Menu Monday

Heather says:

The in-laws are coming, the in-laws are coming!  Stock the fridge, check the pantry, the in-laws are coming.   Company can wreck a budget in no time flat, especially if you’re caught unprepared.  If you celebrate, have you planned for Easter dinner? What about decorating Easter Eggs?  Now’s the time to check the recipes, make room in the fridge, and figure out the game plan.

This week’s menu:

  • Monday – two bean tamale pie, salad
  • Tuesday –  (crunch day) leftovers/sandwiches, we’ll need the fridge space
  • Wednesday – (in-laws arrive) lasagna, salad, garlic bread  sherbet
  • Thursday – tacos, refried beans, spanish rice, spoonbread with green chilies
  • Friday – crab/shrimp boil, corn, green beans (We’ll be catching our own blue crabs)
  • Saturday – homemade pizza or calzones, raw vegetables with dip
  • Sunday (12 people will be eating) ham with raspberry sauce, yellow squash, Ivy’s hashbrown casserole (known as funeral potatoes in some circles), collards, deviled eggs, green bean casserole (my sister would otherwise boycott), sweet potatoes, lemon meringue and key lime pie

The recipes will be linked and posted as pictures are taken.


  1. Heidi on July 6, 2007 at 3:25 am

    Hey there.. I’m finding my way around well.. thanks for leaving a light on for me..

    What would we do without funeral potatoes? *smile* ~Heidi

  2. Heather on April 4, 2007 at 8:04 am

    Oh and moochers, there is always room at the table, but if you all show up at once, you have to bring your own chairs and you will be doing the dishes.

  3. Heather on April 3, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    Provided the weather cooperates, yes. We’re talking blue crabs here, ya perverts.

  4. Bramble on April 3, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    you’re going to catch your own crabs?

  5. Mieke on April 3, 2007 at 7:07 am

    You rock. Looking at your menu, I see how many sides that you offer. With 3 hungry adults and 4 kids, it is difficult to get leftovers. So I will try planning at least one additional side to go along with the regular meal and see if I can make it to leftovers! It will save money in the long run, because DH takes the leftovers to work for lunch, much better then him buying lunch every day.
    Oh and make that 20 for Easter!

  6. dcrmom on April 3, 2007 at 7:17 am

    Oh my gosh. Can I come stay at your house this week? That’s an awesome menu. YUM.

  7. malia on April 2, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    Yum! Make that 13 for Easter dinner! (Yeah, right.)