November 26, 2012

Menu Monday


Hi everybody and Happy Monday – I sure have missed you all!

I took a bit of a hiatus over the Thanksgiving break, but am back.  We had a low-key, relaxing couple of days and actually got a few things checked off of our to-do lists…we have quite a few these days!




We spent Thanksgiving at my mom’s house on the river and ate lots of DELICIOUS food.



See, I told you.


Our Thanksgiving menu consisted of:

  • Turkey
  • Dressing
  • Gravy
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Italian Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Lime Jello Salad
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Wheat and Rosemary Rolls
  • Pumpkin and Apple Pie
  • Wine and Shocktop Pumpkin Wheat




Mike had three plates full and dessert.  That boy does love to eat!  After dinner there was lots of football.  Played and watched for the rest of the night.




We went to bed a little early Thanksgiving night with the hopes of heading to Jacksonville for some Black Friday shopping.  We had a 3:30 am wake up call so we were on the road by 4am to head to the St. John’s Town Center for a Babies R Us trip.  On our buying agenda:  a baby monitor and crib mattress both half price.




I thought the Town Center would be packed…but it was completely the opposite!  We arrived at 5am and there was plenty of parking, no lines and friendly faces.  I was so surprised!

After purchasing our items with no problems, we headed to Panera for a quick bite before continuing on to some other stores on our list.




The weather was chilly and the Town Center had their Christmas lights up and Holiday music playing.  I loved the vibe – it definitely helped put me into the Christmas spirit!




After finishing up at the Town Center, we headed back towards my mom’s house but decided to make a pit stop in St. Augustine for a bit more shopping and a real breakfast/brunch.

We used our Trip Advisor and Urban Spoon apps to find a local favorite and they definitely pointed us in the right direction.  We stopped at Leroy’s CafĂ© for some grub.  Although considered “not your average hole in the wall”, this small restaurant definitely packed a big punch.  After a short wait, the service was fast and friendly and the food was delish…especially the home fries. I would definitely recommend it if you are in the St. Augustine area!




We spent the rest of the weekend finishing up some nursery projects, putting up our Christmas tree and outside lights and enjoying a yummy dinner with our friends Ryan and Jill while watching college football…and can I just say GOOOOO GATORS Smile!!!  I was definitely a happy camper after watching them beat Florida State…it doesn’t get any sweeter than that!


As for this week, I’m so excited!  Our college buddy Noelle will be in town with her hubby and I can’t wait to catch up over a bite to eat. 


Here’s our menu plan:


M:  Meatball sliders w/ Carrots and Ranch

T:  Dinner with Nomo!

W:  Cheesy Broccoli and Ham Noodle Casserole*

Th:  Girls Night!

F:  Taco Salad

Sa:  Sweet and Sour Chicken w/ Fried Rice

Su:  Pesto Stuffed Pork Tenderloin w/ Tomato Chutney and Orzo


Have a great week!

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