March 14, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

My weekend began with a busy start. A very good friend of mine was throwing a party and asked me if I could whip up some mac and cheese. Four trays of mac and cheese! I made one Thursday night (Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese) and finished up with the second one (Mushroom Herb Mac and Cheese) on Friday, right before the party.

My friend made me these adorable cards to pass out at her party! She is an amazing designer and the owner of her own company, Ellibell.

On the menu was bruschetta, salad skewers, fresh fruit, cheese and crackers, and the two mac and cheeses. For dessert there were cupcakes and chocolate covered pretzels.

The party was a blast and I was so glad to be a part of it. Thanks again Andrea!!

The rest of my weekend was pretty relaxing (except for cleaning my apartment, but that's okay). I grocery shopped, went to Target (my favorite place in the whole world), made muffins, banana nut cookies (so good, recipe forthcoming) and a pizza.

My kitchen smelled like a pizzeria as this was baking. Tasted like it was made in one too. It was insanely delicious and it's our new favorite pizza. The hubbs ate four slices in 10 minutes!

I also got the new issue of Food Network magazine and Every Day with Rachael Ray in the mail, so menu planning this week was a piece of cake.

Chicken and Bacon Mac and Cheese
Smoky Pan-Grilled Pork Chops
Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage
Pork Loin with Cranberry Sauce
Healthy Southwest Chicken Salad

And now Monday is here. At least the weather is warming up! 
How was your weekend?


  1. The entire meal spread just looks amazing. I could snack on some bruschetta right about now!

  2. youre so organized! kudos to you - ps target is my fave place in the world too!

  3. That party table with the cards is so cute! And I want to swan dive into that mac and cheese. That is all.


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