We’re taking off on a mini-vacation this week (if you can call me-traipsing-a-small-city-with-three-children-while-hubby-is-at-meetings-all-day a vacation) so our menu plan is a bit abbreviated. However, I’ve included some links to great recipes for the meals we are eating at home!
- French Toast made with homemade potato bread (Finally! I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for weeks. It was tasty, but next time I’ll double it. I only got one piece after my tiny savages had their fill.)
- grilled steak/chicken Cobb salad
- home-style ribs (awesome crock pot recipe), calico squash casserole (a new recipe for me — turned out great! — still enjoying zucchini and squash from friends’ gardens)
- 4-5 lbs. pork ribs (we use country-style)
- 1 med. onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 to 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp. ground mustard
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. paprika
Place 1/2 of ribs in a crock pot; top with 1/2 onion. Repeat layers. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over all. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until ribs are tender.
- oatmeal with raisins
- toasted turkey and cheese, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, smoothies
- zucchini parmesean (new to me), homemade bread
- deluxe scrambled eggs, banana crumb muffins (our favorite banana muffin, I make them with 3/4 c. whole wheat flour and 3/4 c. unbleached white flour)
- crispy baked chicken strips, cheesy zucchini/squash fries (tried these new last week — YUM), fresh fruit
- clean out the fridge
- smoothies (made the night before and frozen), muffins — eating on the road to our destination
We’ll be gone Wednesday through Friday. I’ve already called; our hotel does have a refrigerator and microwave, so I plan to take some fresh fruit and a few snack foods with us to eliminate some expense (and combat the junk food we may have too much of) from our trip. If I can carve out some time I’ll even make my Brown Bag Burritos and Homemade Pigs in a Blanket to take with us for lunches. We’ll see…
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