Jul 26, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 7/26 - 8/01

As the last week in July creeps by, I realize how close we are to the end of Summer. Sometimes I wish the kids would have a little more time to enjoy their childhood before heading back to the hustle of the school year. I remember as a kid getting out of school in May and not going back until the begining of September - those days are long gone. Now the kids here do not get out until the middle of June and go back the last week in August - Is this supposed to quantify as a Summer break?

Moving on....the last few weeks have been a blur because we have been out of town off and on, kids went to grandma and grandpa's house; and to be honest I just have been all over the place mentally and physically. This week I am going to try to get back into a routine - if only for one week, since next week I leave to pick up the kids. We have recently learned we will be moving this Fall; during Christmas time (courtesy of Uncle Sam). I am sure this is going to be a fun experience. Usually we move during the summer, but we will make it work. I am hopeful the next stop will be our last for a while; retirement is on the horizon -We are almost there! We are heading south to Georgia and I am psyched. I am praying we find a nice home in a great neighborhood, you know, the usual stuff. I realize the time will sneak up on me and I will be overwhelmed. This is what always happens. I can try all I want to prepare, but this procrastinator must need pressure to get things done. The military will pay to have our household goods moved, but it is everything else that seems to take time: medical records, dental records, school papers and transferring, house hunting, school and neighborhood perusing, STRESS! And...Oh, did I mention STRESS?  Enough about stress, lets move on to how to not worry about what's for dinner with this weeks menu plan. For more worry free dinner ideas, check out Orgjunkie!


Menu Plan Monday 7/26 - 8/01

Roasted Mediteranean Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Carrots (Drizzle with olive oil, rosemary, thyme, sage, salt, pepper)
Ensalata Caprese as an appetizer (fresh mozerella and tomatoes sliced, snipped leaves of basil; drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper)

Oven Baked Stuffed Jalapeno Pepper's

Arrabiata Bon Pomodoro - Spicy Tomato Garlic Olive Oil Pasta Sauce

Chicken Quesadilla's, with Black Beans and Rice

Grilled Pizza with Pre-made Pizza crusts

Bolognese Mashed Potato Meat Pie (Using Leftover Bolognese and Frozen Mashed Potatoes - will update on how this turns out)

California Sushi Rolls

Cheap Grilled Steak, Baked Potatoes, Frozen Chard from the Freezer

Chicken Meatball Asian Soup (trying this for the first time, will post if its good)

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