Archive for September 5th, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Happy Labor Day to everyone!  I hope all of my readers have had a great long weekend and are looking forward to a great week ahead!  My little “staycation” is about over, but I have enjoyed every minute of it.  On Thursday, my nanny, Aunt M and I traveled to Bowling Green, KY to visit Jackson’s Orchard and do a little shopping.  I bought a peck of Jonathan apples, a basket of peaches, a seedless watermelon (or 2), and 2 jars of Apple BBQ sauce that I used on my shredded BBQ this weekend.  All of their produce is so good and I wished I lived closer so I could visit more often. 

On Friday, I began the garage clean-up and made some good progress.  It was getting pretty hot out there so I only was able to work for a few hours.  Hopefully, I will get more done today since it is supposed to be much, much cooler.  The office has been cleaned though, and so has the electronics closet in the living room.  Little by little, I seem to be getting rid of some of the clutter in our house. 

I did change last week’s menu a little bit.  On Thursday, I fixed a bubble-up pizza which was a new recipe that I will be sharing with you in the coming weeks and I changed my dessert recipe as well.  I had more time to cook on Sunday than I was expecting so I fixed an Apple Cream Cheese Bundt cake instead of the bars.  They will be moved to this week’s list so I can use more of those delicious Jonathan apples. 

Oh, I almost forgot.  Our little town has a main street committee and they hosted a gospel singing concert on Saturday night.  There was also a pie and cake auction with the money raised going to the local food pantry.  My co-worker, K, is on the committee so I volunteered to make an Italian Cream Cake for the auction.  It brought $55!!!!  I was shocked.  I hope the lady who bought it enjoys every last bite!

Shredded BBQ with oven baked fries (I made enough BBQ over the weekend to carry over to Monday.)

Italian Sausage Bake (like regular sausage bake but with Italian instead of breakfast sausage) 2 nights

Grilled Pork Chops with Butter Grilled Potatoes

Pizza night

Grilled pork loin with Butter Grilled Potatoes

Apple Butterscotch Brownies

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