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Weekly Menu – May 19 through 25

Weekly Menu – May 19 through 25

Share List We’re out of town for Memorial Weekend, so we’ll have meals through Thursday planned.  We’re going to our cabin and I might precook and plan meals for that, so will post another set of “transportable” foods for the weekend. Saturday – Grilled Pork […]

Weekly Menu May 14 to May 20, 2012

Weekly Menu May 14 to May 20, 2012

Share List We’ve been crazy busy, and I haven’t been helping myself out and creating menus.  Time to get back on the wagon!  Here’s what we have planned for this week: Monday – Got some nice Ribeye at the market – will pair those from […]

Weekly Menu 4/21 to 4/27

Weekly Menu 4/21 to 4/27

This week we’ll have to see how it goes – I have a lot of work to get done and Maddie has a late band practice one night.  Last week we had to improvise Thursday night – Maddie went to a Soccer game and I got home later than usual.  Todd started breakfast for dinner before we got home and had the bacon all done – so we didnt get to try Alton Brown’s Gyros.  We’re going to do those Monday night this week.  Here is the plan.

Saturday 4/21 – Homemade Pizza.  I use Wildtree pizza dough mix and it was dead easy.  Mix it up – knead for 2 minutes, let rest for 10 minutes, roll out.  I’ll set out italian sausage, pepperoni, sauteed mushrooms, cheese and sauce and let everyone build their own.

Sunday 4/22 – Grilled Chops, basted with honey, soy and garlic.  I’ll serve with roasted brussels sprouts and Maddie wants me to try a parmesan potato dish from this month’s Taste of Home.

Monday 4/23 – Tonight we’ll try to do Alton Brown’s Gyros again.  I’m super excited and found some nice Pita (a rarity around here.)

Tuesday 4/24 – Hamburgers on the grill with grilled zucchini and summer squash.  Yum!

Wednesday 4/25 – This is usually pasta night, but this is Maddie’s late band practice so I might grab a rotisserie chicken on the way home.

Thursday 4/26 – Day 2 rotisserie chicken and noodles.  I have the frozen dumplings we like in the freezer right now so that’s a great plan.

Friday 4/27 – Skillet Rosemary Chicken.  I modify this recipe some – I don’t have rosemary handy so might do something slightly different.  Honestly the chicken is great without the herbs, and I have lemons left from last week’s veggie box so that should work well.

DIY Statement Rings

DIY Statement Rings

Share List I love these big chunky rings – and the best part is they’re easy to make for yourself!  I buy ring “blanks” at Hobby Lobby for about $2.50 for around a dozen – and hot glue any manner of thing on them.  Here […]

Weekly Menu – Quick and Yummy

Weekly Menu – Quick and Yummy

Share List Lots of bloggers post their weekly menu plans, so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and let you all know what’s going on the table in Hillville this week. I just got back from picking up my Bountiful Basket of fruit and […]

Homemade GORP or Trail Mix

Homemade GORP or Trail Mix

My kids are nuts….about nuts….

Well truthfully they like trail mix, but I was really tired of spending a ton of money and getting baggies of raisins back in their lunches.  I finally got smart, asked them what they LIKED in trail mix, and started making my own.

I dont even get the baggies back anymore…..

It’s pretty straight forward – the mixture above has M&Ms, chocolate chips, roasted & salted almonds, dried cranberries, salted cashew pieces and dry roasted peanuts.

Mix well, put in a jar, send in lunches……the end!