Wednesday, June 02, 2010

My son will be here in a few days

We see our son once a year, for a week.  This is when I hold my annual cook-a-thon.  Most of the time it's just Cliff and me here, and I've become lazy about cooking.  Of course, the fact that we both fatten up like prize hogs when I cook the way I did when the kids were growing up takes a lot of fun out of cooking.  But for this one week, I try my best to remember how to make all that carbohydrate-laden stuff the kids grew up on.  This week I'm planning meals, making notes so I'll be sure and get the stuff I need at the store.
  
Here are some breakfast meals I have planned so far:  Cinnamon rolls; rice-and-raisins (one of Jim's favorites that I'll probably make more than one morning); and biscuits and gravy.  
Dinner meals planned:  Home-made chicken pot pie; spaghetti and garlic bread; tenderloin sandwiches; Meat loaf, noodles, mashed potatoes and veggies of some sort.
  
Desserts:  Oreo Dessert and brownie pudding with ice cream.  Probably strawberry shortcake, but I'll be using strawberries from the freezer.  The berries are almost done producing for this year.  Cherries are starting to ripen, so I might make some kind of cherry cobbler... if I get in the mood to pick cherries and take the seeds out of each cherry, one at a time.  Sticky business, that.  And tedious.
    
I still have more meals to plan, but this is what I have in mind so far.
  
Oh, on Saturday, when other family members are coming to join us, we'll have brisket, pulled pork, potato salad, macaroni salad, etc. etc.
  
Any suggestions for my remaining meals?

16 comments:

madcobug said...

Enjoy your son's visit. Your meals sound delicious. Helen

Anonymous said...

Your meals sound wonderful! When I have overnight company I like to make a breakfast casserole - eggs, sausage and hashbrowns layered. Oh, and I am disappointed about your change in vacations plans - but will hopefully see you next year! Marcia/WY

Nancy said...

Sorry, i don't have any suggestions, but can I come to eat at your house next week?!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It looks to me like you've just about got everything covered. My goodness I think you should let them take you out to dinner at least once while they are there. You shouldn't be spending all your time in the kitchen. I know how much you are looking forward to your son's visit. I know how much it means to me when they come home. They all love mom's cooking too.

Mrs. L said...

Hmm. Comfort food -- dee-lish!!!! I gained ten pounds just reading your menu. The only time I cook like the good old days is on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Nowadays, it's a salad. Or fresh fish on the grill. Or boneless, skinless chicken. Also on the grill. I wonder if I could cook a meatloaf on the grill. But then I'd have to eat the WHOLE THING.

Vicki said...

Great menu, sure to please everyone. How about lasagna? You can do it ahead and sit and enjoy your family. Have a wonderful week.

Barbara said...

Everything sounds wonderful! Suggestions: chicken & dumplings

Rachel said...

I'll be at work. :(

Pity? No? Whatever.

Sayit-baldys said...

A BIG SKILLET OF GERMAN FRIED POTATOS WOULD BE GOOD. sam

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

Yum.Yum.Yum. I think Mr. Sam's suggestion of fried potatoes sounds pretty tempting. We're trying to go healthy here and it's boring boring boring. (Did you see PW's post around Memorial Day for her strawberry shortcake cake? I would LOVE to try it, but with choles. issues, I'd better not. But did it ever look good.) Have a great visit and take lots and lots of pics! Make some sweet memories.

Hyperblogal said...

Hi. I'm your long-lost son David.....would love to reunite.....

Anonymous said...

Mac and cheese

bnana

Anonymous said...

potatoe soup....just for Rachel!
Natalie (fb)

Sheila said...

Yum! You have a pretty impressive menu already! Enjoy time with your son and his family. Sheila

Adirondackcountrygal said...

My mother used to make rice and raisins but I have not been able to duplicate it, what is your recipe?

Donna said...

I really don't have a recipe. I cook the rice as I would normally; then I add cream and milk, sugar, and raisins and cook on low heat, watching carefully.