We had a wonderful weekend with a house full of friends on Saturday. Lots of good conversation, yummy food, catching up and a couple good games of telephone pictionary. Today after church we had a bowling tournament at a nearby bowling alley. Our church is fairly small (200 or so) and there were probably 75 people who came to play so it was a great turn out. The kids had a blast and the adults tried not to hurt themselves too badly. I have a women's retreat this weekend so I won't technically be cooking everything on my menu this week.
My mother in law will be coming for a couple days to take care of Josiah during the day so she will also help with meals while I'm gone.
Not that my hubby can't cook, he absolutely can, but I'm pretty sure he won't want to come in from a looooong day at work and cook. So thanks to my MIL for stepping in to help.
Here's how the week looks:
Monday: Terriyaki chicken (I'll post my recipe for this Tuesday), Brown rice & Broccoli
Wednesday: Dinner @ church (spaghetti bake...yum) I'm going to take my one pan fudge cake & a strawberry trifle for dessert
Thursday: Tamale pie, salad & fruit
Friday: Meatloaf (from the freezer), mashed potatoes & corn
Saturday: Creamy Italian chicken casserole, salad & bread
Sunday: Lunch- Eat out somewhere Dinner- leftovers if there are any or chicken quesedillas
I also plan to make up some Perfect Pancakes and some Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit cups for breakfast.
I might also make some Swiss oats (recipe below)
Swiss Oats- (this is extremely simple and a make-ahead the night before recipe..oh, and it's yummy.)
1 ½ cups oats (rolled or quick)
1 ¼ cups milk (skim, soy, 1%...doesn't matter)
2 T. honey
½ tsp. cinnamon
Mix the above in a large bowl and allow to soak overnight, covered in the fridge. In the morning add any of the following 2 cups fresh or dried fruit (strawberries, blueberries, banana, raisins, etc.) ¼ cup chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans etc.) Mix it all together gently or prepare by the bowl. This serves approximately 4.
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