A thoroughly fun family weekend, it included a Harvest Festival, a dinner party, pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving, a game of flag football, six new recipes and more. Absolutely gorgeous weather that, although a tad chilly when the wind picked up, begged for you to be outside. That said, I’m exhausted – much be too much fresh air – and caught myself falling asleep while lying down with the kids tonight, so a quick menu plan and I’m out.
Monday: $7 Dinner Challenge. If you missed this, you can find the rules here, and the first challenge here. Sarah and I are challenging everyone to roll out $7 dinners. In light of the current economy, it’s not such a terrible thing, and we like a good challenge. What am I making tomorrow? I have no idea (although I have dessert figured out), but we hope you’ll join in our new weekly fun.
Tuesday: Fish. It feels like forever since we’ve had fish, and I’ve got a hankering for it. I’m going to go with Pan-Seared Tilapia with Almond Browned Butter, a recipe from the 4/04 issue of Better Homes & Gardens. Baking with Nick: Maple-Walnut Spice Cookies from Cooking Light magazine.
Wednesday: Open/leftovers. Making Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole from the 5/07 issue of Cooking Light magazine to conquer my what-am-I-going-to-eat-for-breakfast problems.
Thursday: Baked Fried Chicken, a new recipe from Penzey’s One magazine and a side of roasted broccoli and cauliflower that the boys won’t eat. Baking with Nick: Salty Bones, a fun Halloween recipe from Family Fun magazine.
Friday: Movie night! High School Musical 3 hits the movie theaters, so we’re taking the kids out for a movie night. HSM 1 and 2 were on television and didn’t appear on the big screen, so it will be a fun night out, and something to get us through the week. Assuming, of course, that spending an evening in the movie theater with a bunch of hyped-up teeny boppers is a good thing. Baking with Nick: Rachael Ray’s Penny’s PB&J Cookies.
Saturday: Spicy Spanish Sausages from Everyday Food, with South-of-the-Border Chorizon Burger Wraps from the 6/07 issue of Woman’s Day magazine.
That’s it for me this week… would love to hear what you’ve got cooking.
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