I can't believe that the weekend is over tomorrow--that means that it's time to post next week's menu!
Here's what we'll be enjoying this week:
Sunday: Mexican Cornbread Salad (I am taking this to a "Cinco de Mayo" themed party)
Monday: Grilled boneless pork chops with fruit salsa, grilled asparagus and Spanish rice
Tuesday: Baked Corn Dogs, baked beans and mac-n-cheese
Wednesday: Grilled chicken with asparagus and lemon risotto, spring mix salad
Thursday: Dinner at Ma and Pa's (since they're only a few miles away now!)
Friday: Brinner and a Movie (That's breakfast for dinner-James has been begging for it! We're having sourdough pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon.)
Saturday: Who knows?
The fruit salsa I am making on Monday is simply a whole chopped mango and a handful of chopped strawberries with a tablespoon of lime juice. Fresh fruit compliments grilled meats very well, and since it's pretty much Summer here in Florida we may as well eat like it's Summer! When I grill the asparagus, I first toss them in a small amount of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and sprinkle generously with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. I will grill a whole pound of asparagus but I'll set aside a few spears for the risotto on Wednesday night. As a time-saver, I will also be grilling the chicken for Wednesday on Monday when I already have the grill lit for the pork chops and asparagus. Why not save some time?
The risotto recipe I linked to is a basic recipe--no frills--and the beauty is that you can add whatever you want to make it your own. This time it's asparagus and lemon, but the possibilities are endless.
The reason for posting these weekly menus is to offer inspiration to my handful of readers. It's not for the purpose of giving guidelines for others to follow, rather it is about providing new ideas. Often people get bored eating at home because they get in a dinnertime rut. The same few recipes cycle through and people get bored. One of the things I personally love is to make up and prepare new meals-so the least I can do is share the work that I do with others who want to eat good food at home!