Sunday, September 27, 2009

MPM--Welcome Fall

Summer must be over, not just because school started, but I know the season ended because...
...all my short sleeved shirts have butter stains from corn on the cob.
...despite the best efforts of SPF 50 sunscreen, my boys have farmer tans and awesome streaked hair.
...that "sentinel tree" at the school is blindingly yellow.
...the amount of sand in the trunk could qualify it as a mobile playyard.

But it's time to move on. Last week didn't turn out at all as we thought it would but that's life sometimes. We'll try again this week. We did try Kelly's chicken, and it was a qualified hit. The qualification, of course, was for something I did. I baked it one night before we ate it and noticed the potatoes looked soft instead of crispy, the way I like them, so in reheating, I left off the foil. Mistake. The potatoes did get a little more crispy, yes, but so did the beans. Oops. Plus, if you try it at home, I used the fresh beans I had but that was not the best use for fresh beans--canned or frozen would probably work better here. The fresh beans were fine; it's just that it didn't really suit them best.

I didn't get to the tinga. I did find my butcher not only had the pork shoulder but when I asked nicely, he cut one in half, cut it in to the 1-inch pieces for me, and did not make me buy the whole thing. He's my hero. My internet connection is not working well so I can't link but they are in last week's post.

This week is much less busy. Only one night out, my aunt and uncle go home (which is sad, but I am just so grateful they came at all!), and not much else. Hope your week shapes up the way you like it!

Monday--the tinga and the backups (regular old tacos for the boy and corn-zucchini quesedillas)

Tuesday--Autumn Sausage Casserole from A Year of Crockpotting

Wednesday--Chicken Marbella, mashed potatoes, CSA veggie


Friday--football game!


Kristen said...

Yum, that autumn sausage casserole sounds delicious, and a perfect welcome to fall eats.

Mom24 said...

Sounds like a good week.

I'm really looking forward to a wonderful fall. I love fall. :-)

Rona's Home Page said...

I just go with the punches these days. Lots to keep me busy though.
You have some terrific recipes this week.
I love MPM. I get so much inspiration from the participants.

Deana said...

That autumn sausage casserole sound really good.

Zonnah said...

Autumn Sausage Casserole sounds interesting.

darnold23 said...

Please come join me for Crock Pot Wednesday at Mister Linky is up and ready for your favorite slow cooker recipe. Come check it out. Thanks. Debbie