The Weekly Menu – May 21

Well, just as I figured, last week did not go as planned! When does it ever? Never! However, gotta keep trying!

This week sees the end of soccer. We’re sad and looking forward to the fall season. In the meantime, life is getting more back to normal! And I have to say, I AM SO GLAD.



I have some pork chops I need to use, so I’m planning to grill those babies. I think I’ll use this Basil-Garlic Rub. Some roasted baby potatoes and asparagus on the side will be lovely!


One thing that I’ve tried recently that my family has not, is chimichurri. I feel that this is a grave injustice, so I’m going to attempt to make it at home. I got a lovely skirt steak and I’m going to use this recipe for the chimichurri. I think some jasmine rice and grilled veggies will go great with it!


Y’all, my day was made last week when I discovered that Walmart (WALMART!??!?!) had gluten free hot dog buns. And the bread is SOFT. I. AM. SO. EXCITED. So we’re having grilled hot dogs with all the fixings. I cannot wait.


According to the weather forecast, by Wednesday we’ll be swimming in rainfall. It’s supposed to rain Monday-Wednesday. So I figure by this day, we’ll be ready for soup and grilled cheese. I’m going to make this broccoli cheddar soup because what says Dry Out more than b&c soup?


We’ll be eating with my family, on our normal night, because NO SOCCER PRACTICE!!!


Since I usually get groceries on my way home on Friday’s, I usually pick something up for my supper. Here lately that means avocado rolls from my favorite Vietnamese/Thai restaurant! Yum!

Have I mentioned just how happy I am that life is returning to some semblance of normal? Of course, that’ll be thrown out the window once the new house is ready. Oh well, smooth sailing until then!

What food plans do you have for the week?


The Weekly Menu – May 14

For most of this year, cooking for my family has been a struggle. Having class, and work, and having to make up for work missed for class, I’ve been coming home exhausted. Then there’s homework (for three of us!), baths, teeth to brush, cuddles to be had, books to read (or not) and on and on. Food is a priority of course, but then there is the clean up and the time to plan.

Yikes, I’ve been busy! And now we’ve added soccer for my daughter! That’s almost over though. Class is over for me and it will be soon for the kids. Our house is almost ready and we’ll be moving soon. I can’t deny it; I am so looking forward to all of that! But, where do I fit in quick, easy, yet nutritious food for my family?

I have no idea, but I still try. This week’s schedule looks something like this:

Sunday: It’s Mother’s Day! We’ll be eating lunch with my mother-in-law and supper with my aunt-like-a-mother.

Monday: Soccer! It’s tournament time! Go Lightening!

Tuesday: My daughter’s been asking for quiche for weeks. Since I’m still gluten free, it will be crustless. I love this one from Budget Bytes! We’ll have bacon on the side for all the meat-eaters.

Wednesday: Depending on the outcome of the game Monday, we may be eating with my aunt and uncle, as the girl usually has soccer practice on Thursdays. If not, we will eat with them Thursday and I’m thinking we’ll have tacos. I’m leaning toward these favorites from Fox and Briar.

Thursday: Again, depending on the outcome Monday, the girl may have soccer practice. If she does, we all usually go out to eat. Here lately, that means Mexican.

Friday: This is usually my night alone as the kids go to their grandma’s and my husband goes out with his brother. I’ll probably have leftover quiche. Unless I find myself at Michael’s again (it happens A LOT), then I’ll pick up something.

Saturday: Last day for soccer! We’ll either watch the girl play her last game, and/or celebrate the end of the season with all the teams! We are responsible for a dessert. I’m going to make a strawberry pie, since they’re in season, with my hands-down, absolute favorite, gluten free crust from Gluten Free on a Shoestring.

Here’s hoping I can stick to this! What are you eating this coming week?