Monday Marketing, with a side of Menu Planning

The internet is a-buzz. And this pollinator is not happy.

Many of you may have heard of this thing called Facebook. I suppose it’s a bit popular. If you’re like me, you have carefully adjusted your news feed, going to individuals and pages that you don’t care to see, and marking that special “don’t show in my news feed” option. Then, like magic, your news feed is filled with delightful things that you care about.

That is, until the Facebook Grand Sorcerers cast a nullifying incantation and mess up your whole cauldron. My particular blend was lovely! Family, close friends, local business, and food craft. It was everything I wanted to keep up on regularly. Two of my favorites were Seward Coop, and Bossy Acres, who just happened to bring this nonsense to my attention.

These fine folks post regularly about community events, provide some gorgeous pics, a funny meme or two, and always have great folks commenting on their posts. This is not a paid or requested advertisement. This is honest love and devotion, inspired by great social media use, and backed up by stellar in person interactions. Luckily Seward already told me how to sneak them back into my regular rotation. Consider yourself thwarted, Facebook Overlords.

Wasn’t that fun for you?

No?

Just me?

Here is this week’s dinner menu! It’s new! Yes slightly similar to every other menu plan I’ve made!

  • Monday Baked lemon-pepper chicken drums, greens with smoked turkey, cornbread, dirty rice. Leftovers for lunches!
  • Tuesday Lasagna rolls (similar to this, but of course I mess with it), green beans, this garlic bubble bread because I just can’t get enough.
  • Wednesday Entree salad! Base of lemony, garlicy, parmesan-ed up rice. Middle heap of romaine lettuce, Craisins, mozzarella cheese, other assorted veg tossed in balsamic dressing. Topped with shredded chicken and croutons. Delicious, delicious layers.
  • Thursday Breakfast for dinner- buttermilk waffles, turkey sausage, cheesy hash brown potatoes, and the all-powerful grapefruit supremes.
  • Friday Terikayi beef & broccoli stir fry over white rice. A dash of sesame oil stirred in after cooking makes this so bad, yet so good.
  • Saturday Dinner out for my lovely friend’s golden birthday! Followed by dessert potluck and games! I’m making chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, and definitely bringing Outburst.
  • Sunday Some kind of soup, that reheats for lunches, fresh bread, and some kind of simple baked chicken.

Spring is in the air here in Minnesota (I’m ignoring the fact that it’s currently snowing), and I hope it is wherever you are as well. I’m not above cooking hot things in any weather, but it helps that our spring is still a bit frigid and I can cool leftovers rather quickly just by placing the pot of soup in a snow bank. What are your favorite soups? Inspire me please!