Menu Monday - May Thunderstorms
I did have a bit of fun this morning after chores, while I was waiting on dinner to cook and dressed up a $.50 composition book I picked up at a thrift store a few weeks ago. I'm making myself a fancy journal out of it. I've already recovered the outside and the front piece inside. I'll add pictures, words, quotes, etc all throughout the thing for inspiration just in case I have none and just the pure joy of rediscovering it if I am inspired.
In the meantime, I went through my oldest most loved cookbook looking for springtime inspiration. Here's what I came up with:
Salisbury Steaks, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fruit Cocktail
I'll use the leftover gravy and mushroom soup from our pot roast dinner as sauce over the burgers.
Asparagus and Egg Casserole, Pickled Beets, Cheese Biscuits, Strawberry Cobbler
I love asparagus casserole. I never thought to add sliced boiled eggs to it! This should make a tasty dinner.
Western Omelet, Green Ranch Salad, Muffins with cinnamon sugar topping, Ambrosia
I'll use roma tomatoes, cilantro, a bit of diced jalapeno and red onion to fill the omelet. Mixed greens for salad, with ranch dressing and a sprinkling of crisp fried corn tortilla strips. I will use the last of the ambrosia from this past weekend to round out this meal.
Luncheon Meat Platter, Deviled Eggs, Potato Salad, Rye bread, Strawberry Sundaes
There's sliced turkey, turkey ham and beef bologna in the house this week. John won't mind this on a hot day for his dinner. I'll set out the spicy brown mustard and he can make a sandwich if he wants. I'll use most of the last of the strawberries to make sundaes. I'll save out three or four for our fruit cups tomorrow.
Oven Fried Chicken, Potatoes au Gratin, Spring Salad, Mixed Fruit Cups
I'm counting on the thunderstorms to continue to cool things down, hence the oven menu. If it appears we will just stay hot and humid, I'll switch it up to a crock pot roasted chicken and crock pot potatoes.
Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Corn on the Cob, Corn Muffins, Watermelon
I'll use canned vegetarian beans dressed up a little with brown sugar and ketchup and onion for our main dish.
Pigs in Blankets, Oven Fries, Apple Slices, Blondies
Again, I'll see how the weather cooperates before I make this one an oven meal. If it's really hot: boiled hot dogs, chips and apple slices with fig bar cookies.