2012 Menu 15 – 17 – April 15 – May 5

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It is Catching Up Time – Fish Monday, April 16 – Salmon with Yellow Rice.

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Tuesday, April 17 – what do I eat when I’m sick (yes… I caught a cold – ICK) – Ramen always makes me feel better, no matter what.

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Wednesday, April 18 – and the Other food I want when I am sick?  PHO !!!  Always makes me feel better!

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Thursday, April 19 – my Heart had a late meeting so this was a nice quick bite when he come home… seafood quesadillas.

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Saturday, April 21 – The big Spring Concert at the University meant I was working from 3-10pm… my Heart was so sweet and brought me breakfast in bed: cheese omelet in broth with rice noodles & Sriracha sauce topped with toasted corn tortillas – very cross culture but Yummy

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Sunday Roast, April 22 – Maple-Pecan Crusted Pork with fixings & Ginger Stack Dessert

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Fish Monday, April 23 – Tilapia Gyros-Style – Not perfect.. I was rushing dinner because I had to be at work for an event and I totally screwed up the salad / side dish.  But definitely a make again – next time with chicken

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Wednesday, April 25 – Grilled Tofu with Stir-Fried Vegetables – another not very successful meal, next time I will add the grilled tofu to the stir-fried vegetables instead of on the side…. it needs the sauce

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Friday, April 27 – we were in DC for an event and stopped at one of our favorite restaurants, Jackie’s in Silver Springs, on the way back – absolutely LOVE the Truffled cheese fries.  My dinner – Braised Virginia pig with salsa verde, crisped masa dumplings, fiddlehead ferns and cotija – WOW.. knocked my socks off – the pork was tender and wonderful

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My Heart had the Skillet fregola “paella” with gulf shrimp, mussels, rainbow chard, classic aioli & Meyer lemon – equally stunning – And dessert: deconstructed carrot cake… the crispy cookie being my Favorite part

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Sunday Roast, April 29, Kaytucky Chicken & Pistachio Napoleans – I almost followed this recipe… definitely a “do again”.  The succotash was the perfect side dish, too.

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Fish Monday, April 30 – my favorite: Fish Tacos

No idea what I did on Tuesday, May 1 – my Heart was in DC for a meeting
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Wednesday, May 2 – the plan was for a spaghetti Bolognese but I just didn’t feel like it.. the Tostada Stack was a success and something we will play with int he future

 

Thursday, May 3 – Nachos… no pictures

 

Friday, May 4 was the start of Grad Week: A week of events and activities planned for members of the graduating class – the kick off event is the Senior Celebration..
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.. cake and an ice cream bar – time for the grads to chat and chill and reminisce.

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Saturday, May 5 – How do I know it is Grad Week??  Watching the sun rise over the buildings on-campus – We were heading to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA   We brought a whole tour bus load of grads for the day

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Lunch – our favorite: Trapper’s Smokehouse in New France – not a bad price and always delicious BBQ (this is my Heart’s platter of ribs)

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Busch Gardens is my favorite amusement park, next to Epcot Center, in part because it is so beautiful.. that is a full-sized river running through middle of the park that has a paddle boat that rides around.  It was a long day with lovely weather and rain that didn’t start until about 5:30pm – perfect since we had to be on the bus at 6:30pm – Next up… a WEEK of Grad Week Adventures.

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