ON THE MENU MONDAY~ Week Of August 20, 2012

As you read this I am probably on the beach, or in a  pool or walking the boardwalk or looking for shells.  Getting away with a few fun girl friends is medicinal!

Don’t you love having friends that will  laugh with you until midnight … or to cry with you until you can’t cry anymore? Or friends that are part of a big collective memory making adventure?

My little getaway is a perfect diversion… remember the eye surgery I had scheduled a couple of weeks ago?
It was canceled and it is now scheduled for this Tuesday. I am a little anxious for it… I have had too long to think about it! Hopefully I’ll be home to serve up the soup from the slow cooker Tuesday evening.  Please say a little prayer for me.. again! Thanks!

Now, here’s what’s ON THE MENU…


Bourbon Barbecued Pork Chops
Grilled Vegetables
Cucumber Salad

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup
Grilled Gruyere Cheese Sticks

Artisan Grilled Margherita Pizza
Arugula, Shaved Parmesan, And Pine Nuts In Lemon Vinaigrette

Tilapia Fish Tacos
Black Bean Salad

Hamburgers On The Grill
Homemade Potato Chips

Crab Salad Stuffed Tomatoes
Pickled Vegetables

Old Fashioned Yankee Pot Roast With Biscuit Topping
Roasted Carrots and Potatoes
Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

StoneGable Culinary Tutorials
Homemade Potato Chips
Great Recipes From Other Sources
Bourbon Barbecued Pork Chops
Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup
Pickled Vegetables

Look at all these great featured foodies…

Head on over to HILL’S HANGOUT  and get the recipe for these wonderful savory SAUSAGE PINWHEELS. This is a must-try for when my boys are home!

When I saw these PUMPKIN SPICE DONUTS at WHAT’S COOKIG’ IN THE BURBS I wrote to Bridget to let her know that I was running out to get a donut pan to make these. Another must-try recipe for StoneGable from an OTMM participant!

Linda at LIFE AND LINDA made these delicious SKILLET CORN GRIDDLE CAKES. What a yummy appetizer… I would make them as a side dish too!

Everyone should have one perfect pound cake in their repertoire! And here it is!  Isn’t this SOUR CREAM POUND CAKE sublime? A big thanks to Elizabeth at PINE CONES AND ACORNS for bringing this sweet treat to OTMM!

Oh Pattie! I love WALDORF SALAD… it tastes like fall to me!  What a visual delight! To get this great Autumn recipe go see Pattie at OLLA-PODRIDA… you can find out what her blog name means too!

Anything Mexican get’s my attention… and MEXICAN CHICKEN CASSEROLE from MANDY’S RECIPE BOX looks especially scrumptious!  I love having a handful of really exceptional casseroles on hand to feed a big crowd or take to a someone who needs dinner! Thanks for sharing, Mandy!

This weeks featured Menu Plan blogger is… Rachel from THE ATWOODS.
Rachel and Nathan just had sweet baby William… he is 8 weeks old this week! I just love this sweet little family… and have been following Rachel’s blog from the beginning! I feel like her blogging Auntie!

Go visit, you will fall in love with them too!

Please visit our featured blogs and try their great recipes! If you have been featured at OTMM  grab the “FEATURED’ button on my sidebar!


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  1. says

    Oh goodness, how hard for you to choose featured recipes with so many fabulous ones, wow! Your get away sounds like something I would love to do, dear Ivonne..good for you!! Thanks for hosting, I’m posting my Little Chef, who loves to bake specially. Have a great week at the beach.

  2. Anonymous says


    What a great weekly menu. Love all the recipes you picked from last
    weeks menus.
    That pound cake looks amazing.

    Prayers that all goes well on Tuesday and hope you are enjoying your mini
    get away at the beach.

  3. says

    Yvonne, thank you so much for inviting me to share my recipe! Your kind comment meant so much and I loved reading about the footlocker and your plans for it. It sounds amazing and I can’t wait to see it! I hope you are having a wonderful time at the beach!

  4. says

    Hi Yvonne,
    Hope you are enjoying your get away, I am just loving mine. Your menu looks awesome, I would just love that Pot Roast and Biscuits melting in my mouth. I will sure put you back on the prayer list for this week and be thinking of you. Thanks for hosting this great party for us!
    Miz Helen

  5. says

    Yvonne, thanks for hosting and sharing such great recipes and ideas. Hope you didn’t forget your sunscreen! Have lots of fun and come back tanned and rested. You will be in my prayers for your surgery. Take care! ——- Shannon

  6. says

    Your beach vacation sounds like fun. And to be with friends just before surgery is perfect. I’m so glad you told us about your surgery. I had wondered how it turned out. Prayers are with you for tomorrow.

    Thanks for hosting OTMM. I’ve brought an heirloom tomato tart with 2 versions. Please let us know how you are doing later in the week.

  7. says

    Thanks for hosting. Will be keeping you in my thoughts. I have marked the black bean salad as a to try very soon. By the way, the sausage pinwheels are divine. We made them with homemade country sausage. YUM!

  8. says

    I am so happy that you did not retire on the Menu Monday! I love visiting the people that link up, I have found so many great recipes!

    You are in my thoughts and prayers as you frolic and enjoy the fellowship of wonderful friends and as you go into your surgery tomorrow! Be safe, be well.

    Thank you for the feature! The pound cake is Fabulous! And very easy!

  9. says

    Thanks for hosting! I just wanted to let you know that my blog now has a new name. The new name is…This Gal Cooks. So if you visit and don’t see Jam’s Corner, that is why. My Monday party is still going on. :)

    Have a great day!

  10. says

    Thanks so much for your SWEET comment on my blog! Do try this salad it is great! And, it has a HOMEMADE dressing!!!!!Hope you had fun at the beach and I will have you in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow. Don’t be nervous, you will be fine. XOXO

  11. says

    Yvonne I would love to come by and work on your gardens.
    Now where do you live??? I’m off to Grove City and Buffalo for the next few days
    shopping in all your beautiful stores. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  12. says

    I really want to try some of those delicious homemade potato chips – they look amazing! Thanks so much for hosting and I’m off to check out all the other amazing entries…

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