Imagine my surprise last week when I realized I’d completely forgotten to plan a menu of my son’s liking for his 12th birthday this past Saturday…oops! So out went the chicken recipe I had originally planned and in came hot dogs on the BBQ, baked potatoes and corn on the cob…all of his favorites!!
For dessert we of course had his favorite Gluten, Dairy & Egg-Free Chocolate Cake…yum!
Not sure if any of you noticed last week or not but I had made the MPM links bigger…four across instead of the usual six. Just wondering if you had a preference either way? Four is nice because you can read the links better but it does take longer to scroll through them all. I’ll use six across again today so you can compare if you’d like. Let me know!
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So as you know this week I’m off to New York!! Thank you to everyone who left me tips in the comments…very much appreciated! As you can see, I’m still doing a menu plan up for the rest of the family though just to keep things easy for them.
Here’s what they’ll be eating:
Monday: Kielbasa Tortellini Alfredo
Tuesday: Roasted Chicken with Rosemary (hubby’s request)
Wednesday: Chicken Caesar Wraps (using up leftover chicken)
Thursday: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Friday: Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
Saturday: Bread Machine Homemade Pizza
Sunday: Picking night!
PS: If you are looking for a fabulous fall dessert, check out my friends recipe for Apple Brownies. We made it last week and it was so good!!
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU PLAN THIS WEEK?
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