2 Down the Lane

2 Down the Lane

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Menu for the week

Sliced Eastern NC BBQ Pork Road
I have one of those small crock pots and so since it is just the two of us, I use it a lot.  I brown a small pork roast and place in the pot. Then, fill the pot with apple cider vinegar (covering about 1/2 of the roast), 2 tablespoons catsup, 1 tablespoon A-1 sauce, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce, 5-6 drops of Tabasco  and a tablespoon of black pepper.  Cook in the crock pot for about 8 hours.  Then slice or chop your pork and pour your favorite bbq sauce over it. 
Macaroni & Cheese
Sautéed green beans
Peach Pie  In an 8” pie pan, melt 3/4 stick of butter.  Place sliced peaches in the butter.  In another bowl, add 3/4 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk (for peach pie just a drop of almond flavoring).  Mix well and pour over peaches.  Bake in a 35o degree oven for about 45 minutes. 
Baked Fried Chicken Thighs
This is about as easy as it gets:  For the two of us, I take about a half sleeve of buttery crackers and make fine crumbs.  Sometimes, I add Italian seasonings – sometimes I don’t add a thing—Your choice.  Take thighs (or any piece you prefer) and coat with crumbs.  Place on a foil lined and sprayed with Pam  pan.  Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for about 45 minutes.  You can drizzle olive oil over the top if you would like.  Easy and crunchy chicken!!!
Grilled corn on the cob
Salad wedge with homemade bleu cheese dressing
Farfalle with tomatoes, mushrooms & broccoli 
(printable recipe)
Baby Caesar Salad with homemade sour dough croutons
Cuban Panini's (left over slices of Monday’s pork roast)
Homemade baked potato chips
Green Pea Salad  (printable recipe)
Homemade individual white pizzas with our favorite toppings
and of course lots of Mozzarella Cheese!!!
Italian Meatloaf
Loaded Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Asparagus with sprinkled toasted almonds
Hot biscuits with lots of butter!!!
Lunch with friends so, clean out the refrigerator for supper. Sometimes we do cheese and crackers after a big Sunday lunch.  A fun thing is to have hot pepper jelly on our cream cheese!  Yummy.  I made a lot this summer so we have a great supply.    DSC02496
Dick’s favorite vegetable is broccoli so you will see a lot of broccoli in my menus.  He also loves corn--
In the pea salad, the original version had cauliflower---so please put that in if you wish. 

I am going to try to linky to StoneGable’s Menu Monday.  This will be the first time I have tried to do this.  Well, not the first because I have failed miserably in the past to accomplish this…….But, I love Yvonne’s blog.  Please if this doesn’t work, check her blog out.  I have her little thingy on the side and the link above should work---so I am going to try it.  Cross your fingers!


  1. Looks like the linky worked to me! Picture of peach pie and everything! Congrats!! yummy Menu - I think I'll make some BBQ Pork too - they have boston butts on sale @ HT this week! I'll be using your blog for my recipe! thanks!

  2. Madelyn, Thank you so much for joining me for ON THE MENU MONDAY! Yes, it did work! You have a very yummy menu this week. I would love the recipe for Italian meat loaf~ sounds scrumptious!
    I am a new follower!