August 29, 2011

Last Day of Funner–AND the menu plan

The Princess goes back to school tomorrow.

Let that sink in a minute, folks.


Now, before anyone thinks that I’m one of those moms, let me assure you that I’ll miss my big girl during the day.  However, I have a hard time keeping to a schedule during the summer and while the days are long and languid, they’re chaotic and I am not a fan of that chaos.    The first day of school always feels like New Year’s Day.  Endless possibilities and a fresh start, but  with school supplies on sale.

Today, the girlies and I are going bowling.

We’ll have ice cream after dinner at the local ice cream place to say goodbye to what really was an AMAZING summer and tomorrow, the Princess will sling her back pack over her shoulder and meet the year as a sixth grader.  She’s going to be fabulous.  Because, that’s how she rolls.

It also means she’s gone for 8 hours a day, which means 8 hours a day less of sibling bickering between she and Littlebit.

Last week, you might have noticed the Roasted Tomato Pasta recipe.  It was fantastic and probably even better because it contained tiny, super sweet yellow heirloom cherry tomatoes fresh from our garden.  Total keeper.  (As an aside, can you tell our dining room table needs to be refinished.  Be on the look out for THAT project to be coming soon)

Menu plan?  Yes!

MondayChicken and Sausage Jambalaya and corn bread (*Another Once a Month Mom recipe that will be doubled and nestled into the freezer for later consumption)

Tuesday-FREAKING FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! (sorry, Princess, but I’d jump in the air and click my heels together if I could).  Smoked cheeseburgers, tater tots and corn (the Princess’s pick)

WednesdayBaked Chicken Pesto *, Aglio e olio, salad

Thursday-Sausage and Pepper Penne*, salad and garlic ciabatta bread

FridaySmoked Pizza

Saturday-Mama’s going out for a belated birthday dinner, but I will be baking myself a fabulous cake that I’ll be sure to share.


Do you have a traditional back to school dinner or ritual that you share with your family?  I’d love to hear about it.

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5 thoughts on “Last Day of Funner–AND the menu plan

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    Is Wednesday’s dinner mom’s choice for her b-day?

    And good luck with the smoked pizza. We’ve been trying to grill pizza all summer (gas and charcoal grills) and can’t seem to regulate the temp so it doesn’t burn. I wish you lots of luck that it doesn’t end up like ours have. I’ve just about given up this endeavor.

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      No, sadly. I have weight watchers weigh in on Thursday, so we’re postponing birthday dinner until Saturday. ;)

      We tried to grill pizza once this summer and totally over cooked them. I’m hoping we can make smoking work out. We’ll see. It could be awesome OR we could end up calling Pizza Hut. ;)

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    I love the look of your pizza.. Looking forward to try it out..

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      Thanks! We can’t wait to give it a shot ourselves.

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