We had just shy of 6,300 visitors this year at Butterscotch Sundae, with the majority of them being from the United States, Australia and Canada. And also one visit each from Albania, Estonia and Nepal, among other places.
Just as my brain was recovering from posting every day in November, I discovered that poor ButterscotchSundae.com had been hacked in a most unpleasant way. It took me about a week to determine that the issue was above my pay grade, so I finally employed internet security experts Sucuri to fix it for me. Which they did in roughly three shakes of a lamb’s tail.
So the website is no longer blocked by corporate firewalls and parental control programs, and now I just have to remember how to write a post.
Let’s start with a good ol’ menu plan Monday post, shall we? We shall. This week’s menu plan is almost entirely from eMeals, the meal-planning service I told you about last month. Almost all of the offerings this week were appealing. The only one that wasn’t was a tilapia dish; I like seafood, but I don’t like cooking fish.
On with the show.
Monday: Black Bean & Avocado Quesadillas
I think there was something else in the title of this recipe, but I can’t remember what it was. I’ll be happy with just beans & avocado, though. Or even just an avocado and a tortilla. I love avocados.
Tuesday: Almond-Crusted Pork Chops with Creamy Mustard Sauce
I don’t like pork chops, but I do like mustard. I’m hoping the sauce is delicious enough to hide the pork chops’ inherent porkchoppery.
Wednesday: Steak and pepper stir-fry
In the South you’re supposed to eat black-eyed peas and greens on New Year’s Day to bring yourself good luck. But I think both of those things are gross (greens & black-eyed peas, not good luck), so we’ll be welcoming 2014 with stir-fry!
Thursday: Ginger-Lemon Chicken
Rockford loves ginger, lemon and chicken, so I’m guessing this one will be a hit with him.
We’ll probably go to our favorite local pizzeria this week.
On Friday Poppy tested for her yellow belt at tae kwon do, and Pete tested for his white-yellow belt. On Saturday we saw the eldest nephew become an Eagle Scout, and we watched the eldest niece in “The Nutcracker.” On Sunday I had a headache so bad I thought I was going to toss my cookies, so I took and nap and then made some bread pudding. The headache never went away, but the bread pudding was delicious.
It was an eventful weekend.
This week is Poppy’s “Nutcracker” week, so I’ll be spending at least part of my days battling bobby pins and hairspray. We’re also going to try to get some school work done before we take our break for the holidays.
And here’s what we’ll be eating for dinner this week.
I haven’t made a meatloaf in a long time. I hope it’s a good one.
Tuesday: Korean barbecue beef
The Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces were on sale last week, so I bought a couple of them. We tried the Red Chili Taco sauce last week, and it was really good. And very spicy. I’m hoping the Korean barbecue sauce is just as good.
Wednesday: Korean beef tacos
…Because we’re having it again as tacos on Wednesday.
“Nutcracker” business isn’t going to leave any time for cooking on Thursday, so we’ll be bringing something in for dinner.