Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Menu Plan Monday on Tuesday (as always)

I'm so grateful for a short week at work! We had a great weekend - went to a good friend's wedding up in Annapolis, then to Falls Church, VA to visit some other friends who just bought a house, too. Now we're both exhausted. Last night, we kept saying to each other, "At least we only have 3 days of work." Even the dog's exhausted. He stayed with the in-laws while we were gone, and once we got him home, he went straight to his crate and stayed there all night long. I think there's some kind of weird force field in our apartment that sucks all the energy out of the living creatures when they cross the threshold. Even the ladybugs that have been buzzing around our ceilings for the past few weeks seemed pretty lethargic last night . By the way, does anyone know how in the world to get rid of those things? They're cute and all, but I don't like them clustered in all corners of my living room.

In food news, we ate at a Gordon Biersch restaurant once we got to Annapolis. It was incredible. I had never been to a Gordon Biersch before. When she first came around, our waitress mentioned that they put garlic in everything, and I was thinking, "I have found my mecca." We ordered and split lots of food - Jalapeno Artichoke Spinach Dip and Chips, Greek Hummus Salad, Veggie Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Spinach, and Artichokes. It was the culinary highlight of my weekend, shortly followed by Betsy's amazing reception food - mac and cheese, green beans, and barbeque sandwiches. How can a bride go wrong with that kind of comfort food, I ask?

We're planning to go out to the house and work like whoa every night this week since we'll be in TN visiting my parents over the weekend. So this week's menu is blessedly low-maintenance.

Sunday - Leftover Potato-Kale Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Monday - Tortellini with Vodka Sauce, Broccoli
Tuesday - Spinach and Goat Cheese Risotto, Broccoli
Wednesday - Frozen Pizza + Salad
Thursday - THANKSGIVING with the fam (so excited!)
Friday - Kingsport gatherings
Saturday - Dinner with the fam - Dad probably cooks

For more menu plans this week, be sure to check out OrgJunkie.

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