Wednesday, July 27, 2011

While Mom Mowed...

I seriously should have a separate folder for pictures of things that went on while I was busy mowing.

Henry usually hangs out by me, riding bike while I mow the front or in the sandbox while I mow the back.  He'll disappear sometimes, but since he's good about not playing out front by the sidewalk without me, I usually don't worry and just go check on him a few times. 

Because he's almost always just playing in the car and loading it up with tools and the scraps of wood we keep for the fireplace.

Except sometimes he's not.

Sometimes he's enjoying unsupervised time in the house.

This is what I found last week after mowing, and I did have to laugh because I didn't find either of the messes until several hours later.

His bedroom:
He helped himself to about half a block of cheese.  And ate off of every edge.

The office:
My stack of post its was in about a hundred pieces, papers had random "H"s on them, and several post its were stapled.
He also emptied out some of my hanging folders so his toolbox would fit in the drawer.  Because every toolbox needs a drawer, you know.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - July 25

I'm patiently waiting for the tomatoes in the garden to turn red, but we're enjoying the fresh lettuce and cucumbers!

Here's the plan for this week:

Monday: Stromboli and Broccoli

Tuesday: Chicken Fingers, Stuffing, and Corn on the Cob

Wednesday: Brunch Casserole and Fruit (bumped from last week)

Thursday: Leftover/misc

Friday: Beef Enchiladas

Saturday: Chef Salad or Sandwiches

Sunday: Breakfast- Orange Rolls
             Dinner- BLTs and Chips

Monday, July 18, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - July 18

I'm afraid these are going to be pretty haphazard throughout the summer, due to enjoying the outdoors and more informal meals.

Last week, between the county fair and a weekend vacation, we had three suppers at home.  Chef salad, homemade pizza, and the fettuccine alfredo I can make with my eyes closed.  And lots of "pickles" - cucumbers sliced in a vinegar and sugar brine.

This week is subject to change due to garden productivity.  I may need to bump something to use up the lettuce that I'm afraid is going to bolt soon - side salads aren't using it fast enough!  The cucumbers are appearing out of nowhere, and Henry and I shared the first of many red tomatoes Friday before we left.

Monday - Chicken Ranch Tacos and Cucumbers

Tuesday - Brunch Casserole and Fruit

Wednesday - Cobb Salad Wrap

Thursday - BLTs and Cucumbers

Friday - Savory Spiral Rolls and Cucumber-Tomato salad (I don't know the real name - basically diced cucumbers and tomatoes in a ranch dressing)

Saturday - Saucy Parmesan Chicken on the Grill, Roasted Potatoes, and Salad

Sunday -Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls
               Dinner: Doug's parents
               Supper: Veggies/leftovers

Have a good week!