Weekly Menu 8/12 - 8/16


I can't believe that next weekend I'll be back at the beach again. This summer sure did fly by. Kids are going to be starting school in a few weeks! But, about the beach...

Earlier in the summer my aunt told me about a party she wanted to have. Apparently when my grandmother received her first social security check, she held a bingo for all of the women in the family and the prize money came from her check. My aunt said she wanted to do this as well and we decided on August 18th.

Of course the first thing I wanted to discuss was the menu. My aunt knew she wanted to do foods that could easily be served while everyone was still playing bingo so she decided to do sloppy joes in the crock pot. My other aunt said she would make deviled eggs and someone else volunteered for potato salad. Since August 18th is my other aunt's birthday...I'm confusing the hell out of you, aren't I? There are just too many aunts being referred to, aren't there? Okay for simplicities sake, Aunt P is having the bingo. August 18th is Aunt J's birthday. Does that help?

Anyway, we figured since it was a birthday, cupcakes were in order for dessert. Aunt P said she'd whip up some other small simple desserts as well. Which left me with appetizers. I immediately knew that I wanted to make soft pretzel bites since I still have some dough in the freezer. The idea of mac and cheese bites also came to me and I figured I could bake them in a cupcake tin. Since the menu has a lot of starchy and heavy foods I also wanted to do something lighter so I figured a caprese salad would work well. Now I just need to decide on if I want to bring anything from here or just pick it up in the stores down there. Decisions, decisions.

Sunday - Summer Corn & Scallop Pasta

Monday - Teriyaki Pork with Pineapple Rice

Tuesday - Parsley Shrimp Pasta

Wednesday - Sesame Chicken and Noodles 

Thursday - Corn and Tomato Pizza 

I'm not really doing any baking this weekend, just a fruit breakfast braid for my breakfast this week and maybe some candy since I rarely ever make any.  


  1. Looks great! I am jealous of the shrimp and scallop. DJ is allergic to seafood.

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