This Weeks Eats

This week is riddled with back to school meetings.  Hard to believe that in just nine days I'll be bringing my oldest to the bus stop for the first time.  I'm a weeee bit excited about the kids getting back to school, but I'm unsure how I'll feel emotionally on that first day of, what is essentially, the rest of his life.  Saw this on Facebook today and it gave me a chuckle.

  • Monday - Pizza
  • Tuesday - I have my first meeting for baby girl's co-op preschool - a potluck.  I'm assigned a dip appetizer, so I thought it'd be a perfect way to try one of those sinful recipes that always make the rounds on Pinterest - like this one or this one...
  • Wednesday - Paninis with turkey, mozzarella, spinach and artichoke (ANOTHER school meeting, this one for big brother who's starting Kindergarten (!), so we're gonna break out the old panini press for a favorite combo I can wolf down before the meeting.)
  • Thursday - grilled chicken with spicy honey marinade (equal parts honey/olive oil, hot sauce to taste), rice and salad
  • Friday - stovetop mac and cheese I've been in the mood for comfort foods, as the weather is starting to change and thought it'd be fun to try a stovetop version
  • Saturday - Top sirloin steaks with herb butter, baked potatoes and wedge salads (iceberg lettuce, blue cheese, tomatoes, red onion and bacon).  This was moved back from last week because we forgot to order the steaks in a timely fashion and surprised the kids with a trip to Red Robin for burgers instead.  Mmmmmm - how I love the Blue Ribbon Burger!
  • Sunday - tequila lime turkey chili yep, another comfort food dinner, and Sunday is always chili or some sort of 'couch food' for football viewing.


  1. Oh! Panninis are such a good idea! I went to the grocery store yesterday and didn't have a list...so today I'm trying to piece together a menu for the week with what I randomly brought home. What kind of bread do you use with yours?

    1. Usually Ciabatta, but you could probably use any good Italian or French bread!