I had made non specific plans for dinner while the family was here. I knew I had a ton of food in the freezer and I knew tastes and diets are different plus we wanted something Pip would enjoy each meal. And after all, whatever Pip wants, Pip gets!
Monday: Son1's family got back into town about 5:30. Son1 and Pip got ready to get in the pool while DIL1 went upstairs to take a nap. Meanwhile Son2 and DIL2 came over to swim with Pip.
I think we wound up eating about 9:30.
Tacos and all the fixings, ice cream sandwiches (no they were not homemade)
Tuesday: Another day of swimming. Son2 and DIL 2 came over to swim with Pip and the rest of us, (but mainly Pip). All day swimming means a late dinner.
Chicken and dressing, broccoli, tomato cucumber and onion salad, ice cream
Wednesday: More swimming during the day and into the late night!
Pizza compliments of Marco's pizza, tossed salad
Thursday: We had a ton of leftovers from Wednesday's lunch and supper, and all the makings for some sides
Pizza, chicken tenders, chopped salad, veggies and hummus.
Friday: Earlier in the year TheHub and I went to a fundraiser for the local Parkinson's group. One of the items in the silent auction was a gift certificate including dinner for 6 at Food Bar. I purchased it thinking about the upcoming family visit, so we made reservations early in the week for dinner for the 7 of us. Oh wow was it ever delicious!
Rack of lamb, grouper, mussels, roasted chicken, gnocchi, oysters on the half shell, crab claws, tomato salads, shishito peppers, Caesar salad, house salad, seared tuna, Basque cheese cake, chocolate pots de creme, caramel toffee doughnuts, lavender pound cake, lemon meringue pie. If we had more I have forgotten what it was, but we definitely got our money's worth, and came home with 1/2 of two entrees.
Saturday: Son1's family had never seen Son2's house (bought right before the pandemic) and they wanted everyone to come there for dinner. Their home is so cute and everything, including their back yard, was party ready for guests.
Ziti, tossed salad, rolls, strawberry cake (Cookies for Son1 who is allergic to strawberries)
Sunday: We took Son1 and family to the airport, came home and crashed for a bit. We decided dinner would be leftovers form Friday night's dinner.
Lamb with chickpeas and pawpaw dew peppers, mussels in buerre blanc sauce over ramen, watermelon
Now our life will return to it's mostly boring state and we will return to having a planned menu. (which really means nothing since I am always changing the plan anyway)
This is what should be happening this week:
1. Leftover peas, squash, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, cornbread
2. Grilled burgers and fixings, sweet potato fries
3. Greek chicken, rice pilaf, Greek green beans, tossed salad
4. Steak, tossed salad, rolls
5. Braised duck breast, mashed potatoes, spring greens, possibly asparagus
6. Huge salad dinner, rolls
7. Toasted cheese sandwiches, slaw
Have a great week staying on plan, going off plan, or with no plan at all!