You know that saying “when in Rome, do as the Romans do?” Well, it applies to country-ville, too!! I find that each time I go home to visit my family in the deep south, I turn into a bona fide southern gal. I get lazy in my speech and find my southern drawl rears it’s head and I fit right in with the rest of the south!! Now, I’m left trying to refine my proper speech and grammar… oy vey!
I also have my 15 year old brother visiting for the next few weeks. He made the trip home from Florida with me. I’m enjoying having some one-on-one time with him, but have found that it’s a bit tricky to plan a menu when you suddenly have a 15 year old boy in the house – he eats A LOT.
My menu for this week is planned out, but may have to be changed around a bit to accommodate Michael’s arrival home! He is anticipating arriving sometime mid-day Friday!! Can I let you in on a little secret…. I’m a little nervous. It’s weird. We’ve been married 10 years and I feel all school-girl giddy that he’s coming home! I’m nervous about what to wear and how to act when I first see him (though the emotion of the moment will probably totally override everything). I feel a bit silly being so nervous about being with someone I’m so comfortable with.
Anyway, on to the menu!
Lunches – leftovers, pb&j, fruit, veggies, cheese or random other items thrown together
Snacks – fresh fruit and veggies, breads/muffins/cookies (when it’s not too hot to turn on the oven), crackers and cheese
Monday – Tacos served with fresh garden lettuce, tomatoes, homemade salsa, black olives, homemade sour cream (recipe tomorrow) and shredded cheese
Tuesday – Aussie chicken, brown rice, steamed veggies and bread with butter
Wednesday – Fish packets on the grill (recipe soon), green beans, steamed carrots, bread with butter
Thursday – Hotdogs on the grill, chips
Friday – Spaghetti, green salad, bread/rolls
Past Friday is up in the air at this point. Michael will most likely be severely jet lagged and there’s the whole re-adjustment that we’ll all be going through so I have no idea what our schedule will look like.
This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday.