Monday, July 25, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - Menu Planning Week #30

7.25.11 - Chick-fil-A Church Bulletin Night
7.26.11 - Grilling TBD
7.27.11 - Dream Dinners Slow Cooked BBQ Pork Loin Strips & Baked Potatoes
7.28.11 - Dream Dinners All American Beef Kabobs, Salad & Rice
7.29.11 - Dinner with Gray & Leigh... pretty pumped about trying Leigh's Guacamole Bacon Burgers, we're bringing over corn on the cob and black beans
7.30.11 - Monthly Dinner Club at Meredith & Scott's, We're in charge of the appetizer... not sure yet what I'm making
7.31.11 - Chicken & Pasta Salad

What are you eating this week???

Sunday, July 24, 2011

a breeze

I normally love summer.  Even the heat that comes along with a South Carolina summer.  BUT, yesterday was the 6th day in a row of sweltering heat, so I spent most of my Saturday inside.  (Well, if you don't count the 7.43 mile run completed before 8am).    I originally had all these plans of spending the afternoon out shopping, but the heat this week completely wiped me out.

This guy is wiped, too.

We actually did venture out to lunch and to the new Mast General Store in town, and scored two $10 off coupons which I used to buy some Columbia tank tops for running.  After our lunch, however, I alternated between my couch and my bed, drinking up lots of ice cold water.

This morning, when I woke up, it was already hot, and the dog was going a little stir-crazy from being inside most of the day yesterday.  I decided to take him out back and toss the tennis ball around and when I opened the door, I felt the most glorious BREEZE!  The actual movement of air!    Just when I had started to lose all hope of it ever cooling off again!

I'm looking forward to a slightly more productive day today.  It's the little things, like a breeze, that can really turn your day around.  Any good ideas for hot weather activities?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - Menu Planning Week #29

Here's what we're chowing on this week... I'm in a little bit of a cooking slump, something about being in the kitchen when it is a sweltering 100 degrees outside just doesn't appeal to me! It is just so much easier for me to thaw something from the freezer that doesn't require a lot of prep time and energy this time of year.   Anyone got any "cool" hot-weather recipes to inspire me to get back in the kitchen?  

7.18.11 - Chick-Fil-A Free Sandwiches with Sunday Church Bulletin
7.19.11 - Grilling burgers & corn-on-the-cob
7.20.11 - Lorraine's "Undone" Stuffed Pepper Casserole
7.21.11 - Dream Dinners Bruschetta Chicken & Salad
7.22.11 - REAL Mexico - our newly determined Friday-Night-Date Spot
7.23.11 - Sandwiches/Salads/Leftovers
7.24.11 - Grilling out

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Way Late Wednesday - Menu Plan Week 28

Whoopsie... got to spend some time with a friend Monday night having some yummy cupcakes and catching up on life, so forgot to post our menu plan for the week.  I'll blame it on vacation brain... I'm still working on getting back to real life after a long break at the beach :)
7.11.11 Monday - Dream Dinner Creamy Bacon Tortellini
7.12.11 Tuesday - Ryan boys night... me... TBA
7.13.11 Wednesday - Crockpot Beef Tacos
7.14.11 Thursday - Dream Dinner Calzones
7.15.11 Friday - Leftovers
7.16.11 Saturday - Grilling Out
7.17.11 Sunday - TBA

Monday, July 4, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - Week #27

No plan this week... we're at the beach :) That means the fridge is stocked with lots of good stuff to cook and we decide in the mornings what to make that night.  We hit the local store about once-a-day to pick up the necessities.  We spend HOURS on the beach everyday and maybe once in a while hit the outlets (if we're too sunburned or weather is bad).  Mostly, lots of R&R is on order. 

For the 4th, we're celebrating with BBQ Ribs and Peach Cobbler.  YUM.

Seeya next week when vacation is over!