Posts Tagged ‘pesto’

I am finally getting back on track with my menu planning.  I know things are not going to slow down as fall descends upon us.  In the next two and a half months our family has, in this order: Baby’s First Birthday party, Halloween, husbands birthday, father’s birthday, Thanksgiving, and finally, Christmas.  Whew!  I’m exhausting just thinking about all of it.  So, I’m going to rely heavily on planning and organization to get me through.

How is your fall shaping up?

Monday:  Baked Macaroni and Cheese and veggies

Tuesday:  Homemade Mushroom and Olive Pizza

Wednesday: Pesto Chicken and Rosemary Potatoes with Homemade Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

Thursday: Grilled top sirloin and Caesar Salad

Friday:  Lemon Artichoke Chicken (will do a post on this recipe if there is interest!) 🙂

What’s going to be on your dinner table this week?

For more menu ideas, check out I’m an Organizing Junkie!


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Links to Love

For the long weekend, a little fun reading for you.  Enjoy!

1.  Here is the recipe I settled on to make my pesto.  Yes, I’m hammering away at my to do list!  While I’m at it, I’m going to make a couple batches of the pizza dough included in this post as well.  We love to make homemade pizza at our house, but for some reason, it’s dropped out of rotation.  I’m bringing it back, baby!  Can’t wait to try this recipe for Classic Summer Pesto from Aimee at Simple Bites.

2.  I just picked up a whole bunch of Fuji apples.  These are popular around our house, and can definitely be served in simple slices.  My kids gobble them up.  But, I’m going to introduce them to delicious, hearty, rustic, baked apples.  Don’t this just look perfect?  Check out Kristen’s recipe over at Dine and Dish.

3.  You may have heard about the uproar over JC Penney’s t-shirt.  You know the one.  If you don’t, Scary Mommy summed it up quite well.  There are so many takes on this, although they all pretty much end up at the same place.  In the end, we know if they chose to continue selling this shirt, certain people would buy it.  Certain other people would not.  End of story.  Move on, people.  In the meantime, check out Too Pretty To Do Homework.

4.  This last link is not something delicious to make, or a controversial topic, it’s purely a chance to win something cool!  Stacey, over at I’m a Lazy Mom, is giving away a Kindle and an $80 gift card to start loading up your new Kindle.  So, need I elaborate?  Go ahead.  You’ll dilute my chances of winning, but really, it’s ok.

Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!!

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1.  Learn to take really good pictures.  Oh, and learn how to edit those pictures.  I guess that’s 1 and 2.

3.  Sew, create, assemble (whatever it turns out to be) five gorgeous Christmas stockings.  In time for this Christmas.  Now that our family is complete.

4.  Sew curtains for my family room and kitchen.  We’ve only lived in the house for four years.  Come on, give me a break.

5.  Make and freeze some pesto from my rockin’ basil plant.  You don’t understand, I can’t grow anything.  And, this basil plant looks like Martha Stewart tends to it daily.

Photo courtesy of slashfood.com

So, what are some fun things on your to-do list?

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