Happy Monday! I hope your holiday weekend has been fantastic!
My family has enjoyed doing a whole lot of nothing this weekend. We considered driving to visit various people and places, but opted to keep it low-key and home-based. My husband has been putting in a lot of hours at work lately, so he needed some time to relax and recharge. He did some yardwork, I finished school supply shopping – what, me procrastinate?? – we took our daughter to play mini-golf for the first time, and did some planning for the upcoming months.
One weekend highlight was a party with good friends last night. We met when our daughters were in the same kindergarten class, and fortunately we, the parents, are as good friends as our daughters are. And as a bonus, all three girls are in the same class this year!
The Week Ahead
This week is kind of a sweet-spot week. My daughter starts second grade on Wednesday, but her extracurricular activities don’t start until next week. Also, I have a couple of additional weeks at home, before I return to my part-time job in a local college career center, on the 20th. Basically, this week is about gently easing into the new school year, before things get hectic again.
With that in mind, here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:
- Monday: Heirloom tomato tart w/ a green salad
- Tuesday: Lemon-Dijon salmon with potatoes and green beans
- Wednesday: Pasta w/ garlic, olive oil, and basil
- Thursday: Slow-cooker Asian shredded beef (with rice instead of the noodles)
- Friday: Leftovers
- Saturday: My husband has to work in Utica all day, so I’ll probably take our daughter out for a ladies’ dinner.
- Sunday: Greek pasta salad
Yesterday I shared on Instagram this great meal planning tool I found on Amazon. It’s the Mead Organizher Magnetic Shopping List. I can jot down my meal plan and shopping list together in one place, and display it on the fridge throughout the week. (I know there are higher tech tools for this sort of thing, but I’m a low-tech gal and prefer writing things down by hand.)
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