Can you believe we’re only a week away from the end of July? How’s your summer going? It’s been pretty rainy here so I’ve been taking advantage of the time inside by getting some work done around the house. The weather is supposed to be better on Wednesday though. so we’re meeting some extended family at Storybook Gardens. If you’re anywhere near London, Ontario and have kids, you’ve got to check it out. It’s a small but really fun place to take them that includes climbers of various types, slides, ball pits, music/storytime/puppet shows, a trampoline type thing (they call it a giant pillow!), a kid sized village of buildings to play in, and more.
The venue even has a few amusement park rides and a splash pad! There’s something to do from toddler sized kids right up to about ages 10-12. Outside Storybook Gardens in Springbank Park, there is a carousel and a kid sized train ride that have been fun traditions for as long as I can remember. It makes for a great day out and I can hardly wait. (And no, it’s not just because they now have a Beavertails restaurant there too but that is an added bonus!)
WEEKLY SUMMER MEAL PLAN
YOUR GUIDE TO THE MEALS IN MY MENU PLANS:
FF = FREEZER FRIENDLY
SC = SLOW COOKER
MF = MEAT FREE
PLO = PLANNED LEFTOVERS
MA – MAKE AHEAD
BBQ – GRILLED FOOD
I’m normally also planning extra simple meals on Saturdays and Sundays so that we truly can take a Sabbath and spend some time focusing on family and fun!
Week of July 23
Applesauce meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas, roasted squash
Ordering takeout tonight!
Tequila lime pork tenderloin, (FF) (BBQ) roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli
Chicken and rice casserole like Mom used to make (apparently my daughter has been craving this! It’s a busy day but this recipe is super quick and easy!). Green beans sauteed with a bit of olive oil and some Mrs. Dash.
Meat free Friday: Make your own pizza night (MF) – mine will be pizza bianca with potatoes, sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, goat cheese, spinach, mozzarella, and topped with arugula and a drizzle of honey.
Super Simple Dinner: Slow cooker pulled Hawaiian chicken on buns, (FF) (SC) carrot sticks, Ranch dip, watermelon
Super Simple Dinner: Chili crusted flat iron steaks (FF) (BBQ), foil packet potatoes, Brussels sprouts on a skewer, corn on the cob
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You can find more of my menu plans here.