Sunday, June 19, 2011

Meal plans and the week ahead

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful fathers out there!!  I hope you all are able to do something fun with the special dads in your life today. 

Today we're headed to my in-laws' church.  My SIL, BIL, niece, and nephew are visiting from Grand Rapids and we're very excited to see them!  They are bringing us some of our grassfed beef that we ordered together - I'm very anxious to try the beef!  We'll have to run home after church to stick it all in the freezer.  Then we're heading over to my in-laws' house for lunch.  We'll be heading out to my aunt's house on the lake for some water skiing later in the afternoon, probably around 3:00.  That will be Kevin's special thing to do today - water ski.  :)  It's what he loves to do and wants to do.  Carson says he wants to give it a try today, too.  So we'll see how that goes. 

The rest of the week will be sort of busy, too.  We don't have anything on Monday.  But Tuesday, we may be headed up to the Silver Lake Ski Club ski show again.  Wednesday I have to go out to Hadley/Lapeer area to pick up 5 fresh chickens.  Thursday a friend from work is coming over for dinner - he spends 4 days at UM-Flint every 6 weeks or so for his MBA program.  So he's coming over for dinner and to hang out for a bit on Thursday night.  Friday is my flex day.  I am hoping to be able to hang out with Kati and baby Tony in the morning - doing something active.  Then I'll be packing up the car in the afternoon.  As long as the weather holds up, we're going camping at Sleepy Hollow State Park this weekend.  Our friends, the Chapmans, are going to join us, and possibly a few other friends, as well.  It should be a fun weekend!

In between plans, I need to do some serious weeding in the flower beds up front and in the veggie garden and berry patches.  We're also going to be picking up a bunch of sand to lay the foundation for the pool.  Hopefully we can at least get the sand in, spread out, and tamped down.  Then next week we can get the pool set up finally. 

So here's the plan... I still need to figure out what I'm going to make when Chris is over on Thursday night...

  • Yogurt with fruit
  • Kefir smoothies
  • Scrambled eggs with veggies and sausage
  • GF muffins from freezer
Lunches and Snacks:
  • Leftovers
  • Salads
  • Fruit
  • Apples with almond butter
  • Veggies with dip
  • Sliced cheese
  • Pickles
  • Grilled salmon; asparagus; carrots; peaches
  • Stir fry with leftover beef roast, snap peas, carrots, onions, zucchini
  • Grilled steak; asparagus; broccoli from freezer; applesauce
  • TBD
Camping food:
  • Yogurt with fruit
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Salads with homemade dressings
  • Egg salad with avocado
  • Sliced cheese and local, organic, pastured beef jerky
  • Fresh fruit
  • Local, organic, pastured brats; home canned baked beans; asparagus; applesauce
  • Hobo dinners; applesauce

1 comment:

The Voogts said...

Happy Father's Day to Kevin! We're looking forward to seeing you guys today. Hope we can leave/get there on time. Almost time to get the kids up. Again last night Rebecca said, "I always enjoy playing with Carson." She can't wait to see him! We're bringing some of the beef today...can't fit it all.

Have fun at Sleepy Hollow!! I think that's one of my favorite camp grounds.