Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter! Weekly Menu 4/8 - 4/13

Happy Easter! Has the Easter Bunny visited your house and left you tons of chocolate and candy to enjoy yet? If not, I think he should be on his way shortly. :-)

If you've been a follower/reader for a while now, you're probably wondering why I didn't post a menu about what I was making for Easter. That's because I'm not hosting Easter. It may have been as far back as Christmas when my mom told that we were doing Easter at her house since I host the holidays all of the time. I said okay, sure whatever and assumed I'd still probably end up hosting it.

But then towards the end of March my mom called me again and said "We're doing Easter here but its just going to be simple stuff that you can eat cold...ham sandwiches, potato salad, macaroni salad..." Poor Tom. I instantly knew it was going to be difficult for him this Easter. He doesn't like any type of cold salad. So, in order for him to have more than just ham to eat, I decided that I would make the jalapeno popper dip and a fruit salsa and that we would have a more "traditional" Easter dinner tomorrow since I'm off work.

Sunday - Easter at my mom's. Preparing Jalapeno Popper Dip and Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Chips 

Monday - Pineapple Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls and Fruit Trifle 

Tuesday - IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!  So, we're going out to eat. 

Wednesday - Mozzarella Baked Gnocchi 

Thursday - Turkey, Apple and Cheddar Paninis

Friday - fend for yourself

I'm definitely going to enjoy this week in the kitchen! Monday is the only day that I'll really need to do any cooking and since I'm off, it should take no time at all! I believe that we're going to the seafood place near us for crab cakes for my birthday. Wednesday's dinner was on the menu last week too, but it didn't quite turn out. I made homemade gnocchi and something went wrong somewhere. My gnocchi fell apart when cooking, so I decided to purchase the pre-made ones and give this recipe another try so we could use up the remaining fresh mozzarella cheese.  

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