Saturday we continued to enjoy the beautiful weather in the low 80's by doing a little work in our yard, watched two of our boys play their last soccer game for the season and then headed to a graduation open house.
Sunday after church we had another graduation open house to attend which was alot of fun. In the evening, we sat outside again, played some Bocce ball in the yard and ended it with some more roasted marshmallows. The best part was while I was cleaning up in the kitchen, I was listening to my four older children sitting outside telling stories around the fire pit and the baby sitting in a chair with his brother giggling and trying to keep up with the conversation. What a treasured moment as I looked outside at all of my children enjoying each other. I said a quick prayer asking that their relationships continue to grow strong and their friendships would remain as they grow older.
My menu this week is going to be very light. (on the cooking side that is) We have a busy two weeks with lots of evening activities as we finish out the school year, baseball and softball season is in full swing and my oldest daughter will be doing her Lifeguard training four nights this week and will need to eat dinner at 4 pm before she goes for her training. This week alone we have four baseball/softball games. So, in order for us to get everyone where they need to be and still eat at home (eating out is too expensive), we will have easy quick meals that can be prepared and eaten anytime.
Monday: Grilled hamburgers (made early and kept warm) with potato salad (I made a large batch so we could eat it all week) green salad (already made just add the dressing)
Tuesday: Tacos (meat made in the crockpot, all the fixens put into Tupperware container in the frig, pre-made shells ready to go)
Wednesday: Chicken sandwiches (chicken has been pre-cooked) Just warm in the microwave. Potato salad and fruit (I am using canned fruit that has been put into a Tupperware container and chilled)
Thursday: Grilled teriyaki hamburgers (made early and kept warm), potato salad (if any left), chips, pineapple slices
Friday: Pizza (the frozen kind, easy and inexpensive)
Yes, we will eat hamburgers twice this week. They are easy to make and it is really no different than if we found ourselves at the McDonald's drive thru, but much healthier. They are something we rarely eat unless we can grill them. I can grill the patties at any time and than just keep them warm. All the fixins are kept so that we can quickly make our sandwiches. (On occasion I will use ground turkey instead of ground beef)
If you are looking for me after 3pm, I will probably be in route somewhere, sitting at the ballpark or taking a walk at the park. The weather is just too nice to not be outside.
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