Happy Easter to those that celebrate. We are going to be having Aaron’s parents over for a mid-day Easter dinner today. I am going to be preparing the meal. I will be making Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin (or Perfect Pork Tenderloin as I called it in this post). I will be serving baked sweet potatoes & baked Idaho potatoes with a small toppings bar (brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, cheese, bacon, sour cream, salt, pepper, red hot, whatever you like) on the side. For veggies I will be making just simple steamed broccoli (though I would love oven-roasted broccoli or carrots, my oven will be very busy as it is) and a mixed greens salad with lots of toppings to choose from. We will have Buttermilk Cornbread made from Gluten-Free Pantry’s mix (usually I make mine from scratch, but these mixes were on clearance at Meijer, so I picked some up). For dessert, I am making a Lemon Bundt Cake with Lemon Icing. YUM! I will share the recipe/method for that later on this week.
The rest of our week appears unusually calm; dare I say that? Yes, normal schedules & school will be going on. Wait, I just remembered. Not so calm. LOL! Jon’s 13th birthday is Friday! YIKES! That makes me a little scared for a couple of reasons. First, I am getting old. Second, I will be the “official” mother of a teenager! He has been practicing the “teen attitude” for a while, though, so he has got it down, no worries. We will be having a small cook out on Saturday for family and Jon will have a couple of friends over the following Friday to spend the night.
Sunday ~ Easter dinner as listed above
Monday ~ Leftovers from Easter
Tuesday ~ Filet Mignon on the grill, parmesan pea risotto, roasted broccoli & salad
Wednesday ~ Mexican Pizzas (soft tacos for Jon), corn & salad
Thursday ~ Pulled BBQ Pork , sweet potato french fries (baked), roasted asparagus & salad
Friday ~ Calzones (Jon’s b-day dinner choice), veggies & salad
Saturday ~ Cook out! Aaron is in charge of grilling up burgers & chicken breast; baked beans, corn on the cob & mixed greens salad to go along side.
Baked Goods for the Week
Lemon Bundt Cake with Lemon Icing
Snickerdoodle Cake (Jon’s B-day) (Friday/Saturday)
Pamela’s Bread for sandwiches (Friday)
Cheryl at GF Goodness is hosting this week’s GF Menu Swap. Thanks for hosting, Cheryl. The ingredient this week is flaxseed. I am just learning how to cook with flaxseed in my baking. I like the nutrition that it adds to baked goods & foods. Who can’t use more fiber in their diet? I have been adding about 1TBSP to my GF Oatmeal when I have that for breakfast to boost the fiber up a bit.
Also, don’t forget to check out Orgjunkie for lots more meal planning ideas.
I hope you all have a wonderful week!