9/18 Menu

Hey Amy – How’s life with 3, with a traveling husband?

Yeah – it’s nuts. It will get easier when June is older, but the other night at Carter’s fall ball practice – I was eating my “dinner”, with June strapped on my chest in the k’tan, while playing a math game with Maevy for her homework. I did get a compliment – that I was a talented mother.

I don’t know if I’m talented…just doing my best. I don’t think that same person saw me leaving practice with the 2 older kids arguing/whining over who got to eat the 1-snack sized bag of fritos I brought. Everyone was bathed and in bed by 8:20p – so I’m calling it a win for Mom! Now if only I could stay up later than 9p.🙂

Ryan might be gone again – so I’m keeping it simple.

Day 1 – Dinner at a friends’ house

Day 2 – Coconut Chicken Curry

Day 3- Fall Ball – Tomato Soup with Heirloom Tomato Grilled Cheese

Day 4- Meatballs with Marinara and Spinach

Day 5- Fall Ball – Mustard Salmon with Asparagus

Day 6- Movie Night – TBD




9/11 Menu

Our Kroger – only  2 blocks from our house – has the Clicklist! It’s my new favorite thing!
Ryan’s on the road – so it’s a rotisserie chicken/keep it simple week –

Day 1-  Panko Tilapia with Green Beans

Day 2- Chicken Noodle Soup

Day 3-  Fall Ball – Salami  & Cream Cheese Sandwich

Day 4- Chicken Tacos

Day 5- Fall Ball – Spinach & Smashed Egg Toast

Day 6-Outdoor Movie Night – bring pizza/popcorn



Almost Labor Day Menu

Phew – I’ve survived 4 weeks of work, but I will be thankful for a long weekend coming up.

Here’s the plan –

Day 1- Pork Chops with Butternut Squash Puree

Day 2- Chicken with Rice Pilaf – add peas

Day 3- Fish Tacos

Day 4- Egg, Tomato & Pesto Mayo Sandwich

Day 5- Hot Dogs – Sounds game or leave early for Memphis TBD

Day 6 – Out of town🙂


8/21 Menu

I think our garden is an almost bust again this year. I’m blaming this dumb pumpkin plant that the kids wanted to plant. We have no pumpkins and I think it’s sucked all the nutrients from our tomatoes.

Beans- got maybe 10 green beans
Corn – both stalks got tall and pretty and then died
Tomato plants – are nice and big, but not lots of fruit
Pumpkin plant – is huge, no pumpkins
Peanuts – TBD

Here’s the meal plan –

Day 1- Pork Tenderloin with Apples

Day 2- Summer Corn, Tomato, Avocado Salad

Day 3- Soy Glazed Salmon with Brown Rice and Snow Peas

Day 4- Pad Thai with Chicken

Day 5- Turkey Brie Peach Arugula Sandwich

Day 6 – Sushi Friday



Tomato Arts Fest 2016

8 years and 3 kids later – the Tomato Arts Fest has definitely evolved – but the parade is still my favorite part! Well…the parade and having friends within walking distance that have a Bloody Mary waiting for me post-parade.:)

This year – we even made the Tennessean.🙂


Our feeble, Dollar Store attempt to decorate the stroller – June’s not impressed.🙂

Now if the tomatoes in my garden would actually turn red – all would be right in the world.

8/14 Menu

We all survived last week – and I even made to work (almost) on time. Tomato Arts Fest pics to be posted late. Shocker – it was hot! Here’s the plan for this week –

Day 1- Baked Chicken Parm with Spinach

Day 2- Skinny Tuna Melts

Day 3- Tilapia with Asparagus, Almonds, Parm

Day 4-  Mexican Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

Day 5- Linguine with Summer Vegetables and Goat Cheese

Day 6- Pizza Friday



8/7 Menu

We all survived the first week. Now onto the first week that Ryan’s gone part of the week.

No CSA this year – meant our summer menus have been sorely lacking in summer veggies. We’re still waiting for all our tomatoes to ripen! I’m throwing a few in this week –

Here’s the plan –

Day 1- Rotisserie Chicken with Roasted Zucchini with Garlic

Day 2- Caprese Pasta Salad with Crusty Bread

Day 3- BBQ Chicken Quesadillas – add Avocado

Day 4- Steak Salad

Day 5- Sauteed Spinach with Poach Eggs and Quinoa

Day 6- Sushi Friday (Edamame, Steamed Rice, Cucumber Sushi for the kids)



7/31 Menu

I’m back! June’s 9 weeks in a couple days and I’m back at work tomorrow. I love her to pieces, but we’re all ready to get back into our normal routine. Maevy starts 2nd grade on Wednesday and Carter starts Pre-K next week!

Here’s the dinner plan –

Day 1-  Pineapple Chicken Sausage – Fried Rice

Day 2– Grilled Chicken with Heirloom tomatoes
Day 5- Bourbon Salmon with Brussels Sprouts
Day 6- Pizza and Caesar salad