Sunday, March 20, 2011
What's on the Menu Birthday Week 3/21 - 3/26
This week, we celebrate the Big Guy's birthday and our oldest son's birthday. Somewhat a bittersweet week each year. Big Guy's father passed away 3 1/2 months before our first son was born. It was the same year Big Guy would turn 40, the same age his father was when he was born. Our first son, Patrick, was born on this grandfather's birthday (which would have been his 80th) thus he was named - Patrick - for this Granddad. Funny how life is - my Patrick (Pat, we call him both names interchangeably) has many similarities to his Granddad physically and in his personality.
But we enjoy celebrating in our household - a big birthday bash with family and friends is planned for our Patrick (turning 4 on Saturday) as well as a little party at Playschool. Then the weekend will end with a luncheon with my extended family where great aunts and uncles as well as 4 great-grandparents will be.
So meal planning is key for me this week to keep my sanity!
Hot Dogs with Big Guy's Chili (recipe to follow - SO GOOD!)
Twice Baked Potatoes
Birthday Dinner Surprise (trust me, it will be good!)
Chicken Divan (that we never had last week)
Crustless Quiche with Sausage, Onion and Cheese
Beer Braised Chicken
Roasted Sweet and Red Potatoes
Shared at Menu Planning Mondays - go check out other menu ideas!
Posted by Emily aka Cook for 6 at 10:24 PM