Menu Plan Monday

July 9, 2012

#Meatless Monday: Leftovers

Tuesday: Philly Cheesesteaks with Garlic Mayo {Inspired by the Braves sweeping the Phillies this weekend}

Wednesday: Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas with Creamy Salsa Verde

Thursday:  Meatloaf with Blackberry Barbeque Sauce

Friday:  Leftovers

Saturday: Atlanta Street Food Festival to benefit the Atlanta Community FoodBank


Menu Plan Monday

July 2, 2012

Meatless Monday: Portobello Burgers with Farro Salad

Tuesday: Steak Skewers with Scallion Dipping Sauce over Coconut Rice

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Carnitas

Friday: Pulled Pork Quesadillas

Saturday: A Belizean Feast — recreating a feast of many of the foods my husband and I enjoyed on our honeymoon in May

Menu Plan Monday

June 18, 2012

Now that my schedule has calmed down after planning and executing my dream wedding, it’s time to get back to cooking and blogging!  I’m not sure who is more excited, myself, because I’ve missed the kitchen (leading up to the wedding I jumped from one diet to the next, clear liquids, Atkins, etc. so my appliances have been dormant for a bit) or my hubby, because he was on his own and pretty much lived off hot dogs and sandwiches the past three months.  Sorry babe!

Anywho, I have a few things going on this week, but am excited to put together my first weekly menu plan in awhile! 

#SundaySupper:  Father’s Day Dinner of Minestrone, Lasagna and Garlic Bread.  Dessert was a Strawberry Buttercream Cake from The German Bakery

Monday: Leftovers

Tuesday: Junior League Social at Square Pub (and my one month anniversary!). It’s appropriate we’ll be here since this is where my wedding “after-party” was held.  Their menu goes above and beyond the typical bar food.  (Hint: anything with Hatch Chiles is ah-mazing.)

Wednesday: Dinner at a friend’s house, menu TBD

Thursday:  Fried Green Tomato Sammies w/ Sweet Potato Fries (I made Fried Green Tomato BLTs last week and they were so good, I thought I’d expand on the basic recipe and add a few more ingredients.)  Also, super-excited to use my new mandolin to make home-made fries. 

Friday: I’m headed to Athens, GA for a Junior League Conference for the weekend, which means I’ll be eating at some of the best restaurants (in my opinion) around!  I’m hoping to hit The National, Speakeasy and The Grit…not to mention see some good music, as it’s AthFest weekend. 

Besides getting back into the swing of menu planning, grocery shopping, cooking and researching new recipes, I’m excited to announce that “The Hand” will be getting a whole new look in the very near future.  Stay tuned for updates on the big reveal!

Weekly Menu Plan

January 17, 2012


There's a lot of Mondays this month...

I’ve started a new regime, which is fasting on Mondays…only clear liquids.  Yesterday was my first day trying this out and it went okay.  I made a batch of homemade chicken stock on Sunday to sip on throughout the day.  Add in water, diet soda (which is cheating just a  little bit), hot tea and iced tea and I made it through the day without a nibble!  Honestly, I was okay from the neck down, ie: my stomach wasn’t growling all day, but from the neck up, mentally, I wanted to eat!  All I have to say right now is TGIT — thank Goodness it’s Tuesday!

Monday: Fasting

Tuesday: Lemony Linguine with Sausage [WeightWatchers Magazine]

Wednesday: Chicken and Dumplings [Jim’s Family Recipe]

Thursday:  Dinner in the China Town Food Court — first visit, very excited!

Friday: Leftovers

Tell me, do you ever fast?  What helps you get through the day?

Monday Menu Plan

January 9, 2012

Monday:  Jambalaya {this UGA fan is cheering for LSU in the BCS Championship tonight}

Tuesday: Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup and Orange Chicken with Fried Rice

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday:  Preparing dinner for the guests of Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House with the ladies of Junior League DeKalb.  Menu: Butternut Squash Soup, Meatloaf, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Farro Risotto

Friday:  Jim making something


Monday Menu Plan

January 2, 2012

It’s a new year, so let’s stick to those healthy resolutions by featuring, not one, but two vegetarian dinners this week.  The portobello burgers have become a weekly regular for us.  So tasty AND guilt-free.  Who’d a thought adding a couple of shakes of steak seasoning to mushrooms would make them taste so meaty and delicious???

Meatless Monday: Butternut Squash Soup & Kale and Quinoa Pilaf

Meatless Tuesday: Portobello Burgers

Wednesday:  Leftovers

Thursday:  Jim’s Making Indian

Friday:  Gu’s Bistro

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Monday Menu Plan

December 19, 2011

Meatless Monday:  Pistachio-Crusted Tofu with Ponzo Sauce over Brown Rice

Tuesday:  Dinner in Athens…would like to try The National

Wednesday:  Trivia at Corner Pub

Thursday:  Gu’s Bistro

Friday:  Fellini’s

Saturday:  Christmas Eve Dinner!  Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Organic Chicken with Stuffing and Gravy, Cauliflower Gratin

Monday Menu Plan

December 12, 2011

Meatless Monday:  Roasted Vegetable Gourmet Pizza from Whole Foods

Tuesday:  Broccoli Cheese Soup; Lemon Lamb Chops with Sautéed Greens

Wednesday:  Bison Burgers with Cabernet Onions and Canadian Cheddar

Thursday:  Holiday Party

Friday:  Dirty Santa Party {LOTS of apps to prepare!}

Monday Menu Plan

December 5, 2011

It’s a new week, a new month and time for another weekly menu plan:


Meatless Monday:  Rice and Gandules


Tuesday:  Black Bean Soup and Grilled Chicken Tostadas


Wednesday:  Chicken Chow Mein


Thursday:  Holiday Party


Friday:  Holiday Party

What’s on your menu this week? 

Monday Menu Plan

November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving was wonderful and I definitely ate too much, but that’s what that holiday is all about, right?  Now, time to get back to reality and back to healthy!  Well, kinda.  The holiday season, and party circuit, is upon us.  Looks like I’ll need to vamp up my exercise routine…grrr.

Meatless Monday:  Black Pepper Tofu

Tuesday: Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash

Wednesday:  Trivia with the smart ladies of Junior League DeKalb at Three Dollar Cafe Jr.

Thursday:  After-work event (hors d’ oeurves for me) —  leftovers for Jim

Friday:  Meatloaf with Raspberry Barbeque Sauce and Acorn Squash

What do you do to watch your waistline during the whirlwind of holiday parties, heavy fare and cocktails?