Wow we’re already a week into August. I can remember growing up I used to love/hate the beginning of August. I hated it because I had to go back to school. Now see it wasn’t that I hated school; in fact I loved school but I was bored easily. I was that kid that the classes were always too easy. That kid that blew the grading curve. I just wasn’t challenged enough. So often I’d have side work from the teachers to work on, more advanced. I wasn’t a brainiac or the smartest kid in my class but for some reason school just came easy to me. Well except physics – god I hated physics.
But what I loved about it being August was all the back to school shopping! Now I was never into clothes – how can you be when you’re the fat kid? When all of your girlfriends were shopping for jordache and gloria vanderbilt stuff and you’re stuck in the women’s department. No, that wasn’t fun. BUT school supplies… that’s where it’s at. All those pens, papers, tablets, rulers, erasers and STICKERS!!! GOD I was obsessed with stickers!!! Mom would let me spend $20 on school supplies but she had one rule – no using or even touching them UNTIL school started.
THAT. WAS. TORTURE! How do you buy a kid the cool erasers, the most awesomest Trapper Keeper (remember them???), colored pens and pencils and forth. However she always broke down the night before school started so I could organize my notebooks, put my name on them, the subject and decorate them with stickers.
So Friday I had to run out and grab some more sketch books (I use them to plan my posts, weekly meals and color code them for protein/veggie/dairy and so forth). Of course I had to go through the school supplies aisle for these. And just like that I because a little kid all over again looking at the markers, pens, notebooks, pencils and erasers. First – my GOD did the stuff get expensive! And second – yes I bought ‘school supplies’. I just had to.
For this week’s menu I’m keeping it simple but giving a variety to choose from. However don’t skip dessert – seriously don’t skip it. It’s one of my all time favorites!
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♥ Monday – Cowboy Meatballs with Cowboy BBQ Sauce over home fries
♥ Tuesday – Pressure Cooker Asian Sticky Ginger Chicken Thighs
♥ Wednesday – Sunrise Breakfast Taters
♥ Thursday – Shaved Brussels Sprouts salad with crispy pancetta
♥ Friday – BBQ Chicken Pasta Pizza Bread Bowl
♥ Saturday – Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce Crispy Baked Oven Fried Wings
♥ Sunday – Spicy Shrimp in a white wine marinara sauce
♥ Dessert of the week – Brownie Peanut Butter Cup Fudgy Ganache Cake