My menu is pretty simple this week. I only planned through Friday. Normally, on the weeks my parents come in, I wait till they get here to plan the meals they'll be eating with us.
Monday- Fajitas. Fajitas is one of my favorite meals ever. We don't eat out much, but when we do, I don't normally order fajitas because well, once all is said and done, they can be upwards of 1,000 calories. I like fixing them at home because I can control exactly what goes in it.
Tuesday- Fried Chicken. Yum! My mom's fried chicken is the best. It's universally liked by almost everyone that has tried it. If my mom was fixing a meal for someone at church, they normally always asked for this chicken. I don't fix it often, but I figured why not, it's a holiday week!
Wednesday- Hamburgers. We don't have any big plans for the 4th. Cleaning actually. Aaron will be off work which will give me the opportunity to get the house cleaned before my folks come on Thursday. But, since it is the holiday, I figured we'll still have a little bit of a celebration and have hamburgers. I use regular ground beef. Normally, I cooke with extra lean beef, 90/10, but when I fix hamburgers, I use 80/20. More flavor and I think it holds together better. I season it up and grill away!
Thursday- Spaghetti. I'm not sure what time my folks will be in on Thursday so I figured spaghetti would be quick and easy. I'll just a little bit of the hamburger meat from Wednesday to add to the sauce.
Friday- BLT's. I added BLT's to my menu but I didn't buy any of the ingredients for it. Since it's still 5 days away, I didn't want to get the fresh ingredients and just have them sit. But, BLT's is a family favorite and I knew Aaron and my Dad would enjoy this dinner!
Saturday- I told my mom I would wait till they get here to figure out Saturday, but I bet we'll end up eating pizza.
Obviously, next week I won't have a Menu Monday post. I won't be planning a menu in Toronto! I'm hoping to be able to blog as much as possible, but I'm not sure what our schedule might look like.