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Cindy's Menu for March 7 - March 13 
Mar. 7, 2010 2:21 pm 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2014 6:36 am
Hello AR Friends!!
I think Spring may be here, at least it has been for the last couple days, beautiful sunshine and almost 70 degrees!  We worked out in the yard and it looks like humans live here again instead of piggys :)  Now, if the azaleas would just bloom I'd be in heaven.  I'll take some pictures this year and post them, they are so beautiful.  Here in the south they grow wild.  When I lived in CA we had to baby them so much and then they didn't bloom like they do here.  I just love them.  Also, the crepe myrtles are huge here.  I love living in the south, that's for sure.

I just made the best little pita chips that I've ever had, even the store bought ones.  I've talked about them before but they are easy to make and economical to boot!  I use garlic powder, onion powder, salt and parsley.  I just spray them with canola cooking spray and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.  1 package ($1.19) makes about 3 bags worth of store bought pita chips.  They are hardy dippers as well as great, guilt free, snack foods.  Try some, they're great!

I also made this wonderful Summer Strawberry Buckle that Cat Lady Cyndi posted the other day to my question about using some frozen strawberries I had bought at Sam's Club.  It is a HUGE bag of sliced, unsweetened strawberries and so many wonderful recipes were posted.  That's why I love the Recipe Exchange!

On to the menu for this week:

Monday - March 8 - Grilled hamburgers (yes, again) and baked french fries.  It's that time of year and we grill A LOT and we both love hamburgers! 

Tuesday - March 9 - Homemade pizzas on store bought Mama Mary's thin pizza crusts.  I use the turkey pepperoni and 2% cheese.  Makes wonderful pizzas without all the guilt, plus it's a bargain :)

Wednesday - March 10 - Cindy's Awesome Clam Chowder.  I love that I can make this after work and it doesn't take that long.  There are always plenty of leftovers so I can take to work, that's a double score in my book!

Thursday - March 11 - Sauted shrimp with cajun seasoning, rice pilaf and green beans.  This cajun seasoning is really good and you can adjust how much heat you want. 

Friday - March 12 - Good ol' breakfast for dinner.  Homemade hashbrowns, bacon, eggs and english muffins. 

Saturday - March 13 - American Lasagna using my own spagetti sauce from the Italian Spagetti and Meatball recipe.  That is my absolute favorite sauce so I thought I'd use it to make the lasagna.  I know this freezes well so it will be perfect for lunches or a quick dinner.

Sunday - March 14 - Grilled tenderloin steaks with baked potatoes and green salad. 

That's another week at the Shiver's house.  What are you having this week?  Please leave a note letting me know.  Your comments are all very much appreciated.

Give love, hugs and kisses to your dear ones, as I do to mine each and every day!

Marsala sauce over tenderloins! YUMMO!
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Summer Strawberry Buckle
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Mar. 7, 2010 2:28 pm
Hi Cindy, your menu looks great, as usual. I wish I had refrigerator space to be able to plan a week at a time, that would make life so much easier! This week, I know we are having a Thai dinner (blog) and I was going to make your clam chowder tonight, but, stupid me...I didn't read the recipe, so I don't have carrots or leek soup mix. I'll make yours the very next time I make some, and that's a promise! I hope you're liking your job...I miss seeing you on the exchange during the week.
Mar. 7, 2010 2:28 pm
It all looks fabulous, Cindy! If it were me making the Friday breakfast for dinner, considering the bacon, eggs and English muffins, I'd make Eggs Benedict. Love those! All your meals look wonderful.
Mar. 7, 2010 2:30 pm
The Summer Strawberry Buckle looks amazing! Might have to try that :) All looks great, as always!
B L 
Mar. 7, 2010 2:46 pm
Hi Cindy... love your blog. I love hamburgers too and could eat them every week - however I do not like to grill because I always smell like smoke afterwards.... am I doing something wrong or is that just how it is? :) I wrote you a book of comments on last week's blog today -- didn't realize I was behind! Enjoy your week!
Mar. 7, 2010 3:18 pm
Sounds good Cindy. But I would add some roasted Ortega chilies to those burgers. Yumm! My kids love breakfast for dinner. It makes the week fun! Good job as usual:0 Glad the weather is swell for you, you all need a break!
Mar. 7, 2010 3:36 pm
Your clam chowder sounds so good, but BK hates clams. Does it keep/freeze well? If so, I'll make it for myself for lunches at work.
Mar. 7, 2010 3:53 pm
Lynna, so many people have said that my Clam Chowder is great for non-clam eaters. Really, it's more of a thick potato soup with some clam taste. Yes, it will freeze fine and let it thaw in the refrigerator and it will be fine. Hope you enjoy it!
Mar. 7, 2010 3:55 pm
Laurrie, you always make my day when you comment, you are so sweet. Can't wait til you try my chowder! I am really enjoying my job but I miss ya'll too very much. Life is busy but I'm on most evenings even if I'm not commenting. ♥
Mar. 7, 2010 5:05 pm
Hay Cindy,Just read your blog.I don't plan that far in advance.If I do I usually change my mind anyway. Got my flower beds cleaned out last Friday.If the garden area drys out a little more hubby can rototill the garden.I love Azeleas too.Mine are just starting to bud.We have a Azelea festival here every year.It starts in April.Have a good night.I'm going to go make some more mint cookies and watch/listen to the Oscars.Bye!
Mar. 7, 2010 5:12 pm
Once again another great menu. The Tenderloins with the Marsala sauce sounds to die for. Envy you and your azaleas that grow like weeds. Crape Myrtle too. I would never of thought those two things would do well in Florida right? You were from Stockon I see. I grew up in Sacramento. In Sacto, the azaleas were beautiful, as are the Crape Myrtles and Hydrangeas. I am in Paso Robles now. Little more intense climate zone. Today, March 7th, is a perfect day. The best yet. 70 degrees also. Just wonderful weather. I mowed the lawn and did some trimming. Anyway, enjoy reading your stuff. Good job. I will see what you do next week. Grilled burgers sound great right now.
Mar. 7, 2010 7:10 pm
I grew up in Sacramento, too, & we had nice azaleas. Now in Riverside-I have crepe myrtles-just did some trimming on them today, but our weather was cold, damp & windy today & then it rained again tonight-last night it poured! Spring is going to be awhile off for us. I cooked some chicken in my slow cooker today & bought a couple of cookbooks while browsing ebay. Can't wait for them to get here. Showed my neighbor what I was getting & she's excited, too! Now, she wants me to look for one of them for her-LOL! Cindy, is your job full-time? If you're taking lunch, probably so. I do 6 hours & out, so don't have to take a lunch break, but I'm sure ready to eat as soon as I get off work! since CostCo is only a mile from work, I often go cruise the sample ladies on my way home-love those rotisserie chickens!
Mar. 8, 2010 12:29 am
Hi Cindy - another great blog with some wonderful meals planned. I saved the strawberry buckle and hopefully will be making that soon! Have a great week!
Mar. 8, 2010 3:14 pm
Thanks for the info, Cindy...maybe I can at least get BK to try it if I make it for myself. Adding the recipe now!
Mar. 29, 2010 4:06 am
Hi Cindy, I've missed your blogg over the past several weeks. I hope everything is OK with you and your family.
Apr. 5, 2010 10:19 am
I've missed you. Are you ok?
Apr. 8, 2010 8:30 am
I hope you are on a long vacation and just forgot to tell your Blog friends~hope all is okay.
Apr. 20, 2010 6:16 am
I really miss your blogs....
May 3, 2010 11:16 am
Those pita chips are off the hook with greek seasoning and Kelly's greek dip. (I can't remember the name of it.....something with yogurt and cucumber?)
May 6, 2010 8:01 am
Hi, Cindy. I just want to echo the comments above. I miss your posts, and more than that, I hope you and your family are well.
Jun. 3, 2010 2:08 pm
I haven't been on the site in a while. I was looking for a new recipe for dinner and always liked your ideas and noticed you haven't posted a blog in several weeks. I'll just look through you archives and see if there is anything that interest me. I hope you and your family are doing well.
Jun. 12, 2010 12:37 pm
Are you going to keep making menu's? I miss them.
Sep. 15, 2010 6:46 pm
is there any where i can get cindy's pineapple upside down cake receipt. it looks just like my moms and she passed away 4 years ago and none of us can find her receipt
Oct. 21, 2013 2:09 pm
Great looking stuff. Thanks for the recipes.
Feb. 21, 2014 6:36 am
You gave my pizza sauce a two star rating saying that it had too much garlic. You said it had 2 Tbsp and it only has 1 Tbsp. if you're an expert cook, you need to learn how to read a recipe. If you don't like my recipe, fine, but at least be fair enough to read it and make it "correctly" before you rate it. If you and your husband don't like garlic, don't eat it! Don't slam someone else's recipe because it contains something you know you aren't going to like!
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I grew up in Stockton, CA and then lived most of my 1st married life in Lemoore, CA. We raised our 3 boys (twins and one more 20 months later)up together but when the youngest son graduated from high school, I realized life was too short to stay in an unhappy, dead marriage. After 23 years, a divorce and a new life. I moved to the Biloxi, MS area and met my wonderful husband now. He is all I could ask for. We have a kitty and a camper and we love them both! She camps with us all the time. I quit my job in August, '08 and my husband is retired (again) so we are enjoying our time together. ***UPDATE*** I'm working again and really liking my job. I don't have to bring it home with me and it's 32 hours per week, which works out perfect. Very happy to report that we are very happy again with a new job!!!
My favorite things to cook
My new favorite is finding low fat, healthy recipes to try. I'm really up for anything to cook.. it's truly my hobby.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Right now I would have to say that having a fish fry is the closest thing to a tradition I have. Not healthy but it sure is good! Fried fresh caught fish, hushpuppies, okra, french fries. All deep fried and all soooo good!!
My cooking triumphs
Beef Tenderloin With Roasted Shallots from this site. I served it to guests and they could not believe that this was a home made meal. For something so easy it's the best meal I've ever made. Also feel very good about my submitted recipes. I'm not one to usually make something up but I like to follow recipes and then maybe make a few tweaks to our liking and needs.
My cooking tragedies
HAHA - It still makes me laugh. My very first meal I cooked for my 1st husband was supposed to be eggs, bacon and pancakes but the skillet I tried to use was not a non-stick. Needless to say.. we had scrambled eggs, torn up bacon, and worst of all, scrambled pancakes.
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