We’ve been on so many trips this summer that I’ve let the boys pack (and unpack. Glory!) themselves. I sit them all down and show them what they need to put in their suitcase. You know they conversation…”You need 2 sets of clothes, 2 pairs of underwear, your toothbrush, deodorant, any electronic device you would like, a book, and deodorant (Yes I’m looking at you, middle child of mine!). Now repeat to me everything I’ve told you to pack.” That’s how it went down and they were off to pack. They were upstairs for a while and I figured they got it all together. I should have known better. Rookie mistake. Just as we were literally walking out the door I turned to our youngest and the following conversation occurred:
Me: Andrew, did you pack your clothes?
Me: What were you upstairs packing? Your stuffed animals?
Andrew: And my blanket.
Oh, good to know. We would have gotten to the lake with no clothes, no toothbrush, no clean underwear, but we would have had stuffed animals and his blanket. Yes, all is right with the world.
We actually have a week at home. I’m pretty sure this is the first week we’ve had at home since the beginning of summer. While we enjoy summer days at this house, they are anything but lazy. Having said that, I give my boys until 10:05 am Monday morning to ask what we are doing, where we are going and to tell me they are bored. Good times.
I have frozen bananas in my freezer. I plan on baking several batches of banana muffins to get a jumps start for school and to share with my neighbors. I will use this recipe. I also have leftover sweet potatoes that I plan on doing the same thing with. I’ll use this recipe.
Scrambled eggs with tomatoes and cheese, simple strawberry smoothie
Bacon, egg and cheese on an English Muffin
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins, yogurt parfaits
Bagels with cream cheese
Baked Oatmeal, boiled eggs, bananas (We’re studying the letter B. Just kidding.)
Grilled Pork Chops, rice, broccoli
Round Steak, potatoes, green beans, asparagus
Bolognese Sauce, fried eggplant, salad, bread
Baked Fish, macaroni and cheese (For the children!! Ha! Just kidding. This is the best tasting, healthiest mac and cheese. It’s delish. And you should know I’m a macaroni and cheese connoisseur), green peas, brussel sprouts