Monday, January 18, 2010

What's For Dinner?

Here's the plan for the week ahead...

Sunday: homemade pizza, spinach salad w/ goat cheese, cranberries, & almonds

Monday: The Mexican Skillet Dish, stewed squash

Tuesday: sausage & barley soup, whole wheat beer bread

Wednesday: garlic shrimp, whole wheat pasta w/ pesto, roasted asparagus, fresh tomatoes

Thursday: left-overs

Friday: hamburgers, oven fries

Saturday: Some spicy Thai will be brought home. Yessss.

I'm late in posting. Sunday evening we had some friends over. It was a perfectly laid back evening.

I have a couple of company menus in my back pocket: one is more formal, or about as formal as I get, and one is casual. Obviously, I relied upon the casual version.

The homemade pizza was great. The kids enjoyed (turkey) pepperoni with a side of pineapple. The grown-ups had (turkey) sausage, caramelized onions & mushrooms, artichokes, and kalamata olives. I used fresh mozzarella to make it more company-worthy.

For dessert I made those chocolate brownie cupcake muffins. There are only three left. I will probably make another mindless batch later this week.

In addition to the good food, there was plenty of reminiscing over Lone Stars and other brews. Their offspring played with our offspring. Music played in the background as we congregated in the kitchen. Like I said, it was perfectly laid back.

The Mr. and I stayed up well after our guests had made their way home, continuing the conversation and enjoying "just one more" pint...and just one more muffin.

I hope your week is off to a fine start...and hopefully a tasty one.