Sunday, August 26, 2012

Week 57 I guess

Kids drinking Butterbeer at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Another week missed.  I apologize.  It is the end of summer and we decided on a whim to go away for a few days. By we, I mean me and the kids because who are we kidding, Dallin has to work like crazy right now because school starts in a week.  So my closest friend Sarah and I packed up all 8 of our collective kids and went to Dallin's family place about 2 hours south of us.  It so happened that just a day before that we also remembered that we had ordered 100lbs of peaches so we took those with us along with all of our canning supplies.  It actually worked out perfectly and we spent 2 fun evenings (and late nights) canning and laughing and talking and sticky-fying everything around us.  It was so fantastic!
We also took the kids swimming at the dam and got caught in a massive storm, had a fire and roasted marshmallows and hotdogs despite a fire ban we did not know about and took the kids for a picnic and hiking in Waterton, plus a pizza dinner in the park and the hugest ice creams ever at the Pioneer Parlour.  It was SUCH a fun 3.5 days and we made so many great memories!
On the menu this week:

BBQ ribs with homemade BBQ sauce (we will see how it turns out, I didn't use a recipe and just kind of threw a bunch of stuff in it), Killer foil potatoes with red onion and garlic, Summer vegetable skillet with mushrooms, garden onions, bell peppers and garden zucchini, tomato, fresh basil and some parmesan cheese, Taber corn on the cob and Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake for dessert with whipped cream

Dallin has to go to a dinner for work so I am on my own with the kids.  They also have golf lessons from 4-5 so it will probably be something simple.  I have Basil coming out my ears so I am thinking of making some pesto so I will probably do pasta with a parmesan cream sauce for the kids and the pesto for me with some fresh veggies and a salad

Steak with a blue cheese cream sauce over garlic mashed potatoes, grilled zucchini and salad

Sweet and Sour pineapple meatballs over brown rice, broccoli and carrots

Chicken stirfry over thick shanghai noodles with lots of veggies and pork dumplings on the side

We are going away again this weekend for a mini family reunion with Dallin's family.  It is actually just us and his youngest sister with her husband and son so it should be fun and not too insane, although my kids will be lonely without cousins to play with.  We will be gone until Sunday night and I have no idea what our meals will be while we are there .....

What are you eating this week?  What meal or recipe have you made recently that went over super well?  We tried a Parmesan Ranch Chicken that was super good and all the kids loved.  Recipe coming this week .....

1 comment:

  1. sad to miss the reunion, hope it was fun. Your meals sound so yummy, want to come cook for us?