Sunday, June 26, 2011

Meal plans and the week ahead

We are back from our first camping trip of the summer. We had a great time! Kevin got to do some mountain biking with his buddy, James. We took some family bike rides. We enjoyed the beach. We hiked. We made s'mores (our guilty pleasure while camping). We basically just had fun. :)

We've got another busy week ahead of us this week. We've been unpacking and getting the house back in order for the last few hours that we've been home today.  We're taking a quick break and then we'll all get back to work.  I've got to get some weeding done in the garden and flower beds. Tomorrow will be more of the same. Tuesday we're headed to another Silver Lake ski show. This time I believe our friends, the Fransons, may be meeting us there. And I think my SIL, BIL, niece and nephews are as well. Wednesday I am going to Livonia for a conference. Thursday we are meeting my SIL, BIL, niece, and nephews at Crossroads Village to see the Flint Symphony Orchestra. Friday is my milk and CSA pickup day. We also have another company coming over to give us an estimate on our roof. Saturday I am headed to Grand Rapids for a bachelorette party for my friend, Katie. Its going to be so fun! We'll be escorted around town in a party bus to 3 different wineries for wine tasting in the afternoon. Then we're headed to dinner at San Chez. And then we're headed out on the town! I'm really looking forward to it all!

I have been freezing and drying lots of strawberries during the last week.  I picked up another flat this afternoon on our way home from the campground.  I'll probably get another flat at the farmers' market in Lansing this week, too.  I want to freeze and dry some more.  And I'd like to make a batch of strawberry jam.  I'm also going to make some strawberry coconut milk ice cream and strawberry vinaigrette salad dressing this week.  Not sure when I'm going to fit it all in, with such a busy week... but I will figure it out. :)  I'm still making butter each week right now and sticking it in the freezer, too.  And I'm making water kefir again finally. 
So anyway... here's the plan...

  • Yogurt with strawberries
  • Kefir smoothies
  • Scrambled eggs with veggies
  • Muffins from freezer
  • Hard boiled eggs
Lunches and Snacks:
  • Leftovers
  • Salads with homemade dressing
  • Egg salad avocado boats
  • Frijole mole dip with veggies
  • Apples with almond butter
  • Sliced cheese
  • Fruit
  • Grilled chicken topped with cucumber avocado salsa; asparagus; peaches
  • Jimmy John's unwiches (picnic at ski show)
  • Spaghetti squash with pesto, peas, and grilled chicken; side salads
  • Meatloaf; asparagus; side salads; applesauce
  • Grilled steaks; asparagus; side salads
  • Leftovers

1 comment:

Mary Voogt said...

Mmmm...San Chez. LOVE that place. Have a good week. Good luck with the strawberries.