Saturday, July 6, 2019

Heading Home and the Weekly Menu

This morning we are heading out towards home.  We will be stopping at our friends, the Sawyers, whom we haven't seen in far too long.  Keith Sawyer and Frank served together in Viet Nam.  They were best buds but lost track of each other shortly after the war.  They reconnected about 16 years ago and we try to see him and his darling wife, Kim, as often as we can.

Usually we get together every couple of years when we are driving through Pennsylvania or when they are in Michigan.  It is always a great treat and I'm excited to spend some time with them, even if it is only one night.

This is a photo of one of our previous visits.

We will head out towards home after breakfast.  I soothe myself knowing that I will see my Chuck in less than a year and we will see the Sawyers as time permits.  As much as I complain about social media, I am very grateful that I am able to keep in constant touch with those I love.  

When we get home we will be greeted by my brother, Larry, his wife, Mary and their grandson, Jack.  They arrived from California while we were on vacation.  They will be spending the month of July with us.

When we arrive home we will hit the ground running.  Our refrigerator died while we were out of town.  Luckily our friend, Karen, was there caring for the dogs and moved all of the perishables into the garage fridge and freezers.  God has blessed us with very dear friends. 

Good news this morning is that my brother worked on the refrigerator for us when he got there and it appears to be working again, fingers crossed.

We have a standing appointment with our trainer at the gym on Mondays but I think we will reschedule this week because the Teen has a job interview that morning as well. Frank has an eye doctor appointment in the afternoon.  

Tuesday we will get the Angel Face in the morning and she will stay with us overnight.  Thursday we have an orthodontist appointment and then I need to get over to the food pantry to stock some shelves.  

So here is my Weekly Menu.  We will be feeding, at the minimum, 3 more each day and you never know who else might pop by so I try to make meals that can be stretched and/or are great for leftovers while we have out of town guests.

Dinner with Kim and Keith

Dinner en route home

Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Cole Slaw

Grilled Hamburgers
Baked Beans
Potato Chips

Pulled Pork Quesadillas (if there is leftover pork)
Fruit Salad

Out for Dinner


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