Pinning and Planning Our Dinner Menu – Week of August 30

Well, we survived the storm of the first week of school and then Tropical Storm Erika decided to stop by for a visit. If and when hurricanes track towards Tampa, it always seems to happen during September just as we are in full swing of back to school season. Once we get adjusted to the back to school routine, a hurricane or tropical storm threatens to disrupt our days. However, by the time the hurricanes hit Tampa Bay, they are typically just a lot of rain and wind with little damage, thankfully.

TS Erika - We will rebuild

For that reason, Tampa Bay residents rarely take hurricanes seriously. If fact, we have been known to throw hurricane parties like we’re tailgating a storm. What else would we do with the time off since schools are closed to be utilized as shelters for displaced residents in mandatory evacuation areas? Prepare for a hurricane? Run to the store and buy batteries and water? Don’t be ridiculous. That’s what transplant rookie Floridians do. True Tampa Bay residents run to the liquor store for rum and other necessary supplies to make hurricanes. It’s a fact.

Florida Hurricane To Do List

My hurricane To Do List is very similar, minus the cigarettes, of course.

In all seriousness, last month we had record rainfall and sadly, some people are still dealing with flooding in their homes. While the Tropical Storm Erika may not be a real threat, it still is causing some trouble for the floor victims in the Bay area.

Flooded Florida

While some residents are filling sandbags, I’m over here filling my hurricane glass with a cocktail. Of course, I’m also planning this week’s dinner menu.

Sunday – Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwiches

Meatless Monday – Roasted Veggies Sandwiches and a Mixed Greens Salad

Tuesday – Chicken Tikka Masala with Kachumber Salad

Wednesday – (Brinner) Omelets with Oven-Baked Potatoes

Thursday –  Butterflied Whole Chicken with BBQ Sauce served with Low Fat Classic Coleslaw and No Potato Salad

Friday – Pizza

Run DMT Pinning and Planning Dinner MenuHow do you prepare for bad weather?  What’s on your dinner menu this week? What recipes are you pinning and planning?

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Denise

From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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4 comments

    • Denise says:

      Thank you! Menu planning is a life saver and a money saver. I highly recommend it.

      Oh and hey, while I have your attention…Did you hear I gave you shout out in my #TrainingRockBox Periscope broadcast? It was about compression socks. ;-)

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