Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter week menu - and IT'S SPRING BREAK!

First, allow me to say how delirious we all are that we've finally arrived at Spring Break.
And now, on to the menus.

Sunday~ Happy Easter! Dinner with the fam: lamb, beef tenderloin, scalloped potatoes, swiss beans, tossed salad, rolls. Plus sour cream pound cake, apple-cherry pie, and various berries tossed with whipped cream, along with homemade sugar cookies for the kiddos.

Monday~ French onion pot roast, salad, green beans

Tuesday~ Lemon Thyme chicken, zucchini ribbons, green beans, (all served with rice for ds#3)

Wednesday~ Meatballs with tomato sauce, and spaghetti for ds#3 and me

Thursday~ Burgers, hotdogs, and sausage on the grill

Friday~ Smoked turkey, collard greens, leftover swiss beans

Saturday~ I'm hosting a Moderation Nation! party. I'm so excited!!!!!

Share your menus or find some inspiration at Menu Plan Monday.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Week-Before-Spring Break Menu

We thought it would never come.
Well, we knew it would come eventually...but it felt like it would never get here.


It's almost here and we can hardly stand it.
This week will be very busy so we'll be eating lots of leftovers and very simple meals.

Sunday~ BBQ chicken that did not get eaten last week, with coleslaw from the cabbage in our garden!!
Monday~ One of hubby's last two weeks of grad class. Ds#3 and I will go see the great-grandparents. Dinner will either be with them, or leftovers.
Tuesday~ Ds#3 goes to see Disney On Ice with the great-grands. Dinner will depend on what time he leaves.
Wednesday~ Hubs has requested breakfast for dinner. This will involve eggs, bacon, and probably waffles for ds.
Thursday~ Hubby has a meeting so dinner will be late. Once again, leftovers.
Friday~ GOOD FRIDAY. Lately, Hubs is loving this grilled shrimp & spinach salad from Applebee's, so we will try to recreate it with the spinach from our garden.
Saturday~ We will try our hand at smoking a ham.... let you know how it goes!
Sunday~ EASTER!!! Celebrating with the fam at my parents' house.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

April has arrived.... our menus....

Well, I did not get around to posting our menus last week, but here's what we had:

  • Chicken and baby bellas with sauteed spinach (from our garden). Made a yummy sauce with Philly's Italian Cheese and Herb Creme. Yummo (and hubs loved it too)!
  • Sticky Chicken with collards (from our garden), mac'n'cheese also for ds#3.
  • Dinner out (once with grandparents and once for just us)
  • Leftovers
Yes, folks, you read it right...

Hubby reached a milestone in his weight loss, and he decided he wanted to treat himself to pizza for one night. So, we went to a family-owned local pizzeria and had the most SCRUMPTIOUS margherita pizza we've had in a while. Because it's been a while since we've had pizza at all.

So for this week, here's the plan:
  • A beautiful organic beef rib roast that I'll slice into steaks and grill, along with zucchini, mushrooms, and some spinach from the garden
  • Taco night with all the trimmings
  • Leftover sticky chicken with butternut squash and greens
  • Leftover rib steaks turned into salads
  • New chicken recipe: East West Barbecued Chicken, green beans

Ds#3 has been sick this weekend, so he may be eating bowls of pasta while hubby and I eat what I've planned. Or the whole week could be scratched in favor of whatever he can tolerate. But at least we've got a plan to begin with! :)