Good morning, Pinteresting Blogosphere! It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. I am hard at work on a side writing project (more info to come on that later–hopefully!), and IT IS SPRING BREAK!
It was great not to wake up at 5:30 (although I my internal alarm clock woke me at 6).
This week I’m trying a mix of old and new. For my subscribers who get e-mails when I post, you know the joy (hopefully) of finding recipes that you would like to try.
Such happened to me when I recently received an e-mail update from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. There was a recipe that totally intrigued me! Now, I’ve tried a few taco/Mexican casseroles in my day, but this one looked really promising. I will let you know Wednesday how it turns out (or when I get around to that post). It’s a taco salad casserole. Everything is all cooked and yummy, and then you sprinkle shredded lettuce on top (or, as Muffin calls lettuce, salad).
And when am I serving it? Taco Tuesday, of course!
Also on the menu this week was a variation of my Great-Aunt Gene’s, Oriental Chicken Wings (I used chicken thighs). I consider this truly a family heirloom recipe. Yes, I mean the Great-Aunt Gene who made the “pina colada cake.” I think next time I will make the chicken with the pina colada cake. That would be a true tribute in her honor.
So, here is the menu plan for the week (including Easter weekend):
Saturday: Oriental Chicken (Thighs), rice, corn
Sunday: Easter Dinner: My responsibility was the Honey Mustard Glazed Pork Loin with Cranberries. My mom made her macaroni and cheese, baked sweet potatoes, and steamed broccoli (as well as cake mix brownies with chocolate cream cheese frosting). I know I haven’t posted the pork loin recipe yet, but, trust me, grasshopper, it’s coming (and will be totally worth it)!
Monday: Easter leftovers (I made us each a plate from the leftovers and left the rest of the roast with my mom.)
Tuesday: Taco Salad Casserole (Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures), Spanish rice (think the Mahatma rice blend), chips, salsa
Wednesday: Pizza Meatball Subs, chips
Thursday: Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake, rice, green veg
Friday: pizza and corn
Saturday: Caramelized Pepper Chicken (Just a Taste), rice, egg roll
Sunday: Another Lazy Day Sunday Casserole (Kayotic Kitchen), fruit
What’s on your meal plan for the week?