Monday, July 22, 2019

July is flying by but here is the Weekly Menu

What an absolutely whirlwind month we have had.  I'm not complaining.  I love having a house full of company and the chaos that ensues.  But, I must admit, I had a bit of a melt down yesterday while at the Tigers game to surprise our friend Chet with a birthday celebration.

I was suffering a headache, I had these 3 darlings all clamoring for something different, I was hangry and feeling jostled by the crowd.  I had a small meltdown which Frank recognized immediately and graciously took over with some of the requests being thrown at me.  We all went into the restaurant to meet up with the Birthday Party gang and had some lunch which helped immensely.  We got to see a lot of people who we don't get to see near often enough and the tigers WON in overtime.  It ended up being a great day.

This crazy weekend started with a funeral for Frank's cousin on Saturday morning after which we picked up the Angel Face for her 2 week stay while Mama is in France and went directly to a graduation party.  It was HOT and muggy.  When we got home from the party, my brother Dick and his family were all here, visiting our brother. Larry and his family who are staying with us for the month.

Luckily we had planned on spaghetti for dinner and that can be stretched to feed as many as you need.  Frank made the spaghetti while I lounged in the pool with everyone and then, rejuvenated, I came into the house, threw together a salad, cut up some bread and dinner was served.

Yesterday we stopped and picked up carryout on the way home from the game.  Mary is leaving this morning to spend some time with her sisters for a few days.  Tomorrow our sister, Dawn, is having an impromptu get together for the family as her middle son, Jake, is moving back to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan from Florida where he had moved for his job. 

Wednesday, Mary will be back home. She has lunch plans with friends and I have food pantry.  We are meeting her cousins for dinner at a local restaurant. 

So it is a short menu this week but I still wanted to share it with you today.


Carry out Chicken and Ribs

Steak with Mango and Jalapenos
Baked Potatoes

Tuesday-Dinner at Dawn's
Shortbread Skillet
Cheesecake Truffles
Peach and Nectarine Pie

Out for dinner

Bratwurst and Blaukraut Sandwiches
Potato Salad
Macaroni Salad

Fish Friday
Grilled Salmon Packets

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Meatloaf Burgers #OurFamilyTable

You don't have to wait for oven weather to enjoy the wonderful, comforting flavors of Meatloaf.  You can cook your meatloaf mixture up on the grill and enjoy it as a burger.  YUMMO!!

The From Our Dinner Table group is sharing Bodacious Burgers today.....

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Summer Veggie Chili #SoupSaturdaySwappers

Chock full of your favorite summer vegetables this delicious chili is quick to make and makes an amazing Meatless Monday meal.  Delete the toppings and you have a perfect vegan meal.

Welcome to Soup Saturday Swappers...........

Cake for Breakfast? Why yes, please. #CakeSliceBakers

The next time you are out to super impress somebody invite them over for brunch and serve up this amazingly awesome Strawberries and Cream Crepe Cake.  It's perfect for dessert as well but nobody is expecting something this fantastic on the brunch table!!

This is one of four selections chosen for this months Cake Slice Bakers.......

Friday, July 19, 2019

Blueberry Sourdough Coffee Cake #BlueberryWeek

Tender sourdough coffee cake studded with fresh blueberries and covered with a delicious crumbly topping.  Excellent for breakfast, dessert or anytime you want to relax and pamper yourself.

Today is the final day of Blueberry Week........

Provencal Shrimp and Veggies in Foil #FishFridayFoodies

Colorful, healthy, nutritious and delicious, this easy one packet dinner is ready in minutes.  Gorgeous to look at and even better to eat!!

We are celebrating Grilled Fish/Seafood this month with the Fish Friday Foodies......

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Korean Pork Tenderloin with Cab Franc from Saumur #Winophiles

When Cam of Culinary Adventures with Camilla asked the members of the French Winophiles to visit Anjou/Saumer and sample their wines, food and culture I immediately started researching the options.

I spoke with an agent over at and explained that I was looking for a wine from the region.  I told her that we prefer dry red wines and she recommended two of them.  I bought both but have only opened the Chateau du Hureau, a Saumer-Champigny Tuffe that I will be sharing with you today.

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