This Week’s Menu, July 23, 2017

Menu for the week of July 23, 2017

Breakfast: Pancakes
Early Dinner: Ratatouille (I have lots of eggplant and zucchini to use up.)

Breakfast: Sausage and eggs
Early Dinner: Deli style sandwiches and tabouli salad

Breakfast: Biscuits and gravy
Early Dinner: Salad with grilled steak on top

Breakfast: Leftover pancakes
Early Dinner: Cheeseburgers

Breakfast: Breakfast burritos
Early Dinner: Pasta salad

Breakfast: Sausage kolaches
Early Dinner: Shrimp jambalaya

Breakfast: Breakfast out since we’ll be hitting garage sales
Early Dinner: Tacos


Still hot, so I’m avoiding the oven as much as possible. We have at least another two months of hot weather.

The garden is beginning to slow down except for the okra and sweet potatoes. I have a ton of chores starting to pile up outside, but it’s simply too hot to work.

I’ve been working more indoors including some changes I want to make for this blog. It’ll require quite a bit of writing so I want to be sure it’s set up perfectly before I attempt to create another subscription service for this blog. I used to use Mail Chimp but they were such a pain to navigate, and no support at all unless you paid them.

There are other things I’d like to do with this blog too, like add another page strictly for my recipes. This way I can link back to them when I post the weekly menu. That too will require some back end work to create new recipe files and re-link all the ones I’ve already posted.

What do you do when the weather is too hot to be outdoors?






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    • Stacy: We switched to two meals a day after my mother’s visit. She only eats breakfast and dinner with occasional snacks, but she eats early. We adopted her routine while she was here and discovered how much better we felt eating earlier and only with two meals a day.

      Every once in a while we have lunch but eating dinner early has eliminated the need for a regular lunch.

  1. Hubby does 2 meals a day; right now I’m still feeling a need for a light breakfast at least. When it is hot outside (most of the summer months LOL) we do a lot of indoor things. Malls, movies, vegging out, etc. Lately its been humid here because of the monsoons. I rather have dry heat over humidity. There is a difference!


    • Betty:
      re: I rather have dry heat over humidity. There is a difference!
      You said it! The mosquitoes too have been savage. We generally don’t deal with mosquitoes much, but the higher humidity has brought them in.

  2. We’re coming up on the hottest month for us for us, so on the weekends we work outside in the early mornings or late evenings and spend the 95F hours indooors doing housework. I’m reorganizing my sewing room and figuring out what I want to make as gifts for the holidays, cleaning out stashes and closets, etc.

    This week I’m making an art quilt, Lord help me, but I also want to put together a recipe binder with the things I’ve printed out from the internet that I like, the magazines that have been good sources, etc. I’ve tried putting things on cards but I like notebooks better so I can write notes to myself on the recipe. How do you keep your recipes like that, Maria?

    • Lynn: For a long time I used a big binder with plastic sleeves. I’d cut the recipes from magazines (or printed) and slip them in there. It was a problem to keep things categorized though, and there was no uniformity. Sometimes they’d be little scraps of paper and other times they’d be several pages long.

      With the rise of the internet, I finally started putting them as Word files under one folder. The main folder, Recipes, contains sub folders for: breakfast, quick meals, main dishes, dips/sauces, crockpot, instant pot, Asian, Mexican, soups/stews, vegetarian, desserts, seafood, and side dishes.

      I’m pretty good at labeling them with keywords so it’s a snap to find what I’m looking for.
      Good luck. It’s a massive undertaking.

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