Sunday, October 11, 2009

MPM--Birthday Edition!

Greetings, menu planners! We have a whirlwind week this week, with events almost every night, so we're going for as easy as possible...

Monday--the 6 year old's birthday! So--surprise!--Tacos. Trying really really hard to have the tinga this night for the grownups.

Tuesday--shrimp/corn/tomato dish from Glamour magazine back in the 90s. Love it and it's a great way to use the last of the local produce.

Wednesday--filets mignon, baked potatoes, beets


Friday--football game

Saturday is a wedding, and Sunday is the family party for the 6 year old, with the ever-elegant spaghetti and meatballs.

Hey to my local friends--Tuesday night is Panthers Go Pink, sponsored by the high school soccer team. The college soccer team is involved as well, with family events and breast cancer fundraisers around the varsity soccer double header (women's and men's games). The fun starts at 3:30...I highly encourage you to support this if you are local and not busy! Most of you have heard over and over about my best friend, diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer when 17 weeks pregnant. (If you have not heard of IBC I beg you to click over right now.) Due to a team of doctors as aggressive as her cancer, they started chemo (that fabu placenta kept it away from the baby), and delivered her son early so on her due date she could have her mastectomy instead. I am eternally grateful to all her medical team that I can report that she and I were fretting over her son's fifth birthday party invitation list together, which many thought would be impossible. Think pink. Thank you.

Have a good week, and head over to I'm An Organizing Junkie for some great menu ideas!


Anjali said...

Happy Birthday to R! I can't believe he's 6!

Mom24 said...

Wow! I'm so glad your friend is doing so well. What a scary disease.

Hope your 6 year old has a wonderful birthday.

Domestic Goddess said...

I had no idea your friend had IBC (Of course, I do not know which friend it is) but DAMN that brings tears to my eyes that she is celebrating her son's fifth birthday!

Rona's Home Page said...

Happy Birthday wishes to your son!
Looks like a delicious week at your house.
During these economic times, I'm always looking for economical and healthy recipes and grocery shopping tips to stretch the dollar.
MPM has really helped me.
Have a great week!