Sorry for being absent this week - the first week of school always brings about a new routine which means that blogging takes a back seat for a few weeks.
This week I really focused on making sure we ate "in" and not "out". Eating out had become easy this summer especially on nights Darryl worked later. I made a menu and stuck to it. Plus we were super blessed by my mom this week with meals making it even easier! I am also thankful that this year the boys have piano lessons during the day verses during the dinner hour! It makes it so much easier to plan meals :-)
Here's the plan for the coming week.
Friday - It's the first week of our co-op. I was going to throw something in the crock pot (because I hate cooking after a day of Friday school!) but I have an eye appointment sending me to Grand Rapids during the dinner hour. The boys will be at my moms and Darryl and I will mostly be on our own since I don't think the timing will work for us to meet up :-)
Saturday - Creamy Parmesan Orzo with Chicken and Asparagus. This is a new recipe that looks really tasty - hopefully it's as good as it looks!
Sunday - It's Football Kick-Off! I've said this before but Darryl and I used to do all kinds of snacks on this day but since having kids (or at least kids at the ages they are) I find that they eat at normal times so having snacks all day doesn't benefit anyone! Instead we will have sloppy joes, baked beans and Mexican dip and chips. Still, good Football food!
Monday - Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken with potatoes and carrots and homemade biscuits. Nate goes back to Tae Kwon Do tonight which means we eat in shifts so a crock pot meal is perfect for that.
Tuesday - Stuffed Shells with Cheese, green beans and garlic bread
Wednesday - Chili Dogs (with left over Sloppy Joes), Chips and potato salad
Thursday - Did I mention how much I love not having piano lessons on Thursday night? Well, I do love it. Crock Pot Fajita's is on the menu tonight. I kind of forgot how much I love Fajita's until I made them for camping back in August. This is a different recipe - hoping the crock pot does wonders for it :-)