Monday, September 6, 2010

Birthday Week Menu Plan

Much of this week's food and fun schedule centers around two things: two family birthdays and the beginning of our school year. (How come everything happens at once?)
Monday--Tomorrow is the hubby's birthday, so we'll be going out tonight to celebrate--to Qdoba, of course, one of the hubby's favorites. I'll be bringing along a chocolate chip cookie cake that is baking as I type. The only other time I've attempted one of those, I totally forgot about it, and ended up with a very large blackened circle. That was about six years ago, and I haven't attempted one since. I'm being very brave today, and I'm watching the clock like a hawk!
Tuesday--Tomorrow we'll be having the hubby's requests (okay, so I had to badger him a bit to get him to choose something, but he did choose them himself): bacon, eggs, and toast for breakfast and lasagna for dinner. Because I can't do anything small, I made four loaves of homemade bread today from which to make that birthday breakfast toast.
Wednesday--I've been waiting and waiting for that hint of chill in the air so that I can start to make soup again! The hubby would probably disagree, but I think the chill is here! So, for Wednesday night, I'm making this black bean soup that has the great title of "Awesome Soup." We'll eat it with some more of that homemade bread.
Thursday--The kids start school! Woo hoo! We'll have something really kid friendly in honor of them that night. Maybe mac and cheese?
Friday--Friends are coming over (I hope) so we'll have turkey tenderloin, seasoned rice, green beans, and... you guessed it, more of that bread.
Saturday--For lunch we'll have tuna salad melts with the (again) homemade bread. For dinner we'll have some pork chops and potatoes.
Sunday--It's the boy's birthday!! We'll be heading south to my hometown for a family birthday party for him. We'll serve hotdogs and buns from foil and have bags of popcorn and peanuts. And of course they'll be a baseball cake served on baseball plates with baseball napkins! We'll play baseball by the lake and have a lot of fun with family.
So there's our week. Simple, huh?
Linked with Menu Plan Monday, Meatless Monday, and MMMmonday.
Linked to Tempt My Tummy TuesdayTuesdays at the TableAnything RelatedDelicious DishesSlightly Indulgent TuesdayTuesday TwisterTwo for TuesdayTuesday Tastes, and Tasty Tuesdays over at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and A Beautiful Mess.


  1. Sounds like a great menu for the week, have a great week.

  2. I agree with the hubby. Chill came for a couple days, but now 90s all week!?! (At least "down here.") Ugg. Maybe if you make it the chill will come? YAY for Thursday! =)

  3. Sounds like a delicious week! Many happy bday wishes to your bday boys...and thanks for sharing w/ t4t this week!

  4. Sounds like a great menu plan- and your homemade bread looks delicious! Have a great week!

  5. Thanks for sharing your husband's birthday with us at My Meatless Mondays.

  6. Hi Olivia, and thanks for visiting the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! I love it when new blogs link up because I get to check them out. I am now following you. Looks like a great week of wholesome food made with love! GREAT! Looking forward to seeing you again on the hop! Alex@amoderatelife

  7. It's always so wonderful to have special birthday treats! Thanks for sharing with Two for Tuesday.

  8. How wonderful to have special birthday treats. Thanks for sharing at Two for Tuesday.

  9. Everything looks delish - I checked out the Awesome soup and it looks awesome!! Thanks for linking to Two for Tues!

  10. I'd love to know how you like the "Awesome" soup! Thanks for the link, Olivia. :D