Monday, June 29, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Monday again. . .what a great day! There was NO school to even think about!!! (And I still couldn't even get this posted early enough!)

Here we go. . .
Monday- Perogie & Sausage Casserole, (Spaghetti Sauce I occasionally use for this instead), salad

Tuesday- Chicken Strips, Baked french fries, veggies

Wednesday (Canada Day!)- left-overs (or BBQ or out)

Thursday (CP)- Meatballs in BBQ sauce, Scalloped potatoes, carrots

Friday- Hamburgers, Sundae Ice Cream Cake (for a birthday)

Saturday's Snack (Happy 4th of July!)- Lemon Blueberry Loaf (see below)

Sunday (BFS)- Dutch Boy Pancakes

Lemon Blueberry Loaf
(In lieu of the berry festivals going on at this time of year. . .
I got this recipe back in my "mowing days." I used to mow lawns in the summer for elderly people as part of a ministry in our church. Yes, once upon a time I could lift a heavy, old Lawnboy beast out of my clunky minivan (aka: the BABEmobile to my college crowd). We would mow about 9 lawns each day and also visit with some of our clients. Often time these people couldn't pay us, but this one particular lady would always invite us in for a snack or lunch (and we may have purposefully scheduled her house right around the that particular time). Along with her great hospitality, she would also give us copies of her recipes, typed out on these really pretty recipe cards. This is one of them! My hubby loves it because "it takes like blueberry muffins with lemonade on top."Judge them for yourself!)

1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
grated rind of 1 lemon (I just do some grated rind)
1/2 c. milk
1 c. blueberries

1/4 c. sugar
juice from one lemon

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter and stir in sugar a bit at a time. Beat in the eggs. In another bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and lemon rind. Add mixture alternately with milk to butter mixture. Fold in blueberries. Bake in a loaf pan for 1 hour. Remove from pan. Mix together topping ingredients and spoon over loaf while it is still hot.
This is the "Before":
And this is the "After"! (Of course I had to cut it where the blueberries all piled to one side! Hee-hee!)

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