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Monday, October 16, 2017

Menu for 10/16/17 to 10/22/17


This week is one of my most favorite weeks of the year, it is Yamboree week!  If you aren’t from Gilmer you more than likely don’t really appreciate this festival. 

However, there are soooooooo many great things about this tradition.  The food is AMAZING, the rides are wonderful, the livestock shows are great for the kiddos, the crafts and vendors are unique and the bandstand is fun to watch.  The pageant is over the top, there is dancing and bowing and of course the Queen Yam.  I also love that everyone in the county shows up for the parades.  Literally everything in town shuts down during the parades, our small town of 5,000 people grows to hundreds of thousands of people over this weekend. 

The best part though is that we get out of school and I get to spend extra time with my kiddos!



Monday

B- Cereal

L- Mini Pizzas

D- Potato Soup



Tuesday

B- Breakfast Bar

L- Sandwiches

D- Taco Stack Up, Rice and Corn (NR)



Wednesday (School Lets Out Early)

B- Muffins

L- P,B, and J Sushi

D- ?



Thursday

B- Cinnamon Rolls

L- Quesadillas

D- Steak in Red Wine Sauce, Twice Baked Potatoes and Carrots



Friday (Nathan’s Birthday Party Day)

B- Eggs, Bacon, and Pancakes

L- Out

D- Yamboree



Saturday (Parade)

B- One Eyed Sailor

L- Yamboree Food

D- Chicken Fried Steak, Macaroni and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, and Fried Okra



Sunday (It’s All Over)

B- Cinnamon Bread

L- Leftovers

D- Cindy’s House

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Open Range


Our friends who own the Pizza Pan here in town have expanded in a major way.  They went from a nice but small building to a building that is probably four times the size.  When they were expanding the building they also enlarged the menu.  They went from just having amazing pizzas to having wonderful pizzas, steaks, chicken, etc. 

I love that they took an old building that we had here in town that was set to be demolished and gave it a whole new life.  It makes me happy when people take a structure that already exists and revamp it to give it a new beginning. 

When we walked in we were immediately greeted with hugs.  The entire staff is very friendly and considering yesterday was only their second day in this location it went very smoothly.  The first thing I noticed was a HUGE round table it was absolutely gorgeous!  On our way to our table the owner explained how her son in law made all the tables in the building and that her son burned them.  The building like I said before is very large, it is also very open.  I like that when you walk in you can basically see the whole set up.  To the far left there is a stage where they will have live bands and karaoke.  Also in the back there is a bar where they serve beer and wine (no hard stuff).  Beside the bar there are pool tables where the kids as well as the adults played.

One of my favorite things about the place was the laid-back atmosphere.  There is music going on the jukebox, guys walking around in cowboy hats, customers hanging out and people just generally enjoying each other. 

Soooooo enough about the building let’s talk about the food.  We started off with an order of cheese sticks.  We knew that we liked them from the old place and we were STARVING so we got those to start.  Of course, they were as good as we remembered and were gone in just a few minutes.

When our meal came out the size of the kids’ plates shocked me!  My oldest ordered chicken strips and got FOUR of them, my daughter had the cheese pizza, and my middle son asked for the kids sliders which had three large sliders on the plate.  My husband got the chicken fried steak which was delicious (I snuck a bite) and I got a chicken breast stuffed with three cheeses and rolled in bacon.  It was wonderful.



We were all hoping to get some of the funnel fries but were too stuffed by the end of the meal so we decided to save those for next time.  We had to wait several minutes for our ticket because our waitress was extremely busy but when we went to pay we were pleasantly surprised.  We had an appetizer, two large entrees, and 3 kids’ meals and our meal was only $52.  For a family of five this is a GREAT deal.  Plus we had two to go containers!!!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Menu for 10/2/17 to 10/8/17


Monday

B- Doughnuts

L- Pea Salad

D- Taco Soup


Tuesday

B- Cinnamon Bread

L- Pepperoni Skewers

D- Taco Pie, Mexican Sweet Corn Cake (NR) and Spanish Rice


Wednesday

B- Cereal

L- Sandwich

D- Beef and Broccoli (NR), Rice, and Veggies


Thursday

B- Muffins

L- Mini Pizzas

D- Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole (NR), Carrots, and Biscuits


Friday

B- Breakfast Bar

L- Lunchables

D- Steak, Baked Potatoes, and Broccoli


Saturday

B- Hash Brown Casserole

L- Something in Tyler

D- ?


Sunday

B- French Toast, Bacon and Eggs

L- Birthday Party

D- Leftovers

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mexican Style Corn Salad


Yesterday after work I ran home made some Taco Roll Ups (they will be on the blog later this week) and threw together this corn salad.  Hubby texted me at the studio to let me know it was the best corn he had ever had.  Of course this made my day, I love when he gets so excited about food that he texts me!  The kids were less thrilled about it than he was.  My oldest said it was kind of weird lol.

16 ounce bag of frozen corn

2 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp mayo

3-4 ounces Cojita cheese (you need to crumble it)

2 tbsp lemon juice (fresh is best)

1 tbsp jalapeno diced

1/3 cup cilantro

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp chili powder

Salt and pepper



Heat olive oil over medium high heat.

Add the frozen corn and let it cook until the corn starts to turn just a little brown.

While the corn is cooking go ahead and mix together your mayo, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, and chili powder.

When corn is done add in the above mixture and fold neatly together.

Now you need to add in the jalapeno, cheese and cilantro.

Let sit at room temp for about 15 minutes and then serve.



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Canned Green Beans with a Twist


I don’t use canned vegetables…  I prefer either fresh or frozen however yesterday while I was at Brookshire’s getting some chicken breasts the lady informed me that I got a canned vegetable for free.  The chicken was right at $10 plus I got canned green beans, a package of rolls, a bag of potatoes and a 1/2 gallon of sweet tea.  Not too shabby of a deal.

So last night I decided to go ahead and use the green beans and just get it over with.  I threw in a few spices and of course some bacon.  I was shocked when hubby texted me (I was at work) and told me they were his new favorite green beans.

So here is what I did:



1 Can of Green Beans

¼ tsp. Black Pepper

1 tsp Garlic Powder

¼- ½ cup Chicken Broth

¼ cup Parmesan Cheese

2 slices Bacon



Start cooking the bacon and while it is finishing up…

Drain green beans.

Place the green beans in a pot.

Sprinkle with black pepper and garlic powder.

Pour in ¼ cup chicken broth (you may need to add more as it cooks).

Cook for 10 minutes and then pour into a serving dish.

Top with parmesan cheese and then crumble the bacon on top of that.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Menu for 9/25/17 to 10/1/17


Lots of exciting new dishes this week.  Since we had soup this weekend at our party I decided that tonight we would do something a little different and not have soup.

Monday
B- Breakfast Burrito
L- Chicken Sandwich
D- Parmesan Chicken, Caprese Dip (NR), French Bread, and Green Beans

Tuesday
B- Cereal
L- Cheese and Crackers
D- Taco Rolls (NR) and Mexican Corn Salad (NR)

Wednesday
B- Muffins
L- Egg Salad
D- Key West Grilled Chicken (NR), Pasta Salad, and Potatoes

Thursday
B- Hash Brown Casserole
L- Pepperoni Skewers
D- Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken (NR), Broccoli and Fried Rice

Friday
B- Cinnamon Bread
L- ?
D- ? 

Saturday
B- One Hour Honey Almond Crunch Rolls (NR)
L- Mini Pizzas
D- Parmesan Crusted Steak, Baked Potatoes, and Roasted Asparagus

Sunday
B- Breakfast Croissant 
L- Out
D- Leftovers

Monday, September 18, 2017

Menu for 9-18-17 to 9-24-17


Monday

B- Cinnamon Rolls

L- Lunchables (Don’t Judge Me)

D- Chicken Pot Pie and Salad


Tuesday

B- Cereal

L- Cheese and Crackers

D- Tacos, Rice and Beans


Wednesday

B- Muffins

L- Chick Fil A (I have to take them to the eye dr)

D- Steak, Baked Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, and Homemade Bread



Thursday

B- Breakfast Bars

L- Pepperoni Skewers

D- Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy (NR), Rice, and Pea Salad


Friday

B- Cinnamon Bread        

L- Sandwich

D- Parmesan Chicken, Caprese Salad, Bread Sticks, and Roasted Potatoes


Saturday

B- Sausage, Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits

L- ?

D- S’more Party


Sunday

B- Pancakes and Bacon

L- Out

D- Leftovers