We spent the long July 4th weekend away so we’re settling back into our normal routine this week. Our refrigerator shelves are looking really empty, but I know I have enough in my chest freezer and pantry to create a week’s worth of meals.
So for this week’s dinners, I am going to create a menu plan mostly around what I already have on hand. I plan to run to the store with $15 and pick up ham, eggs, and yogurt, resisting all pleas from the little people for popsicles and Pirate’s Booty.
Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:
Monday — Dinner with Friends
Tuesday — Grilled Chicken Sausages, Homestyle Scalloped Potatoes, Raw Tuscan Kale Salad
Wednesday — Big Salads, No-Knead Bread
Thursday — Picnic Dinner: sandwiches, chips, watermelon
Friday — Anniversary Dinner! (Any Portland-area restaurant suggestions?)
Saturday — BBQ Hamburgers with Beautiful Burger Buns, Potato Salad (my favorite!)
Sunday — Quinoa Patties, green salads, Fruit Smoothies
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Papa Haydn is where we go for our Anniversary. The food is good but the desserts are fantastic so now we just go for dessert and coffee after eating a light dinner. We travel 200+ miles to go to this restaurant.
The Woodsman Tavern is pretty great off 42nd-ish and Division.
Papa Haydn on NW 23rd … be sure to save room for dessert!
I love Screen Door for special occasions! I think it’s worth a wait in line. Happy Anniversary!
The Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant, Northwest 21st Avenue, Portland, OR is fabulous! 5 course meal for $18 a person and its a total experience. You sit at low tables on pillows and eat with your hands and watch belly dancing. They pour rose water over your hands prior to the dessert course. I recommend making reservations.
I drove up from Eugene last week to eat at the Screen Door. I’ve dreamed about my fried chicken twice since then! If you get there before 5:30 you should get right in at opening. We did on a Friday night.
Riverview Restaurant on the Sandy River. You can get discounts at resteraunts.com-You can sit outside on the deck by the river. Good food too!
Go BIG!!! The Portland Melting Pot! Not cheap, but it is an evening experience and very romantic… Let them know it’s your Anniversary!
Amy Bounds says
We love Podnah’s Pit for great barbecue.
We went to Andinas for our anniversary last week. The chef gave us a complimentary appetizer and special dessert. The other food we ordered was delicious!
Mama mias downtown portland
Le Bistro Montage!
If you like Lebanese food, I highly recommend Nicholas – the location on NE Broadway is biggest and has fantastic food!
If you like Italian, I recommend Pastini – even though its a chain it has really great Italian food.
Yes, Nicolas! So yummy and very reasonably priced. They are small and don’t take reservations so you may have to wait for a while to be seated.
The one on NE Broadway is much larger than the one on SE Grand, which is super tiny! It also has a larger menu, which its great!
if you like Mexican food, the chef from Hudson’s Bar & Grill from the Heathman Lodge, commended me “Nuestra Cocina” or “Autentica”.
You should try Vinotopia in Vancouver! Can’t beat $25.90 for a nice dinner! 🙂
i vote for Oba!