28 June 2010

Menu Plan Monday: June 28th

As I sit down to type this, I am in the midst of preparation for a belated Fathers Day celebration for my dad. He has been out of the country for a couple of weeks, so I am looking forward to having my parents and sister over today for lunch~then we're all going to see Toy Story 3 together. My kiddos can hardly stand the wait since they knew the movie came out on the 18th, but they've been waiting for Papi to return to go with them:)

For our lunch I'm making Tres Leches Cake for the first time. It's my dad's favorite cake, but he usually only gets it when he's in Mexico. I thought it would be fun to try making. I'm also whipping up a fresh Blueberry Pie with those berries we recently picked. I'll serve it with some of the Homemade Ice Cream from last week that I've been saving in the freezer~yum! I promise we're not just having desserts though...

Also Vince's brother is coming to visit this week. He lives in the Los Angeles area now, so we don't get to see him that often. He's coming with their sister and our nephew to stay overnight and we're all looking forward to some family time. Besides the dinner I have planned, I am going to make homemade cinnamon rolls with my bread starter (for the first time, of course, I always like to experiment on *company* haha). I'll let you know how they turn out!

Last week's dinners really turned out great. Cheeseburger Meatloaf is a new family fave~you should really try it! I forgot the blog the fried squash last week, but I'll try to remember this week. That stuff is SO good! Here is a great new slow cooker recipe for you though:

Slow Cooker Roasted Potatoes

~Dice red potatoes (about 1 per person, 2-3 if using new potatoes) into 1" pieces and place in slow cooker.
~Toss potatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper, minced garlic and herb of choice (I used parsley).
~Cook on *high* for 4 hours.
Here's what's on the plan for this week:

Monday: {Belated Fathers Day Luncheon} The Perfect Burgers, Grilled Tuna Melts, Grilled Creamed Corn and Red, White & Blue Salad
Tuesday: Grilled Salmon, Baked Potatoes and Sauteed Veggies
Wednesday: Tostadas (it's become a Wednesday night tradition:)
Thursday: Lexington-Style Grilled Chicken, Fried Zucchini, Roasted New Potatoes and Salad
Friday: Turkey Burgers* and Onion Strings
Saturday: {Red, White, Blues & Bikes celebration at our church}

*Anyone got a great turkey burger recipe for me? I'd love to hear about it~leave me a comment please!

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.


Vanessa said...

I just found your blog on orgjunkie.com and I wanted to tell you how much I love your layout! It's so beautiful :)

Aiming4Simple said...

What a great menu! Rachel Ray had a turkey burger recipe with bacon that sounded good. Here's one link I found:

Lora said...

Thank you so much, Vanessa!

Lora said...

Wow! That RR burger looks awesome! Thanks for the link, I just might try that.