Menu Plan Monday 10/3/16


I say this every year.

Time passes.  My kids get older { not me :p }

Fall arrives again.

And I yell, Yeehaw!

I am not holding my breath for Fall temperatures just yet, but I have noticed that the daily highs are closer to 90F than to 100F, a step in the right direction, at least in my mind.  I will be complaining about freezing to death {I am a big whiny baby when the temperatures go below 60F} before too long, but until then I wait with true anticipation for crisp, cool breezes and lower thermostat readings.

Until then, I will pretend that Fall has arrived and make dishes that are a tad bit heartier...somehow less "summer" like.  Doing dishes and heating up the house are my arch enemies so this should be interesting...very interesting.

Sparkly days and cool breezes to you and yours.

Last week's menu had more than one standout recipe and one of them I didn't even take a picture of because it was dark before we ate that meal.  Any one of the following recipes/methods are keepers in our family.
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
Taco Pizza
Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin {used maple syrup) and this method to ensure I didn't overcook it...although my grill must not get as hot as it should, because mine cooked 7, 6, 6 and then rested 5. So good.

Aglio E Olio--We make what we call Old World Italian Pasta with the same ingredients but the method we use requires significantly more olive oil than the 1/3 cup used by Ina's recipe. Always a sucker for a good substitution {and healthier} I went for it.  Sadly, this version is a definite no-go in our household. From now on we will stick to our favorite method and plan for the is a healthy oil right?


Orecchiette with Baked Chicken Meatballs--I bought organic ground chicken for $2.50 per pound.

Brined Grilled Pork Chops

Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

Scott's Famous Wings

chicken wings Image

And plan as I may, usually I go rogue and make whatever strikes my fancy at the time.  Same ingredients, different configuration.

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  1. Visiting from ORG JUNKIE Link up!
    Those wings look yummy, i've been so crazy wings!! Might have to try them next week.
    Hugs! Jen (

    1. Thanks for visiting part about these wings is that you can customize ingredients to your liking.


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