My Menu Plan
It has been a minute since I’ve shared our menu plan here but it has been happening. Sporadically in a “hey, it’s summertime” sort of way, but happening nonetheless.
So here is what we have planned for the week (minus lunches, because I have just become flat-out lazy about those and we do Chipotle like three times per week):
Sunday – we are headed out for a lovely oceanfront dinner to celebrate my brother-in-law who is in town for like 36 hours from Malaysia and his completed Master’s Degree. Drinks will be had!
Monday – Barefoot Contessa’s penne alla vodka. I talked a while back about planning your dishes around the weather and while this rich, creamy dish doesn’t exactly scream swimsuit season, it is supposed to be a little overcast tomorrow so I used it as an excuse to slot it in (note to working mamas: I realize this recipe takes a lot of time and I realize you don’t have it on a Monday evening, so whip it up next Sunday. The leftovers are even better the next day).
Tuesday – BBQ chicken (we are still obsessed with the Salt Lick BBQ sauce I hauled home from Austin but are also excited to try Trader Joe’s new Carolina Gold sauce), Bobby Flay’s Greek potatoes with lemon vinaigrette and green salad. I am really excited that I have finally nailed homemade vinaigrette for a simple green salad – three parts olive oil to one part balsamic, a squeeze or two of honey, a teaspoon or so of dijon and salt and pepper – it took me A LOT of attempts to figure this out, no idea why.
Thursday – broiled salmon with grilled pineapple, garlic broccolini and brown rice.
Friday – homemade pizza. And wine. Lots and lots of wine.
It’s a good thing I have upped my Dailey Method game as part of their 30 in 60 Summer challenge (30 classes in 60 days). I already have 20 logged with three weeks remaining in the challenge – yes, you read that right.
So I can enjoy all of this – and the odd dessert, of course
PS – I ALSO have another one of these banana breads in the oven as we speak. I told you it was good…
*image above via here*
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