Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Spring Menu

Lately, I have been drawing a bit of a blank when I sit down to write
the weekly grocery list.  It is taking FOREVER to come up with dinner ideas.
So, in a way I'm posting this week's as a reference for myself,
but should you find yourself in a similar rut, feel free to draw a little inspiration.

(Cuisinart recipe + 1 tsp vanilla)
Banana Bread
Mashed Avocado on Whole Grain Toast
(w/olive oil + red pepper flakes)

Egg Salad + Arugula
Watercress + Tomato Sandwich
Left Overs

Lamb Chops with Mint Yogurt Sauce
Tomato + Parsley Salad
(you'll be tempted to add salt to salad dressing, it doesn't need it)

Fish Tacos with Cilantro Cream
(I tweak this recipe to our liking, more heat, use halibut, add avocado)

Caramelized Onion, Herb + Cheese Frittata
Baby Green Salad + Lemon Vinaigrette

Dutch Apple Pancakes
(b/c I'm fun like that! And my kids weren't fans of the previous 2 dinners)

Grilled Pork Chops with Lime Garlic Sauce
Wild Grain Rice

Turkey Sloppy Joes
Carrot Sticks

Sugar Cookies
(BEST EVER and I'm a brownie connoisseur!)

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

(Kitchen pictures from Michael Penney's apartment, Canadian House & Home,
b/c dinnertime is too crazy to take pictures too!)


  1. Just printed out the brownies & fish tacos. I stroll the aisles at Whole Foods hoping to become magically inspired and it never works. So thank you!

  2. I feel that way lately too. I like to make at least 3 new things every week, so you've got to be on the hunt for those recipes.
    Thanks for some new ideas.

  3. Wow! I love those images! We get into a food rut from time to time. Then there are days when I say to my family, "do we really have to eat every day?"

  4. Second Lorri, If I lived closer, I'd be at your doorstep...

  5. Wow! I'm impressed (with the images and your menu).

  6. Those dinners sound delicious! I think I might use a few of the same for next week. I was just sitting down trying to figure out my grocery list and I was stuck on what to make, so thanks ;)

  7. Thank you for being an inspiration! My husband just got back from Catalina Island with some red snapper he caught, and am going to try your Fish Taco recipe tonight. I'm so glad I found your blog. And for Tuesday, Turkey Sloppy Joe's will be perfect!

  8. I can't wait to try some of these! I just found your blog via The Southland Life and love it! Please stop by mine!