Cookin’ in My Kitchen — Or Not

Grill Thermometer

This week promises warm temps and more than one thunderstorm. I am hoping that this is, once again, one of those weeks when it’s tough to forecast the KC climate. That’s to say, I hope they’re wrong. ‘Cause I’ve got a mess of meals that I want to grill instead of being cooped up in the kitchen. Thankfully, I have an adventurous husband who has braved freezing temps and pouring rain to “cook out” as they say in these here parts. Maybe we’ll move the BBQ to the garage for the week. (No, we don’t BBQ in a closed room, but the front of the house is sheltered better than the back.)
Anyway, ya gotta have a plan, even if the weather doesn’t cooperate. Here’s mine.
  • blueberry scones *
  • blueberry coffeecake *
  • eggs, hashbrowns, and toast
  • cereal
  • banana muffins and smoothies *
  • waffles
  • pancakes
  • Value Meal at Burger King!
  • tuna sandwiches, veggies and dip
  • bday lunch courtesy of a friend
  • pizza lunchables
  • “snacky lunch” – cheese, crackers, turkey, fruit or veggies
  • popcorn chicken, hardboiled eggs, cheese sticks, veggies and dip
  • chef’s choice
  • taco salad
  • cold pasta salad, corn on the cob, green salad, foccaccia
  • steak, mushrooms, baked potatoes, salad, garlic bread, cheesecake (’cause it’s my birthday, that’s why)
  • bratwurst, corn salad, green salad
  • brisket and rolls with BBQ sauce, macaroni salad, green salad
  • beans and rice, leftover brisket, homemade corn tortillas, salad
  • baked (or grilled!) chicken legs, rice pilaf, veggies

* Recipes to follow this afternoon.

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  1. Org Junkie says:

    Have a great birthday this week! I’m enjoying your blog!


  2. FishMama says:

    Thanks, Laura!

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