This Week’s Menu, September 24, 2017

Menu for the week of September 24, 2017

Breakfast: Pancakes from scratch
Early Dinner: Steak strips pita pockets

Breakfast: Eggs with leftover steak
Early Dinner: French onion soup and crusty bread

Breakfast: Leftover pancakes
Early Dinner: Braised short ribs

Breakfast: Breakfast quesadillas
Early Dinner: Leftover onion soup

Breakfast: Breakfast tacos
Early Dinner: Sauteed frog legs in garlic butter

Breakfast: Corned beef hash and eggs
Early Dinner: Shrimp de Jonghe

Breakfast: Breakfast out since we’ll be hitting garage sales
Early Dinner: Nacho plate


I’m getting a little fancy this week. I saw a package of frog legs in the freezer and now I have a taste for garlic butter frog legs. I usually get this dish at my favorite seafood restaurant. My version comes pretty close to the original.

I’m also making shrimp de jonghe. I usually serve this over rice. My father taught me this dish, but mine hardly does his version justice–or maybe it’s just good memories of my father’s cooking. I’ll try to remember to take pictures and do a post on this recipe. It’s a decadent meal.

We are supposed to get down into the 80s this week. Woohoo! I’m tired of this hot weather.

Is there a dish you make that your learned from your mom or dad?





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  1. Frog legs! Very interesting! I’m not sure what the shrimp dish is, but it does sound interesting. My mom was a good cook, made great fried chicken (she would fry it and then cook it for a bit to trap in the flavors). I never got her talent to make the dishes I loved that she cooked. She taught me, it just didn’t take with me. Though she did teach me (in my 30s when I asked her to) how to cook a turkey so that I can do 🙂 (though not with the homemade stuffing she did but with Stove Top stuffing).


    • Betty: I was a late blooming cook too. I didn’t pay attention growing up, so I scrambled to learn after I got married.

      My mother in law was a terrible cook. Well…let’s just say I didn’t like her food. But she made the best turkey stuffing I ever had. I never asked her for the recipe and now she’s gone. Over the years, I’ve tried to replicate it, but it’s never quite as perfect.

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