On The Menu is filled with summery recipes this week! We are now officially in the hot, steamy dog days of summer! And although the weather mostly chases us indoors the produce growing in our local fields are loving it! So of course, corn is on the menu! YUM!
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Our kitchen renovation begins today! Look for a post tomorrow with a look at our kitchen how and the plans for our project.
I have a make-shift kitchen set up in the dining room so I’m set for making meals! I’ll share that too at some point!
On The Menu 106 is filled with fresh, summery recipes!!!!
Here’s what we are making for dinner this week…
I would put tonight’s main dish, from Midlife Healthy Living, into the FUN FOOD category! Oh, YUM!
This recipe checks off so many boxes at my home. Pasta, check! Pizza, check! Easy, check! Extra yummy, check!!! WW friendly, check!
What I love about casseroles is that I can make the components when I have time during the day and at dinnertime just throw everything together!
We eat with our eyes…
Look how pretty this pizza casserole looks in the blue glass pan! And did you notice the pretty tea towel? Think about serving dishes and linens when serving food!
Our kitchen renovation is underway! And we have a makeshift kitchen in the dining room. So dinners are a bit of a challenge. We have set up a microwave, toaster oven an electric burner so we can cook! I do have access to the sink, at least for now!
Tonight’s pasta, from Ann at On Sutton Place, will be fabulous the rest of the week for lunches!!!
Here’s a tip about making Magic Rub…
When I make Magic Rub I make a big amount all at one time and then save in a mason jar. That way I’m not scrambling to make it every time we grill!
Another casserole! Oh, YUM! I think casseroles give us lots of license to be creative! And if the casserole sits in the frig overnight it just gets better and better!
The flavor profile is scrumptious!!! I really don’t make stuffed peppers because I think the pepper to stuffing ratio is off but in a casserole I can create the ratio I like best.
Thank you Erin at Well-Plated! I bet this recipe will become a family favorite!
Here’s how I use leftovers for lunches…
I like to portion out my lunches in small glass containers with a plastic lid. That way I won’t be too generous at lunchtime when I’m hungry!
I’m such a fan of cod! And this recipe looks just beautiful!!! Cod + topping = deliciousness!
If you have family and/or friends who love fish this is company worthy! I’d just cut up cod loins into individual serving before I cook them.
This glorious recipe is from Tania at Cooktoria. I have a bit of a foodie crush on her blog!
Here’s how I would serve it to company…
I’d serve cod on a bed of wild rice mushroom pilaf or ancient grains. What a pretty way to plate!
Tonight’s salad is one of my very favorites!!! And it’s so easy to make, company worthy and good for me and you!
A total win from Dinner At The Zoo.
Friday nights are really laid back at our house! We eat an easy to make dinner and Bobby and I watch a movie or play cards or a game. When our kids were little we would have Friday Night Movie Night. Now our children do the same thing with their children. So fun to see family traditions carried on!
When I serve a big salad I often lay the protein right on top of it and bring it in a big serving platter to the table. For this kind of a meal, I like a platter instead of a salad bowl. It looks so pretty!
Local corn is beginning to show up at Farm Markets and Stands around Lancaster Co! So that means lots of corn-inspired meals.
I grew corn for several years in our raised beds but honestly, it’s a lot of work for a couple ears of corn per stock! So I’ve been buying corn from the Corn Wagon and it’s delicious! Good as the ones grown in our backyard!
Today’s corn chowder is the most delicious recipe. It’s an old post but the recipe is amazing! The corn is summer-sweet and the smoky bacon adds a wonderful note to the recipe. After all, everything is better with bacon!
At the bottom of the post is a recipe for Beer Bread. We love this easy to make bread.
If you have not made Beer Bread it is the one thing on the menu that you should try!
Soups are great recipes to be doubled! Because soup is not rocket science it is very forgiving. I like to say I make a vat of soup! Freezing soup in freezer proof containers or freezer bags makes lunches and dinners super easy!
SWEET TREAT OF THE WEEK
Let’s get out our Air Fryer! I’ve never made a sweet treat in an Air Fryer so I’m looking so forward to this sweet treat. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE puff pastry!!!
I’ve made pinwheels in the oven and they are just so so good!
A big thank you to Cassie from Cook It For Real!
I often get asked where I put my Air Fryer. It is a big big and cumbersome. I keep it in my laundry room on top of my washer. LOL! And my sister keeps hers on a chair in her dining room.
Even though most Air Fryers do take up space it is soooo worth having, even if you have to keep it on your washer!
HERE ARE MORE YUMMY RECIPES I’M CRUSHING ON THIS WEEK…
Seriously beautiful, good, and easy PEPPERONI ARTICHOKE BREADSTICK FOCACCIA!!!
My all time zucchini recipe is the beautiful LEMON ZUCCHINI LOAF BREAD.
I love grilled salmon and SOY SAUCE AND BROWN SUGAR GRILLED SALMON looks so good!
Zucchini are still in season and ZUCCHINI CHOCOLATE CHIP is a great and sweet way to use them!
Look at this MEXICAN STREET CORN!!! I will definitely make this!
Oh, these MINI S’MORES are adorable!!! A perfect easy, summer dessert!
WATERMELON SALAD… nuff said!
SHAVED ZUCCHINI SALAD is the prettiest looking recipe!
I can think of so many ways to use ROASTED STRAWBERRY SHEET CAKE!
I’m a big POPSICLE maker! Here are three of my favorites.
I am so excited about this gorgeous WHIPPED FETA WITH ROASTED TOMATOES! Making this!!!
Use this easy to make GARDEN HERB SALT and sprinkle it onto your summer vegetables and more!
There are just some recipes that make me weak in the knees and TOMATO AND VIDALIA PIE is one!
EASY SPICY ITALIAN SAUSAGE GRILLED FLATBREAD PIZZA is perfect for a relaxing Friday Fun night!
BASIL LEMON PASTA SALAD is sooo pretty!
Summer is the time for yummy salads like SUMMER ITALIAN SPAGHETTI SALAD.
SWEET AND SPICY CHICKEN AND PINEAPPLE KABOBS are perfect for an easy grilled meal!