Monday, June 28, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 6/28/10

It's Monday and I'm raring to go :) That maybe because I slept in until 7:30 this morning or it could be that it is a lovely 75 degrees outside, sunny and is NOT muggy for the first time in days. Ahhh...yes, it is going to be a good week!

And it must be the time of year to have babies, because I'm taking meals to two new mothers this week. Such fun! Hope they like what I bring (or are awake enough to taste it).

Monday: Italian Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts, Bell Pepper Rice Pilaf (shooting for Ruby Tuesday's here), & Dilled Carrots. Dessert will be a Lemon Raspberry Cake with a Sweet Glaze.

Tuesday: Spinach & Artichoke Quiche with a Green Salad

Wednesday: Ham, Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, & Broccoli Salad

Thursday: Cuban Burgers (burgers topped with ham, provolone cheese, and dill pickles and then pressed) & Grilled Potato Packets

Friday: Grilled Pizza & Salad

And now for a garden update:

The garden plot is a jungle but everything is taking off. So far, I've gotten 9 heads of romaine lettuce, and two big heads of broccoli, some basil and a baseball sized red onion (that I didn't mean to hoe up but oops!). All the tomatoes out there are setting and so are the peppers. And I sold my soul to the devil and finally sprayed for Colorado Potato Beetles. That one application has allowed me to get a handle on the situation and I think I'll get a good harvest of potatoes now (before it was looking kinda sketchy!).

My backyard garden is doing well and everything looks healthy. I've got LOTS of dill, even after pulling a bunch. Sadly, the cilantro is past it's prime but soon I'll be able to harvest the coriander. All the herbs are doing well and I picked up a stevia plant on clearance. Now, my peppers here are not setting very well and I sure hope that they pick up some steam with this sunny weather we're supposed to have this week because I love my peppers!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer Menu Plans....

Whew! It's been rainy and some what warm. What have we been eating? Maybe this will give you some ideas for your menus!

Last week:
Monday: Grilled Steaks (w/ melted bleu cheese), Baked Beans & Salad
Tuesday: Chicken Cordon Bleu & a French Carrot Salad
Wednesday: Chesapeake Bay Pork Chops, Cous Cous & Salad
Thursday: Buffalo Chicken Wraps, Veggies & Dip
Friday: Kernel's Baseball game - food compliments of Rockwell Collins! Woot woot!

This week:
Sunday: Poppyseed Chicken & Salad
Monday: Philly Cheese Burgers (sautéed bell peppers, onions & mushrooms on top), Veggies & Dip
Tuesday: Creamy Chicken Enchiladas, Chips & Salsa
Wednesday: BBQ Pork, Potato Salad, Corn, & Baked Beans
Thursday: Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Potato Chips & Fruit (actually had this for lunch - pizza for dinner!)
Friday: Leftovers because the Kelly Family didn't eat nearly the amount I thought they would!

Friday, June 4, 2010

The New OLD Workout

So I've decided that the newest trend in upper body - specifically shoulder and arm - workout system should be hoeing in clay along with washing your gravel road dusted car. Now, in order to take full advantage of this workout regimen, you'll have to rent a garden plot that's main access road is cut off so you need to take a 5 mile detour on gravel roads to get there. Then, once you are there, you need to hoe and hoe and bend and kill Colorado Potato Beetles and hoe and hoe some more because you don't want to make the extra long trip for another week. Then wash your vehicle once you get home so you can see out of the windows for next time! This will do wonders for you arms and shoulders! Anyone interested in participating in this workout can give me a call and I think I can set you up.

What have we been eating?

Monday: Cochinita Pibil, Black Beans & Chili Lime Corn
Tuesday: Cobb Salads (I have SO much romaine lettuce now from the garden! yea!)
Wednesday: Pesto Chicken, Roasted Parmesan Potatoes, & a Green Salad
Thursday: Chicken Fried Steak, Herbed Brown Rice, & Grilled Zucchini
Friday: ???? Mike's going to be at a going away party so we'll see
Saturday: Joyce's Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs, Green Salad w/ Sesame Ginger Dressing