Sunday, December 18, 2011

Menu Plan Mondays

The Neelys are new to me, as far as cooking any of their recipes.  I was entitled to a free book in a book club, I belong to and I thought theirs would be fun to have The Neelys' Celebration Cookbook.  The theme of the book is the Neely's entertaining but this does not mean, it is all fancy.  They cover tailgating parties, holiday parties, birthdays, Super Bowl Sunday, to Valentine's Day and everything in between.  Both of them give commentary throughout the book so it is a nice read besides good for eating.

You would enjoy reading Pat's Top Ten Party Tips for Guys which the first reads, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy."  OK, Gals, don't we love him already?

There is a lot of deep frying so I will be doing a great deal of adapting these recipes.  There is Pat's Guide to Deep Frying which explains a lot, if you are going to deep fry.

These are the recipes, I plan to make.

Sunday - leftover (Baked Chicken, Quinoa and Squash)

Monday - Sweet Potato Cakes with Roasted Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes

Tuesday - BBQ Chili Mac without the meat with Homemade BBQ Potato Chips

Wednesday - Latkes for Chanukah with Big Green Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Buttermilk Dressing ---- Latke photos are from BING.

Thursday -Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Bisque and Spicy Grilled Cheese with Salad

Friday - Breaded Chicken (baked), Maple Glazed Carrots, Roasted Red Potatoes

Dessert - Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownie Bites
Chewy Pecan Bars
Chocolate Truffle Bites

This is linked to Organizing Junkie.


  1. Cool plan for the week and the pictures look terribly tempting too. :o)
    Enjoy & have a great week ahead.

  2. I'm coming to your house for the week.


  3. the neelys are awesome home style cookies love many of them as well


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