Weekly menu #5

DAYS MEALS SOURCE
Monday BBQ: Hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh fruit, and pasta salad  Russ, Lisa
Tuesday Bang Bang Chicken and Rice with Grilled Veggies  Dang Delicious
Wednesday  Street Tacos and Roasted Corn Pico de Gallo The Live in Kitchen, Bev Cooks
Thursday  Ham and Lentil Soup with Rolls and Salad Drick’s Rambling Cafe
Friday  Creamy Pesto Chicken and Pasta with Salad Creme de la Crumb
Saturday Chicken and Sweet Corn Tamales and Chili Lime Garlic grilled Shrimp Little Leopard Book,Shrimp
Sunday Simple Sesame Noodles and Sautéed Veggies The Pioneer Woman

Weekly menu #7

DAYS MEALS SOURCE
Monday BBQ Chicken, Corn on the cob and Mashed Potatoes Russ
Tuesday Shepherds Pie(Tomato soup style) Mich
Wednesday White Wine Marinated Mahi Mahi E-Meals
Thursday Lithuanian Cabbage Soup Lisa
Friday Date Night
Saturday Taquitos, Betty’s Salsa and beets Betty
Sunday Chicken Curry with Peas and Potatoes, Rice and Naan Babble, Naan

Lisa’s Luscious Licks: Healthy dishes with an occasional indulgence on the side

The very first time my mom made this recipe I was in 5th grade. I was having a birthday/slumber party and my dad decided to entertain us by telling us scary stories. I love them, he’s a phenomenal story teller, it was a great idea. As he got to the creepiest part of the story he imitated the phone ringing “brrrrrrrrring! brrrrrrrrrring!” and suddenly, our phone began to ring. That exact moment. We, being a handful of middle school girls, screamed. Our little heads off. It scared the daylights out of us. As we were screaming my mothers cackle glided to us from the kitchen. Turns out she could hear my dad telling us a scary story that she knew had a part where the phone rang, so she called our house right as he got to that part of the story. She thoroughly enjoyed the terror she invoked. But, to apologize for her moment of glee, she brought us glasses filled with some of the best lemonade I have ever had. We forgave her. She brought us more. It was a good party. And here is the recipe I always wanted to have but never got around to asking for. Yum.

Creamy Lemon Fizzy Drink

  • Servings: 8-12
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 3 medium lemons
  • 2 ¼ cups sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 ½ cups chilled club soda
  • 3 to 5 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
  • Additional sugar

Directions:

  1. Remove ends from lemons and discard.  Remove lemon peel with a knife; set aside.
  2. Quarter lemons; squeeze juice into a bowl.  Remove and discard white membrane.  Place the peel and pulp in a blender; cover and process until coarsely chopped.
  3. Add peel mixture and sugar to lemon juice, mix well.  Let stand for 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in the milk.  Strain lemon mixture; add club soda and food coloring.  Serve immediately in sugar-rimmed glasses.

Momsters Munchables: Healthy dishes with an occasional indulgence on the side

This recipe is a bit luscious, but also a bit healthy because of the veggies that are in it. It’s a good one for the Summer time and all of the barbecues you get invited to. It’s especially good topped with chopped honey-roasted peanuts.

Hawks’ Cole Slaw

  • Servings: 5-6
  • Time: 20 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 head green cabbage, shredded (or one bag of pre-cut cole slaw mix)
  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced diagonally into 1/4″ slices
  • 1 red pepper, slivered full length as thin as you can cut, then cut in half so they are 2” x 1/8th”
  • 4 green onions, sliced diagonally into 1/4″ slices
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro or Italian Parsley
    Dressing:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. celery seed

Directions:

  1. Mix all salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Mix the dressing ingredients together then stir it into the salad ingredients right before serving.