The best laid plans can often go astray. Last week, I set up a great menu plan, and we sort of stuck to it. I guess even being organized means needing to be flexible, too! Of course, house guests tend to change plans a bit!
We’re still focusing on making smarter, healthier meal choices. This winter was a huge fail in terms of eating healthy. Granted, all the food we eat is good for us (we shop local and buy organic when it makes sense); but whipping up too many comfort food dishes kills your waistline! Remember those delicious chocolate chip cookies I made?
I love grilling and eating lighter fare in the summer; and we’re really working to do that even more. That, coupled with my half-marathon training should have me slimming down in no time!
Here’s what’s on our menu this week:
Monday: Grilled clams, shrimp, and fish; with corn on the cob and tomato-basil-mozzarella salad. Our neighbor brought us over a few dozen clams that she dug herself. They were so fresh. Such a blessing to live in an area where you can grab such fresh seafood (or have your neighbor grab it for you).
Tuesday: Thin Crust Pizzas. I know, comfort food. But, these are lighter and airier than a typical crust; and we haven’t had pizza for a long time!
Wednesday: Turkey Taco Bar! We’re having a friend and his tween daughter join us for dinner. Tacos are a huge hit and should be fun for our small group.
Thursday: Rugby night. Typically I choose easy meals for rugby nights because The Texan gets home a bit late. But, I’m craving Chicken Scampi and just might make it, too!
Friday: Grilled Chicken and Steak; with corn on the cob and tomato-basil-mozzarella salad. Corn on the cob is one of my favorite summer foods. I love how sweet it is.
Saturday: Dinner at the beach
Sunday: Sandwiches after a long day at the beach!
So, what’s cooking at your house this week?