Monday, August 3, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Happy Civic Holiday--whatever your province is calling it! Ours is BC day, I believe. I have family in town, so we are doing a family barbeque today. Lots of food, lots of kids, lots of talking, lots of everything! Hope you are enjoying your day too--even if you don't have a holiday!

Monday- because of the BBQ, I'll post two appies for you (that is what we had to bring!) One is Bruschetta Pizza and the other is Cilantro Garlic Dip (see below)

Tuesday- Omelettes

Wednesday- hamburgers, potato wedges

Thursday (CP)-Crock Pot Hula Chicken, rice, veggies

Friday (OAMC)- Pizza Pasta Casserole, salad

Saturday's Snack- It's a drink this time because of all the appies from earlier! And with the heat, a nice cool drink on the deck sounds good! Icy Fruit Punch (see below)

Sunday- Blueberry Pancakes, bacon

Some recipes for you. . .
Garlic Cilantro Dip

I believe this is from It is used with corn fritters, but we have grown to love this dip with veggies, crackers and bread sticks as well (which is what we are bringing along to the BBQ)

1/2 c. Hellmann's Roasted Garlic
1/4 c. cilantro leaves, packed and stems removed
1/4 c. plain yogurt (I often use sour cream)
dash each: salt, hot pepper sauce (to taste)

In blender of food processor (or Magic Bullet!) combine the mayonnaise, cilantro, yogurt, salt and hot pepper sauce. Blend until the cilantro is finely chopped. Place in bowl and serve.

Since I've given you enough appies, here is the drink recipe for Saturday. This is from Chatelaine, some years ago. Have no clue which one, just a ripped out recipe article called "Refresher Course."
Icy Fruit Punch
Pour 750-ml bottle (3 c) ginger ale into 2 ice cube trays and freeze. Pour 48-oz (1.36L) can unsweetened apple juice into a large container. Add 3 T. lemon juice. Thinly slice 1 orange, then cut rounds in half. Thinly slice 2 plums and 2 peaches or nectarines. Add to apple juice with 1/2 to 1 cup raspberries or strawberries. Chill for up to 1 day. When ready to serve, add ginger ale ice cubes (and 2 cups of white wine, if you like). Makes about 12 cups.
Enjoy your week! We're looking forward to a busy week of family and friends visiting! And a lot more hot weather. I love summer time!

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