Can y'all believe this is the last week of May? It seems like this year is moving ahead at light speed! Summer heat has arrived, that's for sure!
We spent some time this weekend reflecting on the reason for Memorial Day. Did you know that since the Revolutionary War began in 1775, over 1.3 million men and women have died in wars or other military actions in the service of our country? And every one of them was someone's child, someone's parent, someone's sibling, someone's loved one. They were real people, not just statistics. I think it's fitting that we take a day to remember their sacrifice.
While it's become the norm to hold picnics and cookouts on Memorial Day, we're just going to spend a quiet day at home. We're going to grill some chicken and eat as a family, just like we do every day. But we're going to pause and remember those who've given all that we might be free.
Now on to this week's menu:
Grilled chicken, pasta salad
Sausage stuffed zucchini, parsley potatoes
Jambalaya, crusty bread
Pretzel dogs (this has been on the menu for the past few weeks, but this week I'm finally going to fix them!)
Cajun chicken pasta, garlic bread
Cook out at church
Out to eat, Charles gets to pick since his birthday is tomorrow!
For more meal planning inspiration, visit Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.