Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dinner Diva Menu Week of 9/28

Sunday: Grilled pork chops, roasted applesauce (, steamed green beans, fudge (melt 16 oz ghiradelli chocolate chips and 1 can fat free sweetened condensed milk, stir to combine. Stir in 1 t. vanilla extract and spread into a square pan lined with waxed or parchment paper. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares.)

Monday: Lasagna (,1735,144172-252197,00.html), salad, french bread or garlic bread

Tuesday: Deep Dish Spinach-Ricotta Pizza (email me for recipe), breadsticks

Wednesday: Potroast with carrots, potatos, squash and onions, dinner rolls

Thursday: grilled orange roughy, steamed brown rice, steamed broccoli

Friday: leftovers or out to eat

Saturday: pizza

Sunday: leftovers or out to eat

Dinner Diva ROCKS!

It's not that I love to cook. I do, most of the time. Most of the time it's nice to let my husband come home, take the kids outside, and leave me with in peace to create a simple meal, sip a glass of wine, and listen to soothing music. It's a break from the whining, tattling, mess-making masters of destruction that are my two boys. But it's more that I hate going to cook something and not having everything I need. I don't especially like grocery shopping, and try to do it as little as possible (see masters of distruction statement above). So, I menu plan. I sit down once a week or once a month with a stack of cookbooks, my grocery list, and my menu list.

I created this blog because many of my friends and acquaintences like the idea of menu planning but would rather not actually do it. Come to think of it, that's how most of us are about cooking in general I think. I will post my weekly menus, sometimes with recipes or recipe links, and anyone who chooses can access it.

I'm thinking of expanding Dinner Diva to include a grocery shopping service, food prep service, and even a personal chef type dinner service. If you live in the Edmond, Oklahoma, area, and are interested in paying for any of these services, please email me with the service or services which interest you at