Monday, May 18, 2015

Menu Monday ~ May 18, 2015

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This Friday is the beginning of our annual three-day music festival - Happyland Music Fest. In just a few days our backyard will be filled with around 200 people. It's a wild, fun, crazy, exciting event that we all look forward to every year. The next few days are going to be hectic as we make final preparations. That means that I won't be spending a lot of time on meals.

I cooked chicken last night and have an extra chicken breast to use tonight. A casserole, perhaps? I also picked up hot dogs and buns for a quick meal. There may be a night of grilled cheese and soup and very likely a pizza night. I have a fresh pineapple, raspberries, bananas and strawberries so I think I'll prep all of those - maybe make a fruit salad. I also have a big bag of fresh carrots. I think I will cook a bunch of those to have on hand to add to quick meals. And rice. I should cook a big batch in my rice cooker. With all those things on hand we should be able to stay reasonably fed this week.

I wouldn't count on a menu next week, either. I know from previous experience that the week after Happyland Music Fest is one of happy exhaustion and recovery.

Leave me a comment with what's on your menu. And have a great week!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Menu Monday ~ May 11, 2015

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  • fresh corn on the cob
  • steamed red potatoes with butter and grated cheese
  • salad
Tuesday and Wednesday:
I will be in the city with my parents as my dad undergoes surgery. 

  • pasta salad with ham, cheese, celery, onion, bell peppers, boiled eggs
  • crackers
  • grilled chicken
  • baked potatoes
  • salad
  • glazed carrots
We are in crunch mode getting ready for our annual three-day music festival next weekend. Simple meals will be the name of the game. 
  • grilled hot dogs (organic, of course - ha!)
  • chips
  • fruit
Our regular Sunday family dinners are on hold until after the music festival. However, this is the final episode of Mad Men so if everyone wants to come watch it here we may pick up some pizzas or something for a late dinner. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Menu Monday ~ May 4, 2015

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Such a busy week ahead! It hardly seems worth making a menu but here goes:

  • gumbo (with chicken, sausage and lots of veggies)
  • rice
  • chef salads (topped with hard boiled eggs, ham, cheese, tomatoes, croutons)
  • Club crackers (not something I usually buy because of the ingredients but David bought a box for our drive to New Orleans and we still have some)
We are going to OKC with friends to see Clutch in concert. I haven't discussed specific plans with David yet but I suspect we will eat on our way up there. 

One of our HMA musicians is playing at our favorite local Italian restaurant. We haven't been out to hear music locally in quite awhile so we will go enjoy some delicious food and music. 

We have tickets for the Rush concert in Tulsa. Yeah, two concerts in one week. We already had the tickets for this one when our friends invited us to see Clutch. How could we turn that down? Dinner on the way up there and then we will spend the night. 

We will be coming home from Tulsa and then have an evening wedding to attend. There is a reception afterwards so we will just have a sandwich or something light between the time we get home and the wedding. 

Our family dinners are on hold until after our Happyland Music Festival (three day event we host each year) on Memorial Day weekend. Every spare moment between now and then will be spent preparing for that. I'll just fix something simple and easy to clean up - maybe grilled hot dogs, chips and fruit. 


What's on your menu this week?

Monday, April 27, 2015

Menu Monday ~ April 27, 2015

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I have leftover roast beef to use tonight. Since it's cool and rainy I think a pot of vegetable beef soup will hit the spot. 
  • vegetable beef soup
  • crackers
  • fresh strawberries for *dessert*
Tuesday - Thursday:
David will be out of town and I am determined to take off at least a couple of pounds this week. I bought some packages of frozen vegetable blends and I plan to eat one of those and a salad each of the three nights David is away. 

  • spaghetti
  • salad
  • garlic bread

What's on your menu this week?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Menu Monday ~ April 20, 2015

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We are still in New Orleans but...sadly...leaving today. We'll spend a night on the road on the way home so we won't be back until tomorrow evening, most likely. I know from prior experience that it will take me a couple of days to get back into the cooking groove so there won't be a menu this week. I'll probably just load up on fresh veggies and salad ingredients for our dinners in an effort to make up for overindulging while in New Orleans. 

Check back next Monday, though. We'll be back to our regularly scheduled program. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Latitude 29

We tried a new restaurant called Latitude 29. This Chinese chicken salad was superb and the classy Polynesian decor provided just the right ambiance.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Menu Monday ~ April 13, 2014

I am in New Orleans so there will be no menu this week. I'm most likely indulging in oysters and crawfish and other seafood, with nary a thought about mercury levels. As the kids say, YOLO! 

If you need menu inspiration feel free to browse the archives or check out a couple of the food blogs I read:
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