Monday, July 23, 2012

Menu Plan Monday. July 23rd and a Summer Update

My kids and I are home from a week at my parent's home. It was so much fun!
We took our dog for the first time and he loved walking in the woods and even spied a black snake creeping over the path. I kept him on a leash as we walked... being a city dog, he tends to bolt at the first sign of freedom. I learned that the hard way Monday morning when he got away from me and shot across the field like lightning. I could hear him barking in the woods for a while. I was so thankful when he came back into the yard. I don't know what I would do without that silly dog!

If you read last week's post, you will be happy to know that Little Polka Dot's ankle has healed! Hooray! No more crutches or wheelchair for her!

Over the weekend, we celebrated our 17th Anniversary. We were young... year out of college...he still makes me smile:)

July 1995

I'm back in the kitchen this week!

Monday- Baked Rosemary Chicken with rolls and peas.
Tuesday- leftovers
Wednesday- Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken with rolls and salad.
Friday- Tomato Pie (see recipe below) and a salad.
Saturday-take-out sushi
Sunday-Lightning Fast Black Bean Quesadillas with a salad.

Tomato Pie (from my friend, Martha)
1  9" pie crust shell, unbaked
5 large tomatoes, peeled and sliced thick
1tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
3tsp. dried basil
garlic to taste
3/4c. of mayonnaise
1 and 1/4c. grated cheese (I use chedder)

Bake pie shell for 10 min. at 375. Remove from oven. Layer tomatoes in shell and sprinkle on seasoning. Combine cheese and mayo. Spread over tomatoes. Bake at 350 for 35 min. Let stand before serving. Makes 6 to 8 servings. Best with home-grown tomatoes straight from the garden. (I'll be using fresh tomatoes from my Aunt's garden!)

Hope you all have a great week! What's cooking in your kitchen? I'd love to know!
xoxo Elizabeth

p.s. I'm linking up with Menu Plan Monday!


  1. So glad you are having such a great summer. Happy Anniversary (sorry it's a bit late!)you both look so very happy in this photo. It's our 16th in a month!! Glad to hear that Little Polka Dot is now fully recovered! xxx

  2. Thank you, Jane! Hope you and your hubby have a Happy 16th!


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