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A brief summary of the last month and also a menu plan

Since last we spoke, I have discovered the joys of roasted strawberries and fallen into the trap of stress-eating about issues both international and domestic, Poppy has appeared in a kids’ performance of “Macbeth,” soccer season has recommenced, and Pete has decided to give public school a go. So it’s been a pretty eventful month.

Here’s what we’ll be eating this week.

Monday: Fast food
Welcome back, soccer season.

Tuesday: Poppy’s choice
We’ll be going out to celebrate Poppy’s 12th birthday!

Wednesday: Steak fajitas
We have tacos almost every week. We’re basically just having fancy tacos this time.

Thursday: Chicken Jalfrezi
Wikipedia tells me Jalfrezi is an “Indian Chinese stir-fry” invented by the British Raj as a way to use leftovers. I picked up the simmer sauce at the grocery store because it didn’t contain any cream.

Friday: There’s a 90 percent chance we’ll eat out again.
etc

Hungry for more? Check out the Menu Plan Monday linkup at OrgJunkie.

A menu plan after an unexpected and rather lengthy hiatus

I made Midwest Living’s Super Simple Peachy Barbecue Chicken and Well Plated Caprese Pasta Salad for Sunday Night Dinner this week. It was a very low-effort and pretty inexpensive way to feed a crowd, and both recipes were quite well received. I’m adding both to our regular Sunday rotation.

Here’s what we’ll be enjoying the rest of the week:

Monday: Fish sticks and mac and something else for me
The kids love fish sticks and macaroni night, and I do not love it at all. So I’m going to roast some shrimp and put it on a salad for myself.

Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner
Eggs, toast, veggie sausages and fruit salad.

Wednesday: Sandwiches
Poppy will have grilled cheese. Pete has requested a microwaved ham and mustard. We aim to please.

Thursday: Tacos
The kids are having friends over on Thursday. The last time Pete’s friend was here for dinner, we were all in awe of how many tacos he put away. We’re going to see if he does it again.

Friday: Beef and broccoli
I’ve been missing pizza night quite a bit since giving up dairy. Hopefully a delicious plate of beef and broccoli will help dull the pain.

Hungry for more? Check out the Menu Plan Monday linkup at OrgJunkie.

In which wheat and dairy come back to the party

The last few weeks I’ve put a good bit of energy into making sure we had wheat- and dairy-free meals, because Pete and I were doing an elimination diet. We finished that project and found that we both feel a bit better on limited amounts of dairy and wheat products. So this week finds us sliding back into our old ways a bit, and I’m kind of disappointed with that. We’ll see how we both feel at the end of the week; I may need to go back to a more restrictive menu plan next week.

Monday: Grilled cheese sandwiches
Well, it was meant to be grilled cheese, anyway.
Pete ended up asking if he could have a bowl of Quisp instead, and I acquiesced because it was that kind of evening.

Tuesday: Cracker Barrel chicken
I haven’t actually made this recipe the last several times it’s been on the menu. Maybe we don’t like it enough to leave it in the regular rotation. We’ll see if we actually have it tomorrow.

Wednesday: Leftovers? Sandwiches? Quisp?
We’ll be busy little bees on Wednesday,
so it’ll be kind of a fend-for-yourself evening.

Thursday: Breakfast burritos
I intend to make breakfast burritos, but there’s a pretty good chance the kids will request regular ol’ eggs and veggie sausages instead.

Friday: Pizza
I’m still avoiding dairy and wheat, but I’m not eschewing either all together. We tried a gluten-free pizza from a local place a few weeks ago. It was surprisingly lovely.

Hungry for more? Check out the Menu Plan Monday linkup at OrgJunkie.