Menu Plan ~ July 5, 2009

Welcome to the first full week of July!!  Now, let’s hope we can get some July weather to go along with it.  This rain & cold weather has got to go!!  Yesterday, on the 4th, I was in jeans, tee & jacket for most of the day & added a sweatshirt to watch fireworks at night!  BRR!  I really feel bad for the girls at swimming lessons.  Their lessons are at 9:45 AM and it certainly hasn’t been warm out.  The pool is heated, though, so it was like bath water the other day.  Makes it hard to get in the swing of Summer when it is so cold! 

This week is going to be a busy one.  Mary, my mother-in-law, is recovering nicely from her ankle surgery, but still needs lots of help.  She is still not allowed to bear any weight on either foot, so walking is out.  We will be preparing several meals to help this week and spending lots of time over there as well.  We are happy that we are able to help out during this tough time.  Hannah also has ice skating starting back on Wednesday nights again, making that night busy, busy!  Jon will have tournament baseball games this week.  Schedule is not up yet.  Nice, huh?

Sunday ~ Rotisserie Chicken (Meijer’s House brand is gluten-free!), baked potatoes, peas & salad

Monday ~ Shrimp Scampi over penne pasta, broccoli & salad (Mary & Mack’s house)

Tuesday ~ Grilled Chicken w/ BBQ Sauce, roasted butternut squash, asparagus & salad (Taking Enchilada bake and salad over to Mary & Mack’s)

Wednesday ~ Mary & Mack’s Cheese Ravioli with marinara, broccoli & salad (Not GF…Aaron will take over to Mary & Mack’s; Hannah & I will eat on the run after ice skating, perhaps Chiptole?)

Thursday~ Bourbon Chicken, brown rice, green beans & salad (Taking BBQ pulled pork to Mary & Mack’s).

Friday ~ Mexican Pizzas, black beans & salad

Saturday ~ Leftovers or breakfast for dinner

Baked Goods

Betty Crocker Yellow Cake/Cupcakes

Pamela’s Bread

Hope you all had a happy & safe 4th!

Here is a video from the finale that Aaron & his buddy set off last night:

Cheryl from Gluten-Free Goodness is hosting this week’s GF Menu Swap.  The ingredient of the week is garlic.  I use garlic in most of my cooking in some form.  Sometimes it is fresh garlic, sometimes it is garlic powder.  I season potatoes with it, I season burgers with it, I add it to tomato dishes.  YUM!! 
Also, don’t forget to check out Orgjunkie for other great menu ideas. 
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