Monday, July 3, 2017

Revisiting Borshch for #FirstMondayFavorites and the Weekly Menu.

Good is time for us to share our favorite recipe that we posted last month.  I posted a tone of recipes in June but I do believe that this was my very favorite.

This Ukranian Borshch is unlike any beet soup I have ever enjoyed.  Chock full of great vegetables and meat it could be made thicker and be a great stew.

Thanks to Sid of Sid's Sea Palm Cooking for hosting this great party.  I can't wait to see what the others are sharing!  Join me, won't you?

I am also taking this opportunity to share our Weekly Menu with you.  Our son from Denmark and his family are in the USA visiting for a few weeks.  We had a lot of fun last week, catching up and visiting local sites.  They left to go sight seeing in Ohio for a few days, returning home Saturday.

The little town that we live in is having an Independence Day celebration that includes carnivals, music, dancing, fishing tournaments, parades and fireworks.  We spent yesterday afternoon enjoying the fun and all the festival food that was available.

Today, we are flying to Frankenmuth, a German town about a 25 minute flight from us, where we will do some sight seeing, shopping and enjoy all the German food that is available.  Helena is very anxious to go to Bronner's Christmas Store.

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Tuesday is, of course, the 4th of July.  We are having a BBQ and will celebrate with Amy, Doug, Tingting, Melody, Dian, Helena and Jordan by hanging out poolside and avoiding all the crowds and congestion.  Our Little Miss will be spending the night as mama returns to work on Wednesday.

Wednesday is also the day that my brother, Larry, arrives from California.  As you are reading this, he is traveling across the country to us on his Harley.  He does this each and every year, while his wife, Mary, travels by train.  She arrives around Midnight Wednesday.

Dian, Helena and Jordan are moving to John and Kirsten's for the remainder of their visit but we will still get to see them each and every day.

Thursday, a couple of Mary's friends from California, who are visiting Michigan as well, are arriving to spend the weekend with us here. It is going to be a blast and as you can see our household is going to be crazy busy.  Dinners are going to be fun and casual with a lot of grilling and a lot of side salads. Enjoy!

Beer Butt Chicken
Roasted New Potatoes
Roasted Corn on the Cob

Dinner at the Festival

Dinner in Frankenmuth

Tuesday-Independence Day
Grilled Steaks
Mushrooms and Onions
Grilled Asparagus
Baked Potatoes

Grilled Pork Chops with Peach BBQ Sauce
Grilled Peaches
Macaroni Salad

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Strawberry Butter
Lemon Basil Pasta
Sesame Sugar Snap Peas

Fish Friday
Mango Gazpacho with Shrimp
Grilled Cheese Quesadillas
Black Bean and Jicama Salad

First Monday Favorites


  1. I had a really hard time choosing this month! Your borshch looks and sounds amazing.

    1. Isn't it challenging Karen? To pick a favorite each month is like choosing a favorite child LOL

  2. Thanks so much for writing and linking to First Monday Favorites. Sounds like you're real busy this week, with family and friends. How wonderful. Noticed your son lives in Denmark, did I mention lately I'm Danish as well? Have a great week.

    1. I have seen that from you post. They are from Vielje. I have not yet been lucky enough to visit there.

  3. Oh my goodness you menu looks delightful. I am going to make the beer can chicken this summer come hell or high water!! Looks marvelous!!


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