Monday, October 28, 2013

Menu Plan



Engineer has been studying for two more Engineering exams for the past couple of months.  This past week, he sat the 16 hours worth of exams in Ft. Worth.  He came home exhausted.

What better way to remedy that exhaustion than to be out in the yard that has been neglected while he has been studying.  That may have been my idea.

After being able to sleep in, Diva made blueberry muffins while Engineer and I worked in the yard.  We didn't get it all finished but we made a good effort.  And actually, that fresh air and sense of accomplishment did do him good...that's what I'm telling myself anyway because my yard looks so much nicer.  

One of Diva's classmates has a spook-tacular Halloween party every year which she and I attended while Engineer was out of town.  I am always amazed at the attention to detail that is given to every aspect from the invitations to the decorations to their costumes.  It's a fabulous party!

Diva, as in past years, has various costumes for various events and never can they just be something normal.  This year's party's costume was no different.  She waltzed in about an hour before it was time to go to the party stating that she wanted to be a lily pad.  A what?! 


 A lily pad.


Complete with origami lily and frog.
Where does she come up with this stuff?

On a less costume-y note, I attended Supper Club sans Engineer (he missed all the fun stuff this week.)  We had a wonderful menu using an Emeril cookbook as inspiration.  We started with Marinated Crab Claws (one of my favorites) and a Shrimp Remoulade Salad.  Then we moved on to Steak Diane, the best Cheese Grits I have ever eaten, and Green Beans done a special way.  To finish,we had a Chocolate Torte (my contribution) and a Banana Foster Bread Pudding - all of the food was delicious!

Speaking of food, this is what we will be having this week:

Sunday - Dinner w/Parents
Monday - Eggplant Parmesan over Pasta w/Sauteed Mushrooms
Tuesday - Spinach & Ricotta Tarts (didn't get to it last week) w/Salad
Wednesday - Black Eyes Peas, Greens, & Corny Dog Muffins
Thursday - Date Night
Friday - French Onion Soup & Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Saturday - Leftovers

This is part of Menu Plan Monday.

14 comments:

  1. Good menu, cute costume! I am doing Moroccan stew for dinner tonight. I need to make my menu for the rest of the week today.

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    1. Yummy! Moroccan stew sounds delicious! Thanks for stopping by Ms. Jenne!

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  2. I love to do grilled cheese and soup in the winter. One of these days I'm going to try eggplant parm. :-)

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    1. Oooh me too Ms. Sarah! It's one of my favorite ways to entertain in the fall and winter as well - a grilled cheese bar.

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  3. She is definitely creative! I would have never, ever thought of a lily pad!

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    1. That she is Ms. Amber! I have no idea how she comes up with the stuff she does. :)

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  4. How creative! :D And your menu sounds scrumptious!

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  5. I adore the Lily Pad- so creative! :) And thanks for the Menu Plan- it's always so nice to have some fresh ideas!

    Love, Joy @ Yesterfood

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    1. So is very creative Ms. Joy! I like looking to see what other people are having on their menus for that same reason. :)

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  6. The lily pad is just so cute and creative!!!

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    1. Thanks so much. When she gets something in her mind, there's no changing it - so lily pad it was. :)

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  7. Very creative costume and awesome meal plan! I never know how to create (or stick to) a plan. Any tips?

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    1. Thanks! There are so many ways to meal plan: shop your freezer/pantry, use the week's grocery sale ads, go through your cookbooks, family favorite recipes, monthly, weekly, etc. It's really about finding a plan that works for you. :)

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