This week I’m cooking for Bobby and me and my son Chris and his beautiful family! I am happiest when our home is full! However, I can’ believe how tired I am from making bigger meals every night! Tired but happy and well-loved is a lovely combination! Here’s what’s on the menu this week…
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You can see this pretty SPRING NESTING TABLESCAPE HERE.
This week I’m thrilled to be part of two SPRING HOME TOURS!!!! Make sure you come back tomorrow and see my sunroom reveal and how I dressed it up for spring. And Thursday I’ll be sharing lots of images of the great room and the new eating area and more!
You can find all the links at the bottom of this week’s menu! Please visit my friends who have opened up their doors today!
Here’s this week’s menu plan…
One of the biggest blessing of all the Carona virus self-quarantining “stuff” is my son and his family are on an extended visit here from Washington DC!
My daring daughter-in-law Abby suggested this delicious recipe from Erin at Platings and Parings! I can’t wait to try this beautiful recipe! Thanks so much, Erin!!!
- BEST INSTANT POT PORK CARNITAS
- REFRIED BEANS
Tonight’s menu is such a classic and so easy family dinner! We are feeding a small crowd so a whole chicken will be just enough!
I’ll add celery, onion, and carrots to the roaster and let them roast in all those glorious chicken juices. YUM!
For decades and decades I whipped potatoes with a hand-held mixer until I tried a ricer! Wow! I love the texture of mashed potatoes riced instead of whipped! They are so much lighter and fluffy! You should give a ricer a try!
- PERFECT ROAST CHICKEN
- MASHED POTATOES WITH CELERY ROOT
- ROASTED CELERY, ONIONS, AND CARROTS
- VANILLA ICE CREAM, STRAWBERRIES AND SPANISH HOT FUDGE SAUCE
One of my favorite things to eat is a perfectly grilled hamburger! So tonight Bobby will give our grill a workout make my favorite juicy hamburgers!
I’ve never posted them so here is the super easy recipe. For every pound of 80/20 ground beef gently mix in 1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix, 1 TBS Worchestershire sauce and 1/3 cup of water. Don’t smoosh or over mix the ground beef or it will get compressed and tough!
Form meat mixture into hamburger patties and gently grill them. It’s all about being gentle!!!!
Do you make your hamburger with this popular recipe?
- HAMBURGERS ON THE GRILL
- OVEN ROSEMARY OVEN FRIES
- SALAD FIXINS
One of my very favorite flavor profiles is Mediterranean! It reminds me of sunshine! Tonight’s dinner is a glorious baked cod in a lemony sauce! I think my family will love it!
A big thanks to Suzy at The Mediterranean Dish! What a beautiful dish and site!
Oooooh! I think this recipe will be one I’ll make often this spring. How easy and so delicious! Asparagus and other yummies wrapped in boneless, skinless chicken! Oh YUM!
A big thank you to Rena at Healthy Fitness Meals!
I’m always on the lookout for delicious recipes that use boneless, skinless chicken and has big flavor!
- EASY ASPARAGUS STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS
- LINGUINE WITH SPINACH AND SUNDRIED TOMATOES CREAM SAUCE
- SALAD GREENS, TOMATOES, AND GREEN GODDESS DRESSING
Tonight’s dinner is so easy and delicious! I LOVE LOVE LOVE flatbread pizza! The first time I had it was at a restaurant called Harvest. YUM! Since then I’ve been making my flatbread pizza with storebought Lavash bread.
This week I’ll be making my own flatbread! Thanks so much, Valentina from Valentina’s Corner.
Valentina’s story on her about page brought tears to my eyes! God has blessed you, Valentina!!!!
- AVOCADO CHICKEN FLATBREAD PIZZA
- ARUGULA, SHAVED PARMESAN CHEESE, ROASTED PINE NUTS IN A LEMON VINAIGRETTE
SUNDAY- FAMILY DINNER NIGHT
Oh, I love a good old-fashioned Sunday dinner! I’m taking advantage of our family being here to make a glorious beef tenderloin recipe from Alli at Longhorn Farm! I’m so so enjoying this new-to-me blog! And I know you will too!
The muffin tin potato recipe is from the second month I was blogging almost 11 years ago! UGH! I certainly have come a long long way! The recipe is great but the photos! Oh my! I like this recipe so much I just may retake the pictures and revamp the post a bit! Do make this recipe it is a keeper!
Broccoli and garlic sauce are a match made in heaven. I’ll make the broccoli sans rice for tonight’s menu!
SWEET TREAT OF THE WEEK
There are two things I just love when it comes to something sweet. Using a box mix and lemons! This recipe has both! I am so excited to make these with my little Emma Kate!
I’m not promising they will look this gorgeous but we will have lots of fun!!!
Thank you Mique from Thirty Handmade Days! Such a beautiful recipe!
Make sure you check out all the beautiful home tours going on this week!
Have a scrumptious week, Friend!