What We Ate: 9/1 – 9/7

Sunday
Lunch: French bread pizza (French bread and sauce from the freezer)
Dinner: Papa Murphy’s pizza (B) Ham and pepperoni, (K) Mushrooms, peppers, and tomatoes

Monday
Lunch: (B) Chicken noodle soup, (K) Leftover pizza
Dinner: Grilled burgers, baked beans, salad, and chips

Tuesday
Lunch: Leftover cheeseburgers from Labor Day
Dinner: Homemade waffles *

Wednesday
Lunch: (B) Cheeseburger and chips, (K) Salad of mixed greens, black beans, red bell pepper, onion, pepitas, cheddar
Dinner: Fried yellow potatoes with onion, smoked sausage, and green beans

Thursday
Lunch: (B) Chicken and cheese tamale, (K) Rotisserie chicken, green beans
Dinner: (B) Chicken sandwich, (K) Out for dinner with friends- vegetable beef soup and lemon meringue pie

Friday
Lunch: Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner: BBQ chicken, pasta salad, roasted carrots **

Saturday
Lunch: Butternut squash soup and walnut and apple salad with walnut vinaigrette
Dinner: Roasted salmon, sweet potatoes, and asparagus

* I was not impressed with the recipe I used. The waffles turned out tough and lumpy. If you have a suggestion for a great stand by recipe for waffles, let me know!

** Starting Friday night, we were on vacation with two other families in a large rented house across the street from the beach in Manistee. I know, tough life! We planned out that each family needed to prepare two meals, one lunch and one dinner, to give all of us a break from cooking. We made dinner on Friday night and lunch on Sunday.

What We Ate: 8/25 – 8/31

Our freezer is getting pretty full so, while there are some things that will just have to wait, I’m making it a priority to use as much food from the freezer as possible over the next few weeks. We have a large chest freezer (this guy) in the basement and we’re struggling to find room for groceries right now. We need to use it up!

Sunday
Lunch: Hopcat (sandwiches and incredible fries)
Dinner: Nothing. Brian and I were both too exhausted from a really busy weekend to bother eating

Monday
Lunch: (B) Last of the chicken noodle soup and rosemary and olive oil bread, (K) Spinach salad with mushrooms, onion, chicken, peas, and cheddar and rosemary and olive oil bread
Dinner: Pasta with chucky meat sauce with added zucchini, garlic bread, and fresh green beans *

Tuesday
Lunch: (B) Sandwich, (K) I think I forgot to eat
Dinner: (B) Pub food with the college students, (K) Nachos!

Wednesday
Lunch: (B) Chicken tenders, fries and 5 onion rings, (K) Green beans and Brian’s leftover fries
Dinner: Junk food **

Thursday
Lunch: Mac and cheese
Dinner: Grilled ham and cheese on rosemary and olive oil bread

I stopped recording what we ate after Thursday and truthfully, nothing we had last week is worth remembering. Hot weather threw us off so we ate whatever sounded good which made for a lot of skipped meals. Ben ate much better than we did last week!

* A friend of ours asked if I’d be intersted in some fresh green beans since their garden was producing far more than they could eat or freeze. I love green beans and so does Ben so I told her I’d love some. She came over with at least 15 lbs of beans! I’ve been working on freezing them all in meal size portions but we’re also eating as many as we can fresh.

** I think it must have been the hot, muggy weather but neither of us felt like eating much this week. We ate whatever sounded good and would get stuff out of the freezer.