ON THE MENU MONDAY~ WEEK OF OCTOBER 15, 2012

This week I am starting another project… our living room, dining room and foyer are getting a major makeover! NO, I am not finished the 3rd bedroom I was making over! I am working on the curtains in there this week and I have yet to paint the dresser, but….
we are ripping up the old carpeting downstairs and the hardwood is being delivered Wednesday… so I guess we are technically starting a new project!

I am waiting on the new sofa… I ordered two linen upholstered chairs for the dining room table…as well as a new drum shade chandy (you can see what I ordered on facebook)! I also purchased new fabric (come back on Tuesday and get a peek) for the the dining room chairs that I am painting and recovering…

This will be a long…. long process. I am not a fast makeover project manager. So I’ll be sharing lots of posts about this transformation along the way!

Does this make me the DYI queen? Or at least a princess?  I’ve always wanted a crown!

Now here’s what’s ON THE MENU…

MONDAY

Rye Bread
Cheeses
TUESDAY
CHICKEN CUTLETS WITH LEMON CAPER SAUCE
SAUTEED RICE
Roasted Broccoli

WEDNESDAY
GARLIC SOY MARINADED FLANK STEAK
MASHED CAULIFLOWER
ROASTED PEAR AND SPINACH SALAD

THURSDAY
BROILED SALMON WITH MARMALADE- DIJON GLAZE
THAI-STYLED GRILLED EGGPLANT SALAD

FRIDAY
MEAT LOAF
Mashed Potatoes
ROASTED GREEN BEANS WITH CASHEWS

SATURDAY
BEEF AND MORE BEEF BARLEY SOUP

SUNDAY
PORK CHOPS WITH COUNTRY WHITE GRAVY
Mashed Potatoes
BRAISED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH SHALLOTS AND BACON

Here are some great recipes from last week…

Lynn at HAPPIER THAN A PIG IN MUD is a fellow E-A-G-L-E-S fan. This week she make these over-the-top CHOCOLATE CARAMEL APPLE BACON BITES… all I can say is… yes, please! Lynn, these were the most viewed recipe last week!

FOUR BITE APPLE PIES  from Tracey at THE KITCHEN IS MY PLAYGROUND was a very popular recipe last week too! No wonder… don’t they look adorable!

Oh my! This is a must try from Elizabeth at PINE CONES AND ACORNS! What a great fall combination… BLEU CHEESE PUMPKIN BAKED MACARONI

Let’s all go to Patty’s at CREATIVE IDEAS for PUMPKIN SPICE ICE CREAM…. soooo easy… just use vanilla ice cream and spruce it up! Brilliant!!! Patty has been blogging for less than 6 months… go show her some blogging love! She is creative and filled with great ideas!

Speaking of a recent blogger, Karen at SOUTHERN AT HEART shares a scrumptious VEGETARIAN CHILI. Go show Karen a little blogging love too!

When Melissa from THE ALCHEMIST makes BANANA PUDDING WITH VANILLA WAFER CRUMBLE she also makes it look beautiful! Wouldn’t you love to get this old southern treat in these lovely teacups? So ladylike!

I love mini sized food! Look at these darling SKINNY MINI BITE-SIZED APPLE PIES form LITTLE MOMMY, BIG APPETITE. They are made in cupcake tins… BRILLIANT!

This week my offering is HARVEST TIME GINGERSNAP BARK… oh YUMMY!

This week’s menu plan is from MIZ HELEN’S COUNTRY COTTAGE. Miz Helen has a fabulous blog and a really great weekly linky party called  FULL PLATE THURSDAY… make sure you check it out!

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Thanks all for sharing all your deliciousness last week!

NOW WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK…


 


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Comments

  1. says

    You can be the princess and I will be the Queen. But first you have to tell me WHERE you are putting the contents of three rooms so that the floor can be installed.?????? I can’t get past this FIRST hump…..

  2. Anonymous says

    Yvonne: Lots of great recipes this week.
    Can’t wait for the pork chops with white gravy
    and the beef and barley soup. That will be on
    a nice rainy and cool day this week.

    Denise Lamb

  3. says

    Another great sounding menu, my friend. That mac a nd cheese sounds SO good, I will be making that one soon. I know ALL the rooms in your house are going to look spectacular! That chandy is gorgeous. can’t wait to see the fabrics and chairs and sofa too! XOXO

  4. says

    Hi Yvonne,
    What an awesome surprise to see my little Red Plate featured On The Menu Monday,I am truly honored. Thank you so much!

    Sounds like you are about to have some fun, I just love a decorating project, well at first anyway. It will be fun following along to see the transformation.

    Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for hosting this great party for us.
    Miz Helen

  5. says

    Well good luck on your project, Yvonne! We all look forward to seeing the progress. Your menu looks so good (that beef barley soup, especially!) as do all the features. Have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting.

  6. says

    Hi Yvonne,

    Thanks for hosting every week! I love your features, especially the Blue Cheese Pumpkin Mac & Cheese…wow! I hope you have a wonderful week! Cheers!

  7. says

    Yvonne, you are so sweet….thank you so much for featuring my pumpkin Spice Ice Cream and all the blogging love that you show each of us every day! I was not feeling to well all last week. Hope to get things rolling this week. Can’t wait to see all your wonderful upcoming projects and re-decorating! Blessing’s to you!

  8. says

    Hi Yvonne, thanks so much for featuring my Banana Pudding with Nilla Wafer Crumble! I was so excited to see it here!

    I’ve shared The Best Moist Chocolate Cupcake Recipe as well as My Pumpkin Spice Breakfast cookies.

    I wish you an awesome week!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  9. says

    Best of luck sweet Ivonne in your new project, can’t wait! Such great features, I specially love the soup post from Southerner at Heart. I’m posting my new microwave oven, lol.. Have a super week. Big hugs,
    FABBY

  10. says

    Fantastic recipes you’ve featured this week, Yvonne, and your cabbage soup on your Monday menu sounds wonderful! Best wishes on all of your projects–looking forward to seeing the process. Thank you so much for hosting the party for us tonight.

  11. says

    That menu sounds devine as well as all of the other recipes. You are one busy lady. I always have more than one DIY project going on at a time. It keeps things interesting. I can not wait to see your room makeovers!

  12. says

    You have waaayyy too much energy and enthusiasm for projects. Are you drinking that 5 hour energy stuff or something?? Just kidding, sort of! It takes me forever to finish my projects so I’ll just continue to enjoy seeing yours! Can’t wait to follow along.

  13. says

    Yvonne, you are going to love your hardwood floors. We certainly enjoy yours, but the project is not one you would want to do very often :)

    Thank you for hosting OTMM. Your energy amazes me. My mind wants to do big projects, but my body says noooo.
    Sam

  14. says

    Every thing looks so good, it’s hard to chose which I like best. I do have to say that I really like the bowl you used to serve your cabbage soup, to cute. :) Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

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