As school starts, one of the traditions I like to keep going throughout the school year is to make an old fashioned Sunday dinner. You know, the Norman Rockwell type dinner with the dining room table set and the family gathered around the table. As our family has grown this year, I am re-instating the mandatory Sunday night dinner with Momma!!! Or else!!!! So now my Sunday dinners will need to step up a notch. I have a friend who's Sunday night dinners are theme dinners. How fun is that?
Class preparations are almost finished. I love teaching and it will be fun to be back in the classroom. I miss the students at the end of August.
My office will be finished by next week. The tables I ordered should be shipped tomorrow. I do need to paint furniture but that will have to wait until the humidity comes down. Still too hot and humid. Hopefully in a week or two I can finish those pieces.
Lastly, I am working on my fall organization and schedule. We are planning three major parties and two smaller parties, a bathroom renovation, fall cleaning, all the fall planting, fall cleaning the house for winter and Christmas parties, presents and baking. This time of year requires a great deal of planning in order to enjoy it and not feel overwhelmed.
Chicken Tortellini with Pesto
Fresh Garlic Bread
Pork Medallions in Mustard Cream Sauce
Sauteed Green Beans
Black Bean Chili
Velveeta Dip with Chips
1 pound bacon
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
salt to taste
1 head romaine lettuce - rinsed, dried and shredded
2 large tomatoes, chopped
2 cups seasoned croutons
Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat, turning frequently, until evenly browned. Drain, crumble and set aside.
In a blender or food processor, combine mayonnaise, milk, garlic powder and black pepper. Blend until smooth. Season the dressing with salt.
Combine lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and croutons in a large salad bowl. Toss with dressing, and serve immediately.
Rosemary Roasted Chicken
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Yvonne has her menu party again this week. She has the loveliest blog and the most spectacular menus. You will love her.