Menu Plan Monday for June 23/14

We did really well sticking to the plan of cooking from the vintage cookbooks in order to thin the herd so to speak.

I will be keeping the Betty Crocker one from the 50s but the others have left the building.
Yep.  We're that serious and quick to judge.  Impress us in a couple of recipes or you're outta here.  Hear that cookbooks...I'm-a-comin' fer ya'!

We spent the weekend cleaning out the old house of any of our possessions and cleaning up the Little Pink House that now is just that, a house, no longer our home.  It was bittersweet.

Well, it was only a matter of time...the body count in our new neighborhood is piling up quickly.  So far I've had a dead tree frog in my great room and two baby moles triumphantly carried into my bedroom in the middle of the night by the perpetrator.  Chocolate, cat.  If you want to get me a present to say thank you for the roof over your head and the food in your belly, chocolate is the appropriate gift.  NOT dead, or worse, semi-dead rodents and reptiles.

And on that appetizing note, here's what we will be eating this week.  The recipes will be from Taste of Texas (1987) and The Good Salad Book (1952):

Sunday - Leftovers
Monday - Sauteed Chicken, Creamed Potatoes, & Orange Garden Salad
Tuesday - Soup de la Rio Grande, Avocado & Apple Salad, & Corn Muffins
Wednesday - Sally's Supreme Surprise w/Apple & Grape Salad
Thursday - Crawfish Etouffee over Rice w/Congo Mango Salad
Friday - Lentil Soup & California Harvest Salad
Saturday - Leftovers

This is part of MPM.


  1. This--->Crawfish Etouffee over Rice w/Congo Mango Salad....sounds amazing!!

    1. We are in Louisiana now so etouffee is going to have to feature regularly I do believe. :)

  2. When I was still single (many years ago), my room mate (now my sis-in-law) had a 10 pound bag of crawfish in our freezer. We came home and discovered that our fridge was dead and everything in the freezer had we headed to my grandmother's house to make 10 pounds of crawfish étouffée. I've never been able to bring myself to eat it since. :)

    1. Oh no Ms. Angela! We do like crawfish but a little goes a long way. :)

  3. I LOVE vintage cook books! I need to dig mine out again and see what else I can make :)

    1. I do too Ms. Jennifer, thus the necessary mega clear out. ;) I like reading them as social commentary for the time.


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