Menu Plan Monday



Wow it has been a long time! Have you missed me?!? Our vacation to California for Seanna and my brother's wedding turned into a long break from blogging. I came back with a nasty cold that has taken two weeks so far to get over (and I still have a cough!). So our kitchen has not seen many great meals lately. I have had great intentions but between being so tired and nothing sounding good we have had pretty lame meals.

I am hoping that forcing myself to put together a menu plan will help this week. I don't want to keep dreading the dinner hour every night. Since I still don't feel 100% I am not sure how much of this will actually happen but a plan is the first step.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Dinner at Mom and Dad's (THANK GOODNESS!)

Tuesday: Stir Fry (pineapple, broccoli, turkey, etc.), Cranberry Muffins

Wednesday: Meatloaf, baked sweet potatoes, green beans and sparkling cider to celebrate the Christmas season!

Thursday: Office Party- leftovers or frozen pizza for hubby

Friday: Dinner at Cousin's House

Saturday: Chili, Cornbread, Rice Kripsy Treats

Sunday: Annual Decorate the Tree and eat Thai Food night


Monday: Cold Cereal

Tuesday: Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Wednesday: Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Thursday: Pancakes

Friday: Cinnamon Roll

The Best Sugar Cookies EVER!


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I made pumpkin bread from a healthy recipe that only called for egg whites. I couldn't bare to throw away 4 egg yolks so I decided to find a recipe that would use them up. I did a quick search on Allrecipes.com and came up with these little gems.

These were hands down my favorite sugar cookie I have ever made. I should also mention I don't normally like sugar cookies. These were different however- they looked just like store bought and tasted so light. They sort of dissolve the moment they touch your tongue. Amazing! I am going to add them to the Christmas Cookie baking list because I liked them so much.

The sprinkles were not part of the recipe but I got the idea a while back from Cooking During Stolen Moments. I thought it really made the recipe.

If you have egg yolks that need to be used up for any reason this is exactly where they can be put to good use.

Monkey Bars


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I don't have a picture of these to put up with this post at the moment but so many people have asked me what Monkey Bars are that I have to share. I made these for the first time over the summer for my husband to take camping. I thought they were really good and light tasting. Perfect little snack or breakfast.

Monkey Bars
from Woman's Day September 2010

1 2/3 Cups Mashed Ripe Bananas (about 5 bananas)
3/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Oil
1/4 Cup Milk
2 Large Eggs
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 3/4 Cups Flour
1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 15 x 10 baking pan with nonstick foil letting the foil extend about 2 inches above the pan at both ends.,

Whisk mashed banana, sugar, oil, milk, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl until mixed thoroughly. Whisk in flour just until blended gently stir in 1/2 cup of the mini chocolate chips.

Spread batter in prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Holding foil by ends, left from pan onto a cutting board. Carefully cut lengthwise in 4 strips and then cut each strip in 10; remove foil.

Eat and enjoy! I have frozen these and they seem to hold up well.

Menu Plan Monday



Things are really getting busy here the closer we get to Garrett and Seanna's wedding. Just two weeks away now! I have my final bridesmaid dress fitting this week and a haircut scheduled. Because of the two evening commitments I will be relying a lot on my crock pot this week. I hope everyone had a great weekend!


Monday: Mom and Dad's

Tuesday: 20 to 40 Clove Garlic Chicken, mashed potatoes, pumpkin dinner rolls, broccoli. (this is a meal where freezer cooking comes in so usefully! The potatoes and rolls are in the freezer and the chicken will be in the crock pot.)

Wednesday: Turkey BBQ Sandwiches, coleslaw, canned fruit-evening hot chocolate

Thursday: French Dip Sandwich, broccoli, Festive Cranberry-Pineapple Salad

Friday: Pot Roast, fresh bread, broccoli, Risotto, apple strudel for dessert

Saturday: Out to Eat

Sunday: Annual Dinner in a Pumpkin for Halloween!

(I just have to say that my husband, who rarely ever reads my blog, did so last week on the morning he was supposed to get a Monkey Bar for breakfast and said "I didn't get a Monkey Bar today!" I thought it was funny since he really is the only person who knows if he had what I wrote in the plan. I will try to do better this week in sticking to what I plan.)

Monday: Steel Cut Oats

Tuesday: Steel Cut Oats

Wednesday: Pancakes (thanks to planning ahead)

Thursday: Monkey Bar

Friday: Cinnamon Roll

Also on my list this week is to make Pumpkin Coffee Cake. Doesn't that sound super??

Have a great week everyone!

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Pumpkin Baking Day 2010



Last year my friend Kelly and I had a pumpkin baking day. We decided to do it again this year but unfortunately our results were not as good. We started by purchasing pumpkins to cook and puree. That part went OK but the rest of the day was a comedy. We started by making a layered pumpkin bar. They took twice as long to bake as the directions said causing our dinner to get later and later. Once they came out we were so excited to try them but felt disappointed the moment they touched our lips.

Without being discouraged we moved onto the pumpkin brownies. Doesn't that just sound wonderful?? Well they were not. When we took them out of the oven and tried to eat them they were so rich with butter that there was no way to gag them down. We ended up throwing most of what we made away.

The night ended with Kelly dumping her plate of acceptable goodies on our front steps. I laughed so hard my husband made me come inside so I wouldn't wake the neighbors.

So I tell you this in hopes that you will share with me some of your favorite pumpkin recipes that would be worth trying. We plan to have a part two pumpkin day and hope that our efforts will turn out better.

Menu Plan Monday



I am having a hard time deciding what to put on this menu plan tonight because I am overwhelmed with the amount of recipes I have in front of me. Does anyone have a really great system for keeping recipes from magazines organized and sorted? I started with a binder then moved into a whole filing box system. My problem with the box is that they are not easily accessible so I don't really think about them. My problem with the binder is that I have pulled so many recipes now that I need multiple volumes to house all my recipes. Please please, please share if you have any ideas.

On another note I made pumpkin bagels this afternoon and they turned out so amazing. I am impressed with myself.


Monday: Dinner at Mom and Dad's

Tuesday: Baked Chicken Taquitos (except I am going to use shredded beef from the freezer), canned fruit, Mexican Rice Salad

Wednesday: Ginger and Turmeric Chicken Bites, leftover Mexican Rice Salad, canned fruit

Thursday: Ranchers Stew, cornbread, fruit

Friday: Leftover stew, fun fall dessert (I need to take this to a party we are attending)

Saturday: Out to Dinner

Sunday: Seafood Casserole, green beans, fruit


Monday: Pumpkin Bagel

Tuesday: Egg Sandwich

Wednesday: Monkey Bar

Thursday: Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Friday: Leftover Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Saturday: Pumpkin Pancakes and scrambled eggs

Sometime this week I plan to make pumpkin coffee cake. Doesn't that sound super yummy??

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Swiss Steak


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This has been quite the week so far. I have been working long days and we have had two evening commitments. I am ready for the weekend but there is still two days left to get through. I think I can, I think I can.....

Anyway that leads me to dinner. We had planned to have Chicken Fried Steak on Tuesday night but that didn't happen because we were out of the house at dinnertime. I thought I would make them tonight but that didn't happen either since I had to work so late. What I did instead was to run home during my short lunch and throw this into the crock pot. The recipe came from Fix It and Forget It. It was easy and actually really good. I think we will be having this again.

Swiss Steak

3-4 Tablespoons Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
1 1/2 Teaspoons Dry Mustard
1 1/2-2 Pounds Round Steak
1 Cup Sliced Onions
1 14 1/2 Ounce Can Tomatoes
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

Combine flour, salt, pepper, and dry mustard. Cut steak into serving pieces. Dredge in flour mixture. Brown on both sides in oil in saucepan. Place in slow cooker. Add onions. Combine tomatoes, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour into slow cooker. Cover. Cook on low 8-10 hours, or high 3-5 hours.

Hope you enjoy it!

Seanna's Portland Shower



This was the last shower for Seanna before the big wedding day. I helped put this one together and I was so proud that I have to share some of the shots from the day.

These cookies I made myself and I was so happy with how they turned out. I think they look like something you would buy. We put one at each persons place setting.

We also got cupcakes for everyone from Saint Cupcake in Portland. I was drawn to them because of the boxes that fit our theme-pink!

These little petits fours came from Beaverton Bakery. Aren't they sweet??

Overall the shower was tons of fun. We had so many sweets even above what I took pictures of. We also served a signature drink-sparking bride.

Menu Plan Monday



This is going to be a a little different week than normal. I only have to plan meals for three days! Can you believe it?!? How easy is that!? I love eating out and having other people cook for me!

We also get our new beef this week! My hubby is going to pick it up tomorrow since he has the day off from work. I have about 3 pieces of last years meat to use up so that is part of my plan for this week.

We went out to the pumpkin patch today with some friends and then spent the evening baking. The products of our labor were not very good (more to come on that later) but we had a blast. That is what matters right??

I hope everyone has a great week!


Monday: Out to Dinner

Tuesday: Chicken Fried Steak (I have never done this before but I am going to give it a shot), pumpkin dinner rolls, green beans

Wednesday: Sausage Pizza, salad, fruit

Thursday: Steak on the BBQ, broccoli, buttered noodles

Friday: Out

Saturday: Out

Sunday: I think out but if not we will be having Seafood Bake


Monday: Egg Sandwich

Tuesday: Monkey Bar

Wednesday: Muffin

Thursday: Oatmeal

Friday: Oatmeal

I also want to try making pumpkin bagels this week. I saw this recipe a couple weeks ago and have been wanting to try it ever since. I must make time this week.

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Simple Pork and Apple Bake



I saw this simple recipe in Family Circe last May and knew I wanted to try it. I finally got around to it now that my parent's apple tree is exploding with apples. We have apples coming out of our ears! I am saving so many different recipes to try I could spend the whole weekend baking.

Now back to my dinner. The next time you have a busy day and need a warm and comforting meal pop this in the oven. It is a perfect combination of salty and sweet.

Simple Pork and Apple Bake

4 Small Apples
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 6-Ounce Package Stuffing Mix
4 Boneless Pork Chops

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel, core and slice 4 small apples. Place in bowl and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon lemon juice; toss with 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Prepare 1 6-ounce package stuffing mix as directed and spread in bottom of 9x13 pan. Place 4 boneless pork chops on top of stuffing an cover each with apple mixture. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour.

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Chipotle Shredded Beef in the Slow Cooker


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When I made this dinner last week my husband said it was "money!" I took that to mean it was very good. I even liked it enough that I added it to my binder of family favorites.

I served this inside of homemade tortilla shells with grilled onions and peppers..mmmm! Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.

I also want to warn you that it is a little spicy. I don't like really spicy things and I loved this so you know it isn't bad. Someone like my Dad, however, who doesn't like any spice will think this is way to hot. If you want to tone down the spiciness cut back on the chilies.

Chipotle Shredded Beef
from All You April 2010 with my small changes

1 7oz Can of Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce
1 15 oz Can Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
1 Onion Chopped
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 2pound beef chuck pot Roast
1 Cayenne Pepper
Salt and Pepper

In a blender or food processor, puree chipolte chiles with adobo sauce until smooth. Spoon 2 1/2 Tablespoons into slow cooker; reserve remainder for another use (I didn't do this because I didn't want the whole can blended. I used two full peppers and some of the adobo sauce instead. I figured they would cook down so much in the slow cooker it wouldn't matter anyway).

Add tomatoes, lime juice, onion and garlic. Stir to combine. Season beef with salt and pepper and add to slow cooker. Place cayenne pepper on top of roast. I also spooned some of the bottom mixture up over the roast.

Cover and cook on high until beef is tender enough to shred easily with a fork, about 6 hours. Using two forks, shred meat; spoon into a serving bowl with sauce. Serve beef with warmed tortillas, and choice of toppings. We used grilled onions, peppers, and sour cream. Delicious and sure to be a family favorite!

Menu Plan Monday



There are so many great recipes online and in magazine I feel like I always have more things I want to make and try than I do days to try them in. Right now I have an ever growing stack of recipes I have pulled from various places waiting to be made. Does anyone else ever have this problem??

This week I am again trying to use stuff out of my freezer. I want to get it all cleared out before the new beef arrives. I also peeled, sliced, and froze 20 bags of apples yesterday with my mom (which was only a 1/4 of the apples we picked yesterday) and they need to have a home in the freezer. Out with the old and in with the new!


Monday: Mom and Dad's
Tuesday: Evening meeting so we will be going out to eat
Wednesday: Ropa Vieja, rice, broccoli, and jello
Thursday: Noodle Junk, Pumpkin Rolls, broccoli
Friday: Sopa Aguada de Fideo, Garlic Naan, dessert of some sort to be decided
Saturday: Freezer Meal TBD
Sunday: Roast, broccoli, mashed potatoes, rolls (never got to this last week)


Monday: Monkey Bar
Tuesday: Pumpkin Muffin
Wednesday: Instant Oatmeal
Thursday: Breakfast Sandwich
Friday: Smoothie
Saturday: Pumpkin Pancakes
Sunday: On your own

I also want to make some beef stock sometime during the week. We will see!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!!

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Homemade Pasta Capellini Pomodoro



For my birthday my hubby gave me a pasta press for my kitchen aid mixer. I finally got a chance to try it after our trip to Hawaii. The pasta was so good and so much cooler than rolling it out by hand. It had such good flavor that I didn't want to pile it with a rich sauce. I started searching online and ended up finding this recipe for Capellini Pomodoro on Olive Garden's website. I was so excited because it is one of my favorite things to order there.

It turned out even better than I imagined it would. You must try this! It is so easy and very light and fresh tasting. It is a meal you feel good about eating.

Capellini Pomodoro

8 Medium Tomatoes
11 Basil leaves, fresh chopped
14 oz Dry Capellini pasta
2 1/2 clove(s) Garlic
6 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and freshley ground pepper

Chop tomatoes, season with salt, pepper, chopped basil, garlic and oil.Cook the Capellini in salted boiling water and drain. Toss with tomato mixture.

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Zucchini Pancakes



These are not the most beautiful things you will ever see but man are they good! My husband grew up eating them and when he saw all the zucchini growing in our garden he said we had to make zucchini pancakes. Since I had never heard of them he had to call his mom for the recipe. I am so glad he said we needed to make these. I think this is my new favorite way to prepare zucchini. Delicious!

The measurements for this are not exact. I know that is scary when it comes to a new recipe but trust me it is easy to figure out the amount you need. You are looking for a consistency that will hold some shape for making patties. If your zucchini is really watery you will need more flour and if it is less watery you may be able to get away with less. Even if they are not perfect they will still be AMAZING!

Zucchini Pancakes
1 Egg
4 Tablespoons Flour (+/-)
1/2 Onion Finely Chopped
3 Cups Shredded Zucchini
Seasoning Salt

Whip egg and then whisk in flour. Add the shredded zucchini and onion. At this point you can decide if you need more flour. After it is all mixed together form patties in your hand and set aside. Heat a thin layer of oil in a skillet. Once the oil is hot fry the zucchinis on each side until golden brown and crispy.

Once cooked, remove from the heat and sprinkle with seasoning salt.


Menu Plan Monday



It is time for another Menu Plan Monday posting. I am feeling so much like fall this evening with the rain and fire burning in our fireplace. I have spent most of the day cooking if you can believe it.

I went to my Grandma and Grandpa's house after church to make our annual large batch of pesto for freezing. We had a good time chatting and sampling our hard work.

When I got home I chopped onions and peppers to fry with ground beef and add to the 13 Bean Stew I had working in the crock pot. It smells really good so I am hoping it turns out. I also whipped up some pumpkin pie tarts (amazing from the one sample I had so far), made cornbread to go with dinner, and chopped lots of veggies to freeze.

Now my legs hurt and I am ready for rest but I have one last project to finish before the day if over....putting all my fall clothes in the closet. I have been working on that between cooking today. Almost done.

For this coming week I am trying to use up beef from our freezer. We purchase a portion of a cow every fall and I know our beef will be coming in soon. I don't have much to use up but I want it all gone before I put the new stuff in the freezer.

I hope everyone has a fantastic week!


Monday: Mom and Dad's

Tuesday: Fajitas, homemade tortillas, fruit

Wednesday: Stuffing Pork Chop Apple Bake, zucchini

Thursday: Hubby has an evening meeting so I am off the hook for dinner

Friday: Meatballs, pasta, fruit, and broccoli

Saturday: Out to Dinner

Sunday: Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Pumpkin Dinner Rolls, broccoli


Monday: Pumpkin Muffin

Tuesday: Cinnamon Roll

Wednesday: Monkey Bar

Thursday: Zucchini Muffin

Friday: Biscuit and Egg Sandwich

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Fast and Simple Apple Crumble



I wanted to make a quick dessert to serve with our dinner so I started to dig through my pantry to see what I had to work with. I found a bag of Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix and decided to search online to see what I could do with it.

I found this recipe for Southern Apple Crumble on Betty Crocker's site. I thought it would be a perfect way to use one of the bags of frozen apples I have.

The overall result was something more similar to a cobbler I but super easy and very delicious. I served it with a little vanilla ice cream which melted perfectly into the warm apples and crumbly topping.

Now I am thinking I need to find a delicious way to use my Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix.

Happy Eating!

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Feast for the Eyes: Hawaii



For me what always comes after a vacation is vacation food photos. I have selected my favorite food shots from the 400+ photos we took from our vacation. You are just lucky you are not at our house where I would want to show you all of them.

Our first meal of the day is always simple but how can you beat the view? We eat cheerios and OJ on our Lanai.

My favorite afternoon break is a smoothie along the waterfront. Look how fancy they are!

The best dessert of our whole trip was this pineapple upside down cake from Pineapple Grill. AMAZING! We had a friend tell us how good it was and I was skeptical but now I am a believer. Worth the trip to Maui just for this dessert.

This was one of my favorite appetizers prawn and basil won tons at Pacific 'O. The view from that restaurant is incredible! You are practically eating on the beach.

My other favorite appetizer was the crab won tons at Hula Grill. Perfect with my smoothie snack. They serve them with a mildly spicy chili water-perfection!

One breakfast that we did eat out was at The Plantation House. I know I keep saying this but the view from here was incredible too. You are up high looking our over Maui down to the water. The french toast I had was also amazing made with sweet Hawaiian bread.

One of our favorite lunches was at Bubba Gumps. We shared a shrimp platter that came with so much food! All of the different shrimp varieties were amazing but my favorite was the coconut shrimp.

And that is the end of the food photos from Maui. Oh how I wish we were still there. It must be mentioned, however, that at one point my hubby said he missed my cooking! I must be doing something right than-at least in his eyes.

Menu Plan Monday



It has been forever since I have been at my computer! We were in Hawaii for 9 days and coming back to reality has been the hardest thing ever. Wrapping my mind around menu planning today and getting back into a routine has been next to impossible. I shouldn't have given my mind such a break. So here it goes...

Monday: Mom and Dad's---Thank goodness!

Tuesday: Stuffed Peppers, pumpkin muffins

Wednesday: Zucchini Casserole, Garlic Cheese Biscuits, fruit

Thursday: Stuffed Tomatoes, leftover biscuits, fruit

Friday: Pork Chops, zucchini pancakes, applause

Saturday: Garden Veggie Calzones

Sunday: Crock pot something but not sure what....I am open to suggestions if you have any.

Have a great week and I hope your menu planning was easier today than mine was.

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Seanna's California Shower: Party Time!



After three days of following my vacation food photos we finally made it to the actual shower photos! It was such a fun shower. I really enjoyed meeting Seanna's friends and family. It was also fun to visit Sacramento and see all the places I have been hearing about.

Seanna's shower was held at La Provence Restaurant and Terrace. When we walked into the private room at the restaurant the tables were decorated so beautifully with roses, butterfly bookmarks, and pens wrapped to look like flowers. So much thought was put into all the details.

After we were seated bread with butter and hummus was delivered to our tables. I am a bread girl so a bread starter is always welcome :)

The meals were different based on what was requested on our RSVPs and what I chose was the open face shrimp salad sandwich. So so good! What a simple but delicious meal that really hit the spot. My mom had the turkey sandwich on brioche which was also very good (from the sample I had). The bread on it was soft and slightly sweet.

The meal and shower ended with this amazing cake. It was so perfect looking. Hard to believe the flowers on top were edible! The cake was one of the best I have ever had. I am not a cake fan but I found it hard to put the fork down with this one.

Overall the weekend, the food, the company, and weather were all perfect. I had so much fun and am so grateful to be adding Seanna to our family.

And with that I end my "mini series" on Seanna's California Shower. I hope you enjoyed seeing Zocalo, Crepeville, and La Provence Restaurant and Terrace.

Seanna's California Shower: Crepeville



Part two of our weekend in California for Seanna's shower. The next day started with a stop at Crepeville for breakfast. We had walked past it the night before and knew we wanted to try it before we left town. It was fabulous! So good in fact we went back on Sunday morning too before leaving town.

I could kick myself for not taking pictures the second day since we ordered different food but that is what happens when you are too excited to eat something you just can't wait.

The french toast was presented beautifully with fresh fruit on a large platter like plate.
How can you not eat something that looks this good!?

The crepe we tried was strawberry. The whipped cream topped with cinnamon along with the fresh berries and berry sauce made this feel like a dessert for breakfast. Rich and delicious.

We also ordered a side of eggs at this meal but the side of scrambled eggs just didn't steal the show. We thought we probably needed some protein though-wise move.

This was a great breakfast treat and I am looking forward to our trip in November for the wedding so I can eat there again.

Seanna's California Shower: Zocalo



I said in my menu plan post that I would share pictures from Seanna's beautiful shower and also some of the other delicious meals we had while in California. This evening I decided sooner rather than later would be good with these yummy photos and got to work. I realized as I was loading all the photos that this had to be a three part series. So here is post one of our California weekend.

The first night after a long day of driving we went to dinner at a cool restaurant called Zocalo. The food was incredible. We ordered several dishes so we could sample everything.

We started with the shrimp ceviche. So fresh- a great way to start the meal. I especially loved the avocados.

Next up was tacos. Don't these just look beautiful?

Then there was the guanajuato enchiladas. I think this was one of my favorites from the meal. The green sauce was super good.

They also brought us a sample tray of different meats and specialities. On this tray we got to try the carne asada, pork, tamal, and stuffed mushroom. Out of all those foods what do you think my favorite was??? It was the mushroom! I don't know why since I don't even like mushrooms but this one was incredible. Great flavor.

To finish the meal we sampled two desserts. Brownie con nieve and Churros. The brownie was served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and coffee sauce. The churro, however, was my favorite. This was like no other churro I have ever tried. It is filled with vanilla ice cream and coated with cinnamon sugar. It is then served with more vanilla ice cream and a caramel sauce. What a way to end the night!

As you can imagine we left the restaurant completely stuffed and had to do stairs at the hotel to try and burn some of the delicious dinner eats off.

If you are ever in the Sacramento area this is a must do.

Menu Plan Monday



I just got back from the most fun weekend. We were in California for Seanna's wedding shower. I got to meet all of her friends and family which was so much fun! The shower was amazing and the food was fabulous. I took lots of pictures which I will share sometime this week. It was a major food weekend and for that reason I am feeling like simple meals this week.

Here is the plan for our week. I hope you had a great weekend!


Monday: Mom and Dad's

Tuesday: Pulled Pork, coleslaw, fruit

Wednesday: Zucchini Quiche, fruit, biscuits

Thursday: MY BIRTHDAY!! No cooking for me-a meal out with the family.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday- I am not sure how this weekend will play out. We are going to try to go out just hubby and I for a birthday dinner date, we want to see some friends before we leave for vacation next week, and it is also my brother in-laws birthday so we will probably see him too. If I cook at home my plan is seafood bake and stir fry but I am not confident we will get to either.


Monday: Egg McMuffin (homemade version)

Tuesday: Muffin

Wednesday: Monkey Bar

Thursday: Smoothie

Friday: Cinnamon Roll

And after a very long day of driving that is all I can muster up the energy to plan for our week. Thanks for stopping by!!

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