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.
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
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
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
Dessert: Apple Pie Egg Rolls (Spend with Pennies)
Thursday June 25
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!