Last weekend, we had the glorious opportunity to travel down to south Texas into the Rio Grande Valley and visit my parents, sister, and her children. Sitting at my parents dining room table with the ones I adore, and enjoying my mother's incredible cooking was both a blessing and a delight. How I adore sitting down to family dinners, dinners with those I care about, and even dinners with those I'm eager to get to know. There is something wonderful about sitting around a table with others and enjoying a meal with them.
Bonding together over a meal, discussing lives and life's challenges. Enjoying the textures, flavors, and varying combinations - all of which selected by whomever prepared the meal. There is somewhat of an art in planning and preparing meals. My mother is amazing at it.
Truly she is.
Someday, I'll be as great as she is.
And I'll keep on working on it to make sure that it happens.
Here's what I'm planning to serve this week:
Monday: Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Lasagna (I don't roll my enchiladas, I layer them like lasagna. It's how my Mommy does it, so I do too)
Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff and Green Salad
Wednesday: Grilled Sausage with Sauerkraut
Thursday: Roasted Pork Chops with Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce and mashed potatoes
Friday: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (Basil Pesto, Irish Cheddar Cheese on Sourdough Bread) and Tomato Soup
What are you cooking this week?