Weekly Dinner Menu

August 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

This is going to be  an interesting week.  The kids start school, our wedding anniversary is on Friday, and we are going into a long weekend.  But we have a plan that I hope we stick to.

Monday Fish tacos and Mexican rice

Tuesday BBQ at Back-to-school night

Wednesday Homemade pizza (First day of school and the kids got to choose.)

Thursday Chicken Dijon, baked potatoes, green beans

Friday Wedding anniversary – dinner out

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Egg pizza

August 26, 2010 § 2 Comments

I am making a few goals as the kids start school next week.  Do not send a boring turkey sandwich to school more than once a week.  Have a nutritious and fun after school snack.  And find another option for breakfast besides cereal.  So I’ve been testing and searching and I love what I have found.

This is what I made for breakfast this morning.  It was quick and easy.  I boiled and toasted while I unloaded the dishwasher.  And then broiled while I loaded the dishwasher.

It was good, but . . .I think I would prefer it with a sunny side up egg instead of a boiled egg.  It needed some moisture and sauceyness.  But it was good and I loved the addition of oregano.  Definitely an option for breakfast.

Weekly Dinner Menu

August 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

Looking forward to the last full week of summer vacation for the boys.  I’m not sure what the week will hold but I’m going to plan for the best.

Monday – Eat out.  The Mexican place by us has the BEST chicken cilantro soup.

Tuesday – Chicken Entomatadas (think Enchiladas but with tomato sauce) and green salad.

Wednesday – Shrimp with pasta. (still searching for a good recipe)

ThursdayGreek Turkey Meatballs and Greek Salad.

Friday – Pizza.  I owe the kids from last week.  Pepperoni and something for me and b.

A bridal shower tea

August 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

This past weekend we threw a shower for my sister-in-law Angela.  She will be getting married in November and we wanted to give her a day of sweet and delicious memories.  We ended up having it at her house which made it convenient for her and gave us plenty of room to set up tables, gifts and time with her guests.

Her aunts and cousin did most of the organizing and I was the “chef” for the day.  I really don’t like spending money on tiny sandwiches that can be easily put together in no time at all.  So here is a look at what we made for the shower.

The favors were little mason jars filled with lemon drops and covered in fabric. I printed the tags and then punched them with my circle punch.  I backed them with a piece of yellow scrapbook paper that I punched with a flower punch.  They came out really adorable and were dispalyed like this.

The first part of the shower was everyone gathering in the kitchen for a drink and some cheese and crackers.

The lunch menu included:

  • egg salad sandwiches on wheat bread
  • chicken and apricot salad on rolls
  • caprese salad canapes
  • green salad
  • fruit salad
  • assorted pastries from a local bakery
  • tea, lemonade and wine

We played a simple game of “Price is Right” and then she was showered with beautiful and sentimental gifts.  Her mother gave her a hope chest filled with her china and crystal.  Tears were flowing at this point.

Angela was so happy and thankful for everything.  And it really turned out amazing.  I love celebrating an occasion like this and am looking forward to the wedding.

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