Weekly Menu 12/9–12/13

It’s that time of year…. time to cook like crazy.  The weather is chilly, the house is decorated, people are coming and going.  The best thing to do is put your kitchen to work with some meals to cozy up to.

Monday – Boursin Mac and Cheese with Chopped Kale (I’m making this one up as I go.  I’ll post the recipe if it comes out OK.)

Boursin® Cheese - Garlic & Fine Herbs

Tuesday – Roasted Chicken with Smashed Potatoes and Roasted Beets

Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe

Wednesday – Crock Pot Cheeseburger Soup (I WILL NOT use Velveeta!  Shredded Cheddar only!)

It's a cheeseburger in a bowl!  This slow cooker cheeseburger soup is sure to please the entire family! #recipe #soup

Thursday – Pork Milanese with Lemon Caper Sauce and Risotto

Picture of Pork Milanese Recipe

Friday – Shrimp n Grits (The Deen Brothers have the best recipe!)

Shrimp ’n’ Grits recipe


Weekly Menu 12/2–12/6

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Time to gear up for Christmas!  Here is a hearty and satisfying menu for a week full of decorating and shopping!

Monday – Grilled Cheese and Tomato Basil Soup

(Image from Food Network)

Tuesday – Chicken and Wild Rice Hotdish

Picture of Classic Chicken and Wild Rice Hotdish Recipe

Wednesday – Turkey Meatball Stroganoff in the Slow Cooker

Turkey Meatball Stroganoff

Thursday – Pulled Pork Nachos

Pulled Pork Nachos

Friday – Fig and Prosciutto Pizza

Weekly Menu 9/23–9/27


Monday – Creamy Mushroom and Fontina Pasta – this looks fantastic! 

Creamy Mushroom-Fontina Pasta

Tuesday – Cali Turkey Burgers – regular turkey burgers with creamy avocado and bacon wrapped in lettuce.


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Wednesday – Parmesan Honey Roast Pork in the Crock Pot with smashed garlic potatoes.  This looks so good I can’t wait to try it!

Thursday – Taco nachos!  Made with taco meat, black beans, fresh salsa and lots of gooey cheese!!!  Add some guacamole and Greek yogurt on the side.

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Friday – French Mussel Bisque with Crusty Bread – just watched this on Barefoot Contessa and I must try it!

Weekly Menu 4/29–5/3

Monday – Parmesan Crusted Salmon with Garlicky Green Beans

Tuesday – Breaded Pork Chops with Spring Risotto

Wednesday – Slow Cooked Chicken Thighs with Shallots in Wine Sauce

Thursday – Tacos

Friday – Beer Can Chicken with Grilled Veggies

Weekly Menu 4/8-4/12

Wow, it feels good to be back!  We are getting settled in at Chateau Charmant and it feels like home!!!  I am getting back in the kitchen and doing some real cooking.  I have all of my kitchen gadgets and utensils back.  It feels so wonderful!


Monday – Herb Crusted Sirloin with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus

Tuesday – Italian Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

Wednesday – Tacos!  (It is the princess’s birthday and tacos are her favorite.)

Thursday – Breaded Pork Chops with Haricot Vert

Friday – Salmon Cakes

Weekly Menu 3/4-3/8

With the threat of snow in the forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday (Seriously?!  It’s North Carolina in March!), I decided to make some warm, savory stuff.  But later in the week it should be in the 60’s, so let the grilling begin!  (Again, North Carolina in March!)  Stay tuned for the the recipes showing up.  I need to take some photos of the food.  And I need some photography lessons so bear with me!

Monday – Penne with Avocado, Arugula and Spinach Pesto.  It’s very simple – 1/2 avocado, 1 handful each of spinach, basil and arugula, 1 clove garlic, 2 Tbsp. olive oil and 1/2 C. parmesan cheese.

Tuesday – New England Clam Chowder in bread bowls.

Wednesday – Crock Pot Beef Stew

Thursday – Spiced Rubbed Pork Tenderloin and Grilled Fennel – the recipe calls for roasting it all, I’m going to grill it.

Friday – Grilled Tuna with Black Beans and Mango Salsa