Misty mentioned on the facebook page that she has missed the menu posts. Her comment was so sweet, I decided to just carve out some time to make it happen, at least for this week.
Thanks for your prayers for Copper. He had an unusually long lithotripsy procedure on Friday afternoon, and it looks like it was successful. He’s feeling much better and is, mostly, pain free. I am so thankful! He has a follow up next Friday, which will involve another short procedure, and then we are hoping to put this latest kidney stone incident behind us.
Dani is spending at least part of every Sunday an hour or so from home, as she and Sean enjoy some pre-marital counseling sessions with his pastor and continue to plan for their new life together. He took a box of her books home with him when he visited earlier this week, and she packed up some of her collected kitchen things to take down this afternoon. The boys are teasing her, of course, about which one of them will move into her room when she’s married, but they will both miss her terribly. We all will, but it’s such a joyful time, too.
In the middle of all of that, the dry wells for our septic system failed. We’re expecting a crew tomorrow morning out to begin trenching and digging to install the new dry wells. With all of this happening at the same time, we just have to laugh!
With all of the wedding, septic and medical stuff that’s been going on, it’s been a relief knowing that our dinners are planned every night. We have sort of a weekly routine here for breakfasts (Monday waffles, Tuesday cereal, Wednesday toast, etc.), so that continues; and Dani is our lunch lady and more than capable of coming up with a week’s worth of healthy lunches for us without any prompting from me. I’m happy for that. Dinners, though, need to be planned or things fall apart pretty quickly.
That said, here’s our dinner menu for the next week!
Monday – Chicken and Rice Salad with Peanut Sauce with savory crackers on the side
Wednesday – It’s Dani’s night to cook. I know she’s making Orange Chicken, but I don’t know what sides she has planned.
Thursday – Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Garlic Bread, Green Salad
Friday – French Canadian Meat Pie (This recipe makes two pies, so I’ll have one for the freezer!), mixed vegetables, fruit
Saturday – Nachos
Sunday – Twice Baked Potatoes
Need help with menu planning?
My menu planning series might help!