Saturday, June 19, 2010
Meal #1: For MY Dad
Chicken Rice Soup
French bread loaf
Meal #2: For my Sweetheart
Green Beans with Garlic and Peppers
Cheesecake (his *favorite*)
BBQ Beef with a savory, sweet home-made sauce
Parmesan Oven Fries
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Pot Roast with Roasted Vegetables
Home-made French Loaf
Peach Cobbler and Fresh Whipped Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream
Perfectly Seasoned Grilled Chicken (for Chicken Tacos (with avocado, Monterrey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, etc)
Garlic Shrimp Penne with Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce
Cheesecake (dessert may change based on the amount of time I have)
Fresh Fruit Salad
Baked Sub Sandwiches (turkey or roast beef, fresh mozzarella, and basil)
Fresh Fruit Salad
Monday, June 7, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
The infamous hosta plants that Jack helped establish.
Lavender and pink flowers in my favorite flower pot.
Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits
Grilled Hamburgers (with avocado, tomatoes, red onions, and cheese on garlic-toasted buns)
Home-style Seasoned Parmesan Fries
Breakfast for Supper!
Crispy Hashbrowned Potatoes
Omelet Bar (cheeses, onions, mushrooms, bacon, sausage, peppers, fresh herbs, tomatoes, etc)
Picnic in the back yard!
Lunch-Meat Sandwiches (various toppings)
Frozen Fruit Cups
Taco Salad (or tacos for the boys)
"Mojitos" or "Margaritas" (non-alcoholic ... we have two young boys!)
Fresh Fruit (sensing a trend? SO glad it is Summertime!)
"Fried" Ice Cream (MMmmMMmmMMmmm!)
Yes - it is another week where my dear husband will miss out on nearly ALL of the wonderful menu plan ... but we will have to make up for his absence and enjoy the tasty foods that Summertime brings. I hope your family enjoys this time of year as much as we do!
Anyway, this past week, I had a movie night with a dear friend. We enjoyed a menu that radiates Summertime to me:
Fresh Salsa and Tortilla Chips
Sweet Cream and Strawberries
It was delicious! We watched a couple of movies, talked, and just had a wonderful evening. I am looking forward to another movie night in the near future!
In case you are wanting to make your own Margarita Pizza - please find the recipe below:
** This is a pizza that you can GRILL outside - or bake inside. They turn out equally yummy (and if you use the grill, you don't have to heat up your kitchen!)
12-inch pre-baked thin crust pizza shell
14.5 oz can tomatoes with basil, oregano, and garlic
1/3 cup pizza sauce
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
3 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat grill to medium and leave lid closed to keep hot.
Drain tomatoes with a strainer, removing as much liquid as possible. Spread pizza sauce over crust and top with the drained tomatoes. Sprinkle evenly with the Parmesan cheese. Evenly layer the mozzarella over the pizza, sprinkle on the fresh basil and then add some freshly ground black pepper.
Place pizza directly onto the grill. Close lid for 4 minutes (to make sure the crust is not burning). After 4 minutes, turn grill off and keep lid down for an additional 3 minutes, until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melty.
**For those of you who do not grill, this pizza can be baked in a pre-heated 425 degree oven for 10 minutes. The pizza can either be done directly on the oven rack, or on a pizza stone.