Monday, June 20, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - 6/20/11

Menu Plan Monday -

Family coming the end of the week and more high 90's predicted for the weather.  Trying to keep it simple for meals, since I'll be baking and preparing things for the party next weekend.  I'll try to post some more pictures and recipes for the party.  The cake, of course, is going to be the star.  The doll cake (you know the one?)  will be made of vanilla cake.  Underneath will be cakes with alternating layers of vanilla and chocolate cake (or at least that's the plan).  Vanilla buttercream and MMF covering each section of cake (in lilac and hot pink, of course).  And finally, Royal icing drop flowers to decorate the "dress".  Of course, saying all this only makes me a bit nervous that it could go horribly wrong.  I guess there is always Publix, huh?  At least this year I have learned to go back to my standard buttercream recipe.  Last year I tried to make a Swiss meringue buttercream.  Not a good idea.  Let's see Swiss meringue buttercream + 90 degree heat = broken buttercream mess and weeping Mommy.  BTW, I did learn how to fix it (quick chill in freezer and re-whip), but after breaking three times, I promised never again in summer.  Here's a picture from last year:

So, on with the menu for the week:

Sunday - chili-braised brisket, German potato salad (by request from Big Daddy), and watermelon

Monday - leftovers

Tuesday - Chicken (?) with sweet potato oven fries

Wednesday - Veggie chili with cheese-topped potatoes

Thurday - Grilled fish, mac and cheese, broccoli

Friday - not sure, family will be here

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1 comment:

  1. Oh my Lord! Chili-braised brisket, veg chili with cheese topped potatoes, mac 'n cheese and all the rest. I wish I had a place at your table that week!  ツ