[monday meals mashup] week six

We are in countdown mode to Sam's birthday. It is so close I can almost taste it.

More or less, I'm in survival mode for the week. Obviously, decorations are already going up because this party is a big deal in Sam's life and one that he will remember for years to come. What? I have been waiting a LONG TIME to throw a first birthday party. This is like motherhood prom to me. I might have my make up done Sunday. No. But I could.

Anyways, it's set to be beautiful around here up until party day, but oh well. And when I say beautiful, I mean it's going to be 80 here Thursday. In an ideal world, my meal plan would be all on the grill this week to keep the house cool and the summer vibes flowing but...no such luck. The Grill Master will be laying down top soil and sod throughout the week to make someone more important than me and my grilling needs a real backyard. It's such bull.

I'm sure you're thinking why don't I learn to grill and handle it myself?
Well, I'm thinking you must have bought stock in fire extinguishers and are planning a get rich quick scheme suggesting I grill. Plz. That just ain't gonna happen.

Instead, keeping it simple this week and hassle free because my time is better spent curling ribbons and birthday collaging than in the kitchen.

The week.

Monday: Last night, we had the Honey Garlic Chicken that is allll the rage on the Pinterest. It was rage worthy, I will admit. And the sauce you cook it in made a glaze about twice the size of what the chicken needed. So, it waits in the fridge for salmon tonight. I reason it will be good on baked salmon. If I reason wrong, DiGiorno makes a wonderful stuffed crust pizza.

Tuesday: Pasta with Peas and Proscuitto. I used to make this monthly and now I think it's been years. Going to the archives for this gem from Great Food Fast, aka the best cookbook - you must own it.

Wednesday: Tacos. I'll make homemade Spanish rice using this recipe to class up this meal. This is the best Spanish rice recipe I've ever found. It's also the only Spanish rice recipe I've ever found or tried.

Thursday: Talk about classy and we end with Tuna Noodle Casserole. If you like tuna noodle, then I beg of you to try this recipe. You won't be disappointed. I'll make the casserole in the morning, pop it in the fridge, and then bake it after we get home from Sam's 12 month appointment. I love dinners that I can make ahead of time.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: Birthday weekend! The relatives begin descending on Party Central in the early Friday hours so it's going to be a full weekend celebrating Mr. Baby and all the joy he's brought to our lives.

I FINALLY figured out how to reply to comments - I'm slow and old - so let me know what you're making this week or questions about our meals. I'd love to chat. I have nothing else to do.

Check out Ashley's menu at Life on the Parsons Farm for more ideas.


  1. Ok I'll have to try that chicken!! Can't believe that our little miracle boy is nearly a year old!!!

    Yeah for learning how to respond to comments!! Does that mean you have your email linked to you account now!!!?!

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  3. Slow and old? REALLY?????

    Geez - first women generally took over the world with the word "sweating" (a male, not female trait - girls glow or perspire) but now you - barely a decade into having a drivers license - are using "old and slow"??? What does that make me? Marcus Aurelius???


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