Happy first week of August! Is it just me or has this summer just flown by?
Here in the Northeast, it almost feels like fall - we've had a few days in the high 70's and nothing in the 90's. In fact, I don't think there's been a heat wave all summer. Before August is over, I'd like a little hot weather, if nothing else so our tomatoes start ripening faster. I'm itching to make salsa! :)
A few updates:
Last week we did something a little out of character for us - we made a decision to buy a new (to us) car. We had received a couple letters in the mail from the dealership, offering a bonus on the trade-in for used Rav-4's like ours, so we decided to take it in and at least see what they would give us. Hubby and I had talked about eventually getting a car with more seating, with the plan that we would wait a couple more years. But the dealership made us an offer we couldn't refuse - and they had a used 2011 Honda Pilot (with a bunch of fancy features) for a great price. We had enough money in our savings to cover the net cost without dipping into our emergency fund, so we went for it. I have to say, I really love it so far. A few family members and friends have Pilots, and they all rave about them. Now that we have one, I can totally see why.
|Blurry cell phone pic. :)|
This Week's Menu Plan: 8/4-8/10
Monday: Salad Night
Tuesday: Hot Dogs, Green Beans
Wednesday: Tilapia, Baked Potato, Kale
Thursday: Zucchini Lasagna, Green Beans
Friday: Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken (Freezer Kit), Rice, Broccoli
Saturday: Venison Burgers (similar to these Turkey Cheddar Burgers), Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes
Sunday: Leftover Zucchini Lasagna
|A yummy summer meal complete with grilled local corn, plus|
green beans and chopped tomatoes from the garden. Yum!
We did more canning and freezing this week. Here's a list of everything we picked:
- Green Beans
- Tomatoes (Roma and Cherry)
- Peppers (Green Bell, Sweet Banana, and Hungarian Wax)
- Yellow Squash
- Basil & Oregano
- Blueberries (Almost done. Blackberries should be coming in this week!)
Last Week's Posts:
Are you taking advantage of all the fresh produce this time of year? What yummy summer meals are you making?