We Plan Wednesday: Summer Visitors–Food!

We Plan Wednesday

This June, Josh’s mom and stepfather are coming to visit us.  I think I started planning (and rethinking) the menu on the tails of the New Year’s Eve Fiesta.  To which, Josh said something along the lines of, “Can’t we finish with New Year’s before thinking of that?”

My planning mind doesn’t work that way.  Once I’ve planned something out, even if it hasn’t been fully executed, I have to begin planning something else.

Have to.

It’s an obsession.

Or a compulsion.

Either way, it must be done.

I presently am on version…um…5, I think, of the menu.  And, my mom through another ringer; she reminded me that she and my dad plan on taking everyone out to eat while they are visiting.  And, I think we are planning a run to New Orleans while they are here.  So…yah…I will plan on all of the meals, print out all of the recipes, add them to the recipe binder, make the shopping lists, and buy the ingredients…in case…and because I will make the meals anyway.

The menu has also changed as we’ve found recipes that we really like and want to share with Josh’s mom.

This is from Josh’s mom’s visit right after Muffin was born.  We plan on going to Avery Island (both the Tabasco factory and the Jungle Gardens) on this next visit with them.

And here is Muffin with one of his favorite people in the world…Grandpa Mark!

Now…where was I?  Oh, yes!  The menu.

Menu for Josh’s Mom’s Visit

Sunday June 21

Supper:  Baked Potato Bar

Dessert:  Strawberry Pie with Cool Whip (using my grandmother’s/sister’s recipe)


Monday June 22

Breakfast:  bacon, homemade sausage, eggs, toast, hash browns, beans, cheese

Snack:  Margarita Chex Mix from the Chex website

Lunch:  Pizza Meatball Subs (blog), chips, fruit

Supper:  Grilled Margarita Chicken (TSRI), chips, Carol’s salsa, homemade tortillas with butter, slow cooker refried beans

Dessert:  Coconut Cream Cake (Gene cake)


Tuesday June 23

Breakfast:  sausage gravy biscuit casserole, yogurt parfait, fruit

Snack:  Pepper Jelly/Cream Cheese and Crackers (and leftover Margarita Chex Mix)

Lunch:  Quesadillas (using leftover grilled chicken), chips, and salsa

Supper:  Dr. Pepper Pork Chops, Twice Baked Potato Casserole (Miss Kay’s), 7-Up Biscuits, broccoli with lemon zest

Dessert:  red velvet sheet cake


Wednesday June 24

Breakfast:  pancakes (Martha Stewart) and bacon and fruit

Snack:  Birthday Cake Popcorn Mix

Lunch:  Sloppy Joe Squares (Life in the Lofthouse), vegetable sticks and homemade ranch dip

Supper:  Ranch Chicken Enchiladas (LitL), Mexican Rice (food.com), refried beans, guacamole, chips

Dessert:  Apple Pie Egg Rolls (Spend with Pennies)


Thursday June 25

Breakfast:  cereal, fruit, toast/homemade English muffins with homemade jam

Snack:  veg sticks with dip, chips with dip, fruit with dip

Lunch:  grandmother’s/Debbie’s chicken and dumplins, rolls (Mom rolls), salad

Supper:  Shredded Pork with Garlic Sauce (blog)—double batch, rice, egg rolls, fortune cookies

Dessert:  leftover desserts/fortune cookies


Friday June 26

Breakfast:  savory French toast casserole, fruit

Lunch:  sandwich bar

Snack:  churro chex mix

Supper:  pizza spiral rolls x 3 (meat, supreme, and Hawaiian), salad

Dessert:  ice cream sundae bar


Saturday June 27

Breakfast:  doughnuts and kolaches

P.S. Wish me luck!  Today is kindergarten pre-registration for our school district, and I am going to register Muffin!


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