One year ago
One year ago
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
Lunch: (B) Chicken noodle soup, (K) Leftover pizza
Dinner: Grilled burgers, baked beans, salad, and chips
Lunch: Leftover cheeseburgers from Labor Day
Dinner: Homemade waffles *
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
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
Lunch: Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner: BBQ chicken, pasta salad, roasted carrots **
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.
Swinging Time! #Benjamin
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!
Lunch: Hopcat (sandwiches and incredible fries)
Dinner: Nothing. Brian and I were both too exhausted from a really busy weekend to bother eating
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 *
Lunch: (B) Sandwich, (K) I think I forgot to eat
Dinner: (B) Pub food with the college students, (K) Nachos!
Lunch: (B) Chicken tenders, fries and 5 onion rings, (K) Green beans and Brian’s leftover fries
Dinner: Junk food **
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.
Eating fish and watching daddy blow up some bad guys #Benjamin
This week was a bit of an odd week. We didn’t get home from the wedding until dinner on Sunday night and Brian was finishing up the last minute plans for WordCamp Grand Rapids at the end of the week. We knew that both of us would be busy over the weekend and actually had babysitters lined up for Friday night and Saturday afternoon and evening. That’s the most baby-free time I’ve ever had!
Lunch: Thai Chicken Pasta at Gull Landing in Pentwater, MI. Delicious!
Dinner: (B) Candy, (K) Leftover chicken taco meat as nacho toppings
Lunch: (B) Forgot to eat, (K) Leftover zucchini filling with fresh pasta
Dinner: Dinner with a friend. He brought zingy marinaded chicken, corn on the cob, and cherry pie. I provided spinach salad with lots of feta and cucumber
Lunch: (B) Sandwich, (K) Leftover spinach salad from Monday night with grilled chicken added
Dinner: (B) Leftover Thai chicken pasta, (K) Popcorn (I was uninspired and exhausted)
Lunch: (B) Sandwich, (K) Last of the sausage and veggie filling from the zucchini boats and a giant glass of iced coffee (headache)
Dinner: Homemade chicken noodle soup from my stash in the freezer
Lunch: (B) Sandwich, (K) Carrot sticks, good cheese, celery with peanut butter, and fresh garden tomatoes with salt
Dinner: Frozen fried rice from Trader Joe’s with edamame, egg, and peas added
Lunch: (B) WordCamp errands and a brewery stop, (K) Mushroom and onion pizza quesadilla
Dinner: Speaker/sponser dinner for WordCamp Grand Rapids
Lunch: (B) WordCamp- bar food, I think, (K) Mushroom and onion pizza quesadilla
Dinner: WordCamp after party
Lunch: Quick Sunday lunch. It’s very likely we had pasta.
Dinner: Church potluck (we brought spinach salad with white cheddar, carrots, green pepper, and pepitas)
Lunch: (B) Rotisserie chicken sandwich, (K) Leftover Sunday salad with chicken
Dinner: Dinner at friends’ house (they provided pot roast and salad, we brought corn on the cob)
Lunch: Mac and cheese
Dinner: French toast
Lunch: Chicken and black bean tacos
Dinner: Steak at Logan’s *
Lunch: Leftover tacos
Dinner: Stuffed zucchini boats with linguine, similar to this recipe
Lunch: Leftover zucchini with linguine
Dinner: Rehearsal dinner **
Lunch: Subway (oven roasted chicken on herb and cheese bread with provolone and veggies)
* My middle little sister is going to be a senior in high school this year so Brian was called into duty to take her senior pictures. We drove out to the beach and shot for about 2 hours. It was after 8:00 when we were done and were all starved. We headed to Logan’s and filled ourselves up on steak and rolls.
** Brian was a groomsman in a wedding this weekend so we did a lot of traveling and eating food provided by someone else. It was a wonderful break!
Lunch: Cheese stuffed pasta shells, garlic bread, California blend veggies
Dinner: Chinese food!
Lunch: Leftover shells and garlic bread
Dinner: Chuck roast in the crock pot with sweet potatoes, yellow skin potatoes, and carrots
Lunch: (B) Sandwich, (K) Leftover Chinese
Dinner: Brian skipped dinner and I had nachos
Lunch: (B) Sandwich, (K) Grilled cheese
Dinner: Birthday party for my dad (baked spaghetti and salad)
Lunch: (B) Sandwich, (K) Spinach salad with chicken and green pepper
Dinner: Clean out the fridge night
Lunch: Last of the chuck roast
Dinner: Date night (wood fired pizza)
Lunch: Homemade vegetable beef soup with the very last of the chuck roast
Dinner: Fundraiser in Brian’s home town for his aunt who has cancer
Lunch: Homemade sloppy joes, supreme pasta salad with zucchini, carrot, red onion, and green pepper, lemon bars *
Lunch: Leftover sloppy joes
Dinner: Went to Mom and Dad’s for dinner (blueberry pancakes, bacon, and watermelon)
Lunch: Buffalo Wild Wings to celebrate Brian coming home!
Dinner: Last of the sloppy joes with tortilla chips because we were out of buns
Lunch: Leftover wings
Dinner: Personal pizzas (Italian herb crust, homemade sauce, Brian had pepperoni, I had bell peppers)
Lunch: Mac & cheese
Dinner: Chipotle (Brian got a chicken burrito, I got a chicken bowl)
Lunch: Grilled porterhouse steak with sautéed onions, grilled potatoes, fresh steamed green beans
Dinner: Popcorn (still full from our enormous lunch!)
Lunch: Both of us skipped lunch to get more yard work done. Not the best choice but we didn’t really miss it.
Dinner: Block party potluck!
* In an attempt to have some adult company while Brian was out of town, my brother and sister-in-law came over for lunch on Sunday. We had to change our plans to grill at the last minute because of rain but the homemade sloppy joe’s turned out incredible! I followed the recipe as written for the most part but I had around 1/2 cup of pureed pumpkin that needed to be used or tossed so I added it to the sauce mix and cut down the amount of ketchup. Delicious!