family meals: week 27

October 4, 2012

family mealsfamily mealsfamily mealsfamily mealsfamily mealsfamily mealsfamily mealsfamily mealsOh man. My last family meal post was over a month and a half ago, right before Ben went on vacation. He was on vacation for three weeks and during that time, I handed all my cooking duties over to him. He is much better in the kitchen than I am! We didn’t really meal plan and he was just going with the flow. There is one significant difference when he is in charge of the kitchen… we eat a heck of a lot more vegetables. Seriously. We all love it too. I think one of you commented once, that you meal plan around your vegetable dish. I really like that. I think that will be a new goal. Well, for next week. This week I am going with my usual and next week I will plan my meals around a vegetable dish. Thank you to whoever shared that tip (if it was you, please let me know here so I can properly thank you!).

The pictures above are just a little sampling of things we have eaten these past few weeks. Besides a lot of veggies (though I get too many pictures of them), we had a whole lot of homemade pizza. The girls got really good at making them (see above pictures). With Ben back at work now, I have slowly started taking back the reins in the kitchen again, so expect my regular meal planning menus to be back.

Week 8/8 – 8/12
Monday: Chicken Fried Rice and Bok Choy
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Tequila Lime Chicken and Steak Fajitas
Thursday: Chicken Pho (my friend Liz gave me a recipe that I am so excited to try out!)
Friday: Wedding food (My best guy friend is getting married this day, so we’ll be busy celebrating!)

With it being Autumn and all, I probably should start getting into the seasonal foods, but it’s still unbearably hot over here that I can’t imagine anything but Summer, so it’s preventing me from getting in the Autumn spirit. Ugh. We even had lunch the other day and for music the girls requested their Rudolph album. With it being over 100 degrees outside, though I obliged, that just felt wrong. When the weather does finally cool down, what are some good Fall recipes you recommend?

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