August 18th Menu

This week it is short and sweet everyone….

We kicked the week off with a Grilled Pork Chop with Blackberry Glaze.  I have been on a kick with incorporating fruit into our main dishes.  These grilled up beautifully and although the recipe sounds complicated, it was less than ten ingredients, many of which you already have in your pantry! I only had to buy pork chops and blackberries.


In the middle of the week, we had a Quesadilla Bake.  My mom made this for us once and it was delicious.  I lightened it up a bit with ground turkey instead of beef, but if you wanted, you could use ground beef.  Greg actually made this one since I was out of town.  I was thoroughly impressed when it was time to eat leftovers the second night.  

Finally, I did a meal makeover from a local restaurant.  We had friends up a few weeks ago and most of us ordered the Crispy Shrimp BLT.  It was so good, but of course I knew the crispy shrimp was fried and it was served with french fries to boot.  To lighten it up, I coated the shrimp in some panko breadcrumbs and baked them. I also subbed the regular bacon for turkey bacon, and the white roll for a whole wheat roll.  I did use mayo, but added some basil and garlic to it and didn’t need as much. Then I served it with a pickle on the side and skipped the fries.  I actually ended up liking my version better than the restaurant’s because the panko made the shrimp extra crispy.  I also LOVED the basil in the mayo. I already want this one again.  


Have a great weekend!

Menu 8-18



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