Saturday, June 26, 2021

Getting ready, and an early menu plan

I have a lot to accomplish this weekend. We moved our travel day (to the beach) up by a day, & I'm feeling some time pressure to get everything done for our trip a day early. It will all happen, with careful planning & organizing.

Here's what I have on the list for today. Some items may shift to tomorrow, depending on my productivity level. :-) 

  • Figure out dinner. I was planning on chicken curry, but we will be home late, and that recipe takes a bit of time
  • Start packing
  • Finalize menu plan
  • Build shopping list for the vacation house
  • Take Sam to soccer practice
  • Take the boys + a friend mini golfing
  • Pick up cooler, drop off zucchini with a friend
  • Show neighbors the watering situation
  • Move tomato plants to front yard, for watering purposes
  • Go to Target for road trip snacks
  • Get cash for parents
  • Work out
  • Package/mail eBay item

Here's what I'm thinking for the menu over the next week or so. I need to be on top of it, as there are logistics involved (coolers, shopping in multiple places, guests, etc):

  • Saturday - egg roll in a bowl
  • Sunday - chicken curry. M to make rice, cauliflower rice for M's dinner.
  • Monday - leftover egg roll in a bowl. We'll need a quick option, as I'll be packing, & Sam has his final summer league practice
  • Tuesday - on the road, if traffic is bad. If we make it to the beach in time for dinner, I'll make a quick salad out of cooler items, and the kids can have frozen pizza (one less item in the beach freezer) & M & I can have grilled chicken from the freezer there. 
  • Wednesday - I'm thinking spaghetti & meatballs. Soy noodles for M. 
  • Thursday - leftover spaghetti & meatballs 
  • Friday - family in town. Takeout pizza & salads
  • Saturday - family in town. Grilled chicken + caesar salads
  • Sunday - 4th of July, family in town. Grilled burgers & hot dogs + potato salad, baked beans, fruit pizza for dessert
  • Monday - 4th of July leftovers.
  • Tuesday - drive home. Eat on the way, if traffic is bad. If not, likely 4th of July leftovers, or something quick from the freezer
What about you? What are you up to today? Any fun menu plans coming up?


  1. It is an easy day here as we have nothing pressing so that is nice. We will go out later and look for a generator for the house.

  2. I just got home from my conference. Son ate something that made him sick at his stomach last night. It was a rough trip home. Beautiful, but the red flags were out and it was also very hot. We just walked on the beach after 7 or 8 pm and swam in the pool. I am unpacking and exhausted. Hope you have fun on your trip! Cindy in the South

  3. Will this be your last beach house trip? It is a lot to plan for. I'm doing pantry and freezer organizing to close out the week before picking up 4th of July foods and starting to shop July's budget.

    1. It is our last trip. We will bring everything that wasn't included in the house sale home with us. We are also dropping the boys off with my parents, so have some packing ahead.