Monday, September 28, 2015

Magnificent Meal Monday

Do you suffer from the Monday doldrums? My husband and I were discussing how difficult it can be to crawl out of bed on Monday mornings when you have a full week ahead. We both enjoy our jobs, but it is still disappointing when the weekend ends and it is time to get back to work.

Mr. Handsome mentioned that it is much easier to start the week when he has something to look forward to on Monday evenings. "How about we plan to have a really good dinner every Monday?" he suggested. We came up with a list of dishes we both love, and Magnificent Meal Monday became a weekly tradition. (It started off as Awesome Meal Monday, but we decided that just didn't sound right.)

Last week, I prepared homemade Chipotle burritos (recipe coming soon), and tonight I'm making homemade pizza and chocolate pudding. In case you're curious, here is our list of favorite meals:

Baby Back Ribs
Homemade Chipotle Burritos
Hot Wings
Homemade Pizza
BBQ Wings
Brisket
Steak

28 comments:

  1. Anonymous9/28/2015

    What is your job? :)

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    1. I am a journalist and am blessed to be able to work from home on various writing projects.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous10/03/2015

      Do you have any siblings? Brothers or sisters? Are they older/younger than you???

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    3. I have one brother, and he is two years older than me.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  2. Shela G9/28/2015

    What a wonderful idea I love it!! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Anonymous9/28/2015

    Love it!! :) Growing up, we had Taco Tuesdays and Waffle Wednesdays!

    Have you ever tried BBQ chicken pizza? Cheddar bacon pizza? What about breakfast pizza (sunny side eggs on top of ham and cheese)? Breaking away from the original cheese and sauce is always tons of fun!

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    1. Those are some great ideas! My husband loves breakfast foods, so I'll have to try the breakfast pizza. :)

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous9/30/2015

      Prepare your pizza crust as usual, then spread a thin layer of bacon grease on instead of sauce and put some minced garlic on it. Then chunks of bacon/ham and chunks of peppers and green onions, top it with mozzarella cheese, then crack whole eggs over top of it and bake!

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    3. Anonymous9/30/2015

      http://simplybakingblog.weebly.com/

      You would really like this cooking blog, I think! I follow it religiously. A friend of mine recently started it up, and it's all about whole foods cooking. Her blog is actually where I got the idea for breakfast pizza!

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    4. Thanks for sharing that recipe and the baking blog! I just looked at her list of recipes, and they look great. I'll have to try some. :)

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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    5. Anonymous10/01/2015

      If you like them, be sure to leave a comment! And pass the blog around, too! Her food is amazing and word of mouth helps a lot! Thanks! ;)

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  4. I love this idea! What a great way to start the week!

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  5. Anonymous9/29/2015

    What do u guys do for a living?

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    1. I am a journalist, and my husband is a dentist. :)

      Ellie

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  6. Anonymous9/29/2015

    Another good meal is Shushi.

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    1. Anonymous9/29/2015

      Shushi is really good do u guys eat it?

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    2. I haven't tried sushi, but I hope to someday. :)

      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous9/29/2015

    Wow! Thanks for sharing, my family has a hard time on Mondays too.

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  8. Anonymous9/29/2015

    Good idea

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  9. Anonymous9/29/2015

    We do that every Monday to.

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  10. Anonymous9/30/2015

    Sounds like a good idea, but unfortunately my husband and I both hate cooking, so we try to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. Does Mr. Handsome cook too, or do you do all the cooking, Ellie?

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    1. Mr. Handsome is a great cook, and he is always happy to help. But he is usually very tired when he comes home from work, so on weekdays, I do most of the cooking. :)

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  11. Anonymous10/01/2015

    Ellie, I noticed that all your favorite meals contain meat. How about meatless mondays? If everyone had one vegetarian or vegan meal a week, it would be so much easier on our planet.

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    1. Meatless Mondays has a nice ring to it. I enjoy vegetarian dishes. Growing up, we only ate meat a few times a week, but my husband loves his meat. I'm not sure he would take to Meatless Mondays. ;)

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous10/01/2015

      Hi Ellie, I was going to tell you about Meatless Mondays too! There is a woman named Lindsay (The Happy Herbivore) who makes great vegetarian meals that are good and healthy. They are also really affordable for those on a budget. http://happyherbivore.com

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    3. Anonymous10/02/2015

      All the more reason to win a victory in this area. His heart will get a break from all that artery clogging animal fat. Triple by passes are down the road at age 68. That
      Could use up a lot of your retirement savings. Either eat right or save a lot of money.

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  12. Anonymous10/04/2015

    Meatless Mondays is a big thing. Check out Lindsay at the Happy Herbivore for good recipe ideas. It's good for your health, for animals, and the environment. (Plus it's cheaper then meat too.) http://happyherbivore.com

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  13. Anonymous10/14/2015

    This is strange that the Lord brought to my mind a verse in the New Testament just before I was to go out to a dinner where there was to be meat served and I am a vegetarian....1Timothy 4:3. So there I took a portion of the meat was sure to say a thank-you as grace first and ate.

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