menu plan monday ~ july 15, 2013

The past week seemed oddly timed. I couldn’t keep track of what day it was. The days seemed very long. DH was gone Friday and Saturday which didn’t help my time keeping. I guess I use his usual routine as a touch stone for my day. He went to Indiana to participate in RAIN, which is a 165 mile bicycle ride across the state of Indiana, from Terra Haute to Richmond, in one day. He placed 139th of 971 finishers (about 1400 starters). WTG, Honey!!

RAIN ride 2013

While DH was gone, I put up 35 jars of apricot jelly. The apricot crop was good this year, though the resident groundhog and the deer ate a lot of the fallen fruit.

making apricot jam

Now, here we are, with a new week. It started with the twins staying overnight. This morning, they got up bright and early, made pancakes with Pa before he headed off to work, then decided they wanted to play outside. They love the play set and spent their time there, making forays to the raspberry patch for snacks, and to the back door to touch base with Ma.

When they finally came in an hour and a half later, they were ready for a big drink of ice water. And then Snow White designed new head gear using two headbands.

new head gear

It’s always fun to have them over for a visit. We’re blessed their family lives nearby. The menu for the week is as follows:

Chicken and Noodles (DD is coming home to visit and requested this meal.)

Barbecue Shrimp
Rosemary Bread

Baked Dijon Salmon
Corn on the Cob
Steamed Sugar Snap Peas
Garden Salad

Homemade Buns
Carrots and Celery Sticks
Red Grapes

Chicken Salad on homemade buns
Fresh fruit

Fridge Food

Grilled Pork Steaks
Baby Baked Potatoes
Corn on the Cob
Garden Salad

You can find more menu and recipe ideas at Menu Plan Monday.


One Comment

  1. Posted July 16, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to your husband. What an accomplishment.
    I hope you have a wonderful and delicious week.

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