Remember that time I used to plan my meals for the week?
Yeah, I miss it too….
OK, what happened to June? In fact, what happened to the first half of the year? I am not exactly sure how we just celebrated the 4th of July, because I am still in denial of the fact that it is July.
It has been unseasonably warm this year in the Pacific Northwest. Typically we have a pretty rainy spring, and don’t get above 90 degrees until after the 4th of July. This year it happened in June, and for the weeks now we have been hovering close to the 100 degree mark. Never reaching it, but getting close.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining, but it does make for some serious feet dragging come dinner time. The last thing I want to do is stand in my already hot kitchen and turn on something hotter to make my kitchen hotter just to feed my family. I know, I know….
It also makes it really hard for me to want to plan meals, or think about meals, or cooking….can’t we just grill hamburgers and hot-dogs all summer long? I guess we can alternate some chicken in there sometimes.
But really, if I am gonna be honest with you, my real issues is that I am not home. My mom has a pool and lives two miles from my house….
So when the temps get above 90 where do you think I am going to be spending those days? Or she will call me at work and tell me she picked my kids up from the sitters to bring them to her house to go swimming and everyone is going to BBQ at her house. Works out great for me, but then I get in a no-cooking-no-grocery-shopping-rut.
Now I am out of everything and need to make dinner tonight. So easy sandwiches is on the plan after a trip to store. The rest of the week will be oven free and made with minimal heat.
Menu Plan 7/06-7/12
Mon: French Dip Sandwiches and salad
Tues: Bowtie Skillet Lasagna
Wed: Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken Kebabs with Tortellini Salad
Thr: Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Sandwiches
Sat: Kitchen is Closed
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July 8, 2015 at 4:47 am
Oh my goodness! I can TOTALLY relate to this post! It’s hard to cook dinner in the summer when you’re not actually home until the very moment dinner is supposed to happen! That’s when I really need make-aheads or slow cooker meals (and yay – slow cooker meals keep my kitchen cool, too!). We’re thrilled that you chose to try our Chicken Caesar Sandwiches – I hope you and your family loved them as much as we did, and that they made your day (and your dinner!) a little easier! Happy summer! 😀 ~ Shelley
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