Thursday, July 8, 2010

Menu July 9th - July 22nd




It's that time again! Menu and grocery shopping! These won't post for a couple weeks but it's a teaser of what is coming. Thanks for all the feedback and support. I've received lots of emails and Facebook messages about my menus and I hope it helps others feel inspired to cook. Or even be organized. Menus really help with staying in a budget and not eating out.

I love baseball. Love watching the Ballplayer play behind the plate. Love the interaction with the mothers (well some-you know how sports politics are!) I despise what it does to my menu!!! If summer ever makes an appearance I will cook some more summer appropriate dishes. It's hard to think summer when I'm wearing a sweater and Uggs until 2 pm and then it's only 65 degrees. I was wearing mittens the other night at my sons baseball game. It's July!!

I will try to add directions how to make each dish kid friendly or crock pot friendly. The crock pot is easy. I use mine at least twice a week. The kid friendly part is a bit of a mystery to me. I never cooked kid friendly. I cooked the same dishes when the kids were little as I do now. If they don't like a sauce or gravy I leave it off for them. I've never had much of a problem with veggies as my kids eat just about anything. And if they still don't like dinner then there is always cereal. I've always thought that if you expose your kids to the foods you hope they will eat that eventually they will eat them. This has held true for veggies and whole wheat breads and noodles. I also try to do lots of variety in my menus so the kids don't get too used to the same ole food. This will help them later in life when mom isn't cooking them dinner (which the Ballplayer has declared will NEVER happen) But I will work on this kid friendly request. Promise!!

Friday June 9th Whiskey Maple BBQ Pork Chops w Grilled Vegetable Cous Cous

Saturday June 10th *Saturday Burger Madness!! Teriyaki Turkey burgers (didn't make them last wk)

Sunday June 11th Shrimp Stir fry

Monday June 12th * Chinese Takeout Night...Mmm Orange Chicken anyone?

Tuesday June 13th Firecracker Shrimp Tacos w/Creamy Avocado Sauce

Wednesday June 14th * Green Chili Mac n Cheese & California Salad and Homemade Ranch

Thursday June 15th Panko Breaded Fish w/ Pineapple Orange Salsa OR Corn Salsa & Coconut Milk Rice

Friday June 16th * Chinese Chicken Salad Wraps & Sweet Potato Fries

Saturday June 17th Saturday Burger Madness! Panko Chicken Burgers

Sunday June 18th Steak w Chimichuri Sauce & Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Monday June 19th Red Enchilada Casserole and Easy Peasy Spanish rice

Tuesday June 20th Ponzo Chicken Tacos/Fajitas w/ Salsa & Leftover Spanish Rice

Wednesday June 21st Garlic Shrimp over Sauted Garlic Green Beans

Thursday June 22nd Butter Chicken over Rice

Other items of interest:
Easy Chocolate Mousse
Grilled Veggie Quesadilla
Corn Salsa
Breakfast Burritos
Cheddar Beer Biscuits

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5 comments:

Leslie said...

That sounds delicious! I need to come join your family for dinners! I am stopping my from New Friend Friday!

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Michele N said...

Ummmm...orange chicken, you know it! lol. Although I am patiently(not) waiting to see your panko chicken burger. Hey Aricka, did we go back a month to JUNE??? lol. Plus, I like the teriyaki turkey burgers...that sounds familiar.

Shamrocks and Shenanigans said...

@ Michele-Yep!! That burgers gonna be linked back to you inspiring me :) 
I haven't done a panko chicken burger for the blog yet. Did I go back to June?June was a busy month w baseball and my dad being sick. It's been so cold here that I want to make stews and soups!!!

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