Back to school and meal planning

The kids and I have been back to school for about a week now.  I had this vision that all in life would immediately settle into a new routine as the over-business of my summer magically turned to mist and evaporated.  Sadly, that is not how it is going.  Take Two.

I made a meal plan last week and shopped without considering our schedule — XC practice every night with one weeknight night meet and an overnight on the weekend, a late afternoon department meeting, and plans to check out the new brewpub with a friend midweek.  Both kids had heavy first week homework loads to boot.  Much pizza and subs were consumed while my beautiful end of summer produce rotted in the fridge.

This week looks just as full — more XC practice for Travis, Jack in driver’s training until 7:30 tonight and tomorrow night, Open House at the high school as well as a work commitment tomorrow night as well.  My goal is simple meals (for me anyway) with an abundance of late summer fruits and vegetables to make up last week’s lack.

Monday – mojo grilled chicken wraps with avocado/ lettuce/ tomato, black beans

Tuesday – french dip roast beef sandwiches, tomato salad

Wednesday – salmon with roasted cherry tomatoes, couscous, zuchinni gratin

Thursday – chicken souvlaki with zucchini, tzaziki, pita, greek salad

Friday –  burgers with avocado/ lettuce/ tomato, corn on the cob, baked beans

Here’s to a great week of healthier meals!

Lynn