ON THE MENU MONDAY~ Week of Setember 24, 2012

IT’S FAIR WEEK!

It’s fair week in my town! Literally everything stops as we celebrate harvest and community! THE WEST LAMPETER COMMUNITY FAIR is just what it’s title says… it’s all about the people! I bet almost everyone in my area attends the fair, participates in the fair, competes in the fair or helps in some way….

I have had the honor of being a judge for the fair queen competition for the last several years. The fair queen contestants come from top-notch girls in the local high school. The competition is friendly but fierce over a two day period!

The crown our queen wears is not for beauty… but for service! Our queen serves our community in many and various ways over the year she reigns… and is a role model. She is beloved and idolized by every little girl in town!

My daughter had the honor of being the West Lampeter Fair Queen and then went on to the state competition winning the State Fair Queen tile… and Miss Congeniality! This was a life changing for Jacqueline …. it’s value and breadth of experience helped to mold her into the young woman she is today!

I hope the competition experience grows and stretches and matures each young lady competing this year.  I pray that each girl has a positive experience that they will always remember! That is why I am a part of it!

The West Lampeter Fair is a real slice of Americana, for sure! If you live in the area… come on out… enjoy homespun fun and great local food… and be a part of my wonderful community for a day!

Now, here’s what’s ON THE MENU…

MONDAY
STONEGABLE CRAB CAKES
Potato Souffle
WEDGE SALAD

TUESDAY
KILLER FAJITAS
SLOW COOKER REFRIED BEANS
Mexican Salad



WEDNESDAY~ SLOW COOKER DAY

SLOW COOKER TUSCAN CHILI
ANTIPASTA SALAD
Crusty Bread

THURSDAY
SALMON CAKES
AUNT SUE’S MACARONI AND CHEESE
Sauteed Green Beans In Garlic Oil

FRIDAY
RED CHICKEN
SAUTEED RICE
Roasted Broccoli With Shallots And Cashews

SATURDAY
ROASTED PEAR AND SPINACH SALAD
GRILLED BALSAMIC FLANK STEAK
MUFFIN TIN ONION GRUYERE POTATOES

SUNDAY~ SOUP DAY
CREAMY CHICKEN AND CAULIFLOWER SOUP
Cheddar Toast Sticks

Here are a few of the MANY great participants from last week…

Paula from CALL ME PMC made these delicious and very easy OATMEAL COOKIE AND CREAM CHEESE BARS by “doctoring the box”. Gotta love those recipes!

Oh my sweet tooth must be acting up again! Here is another beautiful sweet treat from THE KITCHEN IS MY PLAYGROUND. This PEAR WALNUT CRISP is company worthy!

Susan and Bentley at ASH TREE COTTAGE brought soup to TTT last week. SENATE BEAN SOUP is  the perfect meal as the nippy air of fall comes to stay! I’m putting this soup ON THE MENU soon!

Now back to sweets…. just look at this CARAMEL APPLE TEA CAKE from Tamatha at A FLOCK IN THE CITY. All together now…. ooooohhhh, aaaaaaahhh, YUM!

Here is another warm-your-tummy soup. LIGHT CREAMY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP from LITTLE MOMMY, BIG APPETITE not only looks luscious but is a light version, so it’s good for us too!

I try to eat seafood one or two times a week. My dear blogging friend Sam at MY CAROLINA KITCHEN makes that easy with recipes like PAN FRIED TILAPIA WITH TOMATO BASIL SAUTE’. Art on a plate!

This week I’m sharing 23 homemade soup recipes that I love to make all year long… but they seem to taste just a little better when the cool weather sets in.  Visit SOUPS ON  and maybe you will find a new favorite!

This week’s featured menu plan comes from Alison at UNDER THE BIG OAK TREE. She had several recipes that I’m hoping to try! Very yummy!

NOW WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU…


 


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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Yvonne…
    Your menu for the week looks fabulous! Thank you so much for hosting and looking forward to checking out your features along with that Tuscan Chili recipe and a few other dishes you have listed!! Oh heck probably all of the recipes you have listed…LOL!
    Have a super week!!!

  2. Anonymous says

    Yvonne: We were away so I missed your last two weeks of on the menu monday. I will have a great time tomorrow checking out all your recipes plus the soup recipes. We had the pleasure of stopping at Jordan pond and having some delicious soup and scrumtious popovers. We were on a cruise and one of the tours was to Acadia Park and lunch at the restaurant.

    I chose that trip because ou raved about the soup and popovers.
    Thanks for the great recommendation.

    Your weeks menu sounds delicious.

    Denise Lamb

    • Anonymous says

      The popovers were to die for. Everything we had was so delicious.
      We would like to go back for a full lunch some day when hubby has some time off.
      I can’t wait to make them from the recipe you posted and try the lobster bisque.
      We had clam chowder that day.

      Denise Lamb

  3. says

    Yvonne, I’m so pleased you liked my tilapia with tomatoes & basil. It is sooo easy.

    Your fair sounds like such fun. We had fairs where I grew up and I always looked forward to them.

    Thanks for hosting OTMM. Have a great week.
    Sam

  4. says

    Hi Yvonne,
    You have me wanting to hop a plane and come to your fair, it sounds like it would be so much fun. Our Texas State Fair starts in a few weeks and I hope to be able to attend. Your menu for the week is fabulous. Hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  5. says

    Yvonne, I’m reading this while my husband is cooking dinner. Between the beautiful food images and the aroma coming from the kitchen, I’m getting really hungry. ;-) Every one of these dishes looks delicious! Thanks for hosting…….Sarah

  6. says

    We used to have a Harvest Festival in my town but the property that it was on was sold… We still have a great apple orchard to go picking but the festival is missed. Enjoy your fair and thanks for the party.

  7. says

    Yvonne, I’ve linked up to your Menu Monday party for a long time and I had no idea you lived in my area! We live in Ephrata and our fair is this week, too. Though I think I might take my little ones to Lampeter’s fair this year. You make it sound so nice! Lancaster County is absolutely beautiful this time of year. :)

  8. says

    House work(yuck) has had me swamped…I’m done with it for today,or I should say,I’m just leaving it until tomorrow.
    I’m loving this menu line up this week…great looking foodies.
    Thank you for being such a wonderful hostess…..love partn’ over here at Stonegable…now I got to get with it and visit some of these amazing bloggie buddies,and check out their recipes…I always find something to “pin” to my copycat board!

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