Monday, September 10, 2012

On the Menu Monday (MPM) - Week 37

We have a very busy week. And if you would have asked me an hour ago what we are doing tonight, I would have told you one thing, now I may be telling you another, and it is just going to be one of those weeks I am afraid.

We had a wonderful weekend, busy, but fun and packed! More to come on that later this week.

We have a lot going on this week. . .

Plans - Sister J is in town, so hopefully she is coming for dinner. We wanted to go to this new thing that a friend of ours is doing at Midtown Global Market, but the boy is off all week, and he is in the middle of painting and changing the hardware on the front doors. He has to stop in the middle to go to a dentist appointment already, so better for him to just keep the momentum going.
Dinner - Poached tilapia with leeks, rice and a veggie, but I haven't decided on a veggie yet!

Plans - Neighborhood Bunco at our house! My month is not supposed to be until April, but one of the girls had an emergency.
Dinner - I am making a bunch of appetizers to put out for the girls Mushroom Phyllo Bundles, Sausage Bean Spinach Dip, Pumpkin Fluff Dip and maybe Cranberry Feta Pinwheels. I am also making a couple of different snack mixes to have on each of the tables and some of the girls are bringing stuff so I don't want to over do it too much.

Plans - The Boys Birthday! Helping my mom with Junk Bonanza and then dinner out!
Dinner - Murrays is the restaurant that the boy has picked to go to. Should be good and I am excited to see it as they just reopened last week after a remodel and being closed for 6 weeks!

Plans - Cooking class with friends
Dinner - At the cooking class, should be delicious as it is a tour through Tuscany with food and wine!

Plans - Dinner Party for 8 to celebrate the boys birthday!
Dinner - He picked the menu, and we are revisiting a dish from the past, but it is one of his favorites and he gets to pick! Appetizers include a chili dip with corn chips and sausage wontons, Mixed green salad with a light vinaigrette, Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes (I don't use a recipe but just kind of wing it), Roasted green beans with mushrooms and blueberry pie which our friend J is making special for him!

Here is the table we decided to go with, still need to come up with water glasses but it will come together.

Plan - Grillfest 2012. We are doing a tailgating theme again, so I just need to find a couple of recipes to make. It is going to be a busy week.

I will have to update Sunday later in the week. Too much to even think about at this point :)!

For more meal plans and links to recipes, check out the Stone Gable and the Orgjunkie.

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