Monday, June 15, 2015

Goals and Menu Week Ending June 21st

This week in Tennessee is hot, hot, hot. Thankfully the garden is easy to keep. We have sprinklers on timers that makes life so much easier. 
I am finishing up the dining room project this week. The next project will start after the Fourth of July. We have a big party on the Fourth so I need to prepare. 

This week, I am baking blueberry tarts for the Fourth and getting decorations out. The invites went out and I am gathering paper and food supplies.

Chicken Corn Chowder
Garden Salad
Beer Bread


Beef Brisket
Corn on the Cob
Potato Salad


Club Sandwiches
Homemade Potato Chips


Individual Pizzas
Garden Salad

Friday Night Family Dinner

Out to Dinner


Seafood Boil
Corn on the Cob

Sunday Brunch

Baked  Pecan Glazed Ham
Chocolate ChipPancakes
Fruit Salad
Scrambled Eggs

Monday, May 18, 2015

This is hard!! And Menu Week Ending May 24th

Getting back to regularly blogging is hard. I have gotten out of the habit. Projects are growing exponentially at the house. We are getting ready to tackle the family room, guest bath and dog room. All in one summer. In addition to the yard, garden, vacation, two parties, teaching summer classes.

This week, I will get the flags ironed and ready to hang for Memorial Day. We leave them up until Fourth of July. That way, I have Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth ready. The house will be decorated in all its Patriotic Glory! 

I am ordering our Fourth of July invitation. We have to work on a menu and kid parties. 100 for dinner takes some planning.
But that can wait until next week.


Lemon Chicken
Wild Rice
Garden Salad with Homemade Buttermilk Dressing


One Pot Pasta
With Italian Bread


Out to dinner with the Family


Club Sandwiches
Kettle Chips
Cut up Vegetables

Friday Night Family Dinner

Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Pepper Jelly
Smashed Potatoes
Roasted Green Beans
Iceberg Wedge Salad



Seafood Boil with Pot luck Sides
Corn on the Cob
Boiled Potatoes


Belgian Sugar Waffles
Fried Chicken
Scrambled Eggs
Hash Brown Potatoes
Assorted Fruit

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

As you know, we serve brunch for the family every Sunday after church. I have become sort of a brunch wizard and I hate eating out on Mother’s Day. The restaurants are too crowded and I feel terrible for the waitress whose family is at home waiting for her to celebrate Mother’s Day. So I don’t mind to cook, that’s weird, I know.

But here are some easy dishes that can be put together the night before, or are simple to put together in the morning.

Set a pretty table, buy some cut up fruit and add flowers. 

Your wife or mother will appreciate your efforts and you will love the results. It shows her how special she is to your family.