When Andrew is out of town I always fill like we are just passing time until he returns. We always miss him and our activities, especially meal time, doesn’t feel the same without him. This week Andrew is on a trip to D.C.! He is part of a scholarship group that has taken three or four trips throughout the year. (He has been to Kansas city, Miami, D.C., and I think I’m forgetting one…) On each trip they have visited about three different churches, talked to the pastors about their congregations and the different types of ministry each church is involved in. He seems to have enjoyed each experience. I am a little jealous this time. I have never been to D.C., and I would love to visit all the national monuments some day. (We miss you honey-bunches! 😉 )
Emma and I went grocery shopping this morning, and I have some pretty good meals planned for this week. Since Andrew is not going to be here to cook dinner on the days I teach, we have a lot of make ahead/slow cooker, and leftovers on the menu this week.
Here it is!
Monday: Lunch, Enchiladas (I had several leftover from Saturday night.) Dinner, Pot Roast, Carrots, Potatoes, and Green beans.
Tuesday: Lunch, Sesame Chicken wraps. (leftover from Sunday Lunch…see below!) Dinner, Sloppy Joes and French Fries (I’m going to make the sloppy joe meat early in the day and just put it in the crock pot to keep it warm.)
Wednesday: Lunch, Polish Sausage and Navy Beans. Dinner, (We are going to eat at Slim’s Chicken before choir practice!)
Thursday: Lunch, Roast Beef Sandwiches and Chips. Dinner, Baked Spaghetti (It’s in the freezer!)
Friday: Lunch, Patty Melts and french fries. Dinner, Surf and Turf Cajun Pasta.
Saturday: Lunch, Pizza. Dinner Roast Chicken, potatoes, and asparagus.
Sunday: Lunch, Chicken Spaghetti. Dinner, Steak Fajitas.
Yesterday for lunch I tried a slow cooker sesame chicken recipe. I was a bit skeptical, but it actually turned out very good! Even David liked it! 🙂 He usually doesn’t go for anything that looks like it has a sauce on it. Which is funny considering he dips everything in ketchup! Click here for the recipe! I put it all in the crockpot before church, and it was ready and smelling amazing when we walked in the door! I fixed some rice and edamame to go with it!
Yesterday afternoon the kids were playing in water. I filled two big stock pots with about a quarter of water in the bottom, (yes, I knew it would end up all over the floor) and let them play with cups and toys. Emma found it fun to drink the water. David likes to pour, measure and weigh with his toy set. The water was everywhere, and Emma was soaked by the time she was done! It was funny. 🙂 My floor also got cleaned!
Yesterday evening a tried a baked spaghetti recipe. It also turned out good. I used a meatless recipe because I was out of a LOT of ingredients. I happened to find a recipe that I had ingredients for, and it’s not much! Spaghetti noodles, sauce, mozzarella cheese, one egg and a half cup of milk. That’s it! This recipe was also a big hit. Emma liked it more than David, but they both ate really good. I loved it, but then I love anything with a lot of cheese! 🙂 I forgot to take a picture before digging into it! I was starving, and so was Emma! As you can see from the photo, we had enough left over for another meal or two!
Here is the recipe!
Here is my sweet picture of the week!
You can’t really tell from the picture, but it’s David (and his stuffed pet snake) giving Emma a kiss! 🙂 The cutest thing ever was when they both gave each other a kiss on the lips!!! I didn’t have my camera ready for that one, and there was no way I could get them to recreate it! 🙂 Moments like that are rare! So I try to treasure them! 🙂