In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

Last Friday night, we were finally able to have a cook out again. This has been one busy, and crazy summer, that left us no time to sit around the fire. So relaxing!

hamburgers firepit

In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

It’s taking me a little longer to get back into the swing of things than I thought it would.

We did cook every night, no take out (or frozen!) pizza. So that’s a step in the right direction. We had started using more store bought snacks, and a few convenience foods, over the course of our very busy summer. I consider store bought bread a convenience food. It’s time to put an end to that! After we went shopping on Saturday, my husband came out of the store with sort of a deer in the headlights look on his face. Like, “What am I going to eat?” lol I assured him that he wouldn’t starve. lol The teens have been walking around the last few days, saying, “What can I eat?”

Last night, Abby baked some cookies from frozen dough that we had bought from a friend. They weren’t the greatest. But the kids got a snack, and we supported a friends fundraising efforts. And I didn’t have to make a snack last night. lol

So this week will be spent making and baking so my family doesn’t over rule me, and run to the store for snack foods. lol

Now…. to answer the question that I get asked about a hundred times a day……….What’s For Dinner?


In the Kitchen with Linda – Dinner Menu for 7:

Saturday – Sabbath- Make ahead meals- Cookout leftovers, hamburgers & potato salad

Sunday – soup & sandwich day – Kielbasa, onions & peppers

Monday – chicken – Oven baked chicken, baked potatoes, corn on the cob

Tuesday – pizza/pasta – Spaghetti with homemade spaghetti sauce, green beans

Wednesday – beef – Tacos with all the fixings

Thursday – chicken – Chickens, potatoes, onions, and carrots in the slow cooker

Friday beef – Cookout – Steak, grilled potatoes, homemade baked beans


For more ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday


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