Happy New Year! Well September always seems like a new year for me with the start of school for my boys. Last year was my youngest’s first year in high school and at a totally new school where we knew no one. His first year on the varsity soccer team, first year wearing a uniform and the first full year going to school with food intolerances. It was like a fire drill everyday for the first few months. Well this is our second year and hopefully we’ve learned something along the way. With this new year we have a chance to make those adjustments learned by experiencing things the previous year.
One thing I learned was to have some good quick breakfast items pre-made and ready to go. Also, when we get home from soccer practice at 7:30 pm or after a game at 8:30pm I’m not going to jump into the kitchen and be creative. I need to have some “go to” meals in the freezer and others I can start in the crockpot earlier in the day that will be waiting our arrival. On nights when I’m not driving, I can make a more involved meal but it’s still going to be eaten around 7:30pm. This information and other things on our calendar drives what I put on my menu.
You will notice there are 5 days with nothing on the menu. My guys will be eating out of the freezer while I’m attending the BlogHer Food Conference. Don’t feel bad for them, there’s some great food in our freezer. I’m really excited to meet up with fellow food blogers and learn more about creating a better blog. It takes place in San Fransisco so if you have any recommendations on great places to eat that will take care of a gluten free and dairy free diet, I would be very appreciative.
I hope you have a wonderful September. Take the time to make a menu and have a game plan. It will help for those nights with sports, back to school meetings, PTA events and whatever else they throw at you. Even if you change what you’re having any given night, you will be better prepared for what comes your way. Now don’t hate me after you read through my menu. It’s a fast paced month with lots of cool events and I can’t wait. Happy New Year!
1- Turkey Meatballs in crockpot
2- Passion Fish
3- Leftovers or Gourmet Hot Dogs
4- Grilled Chicken and vegetables
5- Teriyaki Salmon with rice
6- Boeuf Bourguignon Burger with potatoes
7- Shrimp with Andouille Sausage
8- BBQ Turkey Legs in crockpot
9- Quick Fry Pork Chops with potato hash and peas
10- Stewed Beef and Pork with Cabbage and Tomatoes
11- Soccer tournament- eat out
12- Soccer tournament- eat out
13- Ostrich Steaks with baked potatoes
14- Back to School Night -Five Guys
15- Chicken Fricassee with onions and mushrooms
18- Sandwich Stack with potato chips and half a pickle
19- Shellfish Dairy Free Risotto
20- Buffalo Chicken Wings with celery and Oven Fries
21- Veal Scallopini with shallots, green beans and fingerling potatoes
22- Quick Fry Pork Chops with sauted apples
24- 28th Freezer Finds
29- Picnic at the U2 concert
30- Chicken Marsala