Wow, I missed my menu plan last week. If you recall, we planned some big meals to feed the York College Ladies Soccer Team that my husband helps coach. So while I thoroughly planned those meals, I was too busy to plan meals for my family for the rest of the days of the week.
It’s not like I follow my menu plan religiously each week anyway, but wow, having nothing planned threw me just a little bit. Case in point: By Friday night, I was pretty much worn out and didn’t feel like cooking. Nothing sounded good. I had no meat thawed. All I had in the fridge (aside from the ever present milk, ketchup, and pickle relish of course) was two big containers of leftover mashed potatoes from feeding the team earlier in the week.
So for dinner Friday night? We had mashed potatoes, with mashed potatoes…and sliced tomatoes. I should have taken a picture to share with you (not). The “meal”, such as it was, didn’t taste too bad, especially since the tomatoes came from our garden. But here’s hoping putting together a menu plan this week will offer us a little more excitement. Although we do still have a lot of mashed potatoes to eat up. :)
Biscuits and Gravy - one of my family’s favorite meals!
Sunday, August 19
Bbq meatballs, cheesy sour cream mashed potatoes (how’s that for a creative way to use the leftovers?!), green beans, tossed salad, brownie sundaes (with homemade hot fudge sauce)
Chicken Burritos, grapes, strawberries
Saturday, August 25
Giant breakfast cookies, applesauce
BLTs, watermelon, raw veggies
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