Sunday, July 28, 2013

Menu Plan–July 28 {& an anniversary}

Today marks the 6th year since the day I will never forget. 

On July 28, 2007, I became a Mrs. 

Married to my best friend, the one who God has blessed me tremendously with and who daily shows me what it means to love his bride the way Christ loves the church.

I am amazed that my heart loves Frog Prince more today than it did on our wedding day because at that time I didn’t think it was possible.

But, 6 years of marriage brings more opportunities for love to grow. 

More opportunities to share each other’s tears, laughs, prayers and hopes.

More opportunities to love each other through the challenges, to anticipate the joy of things ahead and to seek God’s wisdom rather than our own ways. 

But, one thing is for sure, this man of God is my other half, and there is no one I’d want to do life with but him. 

To celebrate, Frog Prince made me breakfast before church, had lunch with some people from church and then went for a walk at a local park. 

The weather was stunning and we had a wonderful time walking and talking about where we were last year, where we are today, and what we believe God is calling us towards in the new year. 

For dinner, we celebrate by re-creating our wedding dinner!  We have it just once a year, and it’s always a treat.

Homemade pasta, alfredo with chicken, bread sticks and delicious vanilla cake filled with lemon curd and frosted with vanilla whipped cream.  Yum. 

Our week looks to be pretty quiet, and our menu filled with summer produce:

Frog Prince’s Breakfast Scramble Melt + Ham
Anniversary Dinner #6 (re-creating our wedding dinner)

To do: Nothing!

Lemon Blueberry Scones
Smokehouse Maple Fajitas with Zucchini Sauté

To do: Thaw chicken; Costco grocery run

Savory Veggie Tartlets with Grilled Sweet Corn

To do: Nothing

Ham, Mushroom & Bell Pepper Omelets

To do: Thaw pork chops

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles
Italian Pork Chops, Crockpot Baked Potatoes. Broccoli

To do: Thaw meat for brats or burgers

Leftover Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry Rhubarb Jam
Grilling – Brats or Burgers, Whole Wheat Buns, Grilled Fries, Grilled Veggies

To do: Decided on Saturday’s dinner!

Blueberries & Crème Baked Oatmeal

In case you missed it, last week we cooked up:

Chicken Pesto Sandwiches – These are amazing, and certainly a great summer sandwich!

Creamy Spinach Pesto – The recipe for our favorite pesto!

Simple Roasted Tomatoes – If you haven’t tried these, you are missing out!  I pop these gems like candy.  So delicious.  So easy. 

Ingredient Spotlight – Zucchini & Summer Squash – Looking for ways to use up zucchini?  Come see the great recipes linked up, including Farmer’s Market Soup, Savory Zucchini Bread (made with yeast!)  & Zucchini Shoes

Most Viewed: Zucchini Pizza Casserole (pictured above)
Most Shared: Creamy Spinach Pesto
Most Pinned:
Cinnamon Zucchini Cake
Most Liked:
Ingredient Spotlight: Zucchini & Summer Squash

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  1. Happy Anniversary you two, where did the time go. It is so much fun watching the two of you as you travel your journey together.
    God Bless You,
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks, Miz Helen! You have certainly been a part of, what, at least the last 4 years?! Perhaps longer. That's one of the things I appreciate about blogging so much, is all the great relationships. Thanks for your blessings.

  2. Happy Anniversary! Such pretty wedding photos. I love that y'all recreate your wedding dinner once a sweet!


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