Thursday, April 15, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday

M is for Menu
Since it is just the hubs and I left at home now I do not cook very large dinners anymore.  Quite often it is a one pan meal such as soup or a casserole.  Hubs is a good cook and often takes a turn but he likes to experiment with whatever he can find leftover in the fridge and he is good at it also.  I enjoy cooking but I follow recipes.  Last night it was my turn to cook and since I am going to be gone this evening I decided I needed to make it a good meal. The main dish I found over at Big Black Dog.  Michele always has such wonderful recipes at her site.  Go  here to get her recipe for Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream.  It was wonderful and this is what my attempt looked like.





























I recently have found this salad that Meijers has made up in their produce section.  It has three different kinds of berries and number of different greens and some pecans.  For the price, it is perfect for us because we each get a serving with our meal and there is enough left for me to take for lunch.  If I bought each of the things in it we would not get it all ate before it would spoil.













It has been a busy week with a grandson getting his tonsils out and I have been going to Physical Therapy three times a week.  And to top it off our internet provider was down for close to 48 hours and popping in and out all week.  I had a lot of posts I wanted to share this week so hopefully I'll be back soon!  Check out the other participants over at Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday and enjoy the rest of your week!  Thanks for coming by!
Jenny Matlock

26 comments:

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh, of course, MENU!!! Perfect M-word! Looks delicious! Have a great M-Day!

Viki said...

Your house sounds a lot like mine. My husband is the adventurous one when it comes to cooking. I'm the follow the recipe type LOL.

Linda said...

So glad you were able to get our post done...hate it when my computer is not available! Love M is for Menu and that dish looks yummy. I don't cool much these days but should start I guess. I also find premade salad works, does not go to waste.

Riet said...

What a lovely menue. Mmmmm

laterg8r said...

it looks absolutely delish :D

Short and Sweet said...

Very tantalizing post! Thanks for sharing.
Loretta

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The salad sounds awesome as the does the sausage dish. I'd eat at your house.

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veterankindergartenteacher said...

That recipe sounds really yummy! Happy Alphabet Thursday to you too. Stop by my post if you get a chance!

mrs. c said...

I know what you mean about the cooking. Even though Ben is still at home, he works at least 4 nights a week. It is hard for me to down size my recipes so we have lots of leftovers. your dinner looks yummy, I agree Michelle has some good looking food on her blog! Are you still making her bread? Hope your PT is going well, my knee gets better everyday! Go to the Dr. tomorrow so I will see what he thinks. Have a great weekend my friend!

Pondside said...

Tonight The Great Dane had dinner waiting when I came in late from work - bliss!
Love the M for menu!

mbkatc230 said...

Great choice for M. Our DD is back in the nest while she student teaches, but I know just what you mean about not cooking big meals when it's just the two. The prepared salads are great. We love fresh salads, but too often the ingredients go to waste before we can use them all. Glad you got your internet problems fixed, that is SO frustrating. Kathy

My name is PJ. said...

Yum! One pan meals can be better than the fancy schmancy stuff!!

Rose said...

Your house sounds like my house; hubs likes to experiment and I like recipes. The salad looks really good! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

Your menu looks delicious!

That salad sounds amazing!

Thank you for a tasteful stop (hee hee, get it?) on my little journey through Alphabe-Thursdays letter "M"!

I'm so glad you do this with us...you add so much to each weeks links!

A+

Sarah said...

My hubs is the chef here at HFTS. I occasionally cook something but he is the one we depend on. LOL I do help clean up, and I do the table setting.

Michelle said...

OH my goodness! So glad you like the Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream! It truly is one of my favorite pastas and so easy to make!

Jo said...

mmm ...Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream ... sounds so yummy!

Steph said...

This looks really wonderful. I would love to eat this meal. I'm going to go check out the recipe. My husband is also the adventurous cooker in our house and I'm the recipe girl. I think I must have missed or forgotten something. What are you doing your PT for? Hope it's helping.

Amanda said...

Yum, it looks delicious! That's a great tip about the prepared salad. My hubby and I are brand new empty nesters and we are running into the same problem of salad ingredients going bad before we can get it all eaten.

Steph said...

Brenda, I tried to post a comment yesterday, but it never has appeared. I guess my internet is quirky. Anyway, all I wanted to say was that this looked like a wonderful meal. I would love to partake of it. :) I already went and looked up the recipe. (Oh, I also said my husband was the adventurous one too and I was the recipe girl.)

Christy said...

Mmmm, your menu looks yummy! I think I will try it out. mmm, I am hungry now.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

MMMM! It looks yuMMMMy! My hubby and I are empty nesters and soup and sandwiches are often what is on our menu on Monday nights, when I get home real late from work...unless he surprises me with some Mexican take home :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you for your sweet comment! Can't wait til the next Alphabe-thursday assignment...but will have to think hard about "N"!

Manuela@TPOH said...

That is a good salad. I buy I similar one at Publix it also has apple slices and raisins - yum!

Manuela

Deborah Ann said...

That salad sounds delish! I LOVE pecans or any kind of nuts in my salad. Chili's makes a Mexican salad with black beans and cilantro that is to die for!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Menu is a good choice for an M word and your dinner looked delicious!