August 22, 2011

Weekend Bites + Menu Plan Monday 8/22

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun, pick up a new hobby, ride a bike, make something new? I did a few of those things. I'd like to wish a happy first day of school back to everyone back home in Miami. I hope you all have a great day and like your teachers/professors/students. Show them who's boss! Or, be respectful. :) 

This weekend was a low key one for us. On Friday the hubbs and I tried to grilling pizza for the first time.

We were 89% successful. There was an incident with plastic and a tabletop (more on that to come). The bottom corner of our crust was also burned. But it was still really good! Thanks to MJ from MJ's Kitchen for the recipe!

Then there was an incident with cupcake frosting. Also a first time thing to happen in the This Woman Cooks! kitchen. Piping frosting. Who would've though it would turn me into a crazy person. I was determined to get it right before going to sleep Friday night and stayed up perfecting my circular design. If you're a follower on Twitter and Facebook, I shared this picture triumphantly with you when I was done. I was so proud.

A typical weekend lunch. Homemade mac and cheese with spinach!

Chocolate muffins for the hubby to take for breakfast.

Lastly, we've recently adopted a new weekend tradition. Gelato! We're obsessed with a small gelateria that just opened and changes out their flavors every week. Talk about a sure-fire way to get me going back. I had maple bacon and evil- a chocolate gelato with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. SO GOOD.

What did you do this weekend?

I almost forgot- it's Monday, here's my menu plan for the week!

BLT Pasta
Orange Honey Chicken with Broccoli and Rice
Smothered Pork Medallions with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Grilled Chicken and Lemon Basil Pasta
Pulled Pork Sandwiches

What's on your menu this week?


  1. Sounds like a great weekend full of great food!

  2. I'm glad you added gelato into your weekend. That is what keeps me going :-)

  3. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Friday we had two families over for an evening swim, visited one of my university roommates and her family yesterday (I brought homemade brownies). My husband is on holidays this week so we took it easy today but plan for a trip to the beach tomorrow. I had the itch to bake today to I made double chocolate zucchini muffins (thanks again for the retweet, btw) that we'll take to munch on at the beach. It would be odd for me to go too many days without baking. :)

  4. Once again your menu for the week looks great! All of your cupcakes look so pretty! I've also never piped frosting before, I feel like my perfectionist side would get frustrated!


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