I’m Back! + Weekly Menu Plan 6/2-6/14


I’m sure you can guess the reason for my long absence. Little David was born 4/17/12 and the last 6 weeks have been a crazy, beautiful adjustment period. He’s a very sweet little boy who is quite attached to his mama (I’ll post a picture soon – most of them are on my phone, so I’ll have to post one from there).

The house is starting to get back to clean(ish), he’s sleeping a bit more, I have a working computer available (WOO!)and I’ve managed to make a menu plan (I’m amazed too).

I’ve modified our planning period a bit because we’ve taken out CSA shares this year and we pick them up on Thursdays. This coming Thursday (6/14) will be our first pickup! I’m going to do my best to post a CSA-haul. We have two – the first is your basic veggie share. We have a half-share that we will pick up every week. The second is an organic fruit share that we’ll pick up every other week. The fruit share is really interesting because it’s not necessarily local – the description says we can expect things like peaches, apricots, plums, mangos, etc – and citrus in the winter (we’re getting the fruit share year-round). I’m excited to have quality fruit at my fingertips!

Anyway, here’s the plan for this week. :)

Sat: Grilled steak, potatoes, veggie

This is your basic summery grilled meal – a couple good steaks, potatoes w/ onions & butter in a foil packet, and a veggie. Hoping I can find some asparagus at the store today! We’ll grill some extra steak for tomorrow’s salads.
Sun: Steak cobb salads

The inspiration for this meal is linked above, but we’ll be simplifying it a bit and using what’s around the house – it’ll be more along  the lines of : Spinach, sliced steak, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, cherry/grape tomatoes, blue cheese and possibly some blue cheese dressing. If not, I’ll make some homemade honey mustard vinaigrette. I might add some garlic bread as a side.
Mon: Pepperoni mushroom pizza w/ salad

This is our go-to homemade pizza, you’ve seen it before - nothing too special.
Tues: Crockpot shredded beef sandwiches, sweet potato fries, veggie.

Crockpot shredded beef was one of our make-ahead meals for when David was born and we just finished it. We froze it in 1-cup portions, and that was perfect for dinner for Mr. Nest & I. I’m going to have Mr. Nest pick up a brisket at Costco so I can make & freeze some more.

Wed: Crockpot stroganoff, salad

This stroganoff recipe is both incredibly easy and delicious.  Midwestern comfort food at its best. Mr. Nest loves stroganoff, and it makes great leftovers.
Thur: Tortellini w/ pesto, mushrooms, oven-dried tomatoes & garlic bread.

Easy to throw together, and we have everything we need in the freezer/fridge. One of our stand-bys, as you all probably know.

Can you believe it’s June already? Yikes.

Monica

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