It’s the first day of school! My house is quiet (and messy)! I’ll be able to get a few things done! Yippee! But I’m also a bit sad – my youngest started Kindergarten today. She’s so grown up! And my other one barely said goodbye this morning. He just jumped out of the car and headed to class. They don’t seem to need me as much anymore. Boo hoo! So I always remind them that if I wasn’t around there just wouldn’t be any good food to eat! And the house would be a mess. And there wouldn’t be fantastic decorating. And no clean clothes. Or shopping. I could go on. But they seem to get the point…. sometimes.
This week is meant for yummy suppers with a hint of fall comfort. I loooove fall and nothing signals fall like the first day of school!
Monday – Spinach Grilled Cheese with Tomato Basil Soup (there’s that Meatless Monday again!)
I am still being sneaky with my kiddos this week. Yummy foods but healthier and good for the whole family, not just the children. We are broadening our horizons and trying new things! Good bye, chicken nuggets! Good bye, hotdogs for dinner! I’m one happy momma!
Monday – Chicken Caesar Sandwiches – Ciabbata bread spread with Caesar dressing and topped with roasted chicken and lettuce.
Tuesday – Herbed Honey Chicken with garlicky green beans – a twist on this recipe.
Wednesday – Grilled Cheese with Spinach – I watched Giada make this one and thought that it was brilliant!! I will serve it with gazpacho.
Thursday – Slow Cooker Beef and Mashed Potatoes – while in Williams-Sonoma yesterday I saw their new braising sauces and had to pick one up. I grabbed the caramelized onion and balsamic sauce. Yum!!
Friday – Grilled Tuna with mango salsa – I’ll make it into a taco for the kiddos.