Sunday, February 27, 2011

Meal Plan for the Week of 2/27/11

Someone once said that it is a woman's prerogative to change her mind. It is one saying that I embrace freely. After giving up sugar for the month of January, I've decided life is too short to abstain from it all the time.

This week, I am planning some desserts.

With real sugar. (And yes, it is organic.)

While on our anniversary trip, we stopped by a place that was recommended by a friend on Facebook. I thought we were stopping for a latte at a funky coffee shop with decorative lawn art.

What we found was so much more. Chaps Coffee Company has more to offer than just coffee and lawn ornament eye candy. They also serve breakfast, lunch and dinners on specified days of the week. (We went back on another day and discovered just how good breakfast should always be.) The decor inside is made up of an eclectic array of antiques that do not smell like aged junk, but rather like...


In fact, exactly like Cake. That is the name of the bakery inside of Chaps. It was phenomenal. It was exquisite. It was unexpected. It was...

Here's what I learned about myself on that day. I like coffee. I like antiques and other people's junk. I  like dessert. And I really like this place.

If you're ever in the Spokane, Washington area, do yourself, your eyes, and your palette a favor and stop by Chaps.  

Just make sure you save room for Cake!

Here's what's cooking this week...

Fried eggs, fresh bacon, banana bread
Potato Corn Chowder (I'll post the recipe this week), Caesar Salad, Ultimate Lemon Cake

(Shopping day this week due to weather)
Tater Tot Casserole, Spinach Salad (mandarin oranges, almonds, bacon) w/ Orange Vinaigrette

Simple Soaked Oatmeal w/ blueberries
Baked ham, Kim's Kornbread (with blue corn!), Devilled eggs, Caesar Salad, Blueberry Peach Fruit Crisp (new)

Poached eggs, leftover ham, Sourdough English Muffins

Farmer's Casserole (new)
Chili Verde, Kim's Kornbread

Baked Eggs (new)
Brown rice Fettuccine w/ Pesto Sauce, Salmon Patties, steamed broccoli, Angel Food Cake


We're on baby watch now~our 4th grandchild is due anytime, so if she decides to make her entrance this week, we'll be eating beenies and weenies on the road.

On second thought, maybe I should have sandwich makings on stand-by instead?

For more menu planning ideas, visit Menu Mondays at the Organizing Junkie.

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