Wednesday, April 21, 2010

following suit...

*photo from sunday suppers.

ok, so sara requested a menu call and no one answered.
come on, ladies, let's help each other out.
nothing like some simple suggestions to get you inspired...
i was hesitant to respond, as i knew this week would be a little lame for me (coming off of vacation and sickness), but i figured if i posted my "nothing special" menu, maybe others would follow suit...

monday night - we got back from california late friday night and i spent the rest of the weekend super sick and by monday i still couldn't pull it together to get to the store.  plus, pete teaches catechism on monday nights, so he is never home for dinner.  i made waffles.  needless to say, it was a big hit.  how's that to start off my menu call.

tuesday night - spaghetti (confession: i still hadn't gone to the store, so this was what we had on hand...)

wednesday night - cauliflower soup and cheese toasts with green beans on the side (random, i realize, but at the store today lucy was so excited to buy green beans and make them immediately...  i am surprised i talked her out of having them for lunch).  it is cloudy and possibly going to rain here tonight, so i couldn't help but jump on making soup, as it might be our last chilly evening for a very, very long time.

thursday night - gyros.  not sure what i am going to make with them yet.  any suggestions?

friday night - bbq pulled pork with baked potatoes.  also, lucy's request.  the second we hit the produce section at the grocery store, she is desperate for green beans, russet potatoes and blueberries.  this is a super easy meal, as i make the pork in the crock pot and baked potatoes are about as easy as they come.

so, there you have it.  nothing special.
now its your turn.
inspire me, please.  as you can see, i could definitely use it.
and, i think, pete would truly appreciate it.

and, thank you, thank you, sara.  your menu looks much more delicious than mine.
i will definitely be adding that pasta lagardo to my menu next week.  mmmm...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Menu Call

OK, I think we all need to get back to posting over here!! Here's my menu for the week, nothing fancy, but give me some new ideas!
Tues: Chicken and Dumplings

Wed: Pasta Lagardo (we named this after Tommy and Kathleen Lagarde made it for us in North Carolina 3 years ago) It's become a favorite.

Thurs: Greek Chicken Cutlets

Fri: a spring risotto, maybe with shrimp, asparagus...