Monday, August 12, 2013

Menu #58

We just returned last night from our mini-vacation in the San Bernardino Mountains and had a fun and relaxing time.  We had fun outdoors with fishing and hiking and relaxed indoors with books, board games, and old movies on VHS tapes.  This was X-man’s first time fishing and he absolutely loved it!  He didn’t catch anything (mostly because he was constantly moving & talking the entire time) but, nonetheless, he completely enjoyed himself.  J

Although we did really enjoy ourselves, it is nice to be back home.  I have a ton of stuff to get together before X starts school on Wednesday.  I probably would be a lot more tearful about my lil’ guy’s first day of kindergarten but he’s just so excited about it, so it makes me really happy and excited for him too. 

This week’s menu is very Xavier-friendly in honor of his first week to “Big Boy School” as he calls it.  He helped plan the menu and was more than happy to offer his input.

Monday:  Leftovers
I made a large batch of whole-wheat penne w/ sausage & tomato sauce last night, so we’ll just have that with salad again.  I’m running around all day for school clothes & supplies, so simple is good!

Tuesday:  Chicken  Egg Salad on Croissants/broccoli  green salad/peaches
We have our last summer Lil’ Chefs Class this afternoon and I’m making egg salad for the mamas.  I’m making a large batch so that Laddie can have some for dinner also.  For our class we’re making fun frozen treats--Nutella Pops and Peaches n’ Cream Pops. 

Wednesday:  Make-Your-Own Grilled Pizzas/spinach salad/chocolate cake w/ lots & lots of sprinkles
Xavier’s 1st day of Kindergarten!!!   He’s requested grilled pizza & chocolate cake for dinner and French toast for breakfast.  J

Thursday:  Ground Beef Tacos w/ tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, & Greek yogurt/rice & beans/mango chunks

Friday:  Chicken Parmesan w/ whole-wheat pasta/salad/grapes

Saturday:  Ready-Set-Glow Night Run!
The boys are on their own for dinner because I’m joining a bunch of friends in a 5K night run!  Afterwards is a festival with DJ music, dancing, food, and drinks. . .fun, fun, fun!

Sunday:  Grilled BBQ Mahi Mahi/mashed potatoes & kale/grilled zucchini strips

Gone Fishin'

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