Weekly Meal Plan 8/18 - 8/24

Happy Monday! 

This weekend was really fun and much needed after a week of craziness. 

On Friday, we grilled some chicken and were going to head to the Brown County Fair, but decided to hold off till Sunday and  go to the neighborhood park.  Kellen has really found a love of climbing lately and loved the steps and slides. He intently watched to big boys run up and down the equipment and, when they left, copy their methods. 
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On Saturday, we made our weekly trip to the farmer's market and loaded up on veggies for the week.  The market is full of delicious fruits and veggies in August and we took full advantage. I planned on making refrigerator pickles so I picked up a bunch of fresh dill and pickling cucumbers. I also grabbed a few quarts of fresh tart cherries from Door County for us and our friends.  After the market, Kellen and I headed to our friend's house for lunch and a little outdoor play for the kids. My good friend has a son the same age as Kellen and it is so fun to watch them play.  On Saturday evening we met our friend Amanda and her family for Mexican at our local favorite- El Serape. Kellen found a love for nachos and practically inhaled him plate (along with chips and salsa- little guy has a taste for spice!). 

On Sunday, we slept in and made a big breakfast before heading to the Brown County Fair. Kellen loved looking at the animals and watching the plug race.

Hello Mrs. Goat!

He also adored the freshly battered fried cheese curds. 

Finally, he got to sit on a real tractor (a current favorite) and he was thrilled, not that his face shows it, but we heard about it for the remainder of the evening. 

After we got home Ron and Kellen crashed and I watched Divergent. I read to book and enjoyed it as an easy read after finishing Game of Thrones. However, I was not very impressed with the movie. I liked the primary character casting, but some of the secondary was not great. Also, so many details were left out! This is usually the case of book to movie films, but I was a bit disappointed.  After naps we played outside and ended the evening with BLTs and a tart cherry galette. 

This week is a bit busy, but nothing like last week. We have volleyball on Wednesday and Ron's parents are coming to work on the deck and dinner on Thursday. On Friday I am heading out for sushi with a few girlfriends and am super excited. I love sushi and Ron is not a fan so it is a special treat for me. On Friday night, Kellen is heading up to Door County with my parents because we are going camping with our volleyball team. Sunday will be a recovery day since our little retreat tends to go into the late night. 

Have a great week!

Here is what is on tap:

Monday: Grilled Burgundy Pepper Spoon Steaks, Creamy Roasted Garlic Pasta and Fresh Peas
Tuesday: Crockpot Saucy Chops, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
Wednesday:   BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken, Zucchini Rice and Watermelon
Thursday:  Sundried Tomato Pesto Grilled Chicken, Grilled Corn and Green Beans
Friday: Out for Sushi!
Saturday: Camping with Friends!
Sunday: Pizza