Menu Monday!


Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day, celebrating with your mummies, whether in person or from afar!

We had a sweet day yesterday.  Despite the fact that my husband had to work, he still managed to make it a fun day.  We first went out to breakfast before he headed off to work (my favorite meal to go out to eat!).  If you’re ever in Durham, and you’re looking for a delish, casual breakfast place, check out Elmo’s Diner on 9th Street.  It is my FAVORITE place for breakfast, and the atmosphere is so great.

I also managed to sneak off to the mall for a few hours once hubby came home.  So that was a treat!  Can’t remember the last time I went to the mall.

We finished the evening off at our favorite Thai restaurant, Thai Cafe, because it’s Mother’s Day, and I’m not cooking 🙂

And yesterday, our little bundle of fun turned 7 months!!  I snapped a few pictures of her to share with you on Wednesday for her 7 month update, and she is such a ham!  It took us 2 minutes to snap some great pictures.

Speaking of the little one, tonight we have a not-so-fun activity…. Elizabeth, since day 1, has issues breathing, and her ENT doc recently recommend that she get a sleep study done to check and see if her breathing has improved over time.  She had her first sleep study done at around 6 weeks.

Sleep studies really aren’t that big of a deal.  We go to the Children’s Hospital in the evening, we go into a room, and they monitor her sleeping.  They have to stick a lot of little sensors all over her head and body, but there’s no pain. I’m not anticipating poor results… that’s not what is making me anxious.  I’m thinking about a curious little 7 month old who won’t be able to fall asleep tonight because she keeps wondering what’s stuck on her head!

It may be a long night….

Anyway, back to the original purpose of the post! Here’s what we are eating for dinner this week!  For more information on how I menu plan, look at this.  There are a few repeats from the week before, because we spontaneously went out to eat one day last week that I wasn’t planning for, and we also decided not to eat one item on the menu, so we could have tacos instead.  C’est la vie.

Easy Chana Masala

Kale, Black Bean & Avocado Burrito Bowl

Mexican Pizza with Salsa Roja and Cilantro Pesto
(From Field of Greens, pg. 180)

Pasta with Homemade Tomato Pesto
(Adapted from a Cook’s Illustrated recipe, but this deserves a blog post – so yummy!)

(Basically build-your-own taco salad.  I grew up calling it haystacks)

Vegetarian Meatballs
(Sigh… I have the recipe ready to post for this.  I just need to snap a “Done” pretty picture!)

Mexican Scrambled Eggs with Tortillas and Smoked Cheese
(From Field of Greens, pg. 292)

*Grocery stores this week: Trader Joe’s & Costco (haven’t been to Costco in 2 months!  It’s time…)

Linked up at Buns in My Oven‘s What’s Cookin’ Wednesday

4 thoughts on “Menu Monday!

  1. Yum! Your menus sound so fresh and appetizing! My menu plan usually has “leftovers” on at least two days, ha. I enjoy cooking but somehow getting a new meal on the table 7 nights a week overwhelms me so I always try to plan for leftovers. 😉

    I hope your little one’s sleep test went well and that you were all able to get some sleep.


    • I’ve made the tomato pesto before with a few sun dried tomatoes, and that’s really good! But it’s basically a pint of grape tomatoes, a few cloves of garlic, a handful of walnuts (or pine nuts, whatever you prefer) and a couple of shakes of red pepper flakes (if you want). Buzz it up in a food processor or blender. Then stream in some olive oil (start with 1/4 cup I think… I do it by sight now) until it comes together. Then I stir in some parmesan cheese and fresh chopped basil. It’s really yummy! I love anything that gets whirred up in a food processor!

      Haystacks… is there anything more comforting???


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