Back to School Suppers

It seems much too early in the summer to be focusing on back to school suppers and yet, it is time.  School starts Tuesday and I’m predicting some sleepy and cranky boys (possibly their mom as well) as we all adjust to our new routine.  They’ve changed the start time for our elementary school and both my boys will now have to leave early.  They’ll be home a bit earlier and at the same time again as well.   Our back to school suppers this week will be quick, simple, and something that everyone will eat (hopefully).

On the upside, forcing myself to plan a week of back to school suppers also forces me to start menu planning a bit more seriously.   mpm-chalkboard

MONDAY:   Roast (Carried over from last week)

TUESDAY:  Catfish (or trout caught on vacation), corn on the cob, zucchini

WEDNESDAY:   Ham steaks and baked sweet potatoes, salad

THURSDAY:  BLT’s or French Toast depending on my mood and if I end up working in the afternoon

FRIDAY:  Tacos!

Not super exciting for a week of back to school suppers but it will suffice.  It will probably change as well depending on how the first week of school goes for us all.  Now, I just have to figure out a week of back to school breakfasts (for kids that don’t like to eat first thing) and lunches (for kids that were burnt out on their sack lunch options last year but still didn’t want to venture into hot school lunch territory).  What I would really like to figure out is how to extend summer for a few more weeks.

As usual, I’m linking up over at Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura of I’m An Organizing Junkie.  I plan to spend sometime over there later today checking out her post and links to see what kind of great back to school ideas I can find.

 

 

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Back to School Suppers

    1. Jean Post author

      I think it is very hard to plan in the summer plus we can be a little more flexible about when we eat. Back to school routine means I pretty much have to have a plan.

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks. I’m just hoping I can get the boys to eat and get us back on track with a regular dinner time as we go back to school routines this week.

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  1. Angela

    Thanks for stopping by!
    I agree…it is hard to get back in the routine of school after a summer…especially if you’ve enjoyed it! But for me, a menu plan saves my sanity so I don’t have to think about what I’m cooking. My brain cells are on overload at dinnertime. 😉
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    1. Jean Post author

      I do know what you mean by brain cells being overload by dinnertime. Thanks for visiting in kind 🙂

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  2. Deanna

    I think that my girls were actually looking forward to a routine of meals. I’m a person that gets wrapped up in ‘it all’ and forgets to feed everyone LOL I know, right, how does that happen. I just do, and we end up snacking of sorts, and suddenly we’re all STARVING by about 2, then we stuffed ourselves like piggies, and were not hungry when Chad got home from work, so we’d be eating by 8 p.m., and on that ‘routine’ would go. It took me a couple of weeks to be hungry in the morning.

    I’m still on a hiatus from meal planning. The week after next I think I will get back on that track. Right now we’re more just clearing out the stores of it all. Lots of ‘odd’ things around in the cupboards. Last night we had marinara sauce and corn pasta. BLECH! Not so much with the tomato sauce and corn pasta. Totally could see doing corn pasta with a Mexican dish, but NOT Italian. It was definitely not that palatable, but it sufficed, filled the bellies, and got us on our way to volunteer last night at the library in a timely manner.

    Deanna

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    1. Jean Post author

      I need to do a pantry and freezer clear out as well. We’ve been in those cycles before where we all eat at odd times and then, dinner happens too late or not at all. I do like the routine of a dinner time now that school has started (and by that I mean, eating dinner somewhere between 5p.m. and 7p.m.).

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