Monday, June 7, 2010

Menu Plan 6/7 - 6/13

It's seriously summertime here in western Georgia. This weekend, I spent too much time in the sun without drinking enough water and made myself feel unwell. So I want to remind you to drink enough water this summer! If you don't like the flavor of plain water, why not mix it up a little? Adding lemon slices, lime slices, fresh mint, slices of ginger, or slices of cucumber can help freshen up your water, and maybe help you increase your water intake.

Here are a few of the things we enjoyed last week:

Our weekly menu includes all three meals to keep me on track now that the kids are out of school for the summer. I don't stick to my plan all week, but it gives me a good guideline so that I don't run out of ingredients.

Monday 6/7

Breakfast: Overnight Oatmeal (For my husband: Boiled Eggs)
Lunch: Noodle Soup and Grilled Cheese on Rye (Tuna Salad for my husband)
Dinner: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Enchiladas with Salad (For my husband: Bunless Burgers with Fresh Veggies)

Tuesday 6/8

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Cheese
Lunch: Lentils & Rice served on salad (For my husband: Tuna Salad)
Dinner: Whole Wheat Penne with Garden Fresh Tomato Sauce; Breadsticks; Peas (For my husband: Grilled Chicken Salad)

Wednesday 6/9

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza (Eggs for husband)
Lunch: Happy Little Bentos (Chicken Salad for my husband)
Dinner: Vegetarian Taco Potatoes; Corn on the Cob; Tomato-Onion Salad (For my husband: Peanut Butter Chicken & Green Beans)

Thursday 6/10

Breakfast: "Soaked" Pancakes with real maple syrup (Eggs for husband)
Lunch: Oat Burgers on Sweet Potato Rolls (Bunless Bugers for husband)
Dinner: Mini Pot Pies & Salad (Taco salad for husband)

Friday 6/11

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies (Eggs and Nuts for husband)
Lunch: Fried Rice (Chicken & Veg stir-fry for husband)
Dinner: Pizza (Pizza Burger for husband)

Saturday 6/12

Brunch: Quiche made from whatever needs to be used up; fresh fruit (Eggs for husband)
Dinner: Burrito Pockets & Creamed Corn (Taco Salad for husband)
Dessert: S'mores

Sunday 6/13

Breakfast: Baked Donuts (Eggs for husband)
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Loaded Nachos (Hot Wings for husband)
Dessert: No Bake Cookies

How's your garden doing this week?

Ours is doing very well! We figured out what was eating our pepper and tomato plants and have been working to fix the problem. This week, ladybugs, dragonflies, and spiders have all come to live and dine in our garden, and we couldn't be happier about it. Our peppers are thriving now. Take a look!

Some cayenne peppers

Jalapeno peppers

Serrano peppers

Sweet Banana Peppers. We are producing so many of these that we can't eat them fast enough. While I could freeze them for later use, I opted, instead, to share the bounty with a neighbor, who was very appreciative. I was able to snip almost a dozen peppers to share with her yesterday!

Tomatoes! This is the red variety. Our Mr. Stripey plant is finally producing and will hopefully have photo-worthy fruit next week.

Okra :) We planted this just for fun. We only have one okra plant so we won't be feasting on okra this summer, but it's been fun to watch it grow!

Our one broccoli plant has finally begun to flower. Our one cucumber plant is spreading out. Our onions are doing very well. And our kiddie pool watermelon? Well...'s growing nicely and producing lots of blossoms. I can't take a clear enough picture of it, but we have several itty bitty baby watermelons among all those leaves!

For more menu plans to inspire your cooking this week, visit Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

Oh! While you're here, why not stop by and enter my giveaway? And don't forget to drink your water!

What's on your menu plan this week? How do you remind yourself to drink water?


heather said...

it was ridicuosly hot and humid this weekend and my husband drank my water after he told me he didn't need any! so now ill make sure to pack plenty for us both!

Andrea said...

The garden is looking good! I so wish I had ANYTHING ready to harvest, other than herbs. Soon enough, right? I can't believe how big the peppers are!! Go lady bugs, eat the nasty critters and go veggies :)

Hip Mountain Mama said...

what a great looking menu! I just planned my menu this morning and went to the store. we are starting to plan around what we can get at the farmer's market and what we are starting to see in the garden!

Amy said...

I'm so jealous of your garden! Still nothing to harvest here yet!

Keli said...

the watermelon kiddie pool is an awesome idea. I wanted to do watermelon but wasn't sure where to plant it. now i have a reason not to get rid of the kiddie pool and somewhere to plant my watermelon next year!

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