Ok, I just had to throw that photo up there. I know it’s a strange photo for a weekly menu post, but come on, it’s funny. For those of you that know Eli, you gotta love this photo. This is how Eli entertains us on a Friday night (I know, we have such exciting Friday nights here at the Grandy house). He puts on some black glasses, hikes his shorts way high so that they’re at the middle of his waist, tucks in his shirt and plays nerd. He tells us the funniest jokes and has this hilarious laugh that he does after each of his jokes. He is a funny guy! Right now he is thrilled that I posted this photo on my weekly menu, but when he’s a teenager, I’m not so sure he will be as thrilled.
Speaking of funny things, here’s a funny story that happened to me recently. I was making up a batch of vodka pasta so I clicked on my recipe and got started. I noticed that it wasn’t a very detailed recipe. It was one of the first recipes that I had posted on the blog and I honestly had trouble following it. I wasn’t too detailed in my posts when I first started the blog so I had forgotten how long to simmer the sauce for. I had to call my friend Amanda (as she makes this recipe all the time and initially got it from my blog) to get the specifics. She was cracking up because I couldn’t even follow my own instructions, LAME, I know! I realize that I like the extra details and the step-by-step info for myself. It really helps me. So I updated the recipe and photos for you all so you won’t have any problems when you make it, because you should, as t’s really good. Nice description there, really good, but that’s all I could come up with as my brain is fogging out as I write this.
Ok, enough said, let’s move onto this weeks menu.
Sunday night dinner: Italian wedding soup. Eli has been begging me to make this soup, and we really haven’t had it since Christmas break, so I figured I would throw him a bone since he let me post that hilarious photo of him this week. I plan on serving it up with some fresh popovers.
Monday night dinner: Penne a la vodka, crispy garlic bread and kid friendly caesar salad. This is a meatless Monday night comfort dinner. I love everything about this meal and what I especially love is that it’s a two-nighter dinner. Oh yeah!
Tuesday night dinner. We’re having leftovers baby. Take a look at the above dinner menu and that’s what were having tonight. See, I told you that all three of the above recipes are good for two nights, I don’t lie folks. The best part is that the pasta tastes better day two.
Wednesday night dinner: This is such an easy week for me as we’re having leftovers yet again! Tonight we will be having leftovers of the Italian wedding soup and I think I’ll be nice and whip up some fresh popover.
Thursday night dinner. Happy Valentines day peeps! We’re staying home and celebrating as a family because we all just LOVE each other so much. What’s on the dinner menu? Well, it looks like we’re in for some spring-like weather so John is going to fire up the grill and grill up some of our favorite turkey burgers. I plan on roasting up some cauliflower and making up a fresh batch of chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I’m going to throw some red and pink sprinkles on them and some candy hearts for the kiddos.
Friday night dinner. TGIF! Marin mama’s night off and that means dinner out.
Guess what I’m posting Wednesday? I’m posting another quinoa patty recipe! Yippee. These ones are a bit more kid friendly and cheesy.