Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What's for Dinner, Week ?

I haven't been keeping up with posting our menus, but that doesn't mean that I'm not still planning them!  I did this week's planning while basking in the gorgeous sunshine and slight breeze of the near perfect weather we had yesterday.  The kids swam at the pool here in town with their friends and the much loved diving board.  I sat outside the pool on a towel and admired the dragonflies flitting here and there, especially the one that landed and hung out on Joe's flip-flop for a log time.  Speaking of flip-flops, remember when we called them "thongs"?  Does anyone call them thongs anymore?  Probably not, but it's one of those weird things I like to wonder about.

Menu for the week:
Roasted Pork Loin ($1.88/lb. last week) with a dry rub of Creole seasoning, Potato salad made from leftover baked potatoes we had on Sunday, Thai Cabbage Salad because I had a chunk of cabbage, cilantro, and a pepper I needed to use up, and a green salad.  (I love to incorporate leftovers into something completely different than the original meal.  It's a challenge sometimes, but the family doesn't know that they're eating leftovers, sometimes, and there's less wasting of food.)

Taco Salad--So easy on a busy night!  I've got corn, beans, tomatoes, cheese, onions, seasoned turkey burger, avocados, salsa, sour cream and a variety of toppings.  Some like Ranch, I like Green Taco Sauce.  Besides being easy, this meal was inspired by the huge $3.25 bag of Doritos from Costco that gets us through many a lunch and at least one dinner.

Pork loin sandwiches (leftover pork loin from Monday with Kinders BBQ sauce left here by my friend Cheryl) roasted baby carrots, green salad 

Cheese Tortellini and peas with homemade pesto, green salad

BBQ'd hamburgers and hot dogs, macaroni salad (I think I'll try Paula's), and raw veggies and chips 

Hope you have a great week, and stay cool! 

I'm linking up here:


Laura@livingabigstory said...

OH YUM! I will have to try that Thai Cabbage salad ... thanks for sharing!

From Cristin To Mommy said...

id love to know how u roasted your carrots in the oven
i know the week is pretty much over and im late commenting(i try to visit everyone throughout the week while Giada sleeps on me :)
here is a link to my Menu Plan
i am also a new follower and would love a follow back
enjoy the rest of your weekend!
From Cristin To Mommy

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