I’m going to have to start meal planning monthly. The weeks just fly by and Monday is here again before I know what hit me. This is a short week (for me, at least) so the menu plan is short and sweet. Still, I need this for ME. The weeks I don’t take the time to do this are always infinitely more stressful.
MONDAY: Ribs and Pulled Pork that I bought from Countrytime Farm when I was at the farmers’ market on Saturday, with corn on the cob from Georgia, and fresh locally grown green beans, steamed to perfection and drowning in butter . . . nom. nom. (The ribs and pulled pork are already seasoned and just need heating up — that’s my kinda recipe!)
TUESDAY: Shrimp Scampi a la Ina Garten. I’m not sure what I’ll do about the linguine. I may buy gluten free, or I may make the regular for the fam and just eat mine without. I don’t really care for the texture of GF pasta, and I also feel best when I’m low-carbing it, so I will probably just go without. I’ll serve this with whatever fresh, local veggie I can find. I bought some “baby garlic” at the farmers’ market on Saturday, and I can’t wait to try it in this dish.
THURSDAY: I hope to be at the shore, but this plan largely depends on my son NOT making it to the baseball championship game on Thursday night. I’m not saying I hope they lose, but I sure wish I could be two places at once. Divine intervention could still happen, right? I’m going to put takeout pizza on my menu plan, in good faith.
FRIDAY: I’ll leave some hotdogs (also from Countrytime Farm) for the family to grill while I’m at the Jersey Shore, basking in the sun and hanging out with the incomparable Emily and Cooper of The Motherhood and the other fabulous mom bloggers they gathered together for this fun and relaxing weekend away. Can you sense my anticipation? I am so ready for this!!
SATURDAY: I’ll be getting back from the shore on Saturday, and we’re going to a minor league ballgame on Saturday night so we’ll probably just grab some junk there — meaning my kids will likely eat hot dogs two nights in a row. That which does not kill us . . .
SUNDAY: Grass-fed burgers on the grill with raw cut-up veggies and a salad fresh from our garden! (As I try to cancel out the nitrates from the night before.)
Okay, so I realize this post is a bit light on the recipes, but at least I know what we’re eating this week! And maybe it helps you get some ideas too.
If you have a gluten-free meal plan or recipe to share, I’d love it if you’d link up! I just ask that you link back to this post. Thanks!