menu plan monday ~ may 9, 2011

April seemed to crawl by, but May is busy and will fly, I’m afraid. I love this time of year and hate to see it pass without time to savor every day. In the meantime, the foxes are still as cute as they can be. DD took this picture of one of the babies the other day.

baby fox

They’ve grown a lot and are starting to explore the far corners of the yard. They seem to enjoy running down the slope and up into the little woods at the back of our yard. Sometimes all seven of the little ones will play King of the Hill on the big wood chip pile east of the garage. We can watch that from the kitchen window. Lots of fun to watch them jump and run and pounce and play.

This one has a white left rear foot. The others are enough alike that it’s hard to tell them apart from the distance we keep.

baby fox

DD also took this picture of a cardinal on the bird feeder. DH keeps the feeders filled for his little “chickens.” (Have you read Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter?)

cardinal at the feeder

And she took this picture of Star of Bethlehem. I thought she did very well. I love the light on this one.

Star of Bethlehem

As far as the menu goes, we’re starting off with leftovers from yesterday’s Mother’s Day grill-a-thon. DH made extra so we’d have lunches and another meal this week. My four sisters and two sisters-in-law are coming for Sisters’ Weekend Friday through Sunday, with the entire family invited over for dinner on Sunday, so our weekend menu is more filled out than usual.

Fridge Food / Leftover Grilled Yummy Stuff

Homemade Pizza with Portobello Mushrooms

Spicy Shredded Pork
I follow the pork recipe’s ingredient list, but I don’t blend them. I put the roast in the crock pot and throw everything in on top. I know it’s not the same as roasting it, so it’s different than the meat the original recipe would produce, but it’s still delicious! And easier.
Homemade Hamburger Buns
Garden Salad

Ham/Turkey Sandwiches
Red Grapes

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Tortilla Chips
Fixin’s (sour cream, lettuce, shredded cheese, etc.)

Breakfast / Breakfast Strata
Lunch / Homemade Pizzas
Supper / Eat Out with Sisters

Breakfast / Cereal, Muffins, Fruit

Lunch /
Grilled Chicken, Burgers, Hotdogs
Homemade Buns
Garden Salad
Fruit Salad
Veggies / Dip

Frozen Pies via Mom
Birthday Cake and Ice Cream for my Dad…happy 78th, Dad!

me and my dad

You’ll find a lot of menu and recipe ideas at Menu Plan Monday.


One Comment

  1. anne h
    Posted May 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    on a hectic day look forward to looking at the photos of your beautiful garden and catching up on fun blog

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