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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Menu plan for the week (11/28/11)

The last couple of weeks we haven't had a cord for our computer, so no blogging, because I'm not willing to blog on the iPod.  But, we spent most of the time the last couple of weeks eating out, having holiday dinners with family, and eating yummy leftovers.
The menu for this week is as follows:

Monday: Leftover turkey and gravy.  My MIL actually made a turkey just for us to share for "leftovers," which really aren't leftovers if it was made for that purpose, but it was delicious.  I wanted to make this recipe because the idea of using leftover cranberries and turkey in pie form... mmmmmmm.........

But, Jaimie wanted leftover turkey as is, yes, delicious, but leaving none for the pie.

Tuesday: Grilled cheese.  Why?  Because we bought a bag of beans for making bean quesadillas but hadn't prepared them (versus just being able to open a can).  Also, I didn't have the time to make the tortillas.  We did have fresh homemade bread though, so grilled cheese it was.

Wednesday:  We actually remembered to take out the lamb to defrost.  We had rack of lamb with a Cabernet sauce that Jaimie made up.  He made garlic mashed potatoes with a ton of butter and corn on the cob (frozen fresh in August when we bought it).

Thursday:  Those beans for quesadillas were made, so black bean quesadillas it was.  They were SO much better than the canned kind.  Jaimie added cumin and some other spices to make it more flavorful.

Friday:  We're having beans and rice, with whatever veggie I grab from the freezer.  We have plenty of beans left and they are tasty.

Saturday:  Roasted chicken, rice, and veggies.  I'm thinking I might get some carrots, parsnips, and red potatoes for roasting.  It is surprisingly an easy dinner, because if the awesome kitchen appliances we have. 

This weekend we'll need to make more ice cream.  We went through a batch of chocolate, a batch of strawberry, and almost finished off the rest.  We also had great pies (several from a pie social last Saturday).  I'm finishing off the apple crumble pie that Lily made with her day care provider.  (I just have to praise the delicious pies from the social:  banana cream, lemon with berries, ground cherry with cherries, chocolate cream, pumpkin, and so many more).

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