I spent the weekend with our extended family celebrating my in-law’s 50th wedding anniversary (they are so youthful and vibrant- they are such a wonderful example of what a great marriage can be!). It was so fun for us to be able to give them a gift of a special meal with family and friends as a token of thanks for all they’ve given to us over the years (time, love, and prayers most of all).
As I was talking with one of my favorite uncles, he pointed out that we seemed to have had a lot of sausage last week. He thought eating sausage three times in a week seemed excessive.
Well, although sausage was only scheduled two times last week (Monday and Wednesday), we actually didn’t have the grilled sausages planned for Monday (I didn’t have any- not a very good menu plan, huh?)- we grilled chicken kabobs instead.
Gee, can you tell I wasn’t very inspired last week? I knew I would be busy sewing for a deadline I’ve got and with the kids gone to camp I knew I didn’t really have to have a detailed plan. My one goal was to be able to have lots of different vegetables that I wouldn’t get any complaints about. *smile*
But the menu still helped me- I kept the planned grilled vegetables and bread, and only substituted chicken for the sausages. Our plans also changed for going out, so I switched some things around, but what we ate stayed the same.
I also had two salads planned (chef’s salads and taco salads), but my uncle didn’t seem to think that was a problem. Hmmm…
What do you think-do you ever double up on a menu plan?
Wednesday- Grilled Chicken sausages (they’re baaaack…), grilled Walla Walla onions, Grilled Potato Planks, green salad
Thursday- Linguine with shrimp and tomatoes (new recipe), steamed broccoli
Friday- visiting family
Saturday- working on another video shoot
Sunday- leftovers/on your own