Anyway, when we go visit I take all our groceries and cook a lot of the meals. It's just easier and much less expensive than trying to go our with a bunch of people. Saturday I made a broccoli-lemon chicken pasta dish. It turned out pretty good. I wish I hadn't forgotten the white wine and garlic at home, that would have elevated it for sure, but still, it worked. For lunch we took an assortment of lunchmeat and cheeses and breads with chips. Very popular and very easy.
Sunday Mom took us out to breakfast before we left and we were all in such funky moods when we got back home we went out again for a quick burger--and ice cream in honor of my father who had one heck of a sweet tooth and fondness for ice cream.
The rest of the week is shaping up to be pretty easy meal wise, hence the title of the post, "Lazy Pants Edition". Not apologizing. It's summer and this fits the week perfectly:
Monday (flute): Coney dogs with tater tots
Tuesday (dance): Tuna melts and chips
Wednesday (dance): chicken nuggets and mac and cheese
Thursday: New England Clam Chowder and cornbread
See? Lazy pants indeed. Perfect!
Here's what's brewing for next week:
spaghetti w/meat sauce, bread
tacos, corn cake
Seafood Stew, salmon for Julianna, Italian bread
London broil, baking potatoes, asparagus
Tuna Melts, chips
Herbed grilled chicken breasts, corn on the cob, watermelon
You can not imagine how long it took me to come up with those. Some days my meal planning mojo is intact, some days it's really missing in action.
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