hosting a youth rally for middle and high school kids. Youth groups came from all over Nebraska (and beyond) for the event. We’ll be housing 6-8 middle school boys tonight and tomorrow night. Soooo, while I didn’t feel that we necessarily needed to have our house spotless for a bunch of middle school boys who would likely not care if I had a little dust or dirt in the corners of a room, we did need to clean up a little bit and get beds and mattresses ready. :) Our boys were a huge help. Love them.
Before taking Asa and Justus to the rally tonight, I made Homemade Pizzas. I love that we still have some peppers in our freezer from the garden.
And now I will think about snacks for all those boys when they get here tonight. I wonder how long it will be before they find the ping-pong table. My guess is that it will get quite a work-out this weekend. :)
Hope your weekend is off to a good start!
P.S. I don’t think I’ll plan to share our Saturday food with you. Why? Because it will be very, very boring. We have quite a few leftovers, so just picture us eating everything else you’ve seen pictured this week – just warmed up a second time. :)