It’s Wednesday! We are officially halfway through the first week back to school after our February vacation week, and what a busy week that was! I think I needed a vacation from the vacation. We had visits from family and lots of appointments all week long, and the week flew by. Because we had family in from out of state, our menu was reflective of that, and we ate a few things we don’t always have, special items our guests can’t always get to eat where they live. We also took a ride down to the beach one afternoon, and even though it was too chilly to actually be IN the ocean, it was certainly a beautiful sight to see and reminded me that summer isn’t too far away!
With that thought in mind, here is our two week menu for you with links to the recipes if I have them.
SUNDAY: Chicken with garlic wine sauce and mushrooms. Recipe is here.
MONDAY: President’s Day holiday and the day our first guest arrived. We opted to eat dinner out that night. We ordered in, and everyone got what they wanted at the various restaurants on this particular street. One restaurant, Mosaic, is new to our area and offers Middle Eastern fare, so that was our gift to our guest, and something she doesn’t get to have very often. Those who didn’t want that option ordered in Chinese and Mexican. It was a very culturally diverse dinner table for sure!
TUESDAY: Chourico and peppers. There are many different versions of this Portuguese recipe. My husband’s recipe is made with peppers and tomato sauce. This is great in a sandwich or on the plate. It is something we don’t get to have often so it was a treat for us too!
WEDNESDAY: Hot dogs, chicken burgers, tater tots
THURSDAY: Baked fish with crabmeat and crumb topping, gluten free
FRIDAY: Our second guest arrived. We had a big family dinner of pasta, meatballs and Chicken Parmesan, with both sides of the family at the table, and we got a special dessert from a local ice cream restaurant, Newport Creamery, which is unique to our area. The dessert was a Jimmy Roll. Jimmies are chocolate sprinkles and the ice cream roll is made out of French Vanilla and Chocolate ice cream.
SATURDAY: Marinated London Broil with red roasted potatoes, coleslaw and broccoli. Marinade recipe is here.
SUNDAY: Lasagna, both gluten free and regular versions were made
MONDAY: Grilled kielbasa with a potato and egg omelet. The omelet used the leftover potatoes from Saturday’s dinner.
TUESDAY: Teriyaki Chicken breasts cooked on the grill with rice and salad using a gluten free sauce
WEDNESDAY: Leftover lasagna
THURSDAY: Honey Sesame Chicken in the crock pot. Recipe can be found here.
FRIDAY: Liz’s Meatloaf Burgers. Recipe here
SATURDAY: Dinner out on the way to a weekend event. Time to plan another two weeks of meals!