Sunday, August 26, 2012
Menu Plan: August 26 - September 1
Our apricot tree is ripe, ripe, ripe. It has also given up on us, since we have neglected to prune it for so long, and lost three limbs in a thunder/wind storm a couple weeks ago. Rich still has a little to do, but God has taken care of much of the pruning. Now, to save the wood for fires. In any case, you will see us eating lots of apricots this week and next.
We are a week from starting school again, so things are busy here and I am getting last minute planning and orders done. It's a little crazy. We also got three cats about three weeks ago, so our children could have a cuddly pet instead of our invisible cat, and to keep the mice down this fall and winter. We introduced one of the kittens to the turkeys today. He was terrified. That was on purpose. We don't want them hunting the poultry. So far, so good, they want to get the starlings, robins, mice, and we're hoping they will go for the gophers and rabbits, too.
Today is Mariam's birthday. She is two! You may also remember that it is her name day as well. Because it is a Sunday, we are observing that tomorrow. Her birthday party is a little thin tonight, as Rich and Alexander are out of town helping our very good friends pack up a moving van and clean up their home. We'll still be doing cake and presents, but it may end up later than we wish.
Since I have been remiss about posting recipes this summer, I will post several of them this week. I have a smoked chicken salad recipe I promised two weeks ago, my cinnamon roll recipe (which I couldn't enter into the fair because it has a cream cheese frosting), my funnel cake recipe and a frozen fruit salad recipe I promised some weeks ago.
- Sunday Memorial of Mariam Baouardy (to be celebrated Monday)
Breakfast: Fried Eggs, Toast, Sliced Apples, Gingerbread, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Loaded Steak Salad, Birthday Layered Cheesecake
- Monday -
Breakfast: Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Kofta and Rice, Leyali Lubnan (a kind of custard with pistachios)
Breakfast: Spinach Egg Puff, Whole Wheat Toast, Apricots, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Sausage and White Beans with Tomatoes, Rustic Bread
Breakfast: Yogurt & Jam, Apricots, Tea & Honey
Dinner: Grilled Tuna Sandwiches, Veggie Sticks, Pickles, Plums
Breakfast: Fried Eggs, Toast, Apricots, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Grilled Hot Dogs, Corn, Fruit Plate
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Apples, Cinnamon and Sugar, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Dubai Style Falafel, Pita Bread, Middle Eastern Chopped Salad, Hummus, Yogurt Sauce
Breakfast: Lemon Soufflé Pancakes, Bacon, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Spicy Sausage Pasta, Fruit Plate