Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Angel Face turns 5 and the Weekly Menu

It is so hard to believe that my Little Miss is already 5 yrs. old.  She is getting to be so grown up, definitely a little girl more toddler or preschooler for Grammy.

On Tuesday she came over, and since I knew I wouldn't see her again until after her birthday on Thursday, she helped Grampy decorate a princess cake I made and we had a small birthday dinner.  This is a photo of her helping Grammy in the kitchen.

Friday, when I facetimed her she was putting on her apron and said she didn't have time to talk because she had to make dinner. I asked what she was making and she replied chicken.  A few minutes later I was sent this photo of my Angel Face helping Mama in the kitchen.  I must admit Grammy's heart skipped a beat.  No denying that she is no longer my baby.

Her party with all of her friends was yesterday afternoon.  She had a blast!!

Today is a busy day.  Singing for 9:30 Mass, followed by a meeting with my Food Pantry Leaders.  Then we will grab a late breakfast/early lunch before the Teen goes to youth group at Noon, after which is her first 2nd year confirmation class that the parents attend with her.  Crock pot dinner to the rescue.

On Monday we are meeting our Dive friends for dinner at Coopershawk Winery.  Looking forward to that.  The rest of the week is pretty typical except for next Friday when we attend a Quentin Flagg show that is being put on by our Parish's OLR against Sex Trafficking group as a fundraiser.

So here is the Weekly Menu, what are you eating this week?

Melody's Birthday Party

Beef Pot Roast with Apples and Onions
Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Green Beans

Out for Dinner

Taco Tuesday
Shrimp Tacos with Apple Pomegranate Salsa

Pecan Crusted Chicken with Pears
Butterhorn Dinner Rolls

Galushki Soup

Fish Friday
Chile Lime Shrimp with Cherimoya and Strawberry Papaya
Steamed Rice

Zucchini Bread #OurFamilyTable

This wonderful Zucchini Bread is lighter than those made with your typical recipe.  Tender crumb flecked with zucchini and cinnamon and brightened up with lemon zest.  This will become your new go to recipe when faced with a mound of zucchini from your garden.

We are sharing easy quick bread recipes From Our Dinner Table........

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Smoked Pork and Cheese Burgers #TailgateParty

This post is sponsored by ThermoWorks who provided us with a Thermopop Thermometer and is offering a giveaway to one of our readers.  I received no monetary compensation for this post and all opinions are completely my own.

Freshly ground pork mixed with cheese and barbecue sauce. Formed into patties and slow smoked before searing at the end to finish cooking.

Perfect for your next Tailgate Party..........

Chicken Normandy for the Final Day of #AppleWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #AppleWeek . I received complimentary product from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #AppleWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Chicken pieces cooked to a golden brown and then nestled in apples and onions and braised in an apple cider sauce.  Can you say YUM!!

Today is the final day of Apple Week, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I..........

Corsica; French with a lot of Italian Influence #Winophiles #SoupSaturdaySwappers

We are visiting Corsica with the French Winophiles this month.  Corsica is an Island in the Mediterranean.  It is mountainous and densely forested.  It has belonged to France for over 200 yrs but it is still very Italian in culture.

This delicious, quick and easy to prepare Minestra, or a variation of it, is very likely to be served up on the Island.  Corsica is known for it's food and wine.  Who knew?  I certainly didn't..........

Friday, September 20, 2019

BBQ Oysters with Garlic Herb Sauce #FishFridayFoodies

These oysters are so easy to prepare, just scrub and put onto the grill.  After 5 minutes, remove from grill and they will open up easily with just a butter knife.  Add a dollop of Herb Compound Butter and you have a delicious appetizer to serve while the rest of the meal is put onto the grill.

It's time for another Fish Friday Foodies gathering.................

Green Appletini #AppleWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #AppleWeek . I received complimentary product from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #AppleWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

This recipe is intended for those readers of legal drinking age for alcohol consumption.  Please drink responsibly.

Sweet, tart and refreshing this cocktail is like taking a bite of a crisp green apple.

Today is the 5th day of our Apple Week event.  We have been sharing amazing apple recipes all week long and since it is Friday, what better to share than a cocktail to start your weekend off.........
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