Monday, June 29, 2015

Menu Monday ~ June 29, 2015

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Busy, busy week ahead! Lots of friends and family are in town for a week-long celebration (Ada Connection) our extended family hosts every 5 years. There are activities and various group meals planned all week. We can't attend everything but we are going to go to several events. Plus, our daughter's birthday is Wednesday and it's the 4th of July on Saturday. Looks like I'll be doing very little "real" cooking this week. 

Monday:
  • homemade mac and cheese with caramelized onions
  • glazed carrots
  • salad
Tuesday:
I am going on the family shopping trip which is the morning scheduled event for "Ada Connection". I then am volunteering for a couple of hours at the local soup kitchen where I serve on the board and also have an evening meeting.  I think dinner will have to be super quick and easy!
  • quesadillas
  • tomato soup
Wednesday:
It's our daughter's birthday so we are all going out for a nice dinner in a nearby town.

Thursday:
Dinner and talent show for "Ada Connection". 

Friday:
We will be attending a banquet for "Ada Connection". 

Saturday:
It's the 4th of July and we are going to my niece's for a BBQ and then watch the fireworks at the park.  

Sunday:
We will most likely go to church then out for Mexican food for lunch. We always save half for our dinner. 

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So, what's on your menu this week? 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Menu Monday ~ June 22, 2015

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Monday:
We've been invited to a press dinner for a new local restaurant so no cooking (or dishes!) for me tonight. 

Tuesday:
  • lentil tacos
  • lettuce, tomato, green onion, salsa, cheese, sour cream (as toppings)
  • salad
Wednesday:
  • fried rice
  • homemade egg rolls
  • fresh pineapple
Thursday:
  • spaghetti and meatballs
  • salad
  • baked zucchini topped with parmesan cheese
  • garlic bread
Friday/Saturday:
We will be attending a wedding in Tulsa Friday night. Our anniversary was this past Saturday but we decided to celebrate with two nights in Tulsa. Can't wait!

Sunday:
If we get back in time and all the kids are available we'll do "Sunday Family Dinner". I'll probably grill burgers or hot dogs. 
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What's on your menu this week?

Monday, June 15, 2015

Menu Monday ~ June 15, 2015

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Last week was pretty much lost in a haze of sniffling and coughing. I came down with a bad cold which then triggered an asthma attack. I finally gave in and started steroids Saturday. I'm still coughing but feeling much better. Back to cooking!

Monday:
  • open-face bagel sandwiches with ham, cream cheese, apple slices and cheddar
  • French fries
  • fresh cherries
  • salad
Tuesday:
Lisa and I will be out of town doing our monthly grocery shopping. The guys are on their own. 

Wednesday:
I am hopeful that I will have been able to pick up some wonderful produce on Tuesday so I think a fresh veggie dinner is in order.
  • corn on the cob
  • fresh green beans and new potatoes
  • squash casserole
  • fresh fruit
Thursday:
  • homemade vegetable beef soup (using up some frozen veggies and hamburger to make room in the freezer)
  • homemade corn bread
Friday:
Saturday:
If the weather is nice I am hoping to talk David into going to the Okie Noodling Festival. No, I'm not kidding. There will be live music and food trucks, too. 

Sunday:
This is Father's Day. I haven't checked with the kids or my parents yet but if everyone is available I think we will have them all over for dinner.
  • grilled burgers
  • homemade potato salad
  • baked beans
  • chips and dip
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What's on your menu this week?

Monday, June 1, 2015

Menu Monday ~ June 1, 2015

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Well, I'm back! Our music festival last weekend was a ridiculously muddy mess but absolutely the best time ever. Now to get back into what passes for a normal routine these days. 

Monday:
  • lemon pepper chicken
  • baked potatoes
  • corn on the cob
  • salad
Tuesday:
We have company this night for dinner.
  • tacos
  • refried beans
  • salad
  • chips and salsa
Wednesday:
  • grilled hot dogs (we have some leftover from the festival which I need to use up)
  • coleslaw
  • chips and dip
  • fresh fruit (cherries are in season!)
Thursday:
We rarely eat that much meat in a week but for various reasons this is a meat-heavy week. I think an all-veggie night is in order. I plan to go to the local farmers market Wednesday morning so Thursday's dinner will include whatever I am able to buy there. We have had so much rain that I'm not sure how much is available just yet. 
  • vegetables, salad, fruit 
Friday:
We are attending a benefit dinner this evening.

Saturday:
  • homemade macaroni and cheese with caramelized onions
  • whiskey-glazed carrots
  • salad
Sunday:
David's birthday is Friday but since we are attending a benefit that night, we will celebrate in conjunction with "Family Dinner Night". 
  • Hawaiian meatballs over rice (David's favorite)
  • homemade egg rolls (optional - will depend on how much time I have)
  • salad
  • fresh fruit salad
  • cherry pie and vanilla ice cream (David prefers this to cake)
So what's cooking at your house this week? Is your local farmers market in full swing yet? 

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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Monday:
  • 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. 

Thursday:
  • pasta salad with ham, cheese, celery, onion, bell peppers, boiled eggs
  • crackers
Friday:
  • grilled chicken
  • baked potatoes
  • salad
  • glazed carrots
Saturday:
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
Sunday:
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:

Monday:
  • gumbo (with chicken, sausage and lots of veggies)
  • rice
Tuesday:
  • 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)
Wednesday:
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. 

Thursday:
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. 

Friday:
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. 

Saturday:
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. 

Sunday:
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. 

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What's on your menu this week?