So I haven’t posted in a while but I am going to try to do better. Starting with posting this week’s menu so you know what to look forward to.
This is the last full week that T3 will be at home. He is leaving next Sunday for camp where he will be working in the kitchen for 7 weeks. I love that he gets to go to camp for several weeks for many reasons. It is a really good growth experience for him, he is learning new skills, he has a job all summer and I save a lot of money because I don’t have to feed him.
T3 loooooovvvvvveeeeeesssss pasta. He says “Pasta is life” whenever we have it. So when I was putting together the menu I decided to make it pasta heavy.
- Sunday – Lasagna with Garlic Sugar Snap Peas
- Monday – Grilled Chicken over Tomato Alfredo Pasta
- Tuesday – Parmesan Garlic Noodles with Ranch Chicken
- Wednesday – Best Ever Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Caprese Pasta Salad
- Thursday – Daddy Burgers with Baked Beans
- Friday – Pot Luck (need to figure out what to bring)
- Saturday – Pork Chops with Bacon Cheddar Risotto
- Sunday – Chicken Tender Wraps with Mexican Corn Salad
Today is Father’s day and my Humbly wanted to smoke some big meat but yesterday he spent all morning pouring concrete with the kids (for my outdoor pizza oven) and he took his father to the car races about an hour away from home. All of this means he was not going to be up to cooking.
Also, we had a new addition at our church and several of us decided to feed the new parents this week. All this together means I was making lasagna and the only difference between making one lasagna and making two is the cost of ingredients. It is no more work.
I have mentioned in the past that I get vegetables delivered to my work and that it is helping me to expand my vegetable repertoire. Last week we got Sugar Snap Peas in the bag. I made an awesome Beef with Pea Pods dish that I will have to show you some other time but it was way yummy.
That being said, I have made sugar snap peas three times this week. Today I took 1 1/2 cups of peas and fried it in about a tablespoon of bacon grease for about 5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste and in the last minute add minced garlic being very careful not to burn it.
We finished the day off with Lemon Pie.