Menu Plan Monday & Project Updates

 Hope your Monday is off to a terrific start.  I’ve been busy in the garage already today, hence the reason the Menu Plan Monday is an afternoon post today!  (I really need to write it, not just plan it on Sunday. But it just feels wrong to work on the blog on Sunday.)

Here’s a look at this week’s menu board.

Monday: Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Got these babies cookin’ right now. Smells good!

Tuesday: Leftovers

You’ll probably notice this fall that Tuesday’s will more than likely be leftovers.  I’m doing two bible studies on Tuesdays.  (I just couldn’t decide which one to choose, so I didn’t. They are both great have a great group of women of faith.)

Wednesday: Mexican Lasagna

This an old recipe I used to make with layers of flour tortillas. Richard is always asking to look at a list of menu options when I ask and he pulled this one off an old list.  I’ll have to see what I can do to stay true to the recipe and make it gluten free.

Thursday: Pulled Pork

Friday: Sausage and Shrimp Creamy Cajun Pasta

Y’all this is so good. Miles is coming home for the weekend because we have family coming in.  I know he loves pasta and my family would enjoy this too.

Saturday: Pulled Pork Chili

Great way to use up leftover Pulled Pork.  I better buy a big roast.

Sunday: Grilled Chicken, Leslie’s BBQ Chicken Rub

I figured we needed to finish the week with something a little lighter.  Although I will mix up some Alabama White Sauce. I think I’ve got my version pretty well developed. I’ll report back next week.

Update from last week’s new menu items:

The Ricotta Meatballs were just okay.  I actually didn’t get the proportions just right so that could have been the problem.  I’ll give them another go.  The recipe was fairly good even with the mishap, so I’m hopeful.

The Beef Stroganoff in the Slow Cooker was very good.  We all enjoyed it and agreed it was one thing we were okay with being prepared in a crock pot.

The Sundried Tomato Risotto was very good.  I’ll need to share the full details on that one again. I made a few changes that really kicked up the flavor.

Around here:

If you follow me on Instagram, then you may remember that I said I was really ready to give up on stripping an old office chair.  Well, I finally finished it.

The chair is for Emily’s room and sadly, we’ve decided it would look better painted.  It’s just too dark and “antique” looking for her sort of Mid Century Modern room.  If I didn’t agree with her I’d probably freak out about it, given how much time I put into scraping all the paint off. But it will look better now with only one coat of paint on it instead of the dozens that were on there. 

This weekend I deconstructed the kitchen chairs.  They now have a coat of primer and one coat of paint. Can’t wait to put them back together tomorrow!

Well, off to go put on the last coat while the beans cook!

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