Menu Monday 8/18: Ivy Edition

Ivy says:

I’m feeling much better today, and got a clean bill of health from my doctor this morning. I’m in housecleaning Hades now, though, so I thought you guys might like to take a look at what my menu is this week.

Monday: Runskis (I tried to find a recipe for this online, but failed. It’s a family recipe- basically a pastry/biscuit-like outside with a ground beef and cabbage filling. I also could be spelling this wrong.), green beans.

Tuesday: Chicken Pad Thai

Wednesday: Church night, we eat at my mom’s. Knowing my mom, we’re having chili.

Thursday: Mr. Ivy is off, so it’s Iron Chef night. I give him the “secret ingredient” and he cooks something fabulous up. The secret ingredient this week is zucchini. Don’t tell anyone.

Friday: Gazpacho and cucumber sandwiches

Saturday: Oven fried chicken fingers, french fries, mixed veggies

Sunday: Roast chicken, baked or sauteed garden veggies (whatever I find at the farmer’s market on Friday), mashed potatoes

Why yes, we DO eat a lot of chicken at Chez Ivy. Well, Home Eccers, what have you got that’s good to eat this week?


  1. Cheryl on August 19, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    After reading all these, my stomach says loudly I’m hungry! I defrosted a huge amount of hamburger and figure I can get meatloaf and several patties over the grill. Corn on the cob is at all the veggie stands. I hope there’s leftover meatloaf because I will use it for sandwiches.

  2. Brenda on August 18, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    I know those cabbage things as runzas…& boy, are they tasty!


  3. Lenetta on August 18, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    In my neck of the woods (Nebraska), they’re called Runzas. We have chain restaurants and everything ( Delish! They also have a swiss cheese mushroom version, and an Italian one. And now I’m hungry . . .

  4. Rachel on August 18, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I make something similar- but like the other commenter, we call them bierrocks- here’s my recipe, though the bread sounds different.

  5. sherry on August 18, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Oh wow — I think those thingies – whatever they are called, sound really good! I love your last commenters “taco balls” recipe too! I think my kids would love those! Gotta try them!


  6. TennZen on August 18, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Tonight we’re having Taco Balls, at my kids’ request. It’s my variation on sausage balls. They love to dip these in salsa or nacho cheese sauce.

    Taco Balls
    1 lb ground beef
    1 c. shredded cheddar
    1 packet taco seasoning
    3 c bisquick

    Mash it all together with your hands until well mixed. Roll into marble-sized balls. Bake @ 375 deg for about 15-17 minutes, or until they start to brown.

    LOVE your blog! (Especially great to see another Tennessean!)

  7. Sarah on August 18, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    We called those pastry-pockets with cabbage and sausage “bierocks”… googling seems to be successful.

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