We had an amazing time in New Orleans and ate some incredible meals (which I tried to discreetly photograph and posted via my iPhone both here and on my Tea With Dee blog). We got home late last Tuesday night and ever since it’s been a blur of trying to acclimate to *real life*. But it’s Monday and I’m hoping for at least a semblance of routine and normality this week. Okay, anyone who really knows us is laughing about the “normality” thing but hey, we can try, can’t we? So here’s my proposed menu plan for the week:
- crockpot roast
- mashed potatoes
- tossed green salad with dried cranberries
- fresh fruit salad
If you’ve been following along, you may wonder why we are eating meat on Meatless Monday. Well, I bought a roast a few days ago with plans to cook it this past weekend. Plans changed and I didn’t cook it. I could have frozen it and served it later in the week in order to keep with the Meatless Monday thing, but we are pirates and consider rules to be more like guidelines anyway. We eat meatless more often than not so I’m not going to worry my pretty little head about this.
- asparagus frittata
- whiskey glazed carrots
- green salad
Our chickens are all laying so we usually get 5 eggs a day. I came home to a LOT of eggs after out trip so they will be making frequent appearances in my menus. I’ll also be giving some to my mom and daughter.
- Vegetarian Paella
- fresh green beans
- We’ve been invited to dinner at the home of dear friends. She’s an excellent cook and has promised comfort food a la Pioneer Woman. I can hardly wait! Being cooked for is such a pleasure and one I am not often the recipient of except in restaurants and that’s not the same.
- I think I’ll make a big salad with all sorts of goodies in it and cook up 2 or 3 fresh vegetables for dinner. We all really like our veggies and this time of year there are some really good ones available. If I get my act together I’d like to bake some fresh bread, too.
- We will be attending a wedding in Oklahoma City in the afternoon and a reception later that evening. The invitation says there will be hors d’oeuvres and cocktails so we will probably eat a light dinner in between.
- I can’t recall if I’ve explained why I don’t ever include Sunday meals in my menu. If I have, you may skip this. I consider Sunday to be my day off. I don’t do any housework that isn’t essential (I do try to keep things picked up so Monday isn’t too horrendous), no laundry and no cooking. We attend church and then usually have lunch at a favorite Mexican restaurant. David and I purposely save half of our meal from lunch to re-heat for dinner. And we do our very best to work in a long, afternoon nap so please don’t call us until after 6 p.m. Thank you.