Archive for August 22nd, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

It is Monday again?  The calendar says it is so I guess I had better work out my menu for the week.  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We sure did!  C and I took my dad to a Bowling Green Hot Rods baseball game on Friday night and then we stayed home on Saturday to catch up on a few chores.  Even though we have had some extreme heat. the grass sure doesn’t seem to be affected.  It has grown like crazy all summer long.  I got out early Saturday morning and trimmed back the Knockout roses and Compacta holly shrubs that are in our front yard for the last time this year.  Did you know that you weren’t supposed to trim roses or shrubs any later than this in Kentucky? 

If you cut them now, the ends have time to heal over before cold weather.  If you wait too late, the moisture in the air (rain or dew) will settle down in the open cuts, then when it frosts or freezes, that liquid expands and bursts the stems.  Not good!  So if you live in South Central Kentucky, get out there in August and trim those shrubs.  It is safe to cut them back hard during March to encourage new spring growth.  Just a little gardening lesson for you!

This week’s menu is pretty straightforward.  There will probably be only one new thing this week, but that’s ok.  I might change my mind and whip up something new and unexpected!  C’s cousin is getting married in a couple of months and we are going to their wedding shower this weekend.  Congrats to them!

Southern Plate’s Deep Dish Pizza

Grilled Hot Dogs & oven baked fries

Country ham & biscuits with butter roasted potatoes

Pizza night

Homemade sloppy Joes with oven baked fries

Hot Fudge Pie (new) with dairy free vanilla ice cream

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