Sports are over, we’re in the middle of testing, but it’s the time of the year when we’re finally able to stop and catch our breath. There’s less than a month less in the school year to go, but from here on out YaYu will be coming home directly from school, and will be able to help out more in the kitchen.
There’s nothing really special happening this week – I shopped the pantry, fridge and freezer to come up with the meals we’ll be having. It will be interesting to see what happens weather-wise this week as we had a terrifically hot week just a short time ago, but it’s been cool now for the past few days and cooking indoors has been pleasant. Only half of the meals planned will need to be prepared on the stovetop: the curry, lumpia and the omelets. The other half will be prepared on the grill or in the slow cooker.
Here’s what’s we’re having:
- Tuesday (this evening): Chicken curry with potato, carrots, and cauliflower; steamed rice (no rice or potato for me)
- Wednesday: Teriyaki meatball, pineapple and pepper kabobs; grilled zucchini; steamed rice (no rice for me)
- Thursday: Grilled Polish sausages; sauerkraut; roasted peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, cauliflower and onions
- Friday: Leftovers – YaYu will be attending the annual Key Club banquet, and Brett and I will be Skyping into a mandatory meeting for parents of children going on this summer’s China trip.
- Saturday: Lumpia; steamed rice; Asian-y cole slaw (no rice for me)
- Sunday: Omelets; fruit; toast for Brett and YaYu
- Monday: Slow cooker barbecue pulled pork sandwiches; coleslaw (no bread for me)
We really could get by without going to the farmers’ market this week, but Brett and I love to go and see what’s available and say hello to people we know. I’ve put bok choy, tomatoes, cucumbers, papayas and bananas on our list, but really don’t need much else. I’m sort of keeping my fingers crossed that mango prices will be down as more of them are being harvested.