Eating For a Week

I mentioned on facebook the other day that it was a good week when your every item on the weeks dinner menu included fresh basil in some form.

Well then all the sudden everyone was wanting me to post my menu! Make this a new feature on my blog! Oh, all the ideas that I can share!

Gah, the pressure!

I have no intention of doing this on a weekly basis, but for this week I will indulge. Here is what I’m cooking this week for dinner.


  • Pasta with Bacon and Asparagus [this was a new recipe for us, and definitely a keeper. But then again, how can you go wrong with pasta and bacon?? All three of us scarfed it down.]
  • homemade biscuits with jam
  • green grapes


  • Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta [another new recipe. Philip thought it was too lemony, but Peanut and I loved it. He’s been asking for leftover “noo-noo’s” all day!]
  • Spinach salad with candied almonds, craisins, and homemade poppyseed dressing
  • Fresh strawberries


  • Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce over steamed rice [Philip was out of town for this dinner, and since he was in St. George, I was thinking about our last trip to St. George where I ate the most amazing curry at Benja’s Thai. I tried not to compare, but I couldn’t help myself. This was delicious, but not AS delicious as Benja’s. I’ll make it again and try to have an open mind].
  • Steamed asparagus
  • Fresh strawberries



  • Homemade pizza (homemade sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, jalapenos, fresh basil, and freshly grated parmesan cheese)
  • Fruit Smoothies

**I usually don’t have so much pasta in one week, but that’s just the way it turned out this week. Usually I try to have a good balance between pasta, rice, soups, etc, and also have a balance between different types of meats. I’ll do better next week…**

  • That curry is on the menu for my week too! I've made it a couple of times and really liked it (although sometimes more than others, for some reason).

  • i just have one word to say….WOW!!! i used to be much better at planning meals, but never that good! philip and peanut are very lucky! 🙂

  • BLAST! When I saw this on Janssen's blog I was going to e-mail you just hoping that there was some pattern you could tell me to buy to try and make it! We're not all seamstresses that can make up patterns unfortunately! SO cute.

  • Well, thank you! I have a large pot of basil that needs to have something done with it before it starts to go to seed. Great timing. 🙂

  • YAAAAAY!! Thank you so much!!! I am excited to try some of these delicious recipes… and don't you love the fresh fruit that summer brings?