To make an extremely long story short, I have been experiencing technical difficulties. What a way to get back into blogging after my back-to-school-break, huh?!? My laptop crashed. It left me with a very slow PC to work on. It left me without all my shortcuts, pictures and files. The good news is that I am now blogging on a lightning fast laptop (maybe just compared to the dinosaur I've been using). I only have to get my files back in order and I'll be good to go.
In the meantime, I did plan for our meals this week. I don't have much extra baking to do since I've baked double, triple and quadruple recipes of everything the past two weeks. Here's what I've got cooking:
Lunch -- Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Non-GMO Corn Chips, Grapes and Strawberries
Supper -- Leftover Pakistani Kima (see last week's menu for cookbook link)
Pot Luck Sandwich lunch at church -- take Turkey Roll Ups (with preservative-free meat) and Garden Salad
Supper -- popcorn and smoothie
Use meat pulled from a whole cooked chicken in Chicken, Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna. I take a shortcut and skip precooking the whole wheat noodles. If you add about two cups of extra water to the sauce, the noodles will cook in the hour that the lasagna bakes covered in foil. I will also be making a tomato and cucumber salad on the side.
Make yogurt in the morning so it can culture all day.
Supper -- It is Tickle's birthday today! So, I will be grilling hamburgers and making oven fries and steaming vegetables. This is celebratory food for us. Her actual birthday party will be on Saturday, so that's when we will have her special chosen meal, cake and ice cream. What will this two-year-old pick???
Make Power Bars and bake some breakfast muffins... I'm looking for something new to try!
Supper -- Some version of Beans and Rice
Salmon Broccoli Pasta, a favorite of all my littles
Leftover Lasagna with all the vegetables I have left over too (since I'll be grocery shopping on Saturday morning).