Monday, September 19, 2011

Week 29 - Fall is Coming!

Well, I'm happy to say that the temperature is definitely starting to lower here in the South!  We're waking up to 50's and 60's in the morning and that is a pleasant, cherished gift.  The days are still pretty warm, but the cooler mornings and evenings make it all worthwhile. . .

I actually skipped last week if you can believe that!  Things were crazy around our house with something planned almost every night of the week and that left me little time to plan meals unfortunately.  This week is going to be a little less stressful, but next week will be off the charts.  I organize a children's consignment sale for my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group and that begins next weekend and continues for 6 days.  It's going to be an amazing week, but it's a ton of work.  I will be living, breathing and eating the consignment sale during that week and not cooking at all.  ;)

As we focus on this week, here's what I'm cooking!  I'll probably add some more sides at the last minute depending on what I have on hand.  Can't wait to see your menus!

Sunday - Rotisserie chicken, broccoli, homemade french fries
Monday - Pork tenderloin, asparagus
Tuesday - Beefsteak with seared onions, black beans, white rice, roasted zucchini
Wednesday - Seared salmon with Emeril seasoning (my kids' favorite), roasted cauliflower
Thursday -Thai basil shrimp, white rice, cabbage, red peppers
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Spaghetti with meat sauce (zucchini noodles for adults), broccoli

Happy Cooking everyone!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Week 28

Summer is officially over with the Labor Day holiday behind us and I'm amazed that it really brought cooler weather to Atlanta!  We had the remnants of that Tropical Storm head through town this weekend, so we've had rain, tornadoes and lots of wet leaves everywhere!  It really looks like Autumn is here now.  Fortunately, we were not affected by any tornadoes, but we did hear the sirens going off for a warning last night! 

We had our first ever cul-de-sac dinner on Labor Day! It was such a great time and my wonderful neighbor, Gerard, led the way by teaching me to make coq au vin.  So, we cooked the main course and rice, but the rest of the neighbors filled in with sides and desserts!  It was so much fun to have everyone together over a nice meal. 

Alain and I also got to go whitewater rafting this weekend with our friends from New York!  That was a blast and I'm still sore!  It's been a busy weekend and that's my excuse for not getting the menu posted before today.  I'll just start the menu from today and go through Sunday.
White Water rafting the Ocoee River!
 Here's this week's menu:
Tuesday - Leftovers
Wednesday - Turkey chili, salad
Thursday - Salad nicoise with salmon, potatoes and veggies
Friday - Grilled chicken, roasted cauliflower and carrots
Saturday - Turkey tacos, black beans, rice, seared zucchini
Sunday - Out to dinner

Happy cooking everyone!