I think, maybe, cooler weather is really here to stay. I'm so thankful because some of my favorite things to cook are "winter" meals like Chicken and Dumplings, Lasagna, all kinds of soups and things that simmer on the stove like "Beef Drip" and Root Beer Pulled Pork, just to name a few. I enjoy cooking so much more during the cool (and cold!) time of year verses the summer. Nothing makes a house smell better than a roast that has slow cooked in the oven for hours - that is something you just don't want going on in the summer when the kitchen is already 3 million degrees ;-)
Here's the plan for this week!
Friday - Beef Strogneoff w/Noodles and Salad. This is a carry over from last week that we just didn't get to eat.
Saturday - Today we are having a small birthday party with my family for Josh who is turning 5. I asked him what he wanted and he said Taco's so I guess we'll have Taco's! I'll make up some fresh Pico de Gallo and Guacamole w/lots of toppings. I'll probably also make a Mexican Dip to go with chips and possibly some finger Jell-O (because he loves Jell-O) and, of course, Cake and Ice Cream. It will be a chocolate cake (Josh said, "Mom ask me if I want chocolate or banana cake." So I did and he said, "Chocolate of course because that is my favorite . .. color??" hahaha ) Oh, and Josh said Nate can have a hot dog because that is what he likes . .. .good thing I have hot dogs on hand!
Sunday - Lunch after church will be Roast, Potatoes and Carrots - it is that time of year after all :-) Then for dinner we'll have Pot Pies and the kids will have Mac and Cheese.
Monday - Biscuits and Gravy, Fried Potatoes, and roasted Veggies. Again, a carry over from last week.
Tuesday - Today is Josh's 5th birthday so we are going to have Spaghetti with Mushrooms and Garlic Bread. It might seem like an odd meal for a birthday but it is one of his all time favorite meals.
Wednesday -My in-laws are coming over today to celebrate Josh's birthday so we will have Amish Breakfast casserole with Pancakes (because my kids love them), muffins of some sort and nice bowl of "Ken's Fruit Salad".
Thursday -Chili Dogs. I have left over chili from a few weeks ago, in the freezer so we'll add that to good old hot dogs and some fries or tater tots. Tonight is also our town's harvest fest. I'm not sure if we will go yet - it includes a lot of walking and my husband is still healing from his back injury and walking is not on the top of his list as of yet. We'll see!!