Sunday, August 8, 2010

Menu Plan for the Week of 8/8: While the Husband's Away

I did not expect our little vegetable garden to survive our three week absence.  Amazingly, though, it did.  I am encouraged, then, that by God's grace, the kids and I can manage to stave off chaos and despair while my husband is abroad.  He left tonight for Vietnam; there he will teach an intensive course for new English teachers before returning next week.

While we were in Canada last month, my husband and I planned our menu together.  He reminds me that enjoyable meals can be made very simply.  Rice, meat, vegetables--that's really quite adequate for supper most nights.  Meanwhile, the oven-like weather outside is encouraging me to keep the electric oven in the kitchen off (for the most part).   Here's what I've planned for the week:

  • Venison Fajitas
  • Turkey Burgers

Lunches:  Lentil soup, sushi, waffles, tropical turkey/chicken wraps, rice balls and boiled eggs, pasta salad

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And Miles To Go... said...

wow, Vietnam! I wish him well. Great looking meal plan this week.

Alicia said...

Julia, your menu always sounds lovely. And your husband is planning doesn't have to be as complicated as we make it (at least, I sure to complicate it in my brain sometimes!).

Stacy of KSW said...

Bravo to you, when my husband is out of town my dinners are more grab and go then sit and eat. Thanks for commenting on my guest post at Simply Modern Mom just stopping by to say Howdy and let you know I replied. About to make some Homemade Pizza with the kids but I'll be back later to look around :)