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Marathon Training…Foodie Style, part two

I wanted to share my menu plan for the week. I mentioned in my previous post that I’m training for a Foodie Marathon. This is the basic idea of what my weekly menus will look like.


Take-out (Pizza)


Chicken Fajita Salad with Poblano-Buttermilk Dressing
Cheese Wedge Biscuits
Homemade Lavender Ice Cream with Honeyed Pine Nuts


Burgers with grilled Vidalia Onions
Sweet Potato Fries
Corn on the cob


Barbeque Beef Subs
Red Potato Salad




Bow Ties with Pesto, Feta & Cherry Tomatoes
Baby Spinach Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Garlic Vinaigrette
Watercress-Fruit Salad
Roasted Salmon with Roasted Plum Tomatoes & Caramelized Lemons
Blueberry-Pecan Crumble


????? Surprise….

So who wants to come over for dinner on Friday?

Bon Appetit!

Hello, My name is JerseyHousewife…and I’m a FoodNetworkAholic.

Food Network’s Chefography week was last week. I was able to DVR most of the episodes I wanted to see. The kids and I have been slowly making our way through each show…with a twist. I thought it would be fun to watch a Chefography episode and then try a recipe created by the chef or cook featured.

Here’s how it went down:

Chefography: Rachael Ray
Food: Summer Shrimp Rolls (Yum!)

Chefography: Giada de Laurentiis
Food: Stuffed Shells with Arrabbiata Sauce (Double YUM!)

Chefography: Bobby Flay
Food: Napa Valley Burger with Sweet Potato Fries (Gotta have more!)
(O.K. I’ll admit it…I cheated on this one. We actually went to Bobby’s Burger Palace for lunch. I didn’t actually cook.)

Chefography: Paula Deen
Food: ??
I’m undecided on the Paula Deen thing. I’m not a big fan of southern style cooking. We just watched the Chefography today and I have a newfound respect for Paula. I do have a recipe for her Top Secret Chocolate Co…