Saturday, August 20, 2016

Soccer, & a menu plan

Our week has been dominated by soccer practice, and the weekend with scrimmages. Ahhh, the beginnings of fall. :-)

I got quite a bit done today, but as usual, not everything:

  1. Yoga
  2. 4 mile workout
  3. Call my dad about gravel delivery at our vacation house
  4. Make banana muffins
  5. Take Nick to soccer
  6. Make a menu plan
  7. Make a Costco list
  8. Go to Costco
  9. Use up at least one pantry item
  10. Sort out our nanny days off (her sister is getting married)
  11. Arrange some details for our relay next weekend
  12. Card/gift for birthday party
  13. Card for my dad's birthday
  14. Water plants
  15. Take Sam to a birthday party/sleepover. 

So happy I opted for yoga, as my back feels *much* better. I also made Nutella brownies (pantry use up challenge - two giant tubs of Nutella) & they are amazing. Highly recommend.

Saturday - steak salad (finally using the lonely steak from the freezer!) with caprese on the side
Sunday - beef kebabs & rice
Monday - "Asian night" - per my son's request. Basically like Chinese takeout, but mostly from Trader Joe's. :-)
Tuesday - Tacos
Wednesday - tortellini salad with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes & grilled chicken
Thursday - I'll be out of town. Assuming M & the kids will go out
Friday - I'll be out of town. Pizza or something from the freezer
Saturday - ditto.

And, there you have it! Happy Saturday!! What is the one item you have in your pantry that you'd like to use up? And, what are your plans to use it?? :-)


  1. We used to do "Asian nights" with things from Trader Joe's! Potstickers, Mandarin Orange Chicken, Chicken Shumai, Vegetable Birds Nests and other goodies served with steamed rice. It was one of the girls' favorite, and easy for me to put together. I miss Trader Joe's!

    1. We ended up with samosas (not quite on theme, but Sam's favorite), spring rolls, gyozas, and postickers. Yum! Yes, Trader Joes is the best. Love it!

  2. I have a bottle of fish sauce I need to buckle down and use. And a pouch of tempura batter I should just toss - can't see doing the deep fry thing ever, ever again!

    1. I hear you - some things aren't worth trying to use! But, get to that fish sauce. ;-)