Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan: March 26-March 30

Darn, you mean I have to come up with another week's worth of meals?  Just kidding.  Last week was a success, despite the fact that I left Bill to fend for himself one night.  I forgot there was a happy hour for a secretary at work who was leaving. 
He did okay.  He had pizza.  :-)

Here's what's on the menu this week:

Monday:  Turkey Sausage with Roasted Vegetable and Barley Salad

Doesn't this look sooooo yummy?!  I love barley, and the veggies look pretty darn good too!  And, really, how can you go wrong when there's feta cheese involved?

Tuesday:  Hot Dogs with New Potato Salad

Bill promised to fire up the barbecue grill and cook some hot dogs for us. 
It's been feeling a lot like summer here in St. Louis lately,
so I can't think of anything better than to have
a good 'ol summertime staple food like hot dogs!

And here's one of my favorite side dishes to serve with it - Ina Garten's New Potato Salad.

Ina uses lots of fresh dill in this recipe.  It's fantastic!

Wednesday:  Breakfast Casserole and Fresh Fruit
I watched an episode of Paula's Best Dishes on Saturday morning where Paula's friend "Bubbles" made a yummy-looking breakfast casserole with sausage, potatoes, mushrooms, cheese and bread.  What's not to like about that?

I'm a fan of breakfast *anytime* so I'm really looking forward to trying out this recipe! 
I'll serve it with some fresh fruit.

Thursday:  Monte Cristo Sandwiches with Oven "Fried" Pickles and Corn on the Cob
How delicious do these look?!

Fried pickles are one of our favorite appetizers at a couple of restaurants we frequent. 
I'm excited to try a healthier version at home!

And I'll bet you didn't know that I'm an Iowa girl at heart .
I lived there from the time I was 3 till I was 21.

So believe me, I know corn on the cob!

Hope I can find some good-looking ears at the store.

Friday:  Hamburgers and French Fries

This was a weekly tradition in my house growing up. 
Every Friday, Dad would make delicious hamburgers in the toaster oven,
seasoned with garlic salt and Worcestershire sauce. 

And Mom would make crinkle fries in the oven. 

Sometimes a few of the fries would come out warm and squishy.  I loved those!

And we'd have pop.  That was really the only time we drank soda during the week.
(I should try to do that now!)

I told Bill about this, and he agreed we should keep the tradition alive.


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