Spent this week trying to get back into a routine.  Still a little off my game.  Gearing up for back to school, lesson plans and schedules, etc.  Is it just me or is 2013 just flying by?  Thankfully, I don’t have to think too much about school lunches, since we homeschool, but it is nice to have things that are easy to grab and go when we are going to be out of the house for lunch time – fieldtrips, park days, whatever.  Check out this post or this one for cookies if you don’t have time to make your own.  My cookbook has some cookie recipes and here you can find some more, if you do have time.  If you’re looking for savory items try these, I saw them in individual bags at my Walmart recently.  Here’s another savory idea.  No fresh fruit, keep these for times like that.  Here’s an idea for breakfast, lunchbox or snack time.  Hope these are helpful for getting you back into the swing of the school year or just for lunches/snacks period.

I’m still trying to keep my garden going.  My beautiful cucumber plants have been over run with a hideous something that eats the veggie from the inside out, it’s weird.  I was so looking forward to making pickles, well maybe I will figure it out, replant and do it in the fall.  My tomatoes are not looking too good either, though one of them has quite a few tomatoes that are finally turning red now that we have sun and not so much rain.  All the jalapeno plants are producing and my herbs are all thriving.  I did try to plant a few things that didn’t do too well – marjarom, dill and cilantro.  I’m done some reading and think I will try again on those too.

My menu has been hit and miss.  Here’s what I’m aiming for this week:

Burgers with buns – I found Udi’s on the clearance rack at Kroger and got buns for $2.79 a pack.  Still expensive, but a treat for us that I don’t usually invest in since regular price is $5.99 a pack!
Veg or maybe just the lettuce and tomato for our burgers will count. 

Enchilada Suizas (This is a new recipe I am trying.)

Beef Tips

Chick Fil A

Pizza Pasta Casserole

Bacon Wrapped Chicken


Taco Soup

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