Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Weekly Menu


This weekend is a holiday that seriously gets on my nerves. I love being a mother, but I do not like Mother's Day all that much. My husband has turned it into a day when I am not allowed to do anything. Which sounds great, right? The problem is, he does not intend to do anything either, including making reservations. So, we usually play this game where I knock myself out on Saturday getting everything ready so he can pretend like I didn't do anything on Sunday. This year I told him we're not doing that. I like to cook. Let me cook. Amen.

So his mom and my mom (and his dad) are coming for dinner and I'm cooking. Nothin' fancy, burgers on the grill, some salad, and a cake. I'll bake the cake on Saturday to make him happy (there I go again!).

Lunch: Skyline chili

Lunch: Brunch parfaits (granola recipe here), cheesy scrambled eggs, and bacon
Dinner: Burgers and hot dogs on the grill, Chili Sauce, Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad, Fresh fruit salad, Chips and salsa, Tres Leches Cake

Monday -- Feast of St. Damien of Molokai
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: Hawaiian Turkey Burgers, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Scallions, Coconut and Chocolate Pie

Lunch: cheese pizza
Dinner: Chicken Fingers, mashed potatoes, buttered corn

Dinner: Shrimp, Peppers and Cheese Grits, fresh fruit

Thursday -- Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
Lunch: Ham and Cheese crackers, fruit
Dinner: Chipotle Bean Burritos, Lemony Sunshine Cupcakes

Lunch: bread, fruit and cheese
Dinner: Santa Fe Pork Chops and Firecracker Salsa, roasted potatoes

* Tried and true
* New to me



Esther G. said...

My family loves Chocolate Haupia pie! We usually buy ours from Ted's Bakery. I will have to try making it at home one day.

Barb, sfo said...

Right there with you on the manufactured holiday. I feel like there is all this obligatory "being nice to Mom" stuff.
I too love to cook, but on Mother's Day I always take advantage of making some elaborate thing and leaving the mess behind for everyone else to clean up :)
And I will admit that I spent a hunk of yesterday "hinting" that it sure would be nice if the kids cleaned out my van (inside and out) on Mother's Day, since they are the ones who cause the mess in it in the first place.