This Week’s Menu, June 4, 2017

Menu for the week of June 4, 2017

Breakfast: Blueberry pancakes
Lunch: skipping lunch
Dinner: Steak with assorted veggies

Breakfast: Leftover steak and eggs
Lunch: Soup and salad
Dinner: Sausage and peppers

Breakfast: Leftover pancakes
Lunch: Sandwiches
Dinner: Fried chicken (I don’t make this often but I thought we deserved the treat.)

Breakfast: Orange Danish
Lunch: Leftover fried chicken
Dinner: Pork chops

Breakfast: Eggs with leftover pork chops
Lunch: Sausage and peppers leftovers
Dinner: Garlic butter shrimp

Breakfast: Kolaches
Lunch: Leftover chicken in sandwiches
Dinner: Nacho plate

Breakfast: Breakfast out since we’ll be hitting garage sales
Lunch: Leftover nacho plate
Dinner: Spaghetti

I’ve got to start planning now for what I’ll make while my mother is visiting. She’s hard to please when it comes to food. No fast food and nothing cheap. She’s also picky about the fish and meat she’ll eat too. Whenever my mom visits I probably spend more on food on her for a week than I do on us for an entire month.

On the plus side, she always likes to help with cooking and cleaning.



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  1. That is interesting your mom is picky, because you don’t seem picky in that you eat a wide variety of food. Hubby’s parents are a bit picky; or maybe just set in their routine. My mom wasn’t picky. When she came to visit, when she was living, she often would make my favorites of her recipes from when we were growing up that I didn’t learn how to cook. And even with her making them from me, I still didn’t take the time to right down the recipes, etc., so I could cook them 🙂 Enjoy the visit with her!


    • Betty: I’m picky, but not in that way. 🙂

      When I was growing up I didn’t have any interest in learning how to cook so I was in a mad scramble to learn once I got married. When my parents used to visit, I always asked them to make the meals I had growing up. That’s when I started to appreciate their talents.

  2. My mom is a diabetic who will cheat on her diet whenever she can, and I learned a long time ago to cook healthy and diabetic-friendly meals during her stays in spite of her wanting to eat junk and fast food. It’s one reason she doesn’t like to stay with me; I don’t cave in like my siblings and let her eat what she wants.

    For guests I always ask about food allergies in advance (this after one of my daughter’s friends turned out to be highly allergic to shellfish on a night I was steaming crab), which I think everyone should do. But aside from that, rather than try to cater to everyone’s likes and dislikes, which is impossible given how often we have dinner guests, I always invoke the PB&J rule: If you don’t like what I make, there’s peanut butter and jelly and bread in the pantry — feel free to make yourself a sandwich. 🙂

  3. Lynn: I am very strict with friends (and dogs) with special food requirements. LOL! They know how I am too. If they’re going to cheat they’re going to have to do it on someone else’s watch.:)

    re: PB&J
    In my house, it’s eggs. But you’re right. It’s an excellent rule and one I should enforce more often.

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