Week 35 Menu and Kitchen Tip #3 - Cutting Melons

Hi everyone! We just got home from a nice week and half vacation visiting family and friends, shopping, going to my hubby's graduation, etc. etc. etc. We had a good time, but it's nice to be home. This morning as I stared at my empty fridge my mind was pretty empty too of ideas of what to make this week. We have a busy week, so this is what I came up with:

Monday: chicken chimichangas (or as today gets later, cereal starts sounding better and better, is that bad?)

Tuesday: spaghetti and turkey meatballs

Wednesday: I was going to make Swedish meatballs, but my grocery store didn't have any ground pork, so this day is TBD.

Thursday: breakfast

Friday: pizza of some kind

Saturday: easy night, maybe grill something

Sunday: white chili

So, what are you making this week? Post your menus in the comment area.

I bought a watermelon this morning on my grocery shopping trip. I don't buy watermelon very often since my hubby is allergic and my kids don't eat much of it. It sounded like a great healthy, light snack (which I need more of as I get bigger and bigger with my pregnancy). Last summer Sandi, my cousin-in-law (?) showed me this great way of cutting melons. So I thought I'd share. It works with cantaloupe or watermelon.

Step 1. Wash your watermelon. Get out your cutting board and knife.Step 2. Cut watermelon in half. Set one half on cutting board cut side down.Step 3. Cut off end of watermelon.Step 4. Slice rind off starting at the top.
Step 5. Continue around melon cutting all the rind off.Step 6. Slice.
Step 7. Cut into pieces and start snacking!


  1. i never buy watermelon because it's such a pain (my granpa would be ashamed) but this way of cutting it will motivate me to buy it more!

    monday: tyler florence recipe for ultimate stroganoff
    tuesday: bbq chicken pizza
    wednesday:bread and soup
    thursday:brats and buns
    friday: chickn enchiladas and if mike doesn't like it, burger king for him!
    saturday: easy
    sunday: crockpot country chicken

    i'll be happy to give you recipes. i used the porkchop recipe from picky palate that my family really likes now, also chipotle chicken sandwiches and flank steak, both easy grilling recipes!

  2. Thanks for the watermelon-cutting tip. My family eats a ton of watermelon, as my bro-in-law works on a watermelon farm. But I always drag my feet about cutting them up. It just takes so long! I'm definitely going to try this.

    My husband is working out of town so we are doing easy all week: cheddar ham soup, pizza, pancakes, and grandma's house for the weekend.


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