Things to Eat - Six Week Meal Plan (late August through September)
We didn't cook anything very exciting this end of summer. But on the upside, F's decided to make dinner every once in awhile, WHICH IS AMAZING!! And, now that I work at a preschool on Monday and Tuesdays, Dan has taken over some of the weeknight cooking. So life is really getting easier. I love when our family works as a team!
You would think that sometime during the last six weeks I would have remembered to take a photo of our family dinnertime. But no. So you're left with the above photo from F's birthday party at Boru Ramen, which is crazy delicious.
MONDAY - Spring fatoosh salad (via It's All Easy) and pasta for the kids (after five weeks on the road, I'm craving fresh veggies like crazy).
TUESDAY - Moms' night out - dinner at Pallette and then Bad Moms!
WEDNESDAY - Dinner at Julia's house with the kids (THANK YOU!)
THURSDAY - Cauliflower tabouleh (via It's All Easy) and polenta with pasta sauce and chicken sausage.
FRIDAY - F makes dinner - Curly pasta (via The Forest Feast For Kids). We also had watermelon smoothies earlier in the day (yum).
SATURDAY - Leftovers and snacks at Twilight Polo.
SUNDAY - Chipotle.
MONDAY - Maggie's pasta (recipe here). This is always a sure thing.
TUESDAY - Smoky tomato-baked chicken with baby potatoes (via Clean Eating). I made half of this recipe with the tomato sauce and half without (for the kids), everyone seemed to prefer the plain version.
WEDNESDAY - Leftovers before Cirque De Soleil's Kurios with the girls (Dan and T opted for the Nationals' game).
THURSDAY - F makes dinner - kale and black bean tacos and butternut squash quesadillas (via The Forest Feast For Kids). So so good!
FRIDAY - Lamb chops and roasted potatoes for Dan's birthday.
SATURDAY - CAMPING!! I become ambitious and make hobo snacks with italian sausage, bell peppers, and mini-potatoes. They were fantastic.
SUNDAY - Chipotle.
MONDAY - The kids are at grandma and grandpa's house, so Dan makes a roasted chicken and potatoes for us (yum!!).
TUESDAY - The kids are at grandma and grandpa's house, so I make nachos. laziness.
WEDNESDAY - The kids are at grandma and grandpa's house, so date night at Bangkok 54.
THURSDAY - The kids are at grandma and grandpa's house, so dinner out with friends at Matchbox (so great to see Laurie and Alison!).
FRIDAY - Dinner at Kelly's happy hour.
SATURDAY - Dan make bbq chicken and hot dogs.
SUNDAY - Dinner at our neighbors' barbecue (so so good!)
MONDAY (Labor Day) - Pizza at the pool to celebrate the end of summer.
TUESDAY - I take F to soccer practice and Dan makes dinner - polenta with sausage and tomato sauce; tomato and lentil salad (recipe here) - YUM!!
WEDNESDAY - F makes dinner - kale and black bean tacos and butternut squash quesadillas (via The Forest Feast For Kids).
THURSDAY - Steaks on the grill with chimichuri sauce. Smash and toss roasted potato salad as a side (salad via 101 cookbooks). This salad was amazing and easy, we'll be making it again.
FRIDAY - Tomato, corn, and chickpea salad (via Cup of Jo); edamame and leftover steak for the kids. This salad was fantastic, I need to make it more often.
SATURDAY - Dinner at the block party.
SUNDAY - Dinner at Blackwell Hitch in Annapolis after the Renaissance Festival.
MONDAY - Dan makes dinner - grilled chicken, potatoes, and asparagus.
TUESDAY - Dan makes dinner - baked cod, rice, and asparagus.
WEDNESDAY - Spring fatoosh salad (via It's All Easy) and pasta for the kids.
THURSDAY - Maggie's pasta (recipe here).
FRIDAY - Crock pock chicken taco chili (via skinnytaste, blog). This was good, but not amazing. Not sure we'll have it agin.
SATURDAY - Burgers and hot dogs on the grill (to celebrate the end of summer).
SUNDAY - Leftovers.
MONDAY - Orecchiette with sweet sausage bolognese (via How to Celebrate Everything). Wow, crazy yummy. And the kids were so excited to have pasta they started jumping up and down.
TUESDAY - Dan makes dinner - fish and potatoes (so so good!).
WEDNESDAY - Middle eastern chickpeas with spinach (via Moosewood Restaurant Low Fat Favorites). This is one of my favorite recipes ever, but still not a hit with the rest of the family. Oh well, I keep trying.
THURSDAY - Quinoa salad with roasted vegetables and herbs (via How to Celebrate Everything). I thought this was really good, but the kids asked me not to make it again.
FRIDAY - Dan makes fish and potatoes. YUM!!!
SATURDAY - Boru Ramen on Columbia Pike for F's birthday party.
SUNDAY - Grilled swordfish with tomato coulis (via How to Celebrate Everything) and roasted brussels sprouts with bacon.